A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
Now the remarkable story of how Karen Barry took up power-lifting in her 40s and went on to compete in the World Championships.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
The 133rd Wimbledon tennis championships are in full swing and, in time-honoured British tradition, the UK is fixated on seedings, scorelines, and strawberries and cream.
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
Ireland’s Ryan Mullen has come within a second of taking a medal in the men’s cycling time trial at the European Games in Minsk.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
Two 'half mad' Limerick dads are to brave freezing temperatures in a Russian lake in the hope of earning a top place at the forthcoming ice swimming World Championships, run by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA).
Mon, 11 Mar, 2019
Ireland’s newly crowned world lightweight double sculls champions Gary and Paul O’Donovan have scotched rumours that they won their recent gold using inferior equipment due to funding problems.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2018
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Thu, 20 Sep, 2018
Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty have also secured their place in a world final.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2018
An Irish teenager with the ‘Wright stuff’ has signed for Aston Villa.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Visitor accommodation is at a premium as a West Cork town gears up for the arrival of some 1,500 musicians and hundreds more friends, guests and fans of the popular South of Ireland Band Championships.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2018
Better late than never. It was RTÉ on Friday and today is Sky Sports’ turn to reveal their live TV coverage of the GAA championships.
Tue, 08 May, 2018
It's safe to say Maria Larkin is the competitor travelling furthest to compete in this weekend's National Cyclocross Championships, writes Stephen Barry.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
On a wonderful day in Sarasota in Florida for Skibbereen and Irish rowing, two boats secured gold medals, with the lightweight pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll capping a glorious season with their first world gold, before Paul O’Donovan defended the lightweight single sculls title he claimed in Rotterdam last year.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
Wayne Rooney will not be tempted out of international retirement for one more shot at a World Cup.
Sun, 03 Sep, 2017
Ciara Mageean has qualified for August’s World Athletics Championships in London, by dipping well inside the IAAF qualifying standard for the 1500m at tonight’s Golden Gala Diamond League meeting in Rome.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) are in a race against time to preserve their public funding as a power struggle between two rival camps in the organisation shows no signs of dissipating.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
Fionnuala McCormack believes a failed drugs test for Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong shows the IAAF’s policies are working.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
The Mexico Championship put on quite a show in its debut as a World Golf Championships event. So did Dustin Johnson, says
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
The Paralympics begins with tonight’s opening ceremony, so here are some of Ireland’s top medal hopes...
Wed, 07 Sep, 2016
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
One wouldn’t want to meet Antonio Conte in a dark alley on a dark night, writes John Leicester.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, the world number four has announced.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
Organisers of the 2017 World Championships in London are in talks with athletics’ world governing body about dropping ‘IAAF’ from the event’s branding.
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
Lai Nguyen, his wife Thuy and his teenage daughter Tham usually spend their nights cooking, packing and serving delicacies such as aromatic duck, yuk sung, and spicy prawn coconut soup to customers at their family business, the Clarehall Chinese Takeaway in Dublin.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
It was a day of narrow misses for the Irish crews at the World Rowing Championships, although Olympic qualification remains very attainable for three boats in France’s Lac d’Aiguebelette.
Fri, 04 Sep, 2015
Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, while Ireland’s men’s 4x400m relay team set a national record.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
Kenya stole the show on Day Four of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing with David Rudisha returning to form to win the 800m in 1:45.84 while his unheralded compatriot, Nicholas Bett, surprisingly captured the 400m hurdles title in 47.79 seconds.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Sonia O’Sullivan narrowly missed out being elected to the IAAF Council on the day Sebastian Coe was elected the new president of the international athletics governing body.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Thomas Barr is targeting a final berth in the 400m hurdles at his maiden World Athletics Championships in Beijing at the end of this month.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
Usain Bolt blew away any fears about his fitness and fired a major warning to Justin Gatlin as he blasted to his fastest 100 metres of the year on his return to London’s Olympic Stadium last night.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
Brendan Irvine slumped in disappointment as he collected his silver medal at the European games in Baku yesterday.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
It’s an open and shut case for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland this week.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
Conor Murray walked gratefully in to the warmth of one of the business suites attached to the Portmarnock Golf and Links Hotel yesterday after an hour spent filming for a sponsorship gig on the freezing and windswept expanse of beach just a Garryowen away.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015
Emerald’s Ciara Neville announced herself as a star of the future at the GloHealth National Indoor Championships in Athlone as current stars Mark English and Kelly Proper continued their dominance.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
Athlete competes in National Championships while 34 weeks pregnant.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan escaped unscathed from a car crash as he travelled home from defeat in the world championships final.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
Olympic champion Katie Taylor will lead Ireland's five-strong squad for the 2014 European Women’s Elite Championships in Romania in May.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
Fionnuala Britton had that familiar fourth feeling akin to the European cross country championships at a windswept Phoenix Park yesterday where Poland’s Iwona Lewandowska was a surprise winner at the Spar Great Ireland Run 10k in 33:39.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Aogán Ó Fearghail says he is going to be an ambassadorial President.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2014
Kelly Proper joined Rob Heffernan as Ireland's most decorated indoor champion at today’s Woodies DIY national indoor championships.
Sat, 15 Feb, 2014