London 2012

Dublin City Council presented with Torch


The Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí was presented by our President Pat Hickey with an Olympic Torch at City Hall in Dublin yesterday for their tremendous assistance during the visit of the Torch on 6th June to Dublin. Pat Hickey advised that “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our […]

Murphy excels again

Annalise Murphy has got back on track after a stunning display in the Women’s Laser Radial today. In the penultimate race of the series, barring the medals race, the Rathfarnham girl came in third and now holds the overall lead in the competition. Her closest rivals, Evi van Acker from Belgium and Marit Bouwmeester of […]

Round up day 7

Athletics: Joanne Cuddihy qualified for the semi final of the woman’s 400 metresafter finishing fourth in her heat this morning. The 28-year-old finished in a time of 52.09, which was enough for her to progress as the second fastest non-qualifier. Sailing: Annalise Murphy finished second in the Laser Radial, race 7 and tenth in Race 8. […]

Craig 10th in Slalom Final

Ireland’s Hannah Craig finished 10th in the women’s K1 finals at Lee Valley White Water Centre this afternoon. Craig performed very well to qualify from the semi-finals earlier in the day but was last of the finalists after posting a time of 127.36 after picking up 6 penalty points. Emilie Fer of France won the […]

Murphy remains top

Three of the Irish sailing teams were competing today in Weymouth. Annalise Murphy remains at the top of the Laser Radial fleet having placed 8th and 19th today. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern slipped to 9th overall in the 49er fleet and James Espey is 45th overall in the Laser class. The Star class were […]

Nevin into quarter finals

John Joe Nevin scored five points in every round to book his ticket into the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games with an accomplished performance over Kazakhstan’s Kanat Abutalipov  in London this afternoon. The Cavan BC stand out, a two-time AIBA World bronze medalist, took the first frame 5-2, the second 5-3 and drew the third […]

Clarke 7th in individual

Aoife Clark added to Ireland’s Eventing success at the Olympics this afternoon (Tuesday) by finishing seventh in the Individual Final. The 30 year-old, riding the bay gelding Master Crusoe, qualified for the final with a textbook clear show jumping round in this morning’s Team Final, and repeated the magic this afternoon to end the day […]

Magee misses out

Chloe Magee bowed out of the London 2012 women’s singles Badminton competition despite a superb performance against former world number two Pi Hongya of France. It was effectively a shoot-out for a place in the last 16 at Wembley Arena but Pi recovered to win 16-21 21-18 21-14. Magee, the world number 44 from Raphoe in […]

Annalise is inspired

Annalise Murphy seems untouchable in the women’s Laser Radial class at Weymouth, the Irish sailor winning her latest two races of the regatta to maintain her 100 per cent record in her debut Olympic Games. Remarkably, Murphy has led all but one of her four races from start to finish, completely dominating her rivals. Murphy […]

Ireland 5th in Eventing

Ireland have finished fifth in the Olympics Equestrian Eventing, with Germany claiming the gold medal. Great Britain claimed silver with the bronze medal going to New Zealand, who just edged out Sweden in the final jumping leg. Ireland started the day in eighth place after a tricky day yesterday when they lost both Micheal Ryan […]

Evans loses to Olympic Champion

Ireland’s Scott Evans lost to Lin Dan, the 2008 Olympic champion. The Chinese superstar, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, won 21-8, 21-14  in their first-round match at Wembley Arena. The victory sees Lin go straight through to the last-16 knockout phase at London 2012 as the pair were the only players in Group […]
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