Darren O’Neill, who defeated Dubliner John Joe McDonagh in Saturday’s 91kg semi-final at Dublin’s National Stadium to reach his ninth Elite final. Photograph: Inpho

London 2012 Olympian Darren O’Neill believes he has enough in his arsenal to claim his fifth Elite title at the expense of towering Athlone heavyweigh(...)

Michaela Walsh: “I lost on a split decision when I was clearly the most dominant boxer and knocked her down in the last round. Boxing can be cruel.” Photo: Ian McNicol/Inpho

The Irish team in Korea has now been whittled away to just Katie Taylor, who boxed her quarter-final early this morning against Olympic silver medall(...)

“It’s devastating to have won but now I can’t continue and deep down it is hard to take”

Irish welterweight Claire Grace will not take any further part in the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju. The DCU student sustained a deep cut(...)

There were victories today for Katie Taylor (above) and Michaela Walsh earlier this morning. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Katie Taylor didn’t disappoint in her first fight of the World Championships in Jeju. The defending champion earned a unanimous decision over Dominica(...)

 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the bus on the way back to the hotel in Jeju City last night Dutch middleweight Fontijn Nouchka told a story of how in 2012 she was given the oppor(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor will meet Dominica’s lightweight Valerian Spicer on Tuesday.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

None of the four Irish fighters in South Korea were drawn to compete today (Sunday) in the first session of the Women’s World Championships, which be(...)

Pete Taylor: “If the lads are trying to fight without head gear and the girls are fighting with head gear, it’s not the same sport.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Taylor and her three Irish teammates, Michaela Walsh, Clare Grace and Joanna Lambe, will be wearing protective head guards when the World Champ(...)

Claire Grace became Ireland’s first medal winner at the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bucharest. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Claire Grace became Ireland’s first medal winner at the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bucharest with a win over Turkey’s Kara Guluzar in th(...)

Katie Taylor is in line to win a fifth straight EU title in Hungary. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Ireland’s Katie Taylor is just one win away from a fifth EU title in a row after winning her lightweight semi-final over Finland’s Mira Potkonen in K(...)

Katie Taylor fights Finnish lightweight Mira Potkonen in the 60kg semi-finals at the EU Women’s Championships in Keszthely, Hungary. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Olympic and World champion Katie Taylor will lead the Irish women’s team back into battle at the EU Women’s Senior, Youth and Junior Championships at(...)