David Oliver Joyce has qualified for thr Rio Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

David Oliver Joyce has become the sixth Irish boxer to book his place at the Rio Olympics after he beat home favourite Volkan Gockek on points in Turk(...)

Katie Taylor is into the last four at the European Olympic Qualification tournament. Photograph: Inpho

There was disappointment for the women’s team at the Olympic Qualifying tournament in Turkey, when Cavan’s Ceire Smith and Christina Desmond, who was (...)

Darren O’Neill is into the last eight in Samsun.

Darren O’Neill and David Oliver Joyce are the latest Irish boxers to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Olympic qualifiers in Turkey, but (...)

David Oliver Joyce is still on course for  a place in the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

David Oliver Joyce is the latest Irish fighter to advance to the last-eight of the European Olympic qualifiers in Samsun, Turkey. The three-time EU c(...)

Katie Taylor is among the boxers competing in Samsun, Turkey. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Irish boxing’s bid to improve the numbers of the team to travel to Rio in August begins on Saturday in Samsun, Turkey. Six male and three female box(...)

Michael O’Reilly on his way to beating Athy’s John Joyce to book his place in national final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Reilly will not allow his international success to distract him from his domestic duties as he chases a third Irish middleweight title in a(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh: has overseen a golden period of success in Irish amateur boxing.  Photograph:  Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Darren O’Neill, who captained the Irish boxing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has described the possible departure of Irish boxing head coach(...)

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(...)