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#World Championship

# world-championship - Monday 3 June, 2019

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England

Noel McNamara’s side will play their first Pool B game on Tuesday.

# world-championship - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead F1

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead

The defending five-time world champion seized the initiative at the start in Barcelona and led from lights to flag.

# world-championship - Monday 17 September, 2018

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph

They were greeted by family and fans at Cork Airport.

# world-championship - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan

The star apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the “embarrassing” start to his latest world title bid.

# world-championship - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'

Alan Lynch and the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team aim for World Championship qualification this week.

# world-championship - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds

The 42-year-old — the sport’s greatest drawcard — made the remarks in a question and answer session.

# world-championship - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse, say team-mates

The 30-year-old 100 metres and 200m world record-holder collapsed on the London Stadium track.

# world-championship - Monday 2 May, 2016

Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final

The 29-year-old is bidding to become the first Asian to win the world title.

# world-championship - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Ding to face Selby in World Championship final

The only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Cliff Thorburn and Neil Robertson.

# world-championship - Monday 18 April, 2016

Ronnie O'Sullivan in trouble after skipping press conference

The five-times world champion beat David Gilbert 10-7 at Sheffield’s Crucible.

# world-championship - Monday 27 April, 2015

11 reasons why Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the world's most eccentric sportspeople

The snooker legend is truly one of a kind.

# world-championship - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals

The ‘Rocket’ will need just one more frame to win the best of 25 contest.

# world-championship - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies' world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night

“It was such a tough game and she played out of her skin,” the 1997 world champion said afterwards.

# world-championship - Friday 15 August, 2014

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad whipped off his shirt before the end of yesterday’s race.

# world-championship - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session

Selby took advantage of some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Rocket.

# world-championship - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# world-championship - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

# world-championship - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics

The Jamaican has six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals

# world-championship - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks

“I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people on the grounds of their sexuality,” the pole-vaulter now says.

# world-championship - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Opinion: 'The Happy Gilmore effect’ and why Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s greatest asset

The five-time World Championship winner’s behaviour is not damaging to the sport, writes Paul Fennessy.

# world-championship - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil 'The Power' Taylor cheers on Rocket's world championship win

The 16-time world darts champion was in Sheffield to cheer on Ronnie O’Sullivan as he won his fifth Crucible championship.

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet

Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.

# world-championship - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan in fresh row as he eyes final

He finished Friday’s play leading Judd Trump 14-10 in their best of 33-frame semi-final

# world-championship - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April

The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.

# world-championship - Sunday 30 December, 2012

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis SKILL This post contains videos

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis

The Dutchman has been in impressive form this evening.

# world-championship - Friday 9 November, 2012

Breen nears World Rally Championship crown after establishing huge lead in Spain

The Waterford native could clinch the S2000 title this weekend after a good start at Rally de Espana

# world-championship - Friday 8 June, 2012

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss

A penalty try in the dying minutes of the game ensured Mike Ruddock’s side could not repeat their recent heroics.

# world-championship - Thursday 24 May, 2012

YouTube Top 10: because Paul McShane can't be that bad, can he? Going Viral This post contains videos

YouTube Top 10: because Paul McShane can't be that bad, can he?

Plus, Katie Taylor wins the World Championship, Leinster fans dance embarrassingly and one Roy Keane’s most infamous interviews is revisited.

# world-championship - Monday 7 May, 2012

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship Crowning Glory This post contains videos

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

The legendary player won the Wold Championship for the fourth time this evening.

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final

The Rocket needs only three more frames if he is to claim his fourth title at the Crucible in Sheffield.

# world-championship - Friday 4 May, 2012

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire

The legendary snooker player produced a vintage display earlier today.

# world-championship - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan and Carter in control of semis

There is still plenty to play for, as the World Snooker Championship approaches its climax.

# world-championship - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Snooker round-up: O'Sullivan through to the semis

Three of the final four spots have been decided following today’s action at the Crucible.

# world-championship - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Snooker wrap: Slow start for O'Sullivan, as Maguire crushes Hendry dream

It’s been a dramatic day at the Crucible. Here’s everything you need to know about the quarter-final action so far.

# world-championship - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Back to his best: O'Sullivan puts together stunning run to near quarter-final

‘Rocket’ Ronnie is two frames away from clinching a place in the last eight as he sports his haircut tribute to Jedward.

# world-championship - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Mark Allen apologises to Cao Yupeng, and snooker authorities, over remarks

The Northern Irishman realises he ‘overstepped the line’ in remarks he made after exiting the World Championship.

# world-championship - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Olympic success predicted for new Ireland Women's Sevens team

New Irish coach appointed as IRFU and OCI dream of medals at Rio 2016

# world-championship - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Burying hatchets: Barry Hearn and Mark Allen resolve differences

Snooker’s big cheese has suggested the Northern Irishman now sees sense after their falling out.

# world-championship - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Donald secures US and European double, as McIlroy misses out

It has been confirmed that the Englishman will finish the year as world number one.

# world-championship - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Reintroducing... Ayrton Senna Sennsational This post contains videos

Reintroducing... Ayrton Senna

“Many commentators argue that drivers such as Michael Schumacher would have been nowhere near as successful, if Senna had not died at such a young age.”