Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes celebrates winning gold in the light flyweight category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho.

The BBC dedicated six channels to their coverage of the Commonwealth Games. For a conglomerate of minority sports, it got quite a showing.A corner of (...)

Blood flows from a cut above Michael Conlan’s right eye as he fights Sean McGoldrick during their bantamweight semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph:   Peter Byrne/PA

Paddy Barnes will be reunited with Devendro Singh-Laishram in the Commonwealth Games light-flyweight boxing final after a convincing win over Fazil Ju(...)

Michael Conlan has won a place in the Commonwealth Games semifinal. The Irishman had to be careful against Uganda’s Bashir Nasir after getting cut in his first fight in an accidental clash of heads. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Belfast’s Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are guaranteed Commonwealth Games medals after concinving wins in Glasgow. Derry middleweight Connor Coyle a(...)

Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan is through to the quarter-finals of the men’s bantamweight  at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Northern Ireland fighter Michael Conlan eliminated his biggest rival for the bantamweight gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a unani(...)

Ranked number two in the world at bantamweight, Michael Conlan (left), pictured at London 2012, came through the first of his bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Olympic bronze medal winner at London 2012, Michael Conlan, won the first of his fights in the Commonwealth Games. The Belfast bantamweight (...)

Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes during a press conference at the Athletes Village, Glasgow. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes has branded Commonwealth Games drug test timings a “disgrace” and insisted the procedure could have put his parti(...)

Katie Taylor will finally get a chance to win an Irish title in the ring when she faces Alanna Murphy from Belfast in the women’s lightweight final at this year’s national championships. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have become an unlikely aid to Katie Taylor in her preparation for this year’s European Championships. The Ol(...)

Katie Taylor and Paddy Barnes, seen with their Olympic medals after the London Olympics.

Shushhh . . .tat tat. Shushh . . . tat, tat. Shushhh . . . tat, tat is the sound of Katie Taylor punching Paddy Barnes. It disappears fo(...)

 Ireland’s Jason Quigley on his way to defeat  against Zanibek Alimkhanuly  of Kazakhstan during their middleweight final clash. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was a leaden Jason Quigley who took to his 3.50am flight from Almaty on Sunday morning. Several hours after his World Championships final defeat, t(...)

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes (red) vs Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan during their quarter-final bout. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy Barnes left the Palace of Sport in Almaty yesterday with possible concussion following his defeat to Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov. The Belfast (...)