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#Champion

# champion - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June
# Back In The Ring
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# Back In The Ring

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June

Apr 21st 2016, 11:50 AM 5,745 Views 10 Comments

The newly-crowned champion will fight at London’s O2 Arena this summer.

# champion - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

'Shane is just an amazing fella - he was very emotional beforehand'
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'Shane is just an amazing fella - he was very emotional beforehand'

Mar 29th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,526 Views 14 Comments

There was a poignancy after Abbey CBS won yesterday in Thurles.

# champion - Sunday 31 January, 2016

6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence
# 6Nations
From The42
# 6Nations

6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence

Jan 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 21,735 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s captain and world player of the year nominee are among the most important components of the squad in this campaign.

# champion - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Third national title in a row keeps Olympic dream alive
# Back On Track
From The42
# Back On Track

Third national title in a row keeps Olympic dream alive

Dec 12th 2015, 8:44 AM 3,817 Views 2 Comments

O’Reilly puts controversial box-off loss behind him at National Stadium.

# champion - Friday 27 November, 2015

Katie Taylor makes no mistake to win her first national final
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Katie Taylor makes no mistake to win her first national final

Nov 27th 2015, 9:17 PM 11,472 Views 13 Comments

She defeated Shauna O’Keeffe tonight at the National Stadium.

# champion - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Thomas Barr is named Irish Athlete of the Year
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Thomas Barr is named Irish Athlete of the Year

Nov 25th 2015, 3:31 PM 3,207 Views 3 Comments

Barr won the 400m gold at the World University Games earlier this year.

# champion - Monday 10 August, 2015

'I can't believe I am standing here as champion' - Shane Lowry basks in WGC glory
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'I can't believe I am standing here as champion' - Shane Lowry basks in WGC glory

Aug 10th 2015, 5:45 PM 7,497 Views 8 Comments

Lowry came from behind to win the tournament at Firestone.

Irish sports stars salute Shane Lowry after brilliant win at Firestone
# Proud Night
From The42
# Proud Night

Irish sports stars salute Shane Lowry after brilliant win at Firestone

Aug 10th 2015, 7:45 AM 19,312 Views 16 Comments

The Offaly man won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

# champion - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Carl Frampton is heading to Texas to fight a Mexican in the defence of his world title
# Stateside
From The42
# Stateside

Carl Frampton is heading to Texas to fight a Mexican in the defence of his world title

Jun 9th 2015, 8:31 PM 3,986 Views 6 Comments

The fight will take place in July.

# champion - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Get your s*** together, Jon Jones. I'm waiting for you' - Cormier claims vacant UFC belt
# DC
From The42
# DC

'Get your s*** together, Jon Jones. I'm waiting for you' - Cormier claims vacant UFC belt

May 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 6,668 Views 6 Comments

A second round submission of Anthony Johnson earned Cormier the light heavyweight title at the MGM Grand last night.

# champion - Saturday 9 May, 2015

How Ronda Rousey became 2015's most dominant athlete
# Tough Enough
From The42
# Tough Enough

How Ronda Rousey became 2015's most dominant athlete

May 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 11,984 Views 10 Comments

She’s good you know.

# champion - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Ireland's Leona Maguire wins major US college golf title
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Ireland's Leona Maguire wins major US college golf title

Apr 19th 2015, 12:06 PM 5,922 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year old from Cavan continues to make waves in the States

# champion - Sunday 14 December, 2014

What happens in Vegas... gets taken back to Ireland - Twitter reacts to Andy Lee's famous win
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

What happens in Vegas... gets taken back to Ireland - Twitter reacts to Andy Lee's famous win

Dec 14th 2014, 10:06 AM 6,497 Views 16 Comments

The Irish boxer made history overnight.

Andy Lee wins WBO middleweight world title
# Champ
From The42
# Champ

Andy Lee wins WBO middleweight world title

Dec 14th 2014, 8:26 AM 24,172 Views 67 Comments

The Irish fighter stopped his opponent Matt Korobov

# champion - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Robbie Keane won the MLS Cup for LA Galaxy with this late goal
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Robbie Keane won the MLS Cup for LA Galaxy with this late goal

Dec 7th 2014, 11:03 PM 29,785 Views 48 Comments

As the Americans would say, he’s clutch.

# champion - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin sprints to Tour of Lombardy win
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Ireland's Dan Martin sprints to Tour of Lombardy win

Oct 5th 2014, 5:38 PM 11,815 Views 13 Comments

The Birmingham-born athlete surprised his breakaway rivals in the final kilometre to secure a victory.

# champion - Monday 29 September, 2014

Perfect 10 - The story in pics of Henry Shefflin's All-Ireland hurling glories
# King Henry
From The42
# King Henry

Perfect 10 - The story in pics of Henry Shefflin's All-Ireland hurling glories

Sep 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 5,660 Views 11 Comments

Shefflin made his history on Saturday night. We look back at his ten days of triumph.

# champion - Sunday 28 September, 2014

'Disbelief, in shock, but very happy' - Briege Corkery won her 14th All-Ireland senior medal today
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'Disbelief, in shock, but very happy' - Briege Corkery won her 14th All-Ireland senior medal today

Sep 28th 2014, 8:25 PM 8,058 Views 10 Comments

The Cork captain was celebrating more glory today.

# champion - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Italian Nibali all but confirms Tour de France victory on penultimate stage
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Italian Nibali all but confirms Tour de France victory on penultimate stage

Jul 26th 2014, 5:31 PM 2,430 Views 0 Comments

Tony Martin won the 20th stage, but it is Nibali who will succeed Chris Froome as champion.

# champion - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Gold medal joy for Katie Taylor at European Boxing Championships
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Gold medal joy for Katie Taylor at European Boxing Championships

Jun 7th 2014, 1:24 PM 21,164 Views 55 Comments

The Bray native was pushed all the way by Estelle Mossely of France.

# champion - Sunday 16 March, 2014

'We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog' - Joe Schmidt
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog' - Joe Schmidt

Mar 16th 2014, 11:30 AM 7,347 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s head coach refused to accept the credit after guiding Ireland to their Six Nations triumph.

# champion - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Paul O'Connell eyes room for improvement even at finest hour
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Paul O'Connell eyes room for improvement even at finest hour

Mar 15th 2014, 10:57 PM 7,414 Views 10 Comments

The captain doesn’t sound like a man ready to stop at two championship medals.

# champion - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Michael Darragh Macauley's 2013 trophy collection is not too bad at all
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Michael Darragh Macauley's 2013 trophy collection is not too bad at all

Nov 21st 2013, 11:21 AM 2,925 Views 3 Comments

The Footballer of the Year has plenty silverware on the sideboard to look at this winter.

# champion - Friday 6 September, 2013

Irish handball star McCarthy set to put title on the line against Kennedy
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Irish handball star McCarthy set to put title on the line against Kennedy

Sep 6th 2013, 7:26 PM 1,322 Views 3 Comments

The Mullingar man says he is taking nothing for granted ahead of this weekend’s challenge.

# champion - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown
# Pressure Cooker
From The42
# Pressure Cooker

Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown

Jul 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 3,333 Views 5 Comments

The occasion was too much for the German at SW19.

# champion - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish U19 sprint champion to make Meath senior debut
# Royals
From The42
# Royals

Irish U19 sprint champion to make Meath senior debut

Jun 13th 2013, 11:15 AM 3,492 Views 2 Comments

Eamon Wallace has been named to start at corner-forward for Saturday’s Leinster quarter-final against Wicklow.

# champion - Monday 6 May, 2013

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet
# Gimme Five
From The42
# Gimme Five

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

May 6th 2013, 8:33 PM 29,840 Views 61 Comments

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

# champion - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title
# Unbridled
From The42
# Unbridled

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title

Dec 9th 2012, 5:58 PM 731 Views 0 Comments

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

# champion - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

'I cried under my helmet' admits F1 champion Vettel
# Dry Your Eyes Mate
From The42
# Dry Your Eyes Mate

'I cried under my helmet' admits F1 champion Vettel

Nov 27th 2012, 2:29 PM 895 Views 2 Comments

The retiring Michael Schumacher would surely scoff at such an admission from his compatriot.

# champion - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Fionnuala Britton to test her form at IAAF cross country international in Spain
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

Fionnuala Britton to test her form at IAAF cross country international in Spain

Nov 10th 2012, 8:40 AM 507 Views 0 Comments

The European champion leads a strong Irish challenge at the Sunday meet in Burgos.

# champion - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

VIDEO: WWE wrestler Sheamus trains with London Irish
# Smackdown
From The42
# Smackdown

VIDEO: WWE wrestler Sheamus trains with London Irish

Nov 6th 2012, 12:47 PM 1,795 Views 0 Comments

Looks like we’ve just found Sean O’Brien’s replacement for the Springbok game.

# champion - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Brady lifts World Handball title
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Brady lifts World Handball title

Oct 17th 2012, 11:32 AM 1,339 Views 0 Comments

The Mullahoran man triumphed against American Luis Moreno in last night’s men’s singles final at the CityWest.

# champion - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane

Sep 16th 2012, 4:56 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic and US Open champion brought thousands to the streets of the Scottish town.

# champion - Saturday 1 September, 2012

World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics

Sep 1st 2012, 8:25 PM 14,404 Views 44 Comments

The Derry sprinter secured his second world record in two days to win his 100m event by more than half a second.

# champion - Monday 16 July, 2012

I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke
# OPEN CHAMPION
From The42
# OPEN CHAMPION

I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke

Jul 16th 2012, 5:17 PM 1,282 Views 0 Comments

‘I thought about it a few times, but I couldn’t get myself to do it.’ He may have sipped from the replica once or twice though.

# champion - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Uncertain future ahead for Khan after fourth round stoppage
# Outclassed
From The42
# Outclassed

Uncertain future ahead for Khan after fourth round stoppage

Jul 15th 2012, 10:12 AM 1,389 Views 0 Comments

The Bolton boxer was floored three times in two rounds by Danny Garcia – the new WBA light-welterweight champion.

# champion - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Can't touch this: Klitschko wants to finish Mormeck quickly
# No Contest
From The42
# No Contest

Can't touch this: Klitschko wants to finish Mormeck quickly

Mar 1st 2012, 4:10 PM 260 Views 0 Comments

Wladimir Klitschko is gunning for a knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck on Saturday.