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(...)

The scene at Rockville Drive in Carrickmines. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Rockville Drive in Carrickmines, Dublin 18, is a quiet cul- de-sac of 1930s cottages, neatly tended gardens and tasteful gravel driveways. The reside(...)

Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus stumbles during his bout with Michael Conlan during their Men’s Bantamweight 56kg Semi-Final bout in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, Doha, Qatar on Sunday night. Photograph: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile

Michael Conlan became the second Irish male to qualify for a World Championship final with victory at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha on Su(...)

Michael Conlan defeated Tayfur Aliyev pf Azerbaijan to guarentee at least World Championship bronze in Doha. Photo: Francis Myers/Inpho

Michael O’Reilly and Michael Conlan will both compete for a final place at the World Championships in Doha on Sunday, while Joe Ward will be in semi-f(...)

Joe Ward won his opening bout in the World Championships in Doha, moving him within two wins of Olympic qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward is two victories away from Olympic qualification after winning his opening bout at the World Championships in Doha on Friday. The Moate light(...)

Joe Ward: will be bidding to join his team-mates in the last eight.  Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Joe Ward and Seán McComb will attempt to increase Ireland’s quarter-final contingent to five at the World Championships after Michael Conlan, Brendan(...)