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#Rhys McClenaghan

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Sunday 1 August, 2021

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
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# Class

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak

Aug 1st 2021, 5:25 PM 6,392 Views 6 Comments

‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.

'I'll come back a better gymnast and a better man' - Devastation for Rhys McClenaghan in pommel horse final
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

'I'll come back a better gymnast and a better man' - Devastation for Rhys McClenaghan in pommel horse final

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 11:32 AM 50,212 Views 34 Comments

The Irishman fell during his routine, finishing seventh and missing out on a medal.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Friday 23 July, 2021

‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden
# Team Ireland
# Team Ireland

‘We want that top spot’: The Co Down gymnast whose Olympic journey started in his back garden

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 13,471 Views 2 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan, 22, will be unleashing his talent at the Tokyo Olympics. He’s the second focus in our new series with Indeed.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Monday 19 July, 2021

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds
# Clarification
# Clarification

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds

Jul 19th 2021, 3:00 PM 55,226 Views 18 Comments

Organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete
# Interview
# Interview

A European Champs injury scare, the 'bigger picture' of Olympics and vlogging life as an elite athlete

Apr 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 1,806 Views 1 Comment

Rhys McClenaghan had a wrist injury heading into the recent European Gymnastics Championships.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Saturday 24 April, 2021

'Disappointed. I'm so much more than I demonstrated' - McClenaghan’s European medal bid falls short
# Not His Day
# Not His Day

'Disappointed. I'm so much more than I demonstrated' - McClenaghan’s European medal bid falls short

Apr 24th 2021, 3:05 PM 2,787 Views 0 Comments

One of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes for the Olympics, the 21-year-old finished fifth in Basel after a late fall.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Thursday 22 April, 2021

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo
# Going Well
# Going Well

McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final as Irish hopefuls impress on Road to Tokyo

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 2,968 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, there were PBs and national records aplenty at the Irish national swimmimg team trials.

Galway's Emma Slevin makes history by qualifying for European Gymnastics final
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Galway's Emma Slevin makes history by qualifying for European Gymnastics final

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:16 AM 2,952 Views 0 Comments

Irish duo produce ‘a superb day for women’s gymnastics in Ireland’.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe
# 100 Spins To Tokyo
# 100 Spins To Tokyo

McClenaghan calling himself 'The Champ' and contemplating the vast expanses of the universe

Apr 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,008 Views 1 Comment

Not even the sky is the limit for the soon-to-be Olympic gymnast, who faces a test of his credentials next week.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics'
# My Lovely Horse
# My Lovely Horse

'I want to be undeniably the best in the world at the Olympics'

Feb 25th 2020, 6:10 PM 4,668 Views 1 Comment

Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan is one of Ireland’s brightest Olympic hopes and in this amazing video you can see why.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'
# Flying High
# Flying High

'I’m going to leave Tokyo with Olympic gold'

Feb 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 31,560 Views 13 Comments

Pressure, pride, adrenaline, despair, peaks, troughs, heartache – Garry Doyle speaks to four Irish athletes heading to Tokyo to find out what it’s really like to qualify for the Olympics.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

8 to watch in 2020: the stars we are tipping to make headlines next year
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

8 to watch in 2020: the stars we are tipping to make headlines next year

Dec 31st 2019, 5:00 PM 30,439 Views 14 Comments

Here are some names that may be dominating conversation next year.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
# Dedication
# Dedication

'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'

Oct 20th 2019, 11:39 AM 32,434 Views 5 Comments

Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'
# Dream Come True
# Dream Come True

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'

Oct 15th 2019, 4:58 PM 4,489 Views 2 Comments

Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final
# Gymnastics
# Gymnastics

Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final

Oct 12th 2019, 4:59 PM 24,832 Views 9 Comments

Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Monday 7 October, 2019

McClenaghan celebrates as he secures Olympic berth and place in World final
# Prince Of The Pommel
# Prince Of The Pommel

McClenaghan celebrates as he secures Olympic berth and place in World final

Oct 7th 2019, 10:06 PM 6,937 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old becomes the first Irish gymnast to make a World Championship final.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan secures World Cup silver medal 6 months on from shoulder surgery
# Return
# Return

Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan secures World Cup silver medal 6 months on from shoulder surgery

May 20th 2019, 7:51 PM 4,409 Views 1 Comment

It was the 19-year-old European Pommel Horse Champion’s first competitive outing since the injury.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'I want a poster outside one of my gyms and have it full of people wanting to aspire to what I’ve achieved'

'I want a poster outside one of my gyms and have it full of people wanting to aspire to what I’ve achieved'

Feb 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,349 Views 3 Comments

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan talks injury, turmoil, and Conor McGregor.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

RTÉ confirm nominees for 2018 Team of the Year and Young Sportsperson of the Year
# Award Season
# Award Season

RTÉ confirm nominees for 2018 Team of the Year and Young Sportsperson of the Year

Dec 11th 2018, 9:47 PM 14,576 Views 26 Comments

The winners will be unveiled on Saturday night in Dublin.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Friday 26 October, 2018

Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships
# Down And Out
# Down And Out

Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships

Oct 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 3,114 Views 0 Comments

There were high hopes for the reigning European and Commonwealth champion heading into today’s qualification.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans
# Rhys McClenaghan
# Rhys McClenaghan

'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 12,147 Views 3 Comments

Teenage gymnast Rhys McClenaghan reflects on his incredible achievement at the European Championships.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'There is so much more to come, I can promise you that. My eyes are set on the world title'
# It's Gold Baby
# It's Gold Baby

'There is so much more to come, I can promise you that. My eyes are set on the world title'

Aug 12th 2018, 6:09 PM 7,692 Views 14 Comments

The world is at the feet of 19-year-old gymnast Rhys McClenaghan.

Teenager Rhys McClenaghan wins gymnastics gold for Ireland at European Championships
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Teenager Rhys McClenaghan wins gymnastics gold for Ireland at European Championships

Aug 12th 2018, 3:40 PM 62,955 Views 53 Comments

The 19-year-old has won Ireland’s first gymnastics medal at the European Championships.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish teen gymnast Rhys McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final
# Gymnastics
# Gymnastics

Irish teen gymnast Rhys McClenaghan qualifies in first place for European final

Aug 9th 2018, 9:29 PM 6,516 Views 5 Comments

McClenaghan, 19, will have a chance to add another pommel horse medal to his growing collection.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I don’t want to go and just take part in the competitions'
# Your Flexible Friend
# Your Flexible Friend

'I don’t want to go and just take part in the competitions'

Apr 7th 2018, 12:10 AM 5,490 Views 0 Comments

Co. Down native Rhys McClenaghan is gunning for medals in Australia this weekend.

# rhys-mcclenaghan - Friday 23 March, 2018

Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar

Mar 23rd 2018, 5:00 PM 3,101 Views 1 Comment

It was a day to remember for Rhys McClenaghan in Doha.