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# World Championships

This year
# huge blow
Irish boxers will not take part at World Championships following IABA vote
The World Championships will take place later this year.
Last year
# Darts
James Wade knocked out of World Championship by Jim Williams
Williams caused the biggest shock of the tournament so far in beating the four-time semi-finalist 3-2.
# World Championships
Brilliant bronze for Ireland in Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls final
Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey produced a strong finish in the Czech Republic.
# World Championships
Mona McSharry storms into 50m Breaststroke final in Rome
Shane Ryan, Max McCusker, Eoin Corby and Liam Custer all fell short this morning.
# Take a Bow
Ireland seal silver and bronze medals at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships
It was a day to remember for Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal.
# Athletics
Wightman upstages Ingebrigtsen for 1500m gold...with dad commentating
Ingebrigtsen led at the bell for the final lap.
# World Championships
Rojas leads familiar cast to world golds in Oregon
Rojas was among three female two-time Olympic champions to strike gold in Eugene.
# Going For Gold
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.
# Setback
Olympic champion Kellie Harrington won't compete at World Championships
The Dubliner has been ruled out through injury.
# like a fine wine
Class of 92 – John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams reach last four
It is the first time the trio have all made the semi-finals at the Crucible since 1999.
# Humour
Snooker star Judd Trump sees the funny side as he plays joke on referee
The 32-year-old distracted Ben Williams then moved a ball to pretend to give himself an easier shot – to the amusement of the Crucible crowd.
All time
# Going Well
Irish pair Dickson and Waddilove currently 3rd at World Championships
Meanwhile, Seafra Guilfoyle and Johnny Durca are 16th.
# Rocket
Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’
Nevertheless, world champion O’Sullivan hailed the return of fans to the famous venue as the World Championships got underway.
# as it stands
Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby
The Rocket wins frames 23 and 24 of his best-of-33 semi-final at the Crucible.
# Rocket man
Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’
O’Sullivan will take on Mark Williams for a place in the last four.
# short work
Ronnie O'Sullivan races to 108-minute win, the quickest in Crucible history
Shaun Murphy’s previous record of 149 minutes was blown away this morning.
# Snookered
Former world champion blames sanitised balls for struggles in Crucible opener
Stuart Bingham beat qualifier Ashley Carty 10-7 at the World Snooker Championships.
# Looking Back
'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.
# success
Ireland's Kelly Murphy sets national record at World Championships
The 30-year-old came 15th overall, finishing with a time of 3:29.699.
# shipping up
Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet
A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.
# success
Ireland's Dunleavy and McCrystal claim silver medal at World Championships
It was the New Zealanders who took gold as expected, with a time of 3:23.163.
# Journey
'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.
# salazar story
Mageean: 'If that was my coach, I would be absolutely distraught that they had cast a shadow over me'
A fascinating interview with Ireland’s recent world finalist on Off The Ball AM this morning.
# On the box
TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha
Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.
# Wrap
Nia Ali wins hurdles gold as USA finish on a high note
Uganda’s world cross country champion Joshua Cheptegei stayed ahead of a strong field to win the 10,000m on the last evening of action in Qatar.
# Doha
Desisa delivers Ethiopian gold as Scullion battles to 43rd in Doha marathon
The Irishman produced a brave performance at the World Athletics Championships.
# world beater
'Test me every single day,' says Salazar runner Hassan after golden double
The world 1,500m and 10,000m champion insists ‘ I have been clean all my life’.
# Doha
Dalilah Muhammad storms to world record as Barshim seals gold for Qatar
It was a night of high drama in front of a rare packed house at the Khalifa Stadium.
# Over The Moon
'I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m in a world final — I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight'
Ciara Mageean booked her place in the 1,500m final at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday night.
# World Championships
Uganda's Nakaayi wins 800m world title in Caster Semenya's absence
Elsewhere, Karsten Warholm retained his 400m hurdles world title in impressive fashion.
# World Championships
Empty seats present major headache to Qatar and Coe, organisers respond to criticism
Attendances at the World Athletics Championships in Doha have been pretty embarrassing.
# Onwards
Phil Healy falls short in 200m heat at World Championships, but optimism shines through after
‘The whole season hasn’t been the ideal set-up but I’m grateful to be out here and competing against the world’s best.’
# Fab Four
Jamaican sprint queen Fraser-Pryce cruises to record fourth 100m gold at worlds
Meanwhile, Dina Asher-Smith set a new British record in the final.
# step by step
Ireland's Boyce moonwalks across finish line to take sixth place in World Championships
The Donegal man completed the 50 km race walk in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# new champion
Coleman beats Gatlin to secure 100m gold at World Athletics Championships
Justin Gatlin lost his 100 metres crown to Christian Coleman in Doha on Saturday.
# Setback
Disappointment for Mark English and Thomas Barr at World Championships
Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich won the race with a time of 1:45.98, while the Donegal native came seventh.
# rapid
Christian Coleman sends early 100m message to rivals
It was an action-packed start to the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
# Take a Bow
Watch: Outstanding show of sportsmanship at World Championships
Braima Suncar Dabo enabled Jonathan Busby to complete the 5000m heat.
# Going Well
Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships
Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Michelle Finn.
# feat
Ellen Keane's bronze medal continues fantastic few days for Ireland at World Championships
Nicole Turner also claimed a bronze amid a remarkable finish in the 50m Butterfly S6 on Saturday.