Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan took gold in the pommel-horse final at the 2019 FIG World Challenge Cup in Slovenia. File photograph: Neil Hall/Inpho

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan took gold in the pommel-horse final at the 2019 FIG World Challenge Cup in Koper, Slovenia on Saturday. The 19-year-ol(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

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 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

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Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan on his way to winning gold in the Pommel Horse at the  European Championships at the SSE Hydro   in Glasgow. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners attaching themselves like limpets to sports they never once showed any(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan competes to take gold in the men’s pommel horse final of the artistic gymnastics  during the  European Championships  in Glasgow Photograph:  Andy Buchanan /AFP/Getty Images

Irish gymnastics history was made in Glasgow on Sunday as 19-year-old Rhys McClenaghan claimed a gold medal in the pommel horse event at the European (...)