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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Gymnastics Ireland

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# Dedication
'Anything that's strange, people are going to poke at it. I wouldn't play football too often, I had to turn parties down'
Gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan has risen to become one of Ireland’s most exciting Olympic prospects.
# Dream Come True
'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'
Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.
# Gymnastics Ireland
Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k
The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.
# tokyo 2020
'I hate the phrase: 'This is how we’ve always done it.' That thinking needs to change'
Rhys McClenaghan tells The42 about his medal success in 2018, falling short at the World Championships and why the Irish mentality toward international competition has to change.
# Technical Issues
'A disgrace': Parents unhappy as gymnastics event is cancelled at last minute
“Technical issues beyond our control have led us to this decision,” the National Indoor Arena said in a statement.
# ENCOURAGING
History-making gymnast Ellis O'Reilly fails to advance but plenty of reasons to be proud
The 18-year-old had an unfortunate fall during her beam exercise but did well on the vault and the uneven bars.
# Report
Kieran Behan dislocated his knee on first tumble of routine, carried on and finished anyway
The Irish athlete will now not compete in a gymnastics final.
# Inspirational
Olympic dreams: Behan has done it the hard way
The gymnast qualified for London 2012 yesterday but it’s been far from plain sailing.
# Incredible
Making history: gymnast Kieran Behan qualifies for London 2012
The 22-year-old is only the second ever Irish athlete to secure a gymnastics spot at the Olympic Games.