Andy Lee celebrates becoming WBO middleweight world champion after victory over Matt Korobov at the The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Photograph: INPHO/Raymond Spencer

Following his concussive counter-right hook for a sixth round technical knock-out that crumbled the dreams of two-time world amateur champion Matt Kor(...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland knocks down Kiko Martinez of Spain during their IBF super-bantamweight world title bout. Photograph  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is one thing to win a world title, but another to take a city with you. Late on a cool Saturday night at the outdoor event in the Titanic Quarter,(...)

Kiko Martinez and Carl Frampton stare each other down during today’s weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s IBF super-bantamweight title fight. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Belfast has always seemed to possess a grim sense of humour. That Carl Frampton’s second meeting with Kiko Martinez takes place on the slipway of the (...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor with Diego Brandao of Brazil at the UFC Fight Night Dublin in the 02. Photograph: ©INPHO/Rodrigo Romos

Three days after his four-minute win over Diego Brandao in Dublin last week, Conor McGregor’s next fight was confirmed for 10 weeks later (Sept 27th) (...)

Dublin’s Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his fight with Diego Brandaoat the O2 Arena. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho 1:39

Conor McGregor sees himself as something of prophet, a man who at various stages has foreseen the future and is leading his people along that prede(...)

Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

Cllr Dermot Looney, Mayor of South Dublin County Council and Bernard Dunne, former professional boxer at the launch of South County Dublin’s Seachtain na Gaeilge. Photograph: Rob O’Connor rob@rocshot.com

Irish language storytelling, arts and crafts sessions, céilís and visits to the Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel are just some of the events pla(...)

Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is tackled by Shane Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“Ireland is a pretty significant place for me having played my first Test here . . . ” – Richie McCaw, New Zealand captainOne hundred and twenty two T(...)