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#Road to Rio

# road-to-rio - Thursday 31 March, 2016

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong
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SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong

Mar 31st 2016, 11:29 AM 5,017 Views 4 Comments

The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month
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These 9 Irish boxers will be fighting for Olympic qualification next month

Mar 30th 2016, 11:27 AM 6,307 Views 8 Comments

Irish squad training in Italy ahead of European Olympic qualifier in Turkey.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 26 March, 2016

We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes
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We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes

Mar 26th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,743 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped
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Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

Mar 24th 2016, 10:50 AM 26,449 Views 25 Comments

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes
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Wladimir Klitschko wants to box at Rio Olympics if radical rule change passes

Mar 23rd 2016, 3:47 PM 5,701 Views 6 Comments

Former heavyweight champ says title rematch with Tyson Fury must be number one priority.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals
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All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals

Mar 15th 2016, 9:38 PM 3,568 Views 1 Comment

Zaur Antia is keeping his boxers busy ahead of European qualifier.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 12 March, 2016

On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio
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On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio

Mar 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 12,364 Views 0 Comments

Meet Kevin Kilty, Team Ireland’s chef de mission for this summer’s Olympics.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio
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'The Fastest Man in Rugby' wants to run the Olympic 100m in Rio

Mar 8th 2016, 1:44 PM 11,682 Views 4 Comments

Carlin Isles returns to the track this weekend with Olympic qualification on his mind.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket'
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'I'd be positive we'll come home with a couple of medals in our back pocket'

Mar 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 4,700 Views 1 Comment

Bernard Dunne is predicting a big summer for Team Ireland.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Katie's burning desire for success still alive
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'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Katie's burning desire for success still alive

Feb 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 8,115 Views 5 Comments

The five-time world champion wants to make more history and add to her legacy in 2016.

'I'd love to box for a world professional title but I don't know if that's going to be after Rio'
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'I'd love to box for a world professional title but I don't know if that's going to be after Rio'

Feb 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 2,955 Views 5 Comments

The Bray boxer hasn’t ruled out the possibility of turning pro.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean'
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'Maybe I could take over Russian race-walking after the Olympics, show them how to win clean'

Feb 24th 2016, 3:32 PM 11,403 Views 6 Comments

Rob Heffernan could win medals at two different Olympic Games this year.

'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'
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'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'

Feb 24th 2016, 10:31 AM 8,943 Views 7 Comments

Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Toulon release Quade Cooper to make sevens bow in Vegas
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Toulon release Quade Cooper to make sevens bow in Vegas

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:25 PM 6,063 Views 2 Comments

The fly-half could face his club-mate Bryan Habana at the tournament.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 21 February, 2016

History! Oliver Dingley becomes first Irish diver to qualify for Olympics in 68 years
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History! Oliver Dingley becomes first Irish diver to qualify for Olympics in 68 years

Feb 21st 2016, 4:59 PM 28,203 Views 46 Comments

The 23-year-old secured qualification in Rio this afternoon.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Katie Taylor claims second win in as many nights against old foe Underwood
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Katie Taylor claims second win in as many nights against old foe Underwood

Feb 20th 2016, 11:05 PM 10,332 Views 11 Comments

The world number one faced the former Pan American champion in Tralee.

# road-to-rio - Friday 19 February, 2016

Katie Taylor claims victory in first fight of 2016 ahead of Underwood bout
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Katie Taylor claims victory in first fight of 2016 ahead of Underwood bout

Feb 19th 2016, 11:11 PM 6,682 Views 6 Comments

The Olympic champion won by unanimous decision against Serbia’s Jelina Jelic in Cork tonight.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month
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One of Katie Taylor's biggest rivals is coming to fight her in Tralee next month

Jan 27th 2016, 11:20 AM 12,426 Views 6 Comments

Queen Underwood confirmed as part of Taylor’s preparations for Olympic qualifiers.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics
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'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins returns to Australian 7s team ahead of Rio Olympics

Jan 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 3,594 Views 3 Comments

Cummins was part of the Sevens team which won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

# road-to-rio - Friday 8 January, 2016

'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters
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'It starts to remove the excuses': Why Ireland's new elite training centre matters

Jan 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 3,893 Views 5 Comments

€4 million base on the National Sports Campus is due to be fully operational by next month.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio
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'I am 10 times fitter now than I was in London' - Natalya Coyle ready to raise the bar in Rio

Dec 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 14,242 Views 3 Comments

Hectic year in store for Ireland’s top modern pentathlete.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics
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Be still our beating hearts... Hingis and Federer to form dream doubles pairing for Olympics

Dec 6th 2015, 2:39 PM 8,556 Views 1 Comment

Switzerland are surely favourites for the gold medal now?

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Alicante is lovely this time of year: Here are the men and women's 7s squads for this weekend
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Alicante is lovely this time of year: Here are the men and women's 7s squads for this weekend

Nov 11th 2015, 7:36 PM 6,587 Views 5 Comments

Both sides will take on Spain, Portugal and France this week, while the women will also face England.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 5 September, 2015

The first Irish rowers have qualified for Rio 2016
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The first Irish rowers have qualified for Rio 2016

Sep 5th 2015, 12:06 PM 10,373 Views 7 Comments

It was an eventful twenty minutes at the World Rowing Championships this morning.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 15 August, 2015

'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics
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'My life has changed completely' - Juggling work and training on the road to the Rio Olympics

Aug 15th 2015, 6:55 PM 8,646 Views 1 Comment

Katie Fitzhenry is hoping to help Ireland’s Sevens team secure their Olympic spot.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From Latvia to Cork... to Rio? The42's day on the water with Olympic rower Sanita Puspure
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From Latvia to Cork... to Rio? The42's day on the water with Olympic rower Sanita Puspure

Aug 8th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,959 Views 5 Comments

Puspure heads for France later this month with Olympic qualification firmly in her sights.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 1 August, 2015

'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time
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'Turning pro is where I want to be,' but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

Aug 1st 2015, 6:00 PM 5,321 Views 1 Comment

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 26 July, 2015

It was a great weekend for Mark English at the star-studded Anniversary Games in London
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It was a great weekend for Mark English at the star-studded Anniversary Games in London

Jul 26th 2015, 7:05 PM 6,074 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old ran an Olympic qualifying time.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon
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Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon

Jul 19th 2015, 6:59 PM 12,567 Views 12 Comments

A year ago, this team didn’t exist. Next June they’ll play for the last place at Rio 2016.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Ireland's Sevens sides on course for top three finish after unbeaten start in Lisbon
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Ireland's Sevens sides on course for top three finish after unbeaten start in Lisbon

Jul 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,993 Views 6 Comments

Pool stage complete, Ireland are well seeded for the quarter-finals

# road-to-rio - Friday 17 July, 2015

'We can match it up with the top teams' - Irish women have Rio in their sights
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'We can match it up with the top teams' - Irish women have Rio in their sights

Jul 17th 2015, 10:30 PM 5,758 Views 3 Comments

Lucy Mulhall is loving the life of a full-time athlete.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From Lansdowne to Lisbon, Ireland's Tom Daly on the next step on the road to Rio
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From Lansdowne to Lisbon, Ireland's Tom Daly on the next step on the road to Rio

Jul 15th 2015, 9:39 PM 5,994 Views 1 Comment

The next stage of Olympic qualification takes place this weekend.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet
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'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet

Jul 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 6,536 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s sides continue their Road to Rio this weekend.

# road-to-rio - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers
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Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers

Jul 13th 2015, 1:07 PM 6,589 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s men and women must secure top three finishes in Lisbon.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers
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Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers

Jul 12th 2015, 9:02 AM 5,582 Views 0 Comments

Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland hockey team keep Olympic qualification dreams alive with latest victory
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Ireland hockey team keep Olympic qualification dreams alive with latest victory

Jul 5th 2015, 9:20 PM 8,263 Views 12 Comments

A 4-1 win over Malaysia in Belgium clinched fifth place in the World Hockey League.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Ireland Sevens' ruthless form continues en route to final as Women lift more silverware
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Ireland Sevens' ruthless form continues en route to final as Women lift more silverware

Jun 21st 2015, 4:43 PM 6,783 Views 6 Comments

It’s been another busy weekend on the Road to Rio.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat
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Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat

Jun 20th 2015, 5:15 PM 7,693 Views 1 Comment

Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.

27 tries scored, none conceded - Ireland Sevens storm through group stages in Zagreb
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27 tries scored, none conceded - Ireland Sevens storm through group stages in Zagreb

Jun 20th 2015, 4:55 PM 10,895 Views 6 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side were in ruthless form.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes
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# Cruel Defeat

Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes

Jun 18th 2015, 12:17 PM 6,377 Views 3 Comments

China advance to the last four at Ireland’s expense.