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# Road to Rio

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# 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
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
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.
# 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
Irish Sevens team named for European opener in Bosnia
The Road to Rio begins this weekend.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
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
One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today
If this day couldn’t get any better for Irish sport.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
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
Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm
The Spain goalkeeper suffered a horror injury tonight.
# Brazil 2014
Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most
There’s only 188 days to go, folks.
2014 World Cup finals draw
Ireland will not be in Brazil next summer but the show must go on.
# 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
Katie Taylor wins for the second night in succession
The Bray native fought in front of a home town crowd this evening.
# 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.
# 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
Here are all 32 teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup
Ireland may not be going but this lot are.
# 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
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
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.
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
Match report: Sweden's Svensson shatters Ireland's World Cup dreams
Is it the end of the road for Trap?
# Road to Rio
2.3 million World Cup tickets go on sale
Get em while they’re hot, Ireland fans! Right?
# 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?
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
Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup
Everyone chill, they got this.
# Road to Rio
Ireland up 1 place in FIFA rankings to 39th, North slump to 119th
Ireland drew with Sweden and Austria last month.
# victorious
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
'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.
# 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
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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?