Ireland’s super-heavyweight Dean Gardiner beat Italy’s Guido Vianello at the Crystla Hall in Baku to make the quarter-finals of the European Games. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A long and tiring day for the Irish boxers down at Baku’s Crystal Hall has ended on the perfect winning note for both Dean Gardiner and Adam Nolan – w(...)

The Guardian have been refused entry to Azerbaijan to cover the inaugral European Games in Baku. Photograph: Afp

The government of Azerbaijan has banned the Guardian, along with a number of media outlets and human rights activists, from entering the country to co(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Estelle Mossely at the European Championships earlier this year in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Among the records in the possession of Katie Taylor, there is one she still doesn’t have. It belongs to an Indian fighter called Mary Kom. This mornin(...)

 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the bus on the way back to the hotel in Jeju City last night Dutch middleweight Fontijn Nouchka told a story of how in 2012 she was given the oppor(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor will meet Dominica’s lightweight Valerian Spicer on Tuesday.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

None of the four Irish fighters in South Korea were drawn to compete today (Sunday) in the first session of the Women’s World Championships, which be(...)

Katie Taylor arrived on Jeju Island in South Korea two weeks before the start of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jeju. A sub tropical, volcanic island in the East China Sea. Okinawa is one way, Japan another and South Korea 64 kilometres to the north. A World Her(...)

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 (...)

 Nicola Adams competes with Michaela Walsh in the women’s fly final in Glasgow. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh believes she was “cheated” out of a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after losing out to Olympic champion Nicola(...)

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(...)

Katie Taylor after beating Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in the 60kg semi-final of the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos

It hasn’t been so much her progress as the assured nature of it. This week in Bucharest was always freighted with the possibility of a slip up, a r(...)