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# Going For Gold

This year
O'Donovan and McCarthy compete for third World Championship in a row
West Cork duo won Lightweight Men’s Doubles in 2022 and 2019.
Jack Woolley seals Ireland's first medal of European Games
Woolley was edged by Spaniard Adrián Vicente Yunta in the 58kg taekwondo final.
Last year
Conflated claims emphatic Savills Chase success
Favourite triumphs for Gordon Elliott in Leopardstown highlight.
Broadhurst, Harrington, O'Rourke, Freyers and Desmond progress to European finals
It was a memorable day for Irish boxing in Montenegro.
Broadhurst and O'Rourke reach World Championship finals on special day for Irish boxing
The Irish pair came through this afternoon’s semi-final in Turkey.
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about gold?
Will you take the top prize?
Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.
Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh
McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both four shots off the lead in Tokyo.
Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
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
At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.
Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection
She has secured her spot thanks to a 12th-place finish at the World Championships earlier this year.
'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?
How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.
Walker beats British rival and top seed to join Harrington and Walsh in European Games finals
The world champion will face the scourge of Irish boxing, and one of her inspirations, Mira Potkonen in the decider.
'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'
John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.
Gary and Paul O'Donovan secure place in World Rowing Championships final
The brothers finished third in their semi-final today to book their place in Saturday’s A Final.
Katie Taylor's upcoming fight at Wembley will be a world title eliminator
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.
15 things that should be Olympic sports in Ireland
We’d be guaranteed a rake of golds.
We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls
More than 180 athletes will train at the high performance centre on the National Sports Campus.
'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe'
A new book looks at the success of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit.
Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final
Both fighters now go for gold tomorrow.
Three medals guaranteed for Ireland's boxers at the European Championships
Mick Conlan and Dean Walsh have delivered in Bulgaria.
New Zealand want Sonny Bill's star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016
Two codes of rugby (and a bit of boxing) aren’t enough to keep SBW busy.
The new Dublin City Triathlon medals are stupidly cool
Keep your silly medallions.
Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis
Next up for the champ: Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in Friday’s semi-final.
Keep an eye on Colombia as Ireland's Martyn Irvine defends his world title
Caroline Ryan denied a medal in the final stages as Track Cycling World Championships get underway in Colombia.
Well these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names
Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million
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
Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton is the one they all have to beat in Belgrade later today.
Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers
Hugh Myres and Jason Quigley both fight in the finals of the European U23 Championships in Russia this afternoon.
Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver
Canal BC’s Kurt Walker fights Oliver Simpson in the flyweight semi-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships
Walker steps closer to boxing gold
Lisburn’s Kurt Walker will face Oliver Simpson of Leeds in the flyweight semi-finals of the World Youth Boxing Championships.
Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?
John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.
LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today
It’s been emotional.
Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts
It was inevitable, wasn’t it?
Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France
The favourites for basketball gold made light work of the French side led by Tony Parker.
Poles apart: 'The only person who can beat me is myself,' says Yelena Isinbayeva
The Russian queen of track and field is very confident going in to London 2012.
Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record
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.
Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad
USA Basketball have named a 20 man squad which they hope can bring them gold this summer
McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances
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.
Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final
Katie Taylor will fight for gold at the European Women’s Boxing Championships tomorrow after an impressive semi-final win this morning.