Former Ireland Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport last Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Up to a week ago, most people couldn’t have picked Billy Walsh out in a crowd. Then suddenly he was the lead item on RTÉ One’s Six One News, as heads (...)

 “Tiger Woods is Usain Bolt unable to break 11 seconds over 100 metres.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was unmistakably John Daly. The billowing orange top, the garish patterned trousers and the redneck haircut. The first two days before the bad weat(...)

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(...)

 Michael Carruth leaving court  after the opening day of the  High Court action taken by Trinity Boys Boxing Club. Photograph:  Collins

A boxing club wants the High Court to rule it is entitled to continue operating in its Dublin premises for a minimum of five years. Trini(...)

Ireland’s Jason Quigley throws a right hand during yesterday’s middleweight semi-final against Russia’s Artem Chebotarev at the World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jason Quigley stands poised to become the only Irish boxer after Katie Taylor to win a World Championship gold medal. The 22-year-old from Donegal mee(...)

Jason Quigley celebrates beating Artem Chebotarev of Russia in their World Championships middleweight semi-final bout in Almaty, Kazakhstan as coaches Zuar Antia, left and Billy Walsh, second left, are interviewed. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Even the austere Kazak guards permitted a small security breach yesterday. Conor Quigley, Jason’s father, was ushered through to meet his son as he wa(...)

Ross Dunphy, fitness, strength and conditioning coach with the Dublin hurlers, at wotk with his charges. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing either the Cork or Dublin hurlers will lack going into Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is match fitness – or at least they had better n(...)

Chairman of the British Athletic Association Lord Coe with President of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey, Minister of State for Transport Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD and sculptor Paul Ferriter at the unveiling of sculpture of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Three years to Rio and Rory McIlroy’s Olympic marathon doesn’t look like flagging. Even the intervention of a Lord yesterday could not ease the(...)