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 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(...)

 “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(...)

Ireland’s Joe Ward lands a right in his light-heavyweight final against  Peter Mullenberg of  the Netherlands at the EUBC Elite European Boxing Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Ireland claimed two gold medals at the EUBC Elite European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria on Saturday as Michael Conlan and Joe Ward both won their (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Michael Conlan is through to the quarter-finals of the  European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael Conlan and Dean Walsh advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria today. Ireland captain Darren (...)

Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The first wave of Irish athletes selected for the inaugural European Games comes to 36 with more names promised in the coming weeks. Katie Taylor hea(...)

Martin Fagan ran inside the marathon qualification time for the 2016 Olympic Games during a race in Zurich. Photogrph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Martin Fagan fully expected some degree of contention, and now here it comes: because in running 2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon Fagan has almost certa(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)