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Nicole Turner Wins Silver In 50m Butterfly At European Championships

Nicole Turner managed to take home silver in today’s 50m butterfly s6 in Dublin’s European Championships. What an achievement for the 16-year-old from Portarlington! After finishing second in her heat earlier on today, Turner managed to replicate the feat – but this time in doing so, she brought home a coveted silver medal, only falling short of Great Britain’s Eleanor …

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Keane Secures First Irish Medal At Para Swimming European Championships

Ellen Keane has won Ireland’s first medal at the World Para-Swimming Allianz European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Keane finished third in her women’s 200m individual medley final securing bronze for Ireland, their first medal of the competition so far. IRELAND HAVE THEIR FIRST MEDAL!!!! WAAAHOOO ☘️???? Ellen Keane takes bronze!! #Dublin2018 pic.twitter.com/YqJTysNQE7 — Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) …

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“Irish Crowds Are Always Amazing” – Team GB Full Of Praise For Dublin Fans

Wherever you go in the sporting world you’re sure to hear the Irish fans in full voice. Especially when it’s in their home country. The National Aquatic Centre has been raucous throughout the World Para-Swimming Allianz European Championships, for not only the Irish athletes but for all the swimmers involved in the week-long competition. The crowd have attracted the attention of many …

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Ellen Keane’s Family On Dublin As Host City: “This Is As Big As It Gets”

Laura and Eddie Keane are the parents of Irish Para-Swimming medal hopeful Ellen Keane. On Tuesday Ellen reached the final of the Women’s 100m Butterfly, finishing fourth overall in front of her hometown crowd at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Speaking before Tuesday evening’s race the Keane’s spoke about the familiar nerves that they were experiencing as they awaited Ellen’s performance. …

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Fernando Alonso To Retire From Formula One At End Of Season

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced on Tuesday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season after his recent struggles with underachieving McLaren. The 37-year-old Spaniard, who has 32 Grand Prix wins to his credit in 17 seasons, has become increasingly disenchanted with Formula One as the once all-powerful McLaren team have fallen way off …

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18-Year-Old Dublin Star Signs For Brisbane Lions

Dublin footballer James Madden will make the move to Australia in November after signing a contract with AFL side, the Brisbane Lions.  Madden, who has played minor and U20s with Dublin, impressed at the European AFL combine in UCD where he broke the 20m sprint record in 2.69 seconds. The 18-year-old then travelled to Florida where he trained with the …

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Ciara Mageean Comes Agonisingly Close To 1500m Medal At European Championships

Ciara Mageean has come fourth in the final of the 1500m event at the European Athletic Championships. The 26-year-old finished second in the semi-final to race favourite Laura Muir of Great Britain, setting up this Sunday evening showdown in Berlin. The Portaferry woman won bronze in the 2016 Amsterdam edition of the European Championships, and going out in lane one, she …

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Ellen Keane Hopes To “Inspire” Other Disabled Kids And Adults During European Championships

Brought to you by  The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships get underway at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday 13th August. Ireland will have eight athletes representing their country with pride at this event and in the build-up to this much-anticipated championship, we will be profiling each of the members of Team Ireland. Next up is Ellen Keane who hails from Clontarf in …

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Ciara Mageean Top Medal Hope On Last Day Of European Championships

Ciara Mageean will take to the track this evening in Berlin for the final of the 1500m event and will be hoping to win Ireland’s second medal at the championships after Thomas Barr’s heroic bronze on Thursday evening.  Mageean ran the ideal race in the semi-final earlier this week, finishing second behind Great Britain’s Laura Muir who is the favourite for …

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Castleknock’s Ailbhe Kelly Ready To Show Ireland What Para Sport Is All About

Brought to you by  The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships get underway at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday 13th August. Ireland will have eight athletes representing their country with pride at this event and in the build-up to this much-anticipated championship, we will be profiling each of the members of Team Ireland. Next up is Ailbhe Kelly who hails from Castleknock …

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Disappointment As Phil Healy Fails To Qualify For 200m Final

Phil Healy has failed to qualify for the 200m final at the European Championships in Berlin after finishing fourth in her semi-final. Healy posted a promising time of 23.23 seconds but sadly that was not enough to book a place in the 200m final. 4th place for Phil Healy in 200m semi final in 23.23 — Cork Athletics (@AthleticsCork) August …

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Patrick Flanagan: The Support From Home Will Be Incredible

Brought to you by  The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships get underway at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday 13th August. Ireland will have eight athletes representing their country with pride at this event and in the build-up to this much-anticipated championship, we will be profiling each of the members of Team Ireland. Next up is Patrick Flanagan who hails from Co. Longford. …

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