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#Road to Rio

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 5:14 PM 6,528 Views 8 Comments

It’s been a famous day for Irish hockey.

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

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

Jun 14th 2015, 1:39 PM 7,023 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2015, 12:09 PM 10,918 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 6th 2015, 5:48 PM 7,336 Views 1 Comment

Ireland book a quarter final against Austria.

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

Irish Sevens team named for European opener in Bosnia
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Irish Sevens team named for European opener in Bosnia

Jun 3rd 2015, 2:28 PM 6,553 Views 6 Comments

The Road to Rio begins this weekend.

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

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

May 29th 2015, 4:10 PM 5,519 Views 1 Comment

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

Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch
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Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 11,534 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Mar 28th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,731 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 26th 2015, 6:29 PM 24,070 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 21st 2015, 10:32 PM 5,176 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2015, 8:15 AM 4,087 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2015, 1:45 PM 13,718 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2014, 1:35 AM 4,176 Views 0 Comments

‘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

Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
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Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Apr 28th 2014, 5:53 PM 4,525 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 9:49 PM 13,891 Views 19 Comments

The Spain goalkeeper suffered a horror injury tonight.

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

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

Dec 6th 2013, 7:41 PM 19,535 Views 55 Comments

There’s only 188 days to go, folks.

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw From The42
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As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw

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

Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube
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Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube

Dec 2nd 2013, 10:34 AM 37,798 Views 111 Comments

‘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

Katie Taylor wins for the second night in succession
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Katie Taylor wins for the second night in succession

Nov 30th 2013, 11:15 PM 3,625 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,568 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2013, 11:00 PM 11,514 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 21st 2013, 1:00 AM 5,645 Views 19 Comments

Ireland may not be going but this lot are.

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

McDowell expects to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics
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McDowell expects to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

Nov 20th 2013, 7:02 PM 3,077 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Spain and Germany mix it up with World Cup 2014 kits
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Spain and Germany mix it up with World Cup 2014 kits

Nov 13th 2013, 4:15 PM 6,981 Views 4 Comments

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

Katie Taylor schedules November homecoming fight in Bray
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Katie Taylor schedules November homecoming fight in Bray

Oct 17th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,980 Views 15 Comments

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

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker From The42
Live Oct 15th 2013, 6:59 PM

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

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

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

Sep 6th 2013, 10:06 PM 2,435 Views 18 Comments

Is it the end of the road for Trap?

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

2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale
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2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 1,363 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,190 Views 3 Comments

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

Conlan wants more medals — and revenge — before Rio decision
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Conlan wants more medals — and revenge — before Rio decision

Jul 5th 2013, 7:20 AM 918 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup
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Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup

Jun 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 827 Views 0 Comments

Everyone chill, they got this.

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

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

Apr 11th 2013, 10:18 AM 4,244 Views 22 Comments

Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.

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

SLIDESHOW: Katie Taylor is still very good at boxing
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SLIDESHOW: Katie Taylor is still very good at boxing

Mar 23rd 2013, 12:55 PM 2,328 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 10:37 PM 7,512 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 8,193 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered
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Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Feb 28th 2013, 5:28 PM 908 Views 1 Comment

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

Katie delights on her show-stopping night
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Katie delights on her show-stopping night

Feb 25th 2013, 7:25 AM 7,327 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2013, 10:25 PM 14,551 Views 39 Comments

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

Katie doubles down with national finals date
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Katie doubles down with national finals date

Jan 31st 2013, 7:53 PM 4,482 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2013, 4:45 PM 8,671 Views 13 Comments

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