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Dia dhaoibh! Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Belfast boxer is Ireland’s flagbearer at the Maracanã.
'This is what we've been pushing for': Irish hockey is finally having its Olympic moment
After near misses in 2008 and 2012, the Irish hockey team are ready to make their mark in Rio.
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock
The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Greg Broderick (and Going Global)
Ireland’s only show-jumper at the Games is confident his mount can rise to the occasion.
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Annalise Murphy
The Dubliner just missed out on a medal in London and is putting in the work to medal this time around.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Oliver Dingley
All you need to know about the first diver to represent the Irish team at the Games in 68 years.
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly
The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.
'I cried for hours after finally qualifying for the Olympics'
Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings chat to The42 as they prepare for Rio 2016.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Nicolas Roche
A veteran of the Games at this stage, the 32-year-old will hope third time’s a charm.
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy
The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.
The Irish team who bag-packed their way to the World Championships
The Irish softball team are taking part in the World Championships in Canada this week.
Ireland's Barr and Gregan miss out on final places at European Championships
Meanwhile, Amy Foster and Marcus Lawler progressed to their respective semi-finals in Amsterdam.
Team Ireland are on their way to the Quidditch World Cup
It’s all about that golden snitch…
What happens now that Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the Olympics?
Graeme McDowell, Pádraig Harrington and Seamus Power are on the reserve list for Paul McGinley’s team.
Team Ireland's New Balance kit for Rio 2016 has been unveiled
Another box ticked on the road to Rio.
16 things we learned from tonight's Road to Rio documentary
Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode.
Ireland's Sanita Puspure has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics
It will be the second time the Latvia-born athlete has represented Ireland at the Olympics.
Doyle produces superb performance to finish 4th at European Championships
The 24-year-old Limerick native just missed out on a medal in the 100m Breaststroke final in London.
Joy for David Oliver Joyce as another Irish boxer qualifies for the Rio Olympics
The lightweight is the sixth Irish boxer to guarantee his participation at this summer’s Games.
How this Irish rider went from 144th in the world to Olympic qualification in just over a year
Judy Reynolds tells The42 about her long journey to earn Ireland a spot in Rio.
On a mission - the man tasked with giving Ireland the best chance of success in Rio
Meet Kevin Kilty, Team Ireland’s chef de mission for this summer’s Olympics.
Irish boxers secure a record medals haul at the World Championships
Michael Conlan, Michael O’Reilly and Joe Ward are all guaranteed medals in Doha.
Ireland's boxers set off on the medal trail with Olympic qualification up for grabs
Billy Walsh has brought a seven-strong team to Doha for the AIBA World Championships, which begin today.
Ireland secure biggest ever medal haul at Northern European Gymnastics Championships
The men’s team earned gold while the women picked up silver in Limerick.
Ireland's Special Olympics team had a hero's welcome at Dublin Airport today
All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.
A great week just got even better for Ireland's Fiona Doyle
The Limerick native claimed bronze over over 100 metres on Sunday.
Katie Taylor secures her first European Games medal after another masterclass
Michael O’Reilly also progressed to the last-4 this morning, but Darren O’Neill was left disappointed by a split decision defeat.
Katie Taylor impresses in first European Games bout with dominant win
The Bray boxer earned a unanimous decision victory over Denitsa Eliseeva of Bulgaria.
Ireland's boxers up and running in Baku as Jennifer Egan narrowly misses out on medal
Convincing wins for Darren O’Neill and Myles Casey get Team Ireland off to the perfect start in the ring.
Ireland's Kieran Behan reaches final at European Games
Meanwhile, Jennifer Egan reached the B final in the women’s Kayak Single 500m event.
Dublin defence of world title in March a possibility, admits Andy Lee
Reports earlier suggested an event had been set for St Patrick’s weekend.
Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the 'big' year ahead and her love of sleep
After enjoying an encouraging 2014, the Meath woman is confident of qualifying for Brazil.
Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories
On the back of the Bray native’s World Championships win yesterday, we recall her greatest triumphs.
Ireland's Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics
The Irish sailor will have a chance to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympics.
Ireland's David Joyce wins third successive European gold
The St Michael’s Athy lightweight defeated Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan in a unanimous decision.
Stephanie Meadow has followed in Rory McIlroy's footsteps by declaring for Ireland
The 22-year-old is hopeful about securing a spot with Team ireland in two years’ time.
Minutes after her excellent US Open finish, Stephanie Meadow was asked about Rio 2016
That didn’t take long.
Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick
The games will run until Sunday.
19 of the best pics from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Russia produced a spectacular show as one of the year’s most hotly-anticipated sporting events got underway.
Ireland’s Jan Rossiter: ‘We certainly can’t ignore Russia’s stance on homosexuality’
The Cork-born Winter Olympian on “the flawed world that we live in”.