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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Thursday 27 December, 2012

In pictures: 10 controversies of the London Games
# Scandal
From The42
# Scandal

In pictures: 10 controversies of the London Games

Dec 27th 2012, 12:24 PM 3,905 Views 0 Comments

We had match-fixing, drugs bans and sit-in protests over just three short weeks.

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London

Dec 27th 2012, 10:50 AM 5,809 Views 0 Comments

It’s head down and push on as Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill comes to terms with life after the London Olympics.

I was there... for Katie's Taylor Olympic gold -- kinda -- and some lovely off-Broadway hurling
# Review 2012
From The42
# Review 2012

I was there... for Katie's Taylor Olympic gold -- kinda -- and some lovely off-Broadway hurling

Dec 27th 2012, 9:00 AM 703 Views 0 Comments

Gavan Reilly was outside the ExCel looking in, but we’re counting it. He may have also seen Kilkenny.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,887 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

I was there... to see Paddy Barnes take on Zou in the art of war
# Sweet Science
From The42
# Sweet Science

I was there... to see Paddy Barnes take on Zou in the art of war

Dec 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 937 Views 0 Comments

With typical timing, Sinéad O’Carroll was in the ExCel the day AFTER Katie won gold. But there was still plenty of action for the Irish fight fans.

The best memes of 2012
# Memetastic
From The Daily Edge
# Memetastic

The best memes of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 12:00 PM 12,917 Views 7 Comments

Grumpy Cat, Angelina Jolieing, and those binders full of women. It’s been a quality year for internet memes. Here’s the cream of the crop…

# london-2012 - Monday 24 December, 2012

I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's
# Recollection
From The42
# Recollection

I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's

Dec 24th 2012, 10:30 AM 498 Views 0 Comments

The Airtricity League tie may not have been the most glamorous of events, but it was well worth attending nonetheless, writes Paul Fennessy.

# london-2012 - Sunday 23 December, 2012

In pictures: The RTÉ Sports Awards
# Slideshow
From The42
# Slideshow

In pictures: The RTÉ Sports Awards

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:40 PM 2,739 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s sporting heroes were out in force for this evening’s ceremony.

You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
# Accolade
From The42
# Accolade

You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:38 PM 16,738 Views 67 Comments

The Olympic gold medal-winning boxer capped an outstanding 2012 by receiving the award tonight.

Golden girl Britton gets some Brussels silver for Christmas
# Cross Country
From The42
# Cross Country

Golden girl Britton gets some Brussels silver for Christmas

Dec 23rd 2012, 4:07 PM 1,047 Views 0 Comments

The Wicklow native followed up her European win with a second placed finish in Belgium.

Poll: Who should win RTÉ Manager of the Year tonight?
# Backroom
From The42
# Backroom

Poll: Who should win RTÉ Manager of the Year tonight?

Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00 PM 8,193 Views 32 Comments

Jimmy’s winning matches but Billy’s winning medals. And there’s plenty more candidates for the big prize.

# london-2012 - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Poll: Who should win RTÉ Sports Team of the Year tomorrow night?
# Poll
From The42
# Poll

Poll: Who should win RTÉ Sports Team of the Year tomorrow night?

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 7,267 Views 23 Comments

And the nominees are…

You owned it, baby! 6 unlikely people who deserve a slap on the back after 2012
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

You owned it, baby! 6 unlikely people who deserve a slap on the back after 2012

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM 5,030 Views 3 Comments

From Timmy ‘Downtown’ McCarthy to the quiet man in Katie’s corner.

# london-2012 - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
# Award
From The42
# Award

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2012, 3:55 PM 7,821 Views 23 Comments

Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming
# Olympian
From The42
# Olympian

Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming

Dec 19th 2012, 2:54 PM 1,832 Views 1 Comment

The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.

The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar
# Months Of Fun
From The42
# Months Of Fun

The Score.ie Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar

Dec 19th 2012, 12:18 PM 666 Views 0 Comments

Your pommel horse, X Factor, and Strictly-loving chum will thank you for this.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Road to Rio begins: Taylor set for first fight as Olympic champion in Dublin
# What Katie Did Next
From The42
# What Katie Did Next

Road to Rio begins: Taylor set for first fight as Olympic champion in Dublin

Dec 18th 2012, 3:25 PM 10,030 Views 14 Comments

The London 2012 gold medalist will take to the ring in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on February 24.

VIDEO: Cian O'Connor brings show-jumping to Croke Park
# London Bus
From The42
# London Bus

VIDEO: Cian O'Connor brings show-jumping to Croke Park

Dec 18th 2012, 2:38 PM 1,294 Views 1 Comment

We never thought we’d see the day.

Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012
# Katie
From The42
# Katie

Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012

Dec 18th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,097 Views 7 Comments

75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year
# SPOTY
From The42
# SPOTY

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Dec 16th 2012, 10:27 PM 15,205 Views 39 Comments

Cyclist was the clear favourite for the award and duly delivered.

The 23 most epic matches, races or bouts in sport this year
# Edge Of The Seat
From The42
# Edge Of The Seat

The 23 most epic matches, races or bouts in sport this year

Dec 16th 2012, 11:30 AM 11,473 Views 21 Comments

It has been a very good year (for some).

# london-2012 - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year

Dec 12th 2012, 4:50 PM 5,425 Views 2 Comments

With four Olympic medals in the bag, Ireland’s top boxing coaches won the annual Philips award at this afternoon’s ceremony in Dublin.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Make some room: Djokovic and Williams are named world champions
# Awards Season
From The42
# Awards Season

Make some room: Djokovic and Williams are named world champions

Dec 11th 2012, 1:00 PM 633 Views 0 Comments

Guess Michael Flatley will have to take that accolade off his CV now.

# london-2012 - Monday 10 December, 2012

Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations
# Awards Season
From The42
# Awards Season

Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations

Dec 10th 2012, 2:44 PM 5,074 Views 12 Comments

Will it be a case of Jimmy McGuinness winning more accolades at the gala ceremony?

# london-2012 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title
# Unbridled
From The42
# Unbridled

Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title

Dec 9th 2012, 5:58 PM 728 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Magee was unlucky to lose out in the Women’s Singles Final in Baldoyle this afternoon.

# london-2012 - Friday 7 December, 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations

Dec 7th 2012, 5:43 PM 4,994 Views 1 Comment

Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.

Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan
# National Focus
From The42
# National Focus

Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan

Dec 7th 2012, 4:08 PM 1,602 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Silver Medallist is hoping to dethrone Joe Ward in the national championships next February.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham
# First
From The42
# First

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham

Dec 5th 2012, 2:25 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

The Hammers were named today as ‘first bidder’ for Olympic Stadium.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Olympic committee warn O'Leary over betting
# Star Class
From The42
# Star Class

Olympic committee warn O'Leary over betting

Dec 4th 2012, 9:26 PM 1,668 Views 0 Comments

The Corkman bet on Great Britain’s sailors in Beijing 2008.

# london-2012 - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year
# Awards Season
From The42
# Awards Season

Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year

Dec 1st 2012, 3:01 PM 904 Views 0 Comments

The American won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold after a successful comeback.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012
# Online
From The42
# Online

The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012

Nov 28th 2012, 11:17 AM 5,789 Views 7 Comments

These are the women the world searched for over the past 12 months. There’s a whole lot of American Olympians in the mix.

Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down

Nov 28th 2012, 11:08 AM 610 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast swimmer won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships at the weekend.

# london-2012 - Monday 26 November, 2012

Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain's Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain's Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist

Nov 26th 2012, 7:54 PM 12,974 Views 16 Comments

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite.

# london-2012 - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record

Nov 24th 2012, 7:33 PM 788 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast swimmer will compete in the final of the Women’s 100m Breaststroke on Sunday.

# london-2012 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

VIDEO: Learn how to dance like Michelle Jenneke
# Internet Sensation
From The42
# Internet Sensation

VIDEO: Learn how to dance like Michelle Jenneke

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:43 PM 1,994 Views 0 Comments

The Australian hurdler who went viral during the summer takes us through her pre-race moves. Think we’ll leave it to her.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Smith confirmed as new coach of Women's Irish Hockey team
# Appointment
From The42
# Appointment

Smith confirmed as new coach of Women's Irish Hockey team

Nov 21st 2012, 1:14 PM 844 Views 0 Comments

He previously served for six years as Assistant Coach of the New Zealand Men’s team.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland

Nov 20th 2012, 4:32 PM 623 Views 1 Comment

The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.

# london-2012 - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn't happy
# USA! USA! USA!
From The42
# USA! USA! USA!

Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn't happy

Nov 17th 2012, 2:51 PM 3,578 Views 2 Comments

This one ain’t photoshopped.

Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow
# Up To Scratch
From The42
# Up To Scratch

Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow

Nov 17th 2012, 1:02 PM 772 Views 1 Comment

The Irish cyclist was pipped to gold by Switzerland’s Tristan Marguet after a sprint finish.

# london-2012 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut
# Cool Runnings
From The42
# Cool Runnings

Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut

Nov 10th 2012, 10:12 AM 1,025 Views 0 Comments

But the hurdler still won a medal at Lake Placid.