The attack, described by police in Belfast as vicious, happened as the 22-year-old engineering student went outside during the early hours of the morning.

Police in Belfast believe the killer of a promising young boxer lay in wait while the victim was visiting a friend. Eamonn Magee Jnr – whose father, a(...)

Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton, who is unbeaten in 20 professional fights and stopped the American Chris Avalos to retain his IBF belt in March. Photograph: Inpho

World champion Carl Frampton will not be fighting Scott Quigg this summer, according to the former’s manager and promoter Barry McGuigan.It was hoped (...)

Former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland. Mr Ringland was one of the attendees at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, where Lord Diljit Rana urged the State to consider rejoining the Commonwealth.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the (...)

Carl Frampton wants possible July fight on ITV, Hearn wants it on Sky. Photo: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

No sooner had Eddie Hearn offered Carl Frampton £1.5m to defend his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Carl Quigg in Manchester on July 18th, (...)

Gardaí are investigating after the body of a 54-year-old man was found at the rear of a house on Francis St, Waterford city, on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating after a postmortem revealed a man found at the rear of a house in Waterford city died from injuries sustained in a fall. Gard(...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland celebrates after his victory over Chris Avalos of USA for the IBF Super Bantamweight World Title at Odyssey Arena on February 28th in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

He unites the people of the North in a way politicians can only dream of.World champion boxer Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton is riding high after retainin(...)

 Carl Frampton throws a right at Chris Avalos during the  IBF super-bantamweight world title fight  at the Odyssey Arena on  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Carl Frampton retained his IBF super-bantamweight title with an impressive fifth-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Chris Avalos at a raucous Odys(...)

Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Europa Hotel for the fight with Chris Avalos. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

The Hitman was not happy with The Jackal – although it is tough to look convincing when you’re standing butt naked behind a towel in front of the oth(...)

Austin Stacks’  Kieran Donaghy celebrates in front of Brendan Rodgers of Slaughtneil after the Kerry champins scored a point. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Slaughneil 1-14 Austin Stacks 2-10 One kick of a ball was the winning and the losing of this one, a fiercely competitive clash in O’Moore Park (...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)