Jack Kennedy Horse racing Still only 16, the young Kerry man has been quicker making a name for himself as a jumps jockey than anyone in recent time(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

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(...)

Adam Nolan, red shorts, in action during his win over  Michael Bustard during the National Elite Men’s semi-final at the National Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

London 2012 Olympians Adam Nolan and Darren O’Neill cruised through to the finals of the 2016 men’s National Elite Championships after their respecti(...)

Steven Donnelly has qualified for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Getty

Welterweight Steven Donnelly is on his way to Brazil next summer after it was announced he has achieved a quota place for the Rio Olympics. The Bally(...)

 Michael Conlan: “Picking up the world number one spot is a great achievement.” Photograph:    Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile/Web Summit

Michael Conlan, the most recent Irish boxing World Champion, is this week officially ranked as the number one bantamweight in the world. The west Belf(...)

Michael Conlan, from Belfast, with his daughter Luisne (three months) and the gold medal he won in the Boxing world championship in Doha, at Dublin Airport, Friday, October 16th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We live in a golden age of Irish boxing - and none more golden than the medal around the neck of new world champion Michael Conlan. He was greeted at(...)

Billy Walsh at the World Championships in Doha where Ireland claimed a record haul of three medals: The head coach has said if he wasn’t keen on staying he would have been gone by now. Photograph: Francis Myers/Inpho

Billy Walsh has insisted he is keen to stay put as head coach of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit, while World champion Michael Conlan wants to s(...)

Had Joe Ward opted to throw caution to the wind from the opening bell of his World Championship light-heavyweight final bout he may have become Ire(...)

Ireland’s Joe Ward lost out to Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final. Photo: Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

Just over 24 hours after Michael Conlan became the first Irish man to claim gold at the World Boxing Championships, Joe Ward was unable to follow h(...)