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#Road to Rio

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification Coygig

Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification

It’s been a famous day for Irish hockey.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women bounce back from earlier heartbreak to claim plate title in Olympic qualifier Road To Rio

Ireland Women bounce back from earlier heartbreak to claim plate title in Olympic qualifier

It was a promising weekend for Anthony Eddy’s side.

# road-to-rio - Friday 12 June, 2015

From The42 VIDEO: The42 spent the day with Natalya Coyle, a very modern Irish athlete Road To Rio

VIDEO: The42 spent the day with Natalya Coyle, a very modern Irish athlete

The Meath woman is aiming for glory in the modern pentathlon next summer in Rio.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 Irish Sevens team make light work of opposition on first day in Bosnia 3 And 0

Irish Sevens team make light work of opposition on first day in Bosnia

Ireland book a quarter final against Austria.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From The42 Irish Sevens team named for European opener in Bosnia Road To Rio

Irish Sevens team named for European opener in Bosnia

The Road to Rio begins this weekend.

# road-to-rio - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland's 7s revolution Wolfhounds

Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland's 7s revolution

Tomorrow is the end of the rugby season, but the start of a new and improved Sevens programme for Ireland.

# road-to-rio - Friday 3 April, 2015

From The42 Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch English Patient

Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch

Mark English has already proven himself at two major championships, now he’s planning World and Olympic success.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From The42 'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs' About A Boyce

'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs'

Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding Road To Rio

These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding

€1.57 million will be shared among 75 athletes this year.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From The42 One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today Road To Rio

One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today

If this day couldn’t get any better for Irish sport.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From The42 'We need to spread the achievements' - Sports Council want others to match boxers' success Stepping Stone

'We need to spread the achievements' - Sports Council want others to match boxers' success

Kieran Mulvey was speaking with 100 days to go to the inaugural European Games.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From The42 Here's who Katie Taylor thinks will win the Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight Katie's Choice

Here's who Katie Taylor thinks will win the Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight

The Olympic champion says she can’t wait for the bout.

# road-to-rio - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The42 Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun Just Warmin' Up

Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun

‘It feels good to be able to swim on your own terms,’ says the 18-time Olympic champ.

# road-to-rio - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The42 Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Road To Rio

Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Ukranian needed less than five rounds to defend his titles on Sunday, so he’s looking around for a new challenge.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The42 Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm Road To Rio

Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm

The Spain goalkeeper suffered a horror injury tonight.

# road-to-rio - Friday 6 December, 2013

From The42 Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most Brazil 2014

Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most

There’s only 188 days to go, folks.

From The42 As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw Road To Rio

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw

Ireland will not be in Brazil next summer but the show must go on.

# road-to-rio - Monday 2 December, 2013

From The42 Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube Happy

Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube

‘Of course I still fancy girls,’ the 19-year-old says, ‘but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.’

# road-to-rio - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From The42 Katie Taylor wins for the second night in succession Road To Rio

Katie Taylor wins for the second night in succession

The Bray native fought in front of a home town crowd this evening.

From The42 No hype or fanfare, but Katie still setting the same high standard Road To Rio

No hype or fanfare, but Katie still setting the same high standard

Katie Taylor fights in Bray tonight, less than 24 hours after she returned with a win in Dublin’s Mansion House.

# road-to-rio - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The42 Olympic champ Katie Taylor delights Dublin crowd with win Katie

Olympic champ Katie Taylor delights Dublin crowd with win

Katie Taylor beat Canadian national champion Caroline Veyre by a unanimous decision in Dublin’s Mansion House.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The42 Here are all 32 teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup Road To Rio

Here are all 32 teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup

Ireland may not be going but this lot are.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From The42 McDowell expects to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics Road To Rio

McDowell expects to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Ulster golfer thinks his participation in the World Cup this week will be pivotal.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The42 Spain and Germany mix it up with World Cup 2014 kits Road To Rio

Spain and Germany mix it up with World Cup 2014 kits

The two European heavyweights released new strips today and won’t wear their traditional coloured shorts in Brazil next year.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 17 October, 2013

From The42 Katie Taylor schedules November homecoming fight in Bray Road To Rio

Katie Taylor schedules November homecoming fight in Bray

The Irish gold medallist will continue her preparations for the 2016 Olympics with a bout against Finland’s Mira Potkonen next month.

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From The42 As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker Road To Rio

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

It was a big night of football action in Europe. Join us to see how it all unfolded.

# road-to-rio - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The42 Match report: Sweden's Svensson shatters Ireland's World Cup dreams Road To Rio

Match report: Sweden's Svensson shatters Ireland's World Cup dreams

Is it the end of the road for Trap?

# road-to-rio - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The42 2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale Road To Rio

2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale

Get em while they’re hot, Ireland fans! Right?

# road-to-rio - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The42 Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better Interview

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

# road-to-rio - Friday 5 July, 2013

From The42 Conlan wants more medals — and revenge — before Rio decision Road To Rio?

Conlan wants more medals — and revenge — before Rio decision

Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan wants nothing more than to beat Welsh rival Andrew Selby.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The42 Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup Road To Rio

Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup

Everyone chill, they got this.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The42 Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th Road To Rio

Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 SLIDESHOW: Katie Taylor is still very good at boxing Victorious This post contains images

SLIDESHOW: Katie Taylor is still very good at boxing

The Bray woman beat Yulia Tsiplakova for her third win since the Olympics.

# road-to-rio - Friday 22 March, 2013

From The42 'Green Gattuso' justified his selection, insists satisfied Giovanni Trapattoni Road To Rio

'Green Gattuso' justified his selection, insists satisfied Giovanni Trapattoni

The Ireland boss had praise for the likes of Paul Green and James McCarthy after the draw in Stockholm.

# road-to-rio - Saturday 2 March, 2013

From The42 'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor Medal Hopes

'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor

The Northern Irish triathlete has her sights firmly set on medal glory at Rio 2016.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From The42 Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered Road To Rio

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

# road-to-rio - Monday 25 February, 2013

From The42 Katie delights on her show-stopping night Katie Taylor

Katie delights on her show-stopping night

Olympic champion Katie Taylor launched her “Road to Rio” campaign with a second win in the space of 48 hours last night.

# road-to-rio - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From The42 Katie Taylor thrills home fans with emphatic win Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor thrills home fans with emphatic win

A sold-out crowd watched the Olympic champion punch her way past Germany’s Maike Klueners in Dublin tonight.

# road-to-rio - Thursday 31 January, 2013

From The42 Katie doubles down with national finals date Katie Taylor

Katie doubles down with national finals date

Ireland’s Olympic champion will fight Karolina Graczyk of Poland as part of the National Elite Championships finals card.

# road-to-rio - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

From The42 Katie Taylor lines up first 'Road to Rio' opponents Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor lines up first 'Road to Rio' opponents

Have you heard the one about a German, a Ukranian, and Ireland’s Olympic gold medallist?