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#Kieran Behan

# kieran-behan - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Kieran Behan: A warrior, an inspiration, and an Irish Olympian worthy of the title

Irish gymnast has overcome many lifetimes of adversity just to make it this far.

Kieran Behan dislocated his knee on first tumble of routine, carried on and finished anyway

The Irish athlete will now not compete in a gymnastics final.

# kieran-behan - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Kieran Behan

Ireland’s only male gymnast is one of the most inspirational athletes heading to Rio.

# kieran-behan - Sunday 15 May, 2016

'I'm a 27-year-old Olympian funded by my parents, riding a moped to training like a teenager'

Gymnast Kieran Behan admits justifying his existence is becoming increasingly difficult but he remains determined to overcome obstacles to inspire others.

# kieran-behan - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# kieran-behan - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Ireland have another Rio representative as Kieran Behan books Olympic place

The gymnast’s place at this summer’s Games was confirmed this morning.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio

And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

If you thought Richie Hogan's feet were bad, wait until you see this top Irish gymnast's hands

Kieran Behan’s hands were in a state this weekend.

# kieran-behan - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Ireland secure biggest ever medal haul at Northern European Gymnastics Championships

The men’s team earned gold while the women picked up silver in Limerick.

# kieran-behan - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Three boxers move within a win of a medal, while Behan claims fourth at European Games

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for boxers Michaela Walsh and Myles Casey in Baku.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Ireland's boxers up and running in Baku as Jennifer Egan narrowly misses out on medal

Convincing wins for Darren O’Neill and Myles Casey get Team Ireland off to the perfect start in the ring.

# kieran-behan - Monday 15 June, 2015

Ireland's Kieran Behan reaches final at European Games

Meanwhile, Jennifer Egan reached the B final in the women’s Kayak Single 500m event.

# kieran-behan - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Behan: GB athletes have more resources but I've never regretted representing Ireland

The gymnast is confident of success at the inaugural European Games.

# kieran-behan - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Even Olympic gymnasts are being inspired by Conor McGregor's athleticism

Kieran Behan is a big admirer of the UFC star.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Lucky escape for Irish Olympian after seven-man assault in London

Gymnast Kieran Behan was attacked outside his home.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

# kieran-behan - Friday 11 January, 2013

Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last

Stand up for the Ulstermen, Kieran… oh.

# kieran-behan - Sunday 23 December, 2012

In pictures: The RTÉ Sports Awards Slideshow This post contains images

In pictures: The RTÉ Sports Awards

Ireland’s sporting heroes were out in force for this evening’s ceremony.

# kieran-behan - Saturday 4 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers Prime Numbers

Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers

How much gold is in an Olympic Gold medal? And just how bad IS that South Korean archer’s vision?

# kieran-behan - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

'I'll come back stronger' - Kieran Behan

The Irish gymnast broke down in tears after a disappointing performance this morning.

Olympic Breakfast: let the Games begin

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day one in London.

# kieran-behan - Monday 23 July, 2012

Stop the bus! Kieran Behan live-tweets his Olympic travel nightmare

The Irish gymnast saw more of the Olympic Park than he hoped to this morning.

# kieran-behan - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Here's your 'just chillin' by the canal, no biggie' pic of the day

What would Patrick Kavanagh make of this lad, huh?

# kieran-behan - Saturday 30 June, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Kieran Behan

Our athlete-by-athlete guide continues with a man who has overcome more than most to make the short trip to London.

# kieran-behan - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Picture perfect: Your impressive public relations image of the day...

Irish gymnastics hopeful Kieran Behan shows what he can do as his new London 2012 sponsorship deal is announced.

# kieran-behan - Saturday 14 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

How many Irish towns are ‘clean’? How much for an e-voting machine? And just how hard can a Sudoku be?

# kieran-behan - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Olympic dreams: Behan has done it the hard way

The gymnast qualified for London 2012 yesterday but it’s been far from plain sailing.

# kieran-behan - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Making history: gymnast Kieran Behan qualifies for London 2012 Incredible This post contains videos

Making history: gymnast Kieran Behan qualifies for London 2012

The 22-year-old is only the second ever Irish athlete to secure a gymnastics spot at the Olympic Games.