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#the jimmies

# the-jimmies - Friday 27 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor
# It's Here
# It's Here

London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor

Jul 27th 2012, 5:30 PM 6,402 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s four-time world boxing champion doesn’t need any introduction but in the interests of completion, here you go.

London 2012: Introducing... Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens
# It's Here
# It's Here

London 2012: Introducing... Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens

Jul 27th 2012, 3:21 PM 2,487 Views 2 Comments

Jimmy’s penultimate profile is of the dynamic sailing duo from Dublin.

# the-jimmies - Thursday 26 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Martyn Irvine
# 1 Day To Go
# 1 Day To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Martyn Irvine

Jul 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 3,162 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy’s on his bike with a cyclist who could cause an Olympic shock.

London 2012: Introducing... Ireland's Eventing team
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# 1 Day To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Ireland's Eventing team

Jul 26th 2012, 3:10 PM 2,630 Views 3 Comments

Saddle up with Jimmy and the multi-discipline equestrian squad.

# the-jimmies - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe
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# 2 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe

Jul 25th 2012, 9:05 PM 3,909 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old modern pentathlete is a late addition to Team Ireland.

London 2012: Introducing... Laura Reynolds
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# 2 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Laura Reynolds

Jul 25th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,158 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old walker will compete in her first Games in London.

London 2012: Introducing... Women's 4x400m relay team
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# 2 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Women's 4x400m relay team

Jul 25th 2012, 2:30 PM 5,974 Views 5 Comments

Selection issues aside, it’s time to focus on the main event.

# the-jimmies - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... David McCann
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# 3 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... David McCann

Jul 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 2,072 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast rider will compete in both the road race and time trial events at this year’s Games.

# the-jimmies - Monday 23 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... John Joe Nevin
# 4 Days To Go
# 4 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... John Joe Nevin

Jul 23rd 2012, 3:16 PM 3,890 Views 5 Comments

Today we get in the ring with Ireland’s top-seeded male boxer.

# the-jimmies - Sunday 22 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Nicolas Roche
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# 5 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Nicolas Roche

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:00 PM 6,733 Views 3 Comments

Today, Jimmy is in Paris profiling our main man on two wheels.

# the-jimmies - Saturday 21 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor
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# 6 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor

Jul 21st 2012, 3:52 PM 5,006 Views 26 Comments

The man who needs little introduction.

# the-jimmies - Friday 20 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Gráinne Murphy
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# 7 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Gráinne Murphy

Jul 20th 2012, 2:50 PM 3,961 Views 3 Comments

Under Jimmy’s spotlight today is a triple European champion swimmer at junior level.

# the-jimmies - Thursday 19 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Andrzej Jezierski
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# 8 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Andrzej Jezierski

Jul 19th 2012, 3:33 PM 4,376 Views 9 Comments

Here’s the second-most decorated athlete Ireland will send to the games.

# the-jimmies - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Linda Byrne
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# 9 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Linda Byrne

Jul 18th 2012, 7:37 PM 4,492 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old marathon runner has described the chance to compete at the Olympics as “a dream come true”.

London 2012: Introducing... Hannah Craig
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# 9 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Hannah Craig

Jul 18th 2012, 1:01 PM 2,387 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old will compete in the K1 canoe slalom at the Games.

# the-jimmies - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee
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# 10 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee

Jul 17th 2012, 9:15 PM 4,430 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal-born athlete is looking to build on her success at the 2008 Olympics.

London 2012: Introducing... Paddy Barnes
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# 10 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Paddy Barnes

Jul 17th 2012, 4:23 PM 2,241 Views 0 Comments

The 2008 bronze medallist is another big hope for Ireland this time around. Just don’t mention Turkey or the world rankings.

# the-jimmies - Monday 16 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Dan Martin
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# 11 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Dan Martin

Jul 16th 2012, 7:25 PM 3,258 Views 3 Comments

The Tour de France competitor is part of Ireland’s three-man road race team.

London 2012: Introducing... Fionnuala Britton
# 11 Days To Go
# 11 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Fionnuala Britton

Jul 16th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,968 Views 1 Comment

The cross-country star is running in three separate events at the Olympics.

# the-jimmies - Sunday 15 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Alistair Cragg
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# 12 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Alistair Cragg

Jul 15th 2012, 7:46 PM 6,007 Views 0 Comments

The US-based runner will be one of Ireland’s most experienced athletes in London.

London 2012: Introducing... James Espey
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# 12 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... James Espey

Jul 15th 2012, 2:44 PM 4,539 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster sailor will compete in his first Olympic Games this month.

# the-jimmies - Saturday 14 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Rob Heffernan
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# 13 DAYS TO GO

London 2012: Introducing... Rob Heffernan

Jul 14th 2012, 7:34 PM 3,915 Views 2 Comments

Jimmy’s second exam of the day is set for Ireland’s leading race-walker.

London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy
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# Profile

London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy

Jul 14th 2012, 3:51 PM 4,071 Views 2 Comments

The 400m athlete and former UCD Medicine student is hoping to make amends for her disappointing performance in 2008.

# the-jimmies - Friday 13 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Darren O'Neill
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# 14 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Darren O'Neill

Jul 13th 2012, 6:19 PM 3,031 Views 0 Comments

The Kilkenny middleweight captains Ireland’s boxers for this month’s Games.

London 2012: Introducing... Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern
# Fortnight Away
# Fortnight Away

London 2012: Introducing... Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

Jul 13th 2012, 11:28 AM 3,864 Views 0 Comments

The duo finished 10th in the Sailing World Championships last year.

# the-jimmies - Thursday 12 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Ava Hutchinson
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# Profile

London 2012: Introducing… Ava Hutchinson

Jul 12th 2012, 7:23 PM 3,735 Views 1 Comment

The former Late Late Show researcher says she’s hoping to be “as competitive as possible” in the Olympics.

London 2012: Introducing... Billy Twomey
# 15 Days To Go
# 15 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Billy Twomey

Jul 12th 2012, 3:04 PM 2,705 Views 0 Comments

Our expert panel of Jimmies cast an eye upon our leading showjumper.

# the-jimmies - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Brendan Boyce
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# 16 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Brendan Boyce

Jul 11th 2012, 6:02 PM 3,000 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal native will compete in the 50km walk at this summer’s Games.

London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon
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# 16 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon

Jul 11th 2012, 12:03 PM 5,595 Views 7 Comments

The Portaferry teenager will be hoping to confirm her considerable potential this summer.

# the-jimmies - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane
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# 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane

Jul 10th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,412 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old three-time Olympian is ready for yet another bite at the cherry.

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch
# 17 Days To Go
# 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

Jul 10th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,692 Views 1 Comment

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

# the-jimmies - Monday 9 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly
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# 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly

Jul 9th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,662 Views 1 Comment

The 34-year-old will represent Ireland in the 3,000m steeplechase in London.

London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett
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# 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett

Jul 9th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,881 Views 5 Comments

The sharp shooter has high hopes ahead of his fourth Olympic appearance.

# the-jimmies - Sunday 8 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Mark Kenneally
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# 19 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Mark Kenneally

Jul 8th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,238 Views 0 Comments

When he’s not starring in TV documentaries, Mark Kenneally is a pretty useful marathon runner too. Come and meet the Celbridge hopeful.

# the-jimmies - Saturday 7 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Lisa Kearney
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# 20 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Lisa Kearney

Jul 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 3,362 Views 2 Comments

The first woman to ever represent Ireland in the Judo competition.

London 2012: Introducing... Anna Merveldt
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# 20 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Anna Merveldt

Jul 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,071 Views 0 Comments

We turn our focus to equestrianism to meet the oldest member of Ireland’s Olympic squad, dressage rider Anna Merveldt.

# the-jimmies - Friday 6 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Peter O’Leary and David Burrows
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# 21 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Peter O’Leary and David Burrows

Jul 6th 2012, 6:15 PM 3,276 Views 0 Comments

Our Olympic profiles continue with the first team being sent across to do Ireland proud.

London 2012: Introducing... Aileen Morrison
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# 21 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Aileen Morrison

Jul 6th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,990 Views 2 Comments

The driven Derry woman is today’s first entry to our athlete profiles.

# the-jimmies - Thursday 5 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Adam Nolan
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# 22 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Adam Nolan

Jul 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,353 Views 6 Comments

Our athlete-by-athlete guide sizes up Wexford’s medal hope.

London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena
# 22 Days To Go
# 22 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena

Jul 5th 2012, 11:20 AM 4,747 Views 2 Comments

The US-born pole vaulter will be Ireland’s first ever representative in the event at this year’s Games.

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