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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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

Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn’t happy

This one ain’t photoshopped.

From The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score ‘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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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 The Score 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.

# london-2012 - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From The Score What’s in a name? Nominative determinism in sport Namecheck This post contains images

What’s in a name? Nominative determinism in sport

There are those who believe that a person’s name has an influence over what they do in life. That may well be true for these sport stars.

# london-2012 - Friday 21 September, 2012

In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras Presidential Visit This post contains images

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From The Score NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow TwitPic

NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow

The talented Russian is not resting on his hockey laurels, according to reports in his homeland.

# london-2012 - Monday 17 September, 2012

From The Score Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch London 2012

Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch

The RTÉ sports comentator also says Lance Armstrong was clean during his seven-year reign as Tour de France champion.

From The Score Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year Precocious

Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year

Move over, Michael. No need to put your tuxedo on, Ryan

# london-2012 - Friday 14 September, 2012

Congrats! Ireland’s Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

From The Score Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics Top Of The World

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

# london-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Pics: Welcome home! Ireland’s medal-laden Paralympic heroes return Homecoming This post contains images

Pics: Welcome home! Ireland’s medal-laden Paralympic heroes return

A warm welcome for our athletes back in Dublin tonight.

From The Score Ireland’s heroes head for home as Paralympics closes Paralympics 2012

Ireland’s heroes head for home as Paralympics closes

Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.

# london-2012 - Sunday 9 September, 2012

From The Score Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion London 2012

Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion

The Games drew to a close at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight.

From The Score Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye Endgame

Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye

Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…

# london-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

From The Score Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB Unlucky

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

From The Score Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated) Latest

Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)

The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.

From The Score Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high Preview

Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high

Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.

# london-2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

From The Score Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status Team Ireland

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status

The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.

From The Score Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style Legend

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style

The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

From The Score Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal Discus

Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal

The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.

From The Score Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double Team Ireland

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# london-2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

From The Score VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius’ 100m crown Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius’ 100m crown

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

From The Score Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about Lights Out

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

From The Score Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds Paralympics

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.