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# london-2012 - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From The42 Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year Award

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From The42 Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming Olympian

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming

The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.

From The42 The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar Months Of Fun

The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar

Your pommel horse, X Factor, and Strictly-loving chum will thank you for this.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

From The42 Road to Rio begins: Taylor set for first fight as Olympic champion in Dublin What Katie Did Next

Road to Rio begins: Taylor set for first fight as Olympic champion in Dublin

The London 2012 gold medalist will take to the ring in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on February 24.

From The42 VIDEO: Cian O’Connor brings show-jumping to Croke Park London Bus This post contains videos

VIDEO: Cian O’Connor brings show-jumping to Croke Park

We never thought we’d see the day.

From The42 Katie’s golden moment voted highlight of 2012 Katie

Katie’s golden moment voted highlight of 2012

75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 December, 2012

From The42 Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year SPOTY

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Cyclist was the clear favourite for the award and duly delivered.

From The42 The 23 most epic matches, races or bouts in sport this year Edge Of The Seat This post contains images

The 23 most epic matches, races or bouts in sport this year

It has been a very good year (for some).

# london-2012 - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year Awards

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year

With four Olympic medals in the bag, Ireland’s top boxing coaches won the annual Philips award at this afternoon’s ceremony in Dublin.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 Make some room: Djokovic and Williams are named world champions Awards Season

Make some room: Djokovic and Williams are named world champions

Guess Michael Flatley will have to take that accolade off his CV now.

# london-2012 - Monday 10 December, 2012

From The42 Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations Awards Season

Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations

Will it be a case of Jimmy McGuinness winning more accolades at the gala ceremony?

# london-2012 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From The42 Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title Unbridled

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title

Chloe Magee was unlucky to lose out in the Women’s Singles Final in Baldoyle this afternoon.

# london-2012 - Friday 7 December, 2012

From The42 ISA critical of ‘malicious’ Olympic betting allegations London 2012

ISA critical of ‘malicious’ Olympic betting allegations

Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.

From The42 Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing – Ken Egan National Focus

Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing – Ken Egan

The Olympic Silver Medallist is hoping to dethrone Joe Ward in the national championships next February.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From The42 London’s Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham First

London’s Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham

The Hammers were named today as ‘first bidder’ for Olympic Stadium.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

From The42 Olympic committee warn O’Leary over betting Star Class

Olympic committee warn O’Leary over betting

The Corkman bet on Great Britain’s sailors in Beijing 2008.

# london-2012 - Saturday 1 December, 2012

From The42 Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year Awards Season

Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year

The American won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold after a successful comeback.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

From The42 The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012 Online This post contains images

The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012

These are the women the world searched for over the past 12 months. There’s a whole lot of American Olympians in the mix.

From The42 Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down Record Breaker

Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down

The Belfast swimmer won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships at the weekend.

# london-2012 - Monday 26 November, 2012

From The42 Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain’s Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist Awards

Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain’s Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite.

# london-2012 - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From The42 Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record Record Breaker

Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record

The Belfast swimmer will compete in the final of the Women’s 100m Breaststroke on Sunday.

# london-2012 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Learn how to dance like Michelle Jenneke Internet Sensation This post contains videos

VIDEO: Learn how to dance like Michelle Jenneke

The Australian hurdler who went viral during the summer takes us through her pre-race moves. Think we’ll leave it to her.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The42 Smith confirmed as new coach of Women’s Irish Hockey team Appointment

Smith confirmed as new coach of Women’s Irish Hockey team

He previously served for six years as Assistant Coach of the New Zealand Men’s team.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Darren O’Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland Campaign This post contains videos

VIDEO: Darren O’Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland

The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.

# london-2012 - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The42 Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn’t happy USA! USA! USA!

Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn’t happy

This one ain’t photoshopped.

From The42 Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow Up To Scratch

Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow

The Irish cyclist was pipped to gold by Switzerland’s Tristan Marguet after a sprint finish.

# london-2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

From The42 Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut Cool Runnings

Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut

But the hurdler still won a medal at Lake Placid.

# london-2012 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

From The42 Wiggins recovers but British coach injured Relief

Wiggins recovers but British coach injured

The cycling star has left hospital following his bike accident yesterday.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Ireland’s rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers Gloves Off This post contains images

# london-2012 - Sunday 28 October, 2012

From The42 Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors Winning Streak

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors

The Argentinian continued his recent run of form by derailing the Fed Express.

# london-2012 - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The42 Here’s your ‘Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan Spice up their life’ pic of the day Zig-a-zig-ah

Here’s your ‘Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan Spice up their life’ pic of the day

We doubt they’re the last Irish athletes you’ll see in unflattering attire this weekend.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The42 Joy as ‘iconic’ Taylor commits to Olympic defence Rio 2016

Joy as ‘iconic’ Taylor commits to Olympic defence

The Irish Sports Council are “delighted” that Katie Taylor has agreed to remain as an amateur in the hope of further Olympic glory at Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From The42 Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateur Rio 2016

Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateur

Katie Taylor hopes to defend her Olympic gold medal in Rio after confirming this morning that she will not turn professional.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From The42 Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads Boxing

Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads

Ireland’s amateur boxers compete in two international competititions in the coming weeks.

# london-2012 - Monday 15 October, 2012

From The42 John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses Fight Club

John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is considering all options, despite announcing his decision to turn professional with Amir Khan’s stable.

# london-2012 - Saturday 6 October, 2012

From The42 ‘The route I need to take’: John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan Boxing

‘The route I need to take’: John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan

Mullingar’s Olympic silver-medallist has decided not to go for gold in Rio 2016.

From The42 John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight Team Ireland

John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight

The Olympic silver medallist will reveal news about his future on the Brendan O’Connor Show tonight.

# london-2012 - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From The42 And the women’s European athlete of the year is… Stand-out

And the women’s European athlete of the year is…

Jessica Ennis will be awarded the gong after shouldering the host nation’s medal hopes at the Olympic Games.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

From The42 Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport Best Summer Ever This post contains images

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport

It started with a thrilling Premier League finale and ended with a remarkable September Sunday. Here’s the best of the tears and cheers.

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 September, 2012

From The42 Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week Boxing

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week

Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.