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Monday 22 August, 2016

From The42 Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal Olympics

Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal

Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.

Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour Brazil Goes Nuts

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour

Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.

Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The42 Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is Golf

Leona Maguire shouldn’t be so disappointed - but it speaks volumes that she is

Maguire “way outperforming her ranking,” Paul McGinley says.

Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell Lightning

Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell

Bolt wins third straight 200m title, beating rising star Andre de Grasse into second.

Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 Less than the blink of an eye! Sensational Barr finishes fourth in 400m hurdles final Report

Less than the blink of an eye! Sensational Barr finishes fourth in 400m hurdles final

Another PB and national record for Waterford’s Barr, whose time would have been good enough to medal at each of the last three Olympics.

From The42 48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career Fear Thar Barr

48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career

Waterford star set to end Ireland’s 84-year wait for an Olympic track sprint final.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 'I've a calendar with every date he was in camp': John Conlan fights back in O'Reilly row Where's Michael?

'I've a calendar with every date he was in camp': John Conlan fights back in O'Reilly row

Conlan insists that disgraced O’Reilly only spent 16 days with camp in the immediate run-up to Rio.

From The42 Michael Conlan and the outburst heard round the world Robbed

Michael Conlan and the outburst heard round the world

Conlan’s furious comments grab headlines as spotlight turns on more questionable judging decisions.

From The42 Zaur Antia 'very confident' that he's the man to lead Irish boxing Zaur Point

Zaur Antia 'very confident' that he's the man to lead Irish boxing

Interim head coach wants to keep working with Irish team despite interest from elsewhere.

From The42 The numbers don't lie! Stats back up claim that Michael Conlan was robbed Scandal

The numbers don't lie! Stats back up claim that Michael Conlan was robbed

Conlan threw and connected more punches in disputed third round against the Russian.

Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The42 'Shell-shocked' Annalise Murphy writes herself into Irish Olympic history Sound Of Silver

'Shell-shocked' Annalise Murphy writes herself into Irish Olympic history

Fearless Murphy goes on the attack to claim first sailing medal since 1980.

From The42 What happened to Katie Taylor? Post-mortem

What happened to Katie Taylor?

Ireland’s nightmare week in the ring goes from bad to worse as champion crashes out.

Michael Conlan knows all about the man he must beat for a second Olympic medal

Russia’s Vladimir Niktin is no stranger.

From The42 The Irish hockey team went 'Full Evans' at the badminton tonight Shirts Off

The Irish hockey team went 'Full Evans' at the badminton tonight

Hockey team show their support as Scott Evans bows out in the last 16.

Monday 15 August, 2016

From The42 'Beating Taylor is not my greatest moment - that's still to come' Shock

'Beating Taylor is not my greatest moment - that's still to come'

‘Awesome’ to finally turn the tables on Taylor, says Mira Potkonen.

From The42 'It wasn't close. It was a shocking decision' - Katie Taylor's camp are absolutely raging Reaction

'It wasn't close. It was a shocking decision' - Katie Taylor's camp are absolutely raging

Katie’s Olympic reign comes to an end in shock defeat.

From The42 'It was probably one of my worst performances': Michael Conlan is leaving nothing up to chance Boxing

'It was probably one of my worst performances': Michael Conlan is leaving nothing up to chance

Medal showdown against Russia’s Nikitin awaits on Tuesday afternoon.

From The42 Three-peat! Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win his third 100m gold Lightning Bolt

Three-peat! Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win his third 100m gold

The fastest man on the planet just did it again.

From The42 Wayde van Niekerk just smashed Michael Johnson's 400m world record - from lane 8! Super-fast

Wayde van Niekerk just smashed Michael Johnson's 400m world record - from lane 8!

South African streaks away from his rivals down the stretch to take 400m gold in Rio.

From The42 Ciara Mageean gives herself every chance but bows out in Olympic semi Rio 2016

Ciara Mageean gives herself every chance but bows out in Olympic semi

Portaferry runner caught down the final stretch in her 1500m semi-final.

From The42 'Class is permanent' - No doubts in Irish camp as Katie opens her Olympic defence The CHamp

'Class is permanent' - No doubts in Irish camp as Katie opens her Olympic defence

Taylor ready to draw a line under shock defeats as she goes for gold again.

Sunday 14 August, 2016

From The42 Michael Conlan is sick and tired of people talking about Billy Walsh Move On

Michael Conlan is sick and tired of people talking about Billy Walsh

“We’re here to win gold and that Billy’s not in the corner doesn’t mean anything.”

From The42 Skibbereen spirit separates Ireland's rowing heroes from the rest Row Bros

Skibbereen spirit separates Ireland's rowing heroes from the rest

Skibb coach Dominic Casey the mastermind behind Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan.

From The42 Scott Evans spoils favela fairytale to deliver his greatest night Great Scott

Scott Evans spoils favela fairytale to deliver his greatest night

Evans extends his historic run to book place in the badminton knockout rounds.

From The42 This Olympics needs to be the start of Irish hockey's adventure, not the end Green Machine

This Olympics needs to be the start of Irish hockey's adventure, not the end

“This is not a once-off. This is not a fluke. This is what we want to do every time.”

Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 Steven Donnelly finds redemption, but no medal, as Ireland turn to Conlan and Taylor Well Don
From The42 Brothers in arms: From 'batin' the head off each other' to Olympic silver medals Shteak And Shpuds

Brothers in arms: From 'batin' the head off each other' to Olympic silver medals

Gary and Paul O’Donovan came to Rio with gold on their minds, but Skibb duo are delighted to leave with the next best thing.

From The42 Ireland come up just short in must-win battle against Argentina Green Machine

Ireland come up just short in must-win battle against Argentina

Argentinian pressure ultimately pays off as Gonzalo Peillat’s double eliminates Ireland.

Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 'We decided to go 100% full speed': How Scott Evans scored his first Olympic win Served Cold This post contains videos

'We decided to go 100% full speed': How Scott Evans scored his first Olympic win

Ireland’s top badminton player can book a place in the last 16 with a win against Ygor Coelho de Oliveira on Saturday.

From The42 'Absolutely no regrets' - Lynch and Lambe did themselves and their country proud Rio 2016

'Absolutely no regrets' - Lynch and Lambe did themselves and their country proud

Women’s crew finished sixth in the lightweight double sculls final.

From The42 No shortage of craic in the O'Donovans' medal-winning press conference Quick Silver

No shortage of craic in the O'Donovans' medal-winning press conference

Ireland’s RowBros are racking up admirers to go with their medals.

From The42 The ghost of Billy: Stop blaming Walsh saga for Irish boxing's ups and downs On To The Next One

The ghost of Billy: Stop blaming Walsh saga for Irish boxing's ups and downs

Donnelly win shifts the mood in the Irish camp as Conlan and Taylor prepare to open their medal bids.

From The42 'I'm a little bit disappointed for Joe and a little bit disappointed with Joe' Reaction

'I'm a little bit disappointed for Joe and a little bit disappointed with Joe'

Room for Ward to improve and mature after Olympics exit, coach Eddie Bolger says.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The42 Believe the hype: Simone Biles is simply unstoppable Super Simone

Believe the hype: Simone Biles is simply unstoppable

American teen superstar was effortlessly brilliant as she claimed the individual all-around title.

From The42 'I did that for them' - Donnelly dedicates win to under-fire boxing coaches Back In Business

'I did that for them' - Donnelly dedicates win to under-fire boxing coaches

World number one awaits as Donnelly win lifts the pressure on Irish camp.

From The42 'I'm very disappointed with the way the ref got involved' - Controversy as Joe Ward crashes out Paying The Penalty

'I'm very disappointed with the way the ref got involved' - Controversy as Joe Ward crashes out

Ireland’s Olympic team down to four as Ward crashes out in the last 16.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 From great to Greatest: Phelps and Ledecky's golden night Swimming

From great to Greatest: Phelps and Ledecky's golden night

American pair light up the pool on a night to remember in Rio de Janeiro.

From The42 Irish coaches 'kept in the dark' as Michael O'Reilly sent home in shame Shame

Irish coaches 'kept in the dark' as Michael O'Reilly sent home in shame

Boxer becomes first Irish athlete to be sent home from the Games for doping violation.

From The42 'Don't start thinking you've a chance until the last race': Flying start just the beginning, warns Annalise Plain Sailing

'Don't start thinking you've a chance until the last race': Flying start just the beginning, warns Annalise

Annalise Murphy sits second overnight after a battling performance on day two of the laser radial.

Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From The42 'The Olympics has been two huge disappointments for me': Sanita Puspure deserved so much better Devastated

'The Olympics has been two huge disappointments for me': Sanita Puspure deserved so much better

Ballincollig rower’s time would have seen her qualify from any of the other quarter-finals.

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