Jenny Egan endured more frustration when she was just two seconds off a medal at the World Sprint Championships in Milan, only 11 seconds separating the top six. Photograph:  Inpho

After missing out on qualifying for London 2012 by a single place Jenny Egan might have been forgiven for concluding sport was far too cruel and life(...)

Billy Walsh: has overseen spectacular success for Irish boxers in his years as head coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Given how cheaply and meekly the Irish State surrendered its sovereign status in recent years, it really should be no surprise that this sorry mess of(...)

 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(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh has led his teams to unprecedented succes on the world stage in recent years.

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Sport has expressed his surprise at the prospect of Irish boxing head coach Billy Walsh accepting an offer to leav(...)

Sarah Byrne excelled for Ireland in basketball at the Special Olympics this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’ll trust that Aer Lingus overlooked excess baggage charges when they were bringing Ireland’s Special Olympics team home after they’d won, between t(...)

Andy Lee’s WBO World Middleweight title fight against Billy Joe Saunders has been moved from Thomod Park to Manchester Arena, with a new date of October 10th. Photograph:   Ed Mulholland/Inpho

Andy Lee’s WBO World Middleweight title fight against Billy Joe Saunders has been moved from Thomond Park to Manchester after a statement released (...)

Adam Nolan produced an impressive performance to beat Russia’s number one seed Radzhab Butaev and reach the quarter-finals of the Elite European Championships. Photograph: Inpho

Irish southpaws Adam Nolan and Joe Ward advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria on Tuesday. London 201(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping, with his wife Peng Liyuan: some commentators say he  may not turn up at the Communist Party gathering in the seaside town of Beidaihe. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

The atmosphere surrounding the annual closed-door meeting of China’s Communist Party leadership at Beidaihe seems tentative this year. It’s not clear (...)

Katie Taylor is no longer on the Andy Lee undercard. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Katie Taylor has performed a surprise U-turn and will no longer be on the undercard for Andy Lee’s World Championship title defence next month. Only (...)

Fiona Doyle shows off the silver medal she won  in the 50m breaststroke at the  World University Games in Gwangju.

Not long after winning her second swimming medal at last month’s World University Games in Gwangju – securing a Rio Olympic qualifying time in the pro(...)