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Rio 2016
John Twomey, skipper of Ireland's Sonar keelboat with crew  Austin O'Carroll and Ian Costelloe
Some people just keep going and going. Ireland's Sonar helm, John Twomey, of Kinsale Yacht Club, can safely be put in to that bracket as he enters his 11th Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 writes Richard Aspland. It is this…
President Michael D Higgins congratulates Annalise Murphy on her Olympic Silver medal
President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his great joy and pride at Annalise Murphy's Olympic silver medal winning achievement. The President's comments came during a speech at a reception for Team Ireland following the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.…
Step up: Annalise Murphy comes ashore at Dun Laoghaire Pier last night for well earned Olympic celebrations. Her result can boost Irish sailing
While Irish Sailing is rightfully basking in the reflected glory of last night's homecoming celebrations for Annalise Murphy and its Olympic Sailing Team there will also be one eye to the future, considering how to turn the positive Rio results into tangible benefits…
Laser sailor Annalise Murphy poses for photographers with her Olympic Silver medal in Dun Laoghaire
A flotilla of yachts and powerboats lead by Dun Laoghaire's RNLI Lifeboat welcomed Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this evening. After the Dublin sailing star stepped ashore at a crowded…
John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio last December
Ireland's Sonar Paralympic team John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll are preparing for the Paralympic Games that take place between 7–18 September in Rio de Janeiro. The sailing is scheduled to be raced between 12–17 September in Guanabara Bay. Sailing at…
Annalise Murphy celebrates her race win
Sweet Rio-demption A fourth place in her first Olympic campaign,Left Annalise heartbroken, she couldn't hide the pain.But our Irish Laser Radial Queen,Immediately focused on twenty sixteen,Brushed herself off and got back on her feet,Showed the world she was more than…
Time spent on Rio waters was key to success for Annalise
Speaking on Newstalk's Off The Ball radio programme last night Olympic silver medal winner Annalise Murphy explained the difference between now and the London Games was the amount of time she spent studying the course in Rio. The National Yacht…
Annalise Murphy sailing a foiling Moth dinghy off Dun Laoghaire
The President of the governing body of International Sailing has spoken about the possibility of a foiling boat in the OIympic Sailing line–up for Tokyo 2020. In a far reaching interview with Scuttlebutt's Craig Lewick, World Sailing's Carlo Croce also…
Silver sailor – Olympic medal winner Annalise Murphy will be welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire with a Civic Reception in the People's Park on Thursday evening
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Irish Sailing Association are planning a major celebration of Annalise Murphy's Olympic Silver medal in the Laser Radial class. A civic reception for the Irish Olympic Sailing team will take place in Dun Laoghaire, Annalise's home…
Finn Lynch's Mum Forced To Scour Web For Tickets To Olympic Opening Ceremony
#Rio2016 - The mother of Irish Laser Olympian Finn Lynch nearly missed seeing him in Rio after failing to secure tickets through the official Irish supplier that's become embroiled in controversy in recent days. The Irish Times reports on Grainne…
Brazilian Police Raid OCI Office at Olympic Village
Early this morning in Rio, Brazilian police arrived at the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) offices in the Olympic village and at OCI accommodation outside of the village. They were met by OCI personnel. No arrests were made. The police…
Should Ireland purchase Annalise Murphy's Olympic medal winning dinghy?
Afloat.ie's idea to purchase Annalise Murphy's silver medal winning Laser dinghy supplied by the Olympic race organisers is gathering pace. Writing in his Sailing on Saturday blog, W M Nixon said how about bringing Annalise’s Rio Laser home for permanent display…
Dun Laoghaire Womens's Skiff pair Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey
The Olympic Sailing Competition rose to a dramatic crescendo, with the home nation winning a gold medal in the Women's Skiff by the most ridiculously small margin, just two seconds. Silver would have been great, but gold for Brazil has…
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in the medal race in the Men's 49er today
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern entered the medal race in the Men's 49er today, knowing that medals were out of their reach, but they were looking to cap a fine performance in the preliminary stages with a good medal race…
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern race for Ireland in the 49er medal race today
Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern gave themselves a great medal race boost by winning the final race of their qualification series in the 49er class on Tuesday.  It was their second race win of the 12–race series. The…
Annalise Murphy pictured with her coaches Rory Fitzpatrick and Sara Winthers who she credits with so much of her success
The National Yacht Club sailor, Annalise Murphy from Dun Laoghaire, who overcame heartbreak in London 2012 to take a silver medal in Rio on Tuesday has been thanking suporters via her Facebook page. In a typical warm but modest fashion…

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