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#Going For Gold

# going-for-gold - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about gold?
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Quiz: How much do you know about gold?

Aug 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 54,721 Views 33 Comments

Will you take the top prize?

# going-for-gold - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
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Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:16 AM 53,678 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

# going-for-gold - Friday 30 July, 2021

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh
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Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh

Jul 30th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,716 Views 6 Comments

McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
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Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 45,266 Views 19 Comments

Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.

‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
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‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 9,082 Views 3 Comments

At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection
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Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection

Jun 11th 2020, 12:18 PM 9,843 Views 3 Comments

She has secured her spot thanks to a 12th-place finish at the World Championships earlier this year.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?
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'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

Aug 21st 2019, 8:59 AM 10,705 Views 16 Comments

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

# going-for-gold - Friday 28 June, 2019

Walker beats British rival and top seed to join Harrington and Walsh in European Games finals
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Walker beats British rival and top seed to join Harrington and Walsh in European Games finals

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:10 PM 7,156 Views 0 Comments

The world champion will face the scourge of Irish boxing, and one of her inspirations, Mira Potkonen in the decider.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'
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'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

Apr 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,184 Views 1 Comment

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Gary and Paul O'Donovan secure place in World Rowing Championships final
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Gary and Paul O'Donovan secure place in World Rowing Championships final

Sep 13th 2018, 11:30 AM 4,469 Views 1 Comment

The brothers finished third in their semi-final today to book their place in Saturday’s A Final.

# going-for-gold - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Katie Taylor's upcoming fight at Wembley will be a world title eliminator
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Katie Taylor's upcoming fight at Wembley will be a world title eliminator

Apr 18th 2017, 6:10 PM 15,216 Views 24 Comments

The Bray boxer is set to take on Germany’s Nina Meinke in a 10-round bout with the WBA intercontinental belt on the line.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

15 things that should be Olympic sports in Ireland
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15 things that should be Olympic sports in Ireland

Aug 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 7,024 Views 2 Comments

We’d be guaranteed a rake of golds.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 7 January, 2016

We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls
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We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls

Jan 7th 2016, 6:58 PM 35,596 Views 47 Comments

More than 180 athletes will train at the high performance centre on the National Sports Campus.

# going-for-gold - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe'
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'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe'

Dec 29th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,024 Views 5 Comments

A new book looks at the success of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit.

# going-for-gold - Friday 14 August, 2015

Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final
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Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final

Aug 14th 2015, 8:00 PM 6,706 Views 16 Comments

Both fighters now go for gold tomorrow.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Three medals guaranteed for Ireland's boxers at the European Championships
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Three medals guaranteed for Ireland's boxers at the European Championships

Aug 12th 2015, 3:44 PM 8,366 Views 3 Comments

Mick Conlan and Dean Walsh have delivered in Bulgaria.

# going-for-gold - Sunday 18 January, 2015

New Zealand want Sonny Bill's star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016
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New Zealand want Sonny Bill's star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016

Jan 18th 2015, 11:33 AM 5,142 Views 1 Comment

Two codes of rugby (and a bit of boxing) aren’t enough to keep SBW busy.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The new Dublin City Triathlon medals are stupidly cool
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The new Dublin City Triathlon medals are stupidly cool

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 3,947 Views 1 Comment

Keep your silly medallions.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis
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Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis

Jun 4th 2014, 4:01 PM 12,628 Views 26 Comments

Next up for the champ: Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in Friday’s semi-final.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Keep an eye on Colombia as Ireland's Martyn Irvine defends his world title
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Keep an eye on Colombia as Ireland's Martyn Irvine defends his world title

Feb 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 1,654 Views 2 Comments

Caroline Ryan denied a medal in the final stages as Track Cycling World Championships get underway in Colombia.

# going-for-gold - Monday 10 February, 2014

Well these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names
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Well these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names

Feb 10th 2014, 8:18 AM 5,126 Views 0 Comments

Oh, COME ON!

# going-for-gold - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million
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Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million

Dec 8th 2013, 10:02 PM 3,302 Views 0 Comments

The American gained worldwide fame for his sporting efforts and his victory over Germany’s best athletes.

Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today
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Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today

Dec 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,797 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton is the one they all have to beat in Belgrade later today.

# going-for-gold - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers
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Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers

Dec 18th 2012, 12:37 PM 665 Views 0 Comments

Hugh Myres and Jason Quigley both fight in the finals of the European U23 Championships in Russia this afternoon.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver
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Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver

Dec 6th 2012, 7:55 AM 457 Views 0 Comments

Canal BC’s Kurt Walker fights Oliver Simpson in the flyweight semi-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships

# going-for-gold - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Walker steps closer to boxing gold
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Walker steps closer to boxing gold

Dec 4th 2012, 5:31 PM 787 Views 0 Comments

Lisburn’s Kurt Walker will face Oliver Simpson of Leeds in the flyweight semi-finals of the World Youth Boxing Championships.

# going-for-gold - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?
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Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

Aug 11th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,876 Views 0 Comments

John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.

# going-for-gold - Friday 10 August, 2012

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today
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LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today

Aug 10th 2012, 11:06 AM 8,011 Views 12 Comments

It’s been emotional.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts
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Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts

Aug 9th 2012, 4:16 PM 14,626 Views 3 Comments

It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

# going-for-gold - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France
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Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France

Jul 29th 2012, 6:37 PM 809 Views 0 Comments

The favourites for basketball gold made light work of the French side led by Tony Parker.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Poles apart: 'The only person who can beat me is myself,' says Yelena Isinbayeva
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Poles apart: 'The only person who can beat me is myself,' says Yelena Isinbayeva

Apr 18th 2012, 1:15 PM 874 Views 0 Comments

The Russian queen of track and field is very confident going in to London 2012.

# going-for-gold - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record
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Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record

Mar 1st 2012, 9:53 AM 441 Views 0 Comments

Grainne Murphy was a rediculously narrow margin away from breaking a long-standing record in the pool. Now, the 18-year-old turns her focus to London.

# going-for-gold - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad
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Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad

Jan 17th 2012, 1:37 PM 370 Views 0 Comments

USA Basketball have named a 20 man squad which they hope can bring them gold this summer

# going-for-gold - Thursday 5 January, 2012

McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances
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McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances

Jan 5th 2012, 11:08 AM 2,770 Views 15 Comments

Rory McIlroy says that he will take as much time as possible before committing to either Great Britain or Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games.

# going-for-gold - Friday 21 October, 2011

Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final
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Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final

Oct 21st 2011, 12:28 PM 489 Views 7 Comments

Katie Taylor will fight for gold at the European Women’s Boxing Championships tomorrow after an impressive semi-final win this morning.

# going-for-gold - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Taylor marches into European semis
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Taylor marches into European semis

Oct 19th 2011, 2:02 PM 334 Views 4 Comments

Katie Taylor’s drive for five continued with a comfortable quarter-final win at the European Women’s Boxing Championships this afternoon.

# going-for-gold - Friday 10 June, 2011

In pictures: Meet the Irish boxing team for next week's Euro Championships
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In pictures: Meet the Irish boxing team for next week's Euro Championships

Jun 10th 2011, 5:53 PM 840 Views 1 Comment

Paddy Barnes seeks to become only the second Irish boxer to win back-to-back European titles.

# going-for-gold - Friday 4 March, 2011

O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final
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O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final

Mar 4th 2011, 3:43 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

The Irish athlete has qualified for this evening’s 60m hurdles final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris.

# going-for-gold - Friday 4 February, 2011

Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown
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Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown

Feb 4th 2011, 1:30 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

Both Cooldine and stablemate Mikael d’Haguenet have “worked very well” according to their trainer as they prepare for this weekend’s Hennessy Gold Cup meeting.

# going-for-gold - Monday 31 January, 2011

Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense
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Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense

Jan 31st 2011, 3:41 PM 219 Views 0 Comments

Trainer Paul Nolan is pleased with the defending champ’s preparations for Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown