Katie Taylor has won four Irish titles in previous years, all were secured on walkovers and she has never had to compete in the ring for the title.

More than three years after winning the gold medal in the London Olympic Games, Katie Taylor’s impact on women’s boxing has finally taken eff(...)

Anton Savage: The presenter veers between schoolboy enthusiasm and sober inquisition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Amid the deflation of Ireland’s exit from the Rugby World Cup and the fallout from Billy Walsh’s acrimonious departure as coach of the national amateu(...)

The IABA delegation arrive at the Oireachtas: Ciarán Kirwan director, CEO Fergal Carruth, president Pat Ryan and chairman Joe Christle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At around the time Fergal Carruth was denying for the third time in the Oireachtas that his position as chief executive of the Irish Amateur Boxing(...)

Former Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh at the recent World Championships in Doha. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The IABA will meet next Wednesday to begin the selection of a permanent replacement for former head coach Billy Walsh. Zaur Antia, the Georgian assist(...)

Members of the Oireachtas met with Sport Ireland and leading figures in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to try and determine the detailed facts surrounding the departure of Billy Walsh. Photograph: Inpho

As Billy Walsh was being officially unveiled as the new head of the US women’s boxing programme, on this side of the Atlantic the controversy over his(...)

Former Ireland Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport last Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Up to a week ago, most people couldn’t have picked Billy Walsh out in a crowd. Then suddenly he was the lead item on RTÉ One’s Six One News, as heads (...)

Michael Conlan kisses coach Billy Walsh after winning the world bantamweight semi-final. Something that was working got taken apart and destroyed. Photograph: Paul Mohan

A few days after Seamus Heaney died in 2013, there was an Ireland soccer international in Lansdowne. It was against Sweden, right at the fag end of th(...)

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan could teach us all how to deal with sporting setbacks, and gawd almighty we’ve had our fair share of late, the final stra(...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning as he departed for the United States. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Billy Walsh issued a lengthy statement on Saturday afternoon strongly refuting claims made by the IABA in recent days in relation to negotiations on a(...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport en route to his new job as coach of the USA women’s team  in Colorado Springs.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clusterf**k: (n) coarse slang (chiefly US) A bungled or botched undertaking; (also) a situation, state of affairs or gathering that is disorgan(...)