Katie Taylor in action against Ida Lundblad of Sweden in the women’s lightweight quarter-finals at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It may or may not be a warning sign that the most impressive women’s lightweight in Baku right now is not necessarily Katie Taylor. At least not after(...)

Ireland’s Darren O’Neill, who fights in the  Men’s Heavy 91kg class. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So, and in no particular order, that’s Darren O’Neill, Brendan Irvine, Dean Gardiner, Ceire Smith, Dean Walsh, Adam Nolan, Sean McComb, Michael O’Rei(...)

Britain’s Lani Belcher, left, and Hungary’s Renata Csay, centre, pull ahead of Jenny Egan, right, as they approach the line in the the Kayak Single 5000m Women final at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtse/Getty Images

Jenny Egan came within four hundreths of a second of taking a medal for Ireland at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan today. The 28-year-old, who(...)

Baku 2015 European Games, National Gymnastics Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan 15/6/2015Gymnastics ArtisticIreland's Kieran Behan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The difficulty with any winning streak is that the longer it lasts the more likely it is to end. No athlete has come to these European Games with a lo(...)

Katie Taylor in action against  Yana Allekseevana of Azerbaijan in the AIBA 60kg Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships final last November. Photograph: Inpho

Pete Taylor, coach and dad to Olympic champion Katie Taylor, has described the decision to not seed female boxers at next month’s inaugural European G(...)

Katie Taylor has her arm raised by the referee after the judges declared her the winner of  AIBA Elite Women’s World Championships final in  Jeju, South Korea, last November. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor will be testing a niggling wrist injury this weekend when she returns for her first competitive fights this year ahead of next month’s in(...)

Adam Nolan lands with a left in his welterweight title fight against John Joe Joyce during the   National Senior Elite Championships at the  National Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Darren O’Neill gave away just about everything to Ken Okungbowa in last night’s heavyweight title fight in the National Stadium. O’Neill, the Irish(...)

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(...)

Cratloe’s brothers David, Padraic and Sean  Collins  celebrate with the Clare senior football championship trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Cratloe 2-12, Éire Óg 0-11: In a way this is your typical GAA success story, a father and his sons combining for county final glory. That’s nothing ne(...)

“You can measure everything, but how important is the piece of information is the important thing. You could end up with paralysis by analysis. It can go wrong if you’re spending too much time trawling over data with little effect” – Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Pep Guardiola, who is widely lauded as the most original thinker in soccer coaching at the top level, says his favourite part of the job is when he’s (...)