Team Ireland boxer Paddy Barnes who was named as flagbearer for Team Ireland for the forthcoming Rio Olympic Games during a press conference to celebrate 100 Days out from the Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

He described it as just as good as winning an Olympic medal, which may be a slight exaggeration, although Paddy Barnes was clearly chuffed at being na(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in action against Daniel Asenov of Bulgaria in the Olympic qualifying event. Photo: Inpho

Though back to winning ways Katie Taylor will nonetheless be stung by her defeat at the Rio Olympic qualifying event in Turkey. Her win over Svetland (...)

David Oliver Joyce has qualified for thr Rio Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

David Oliver Joyce has become the sixth Irish boxer to book his place at the Rio Olympics after he beat home favourite Volkan Gockek on points in Turk(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine celebrates after winning his box-off against Bulgaria’s   Daniel Asenov in Turkey and qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Ilyas Gun/Inpho

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine has qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a unanimous decision win over Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov at the Eur(...)

Katie Taylor is among the boxers competing in Samsun, Turkey. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Irish boxing’s bid to improve the numbers of the team to travel to Rio in August begins on Saturday in Samsun, Turkey. Six male and three female box(...)

Eight fights, men only on the main stage and Taylor across the car park in the other building, apparently finished before any of the men began and doing it as she likes doing it, quietly and without fuss.

This of all weeks as world tennis splits down the middle over equality of gender and almost 43 years since Bobby Riggs faced Billie Jean King in thei(...)

Bridget McDyer, of Rosses Community School, Dungloe, and Ellie McDonnell, of St Columba’s, Glenties, both Co Donegal, at the flags ceremony in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of secondary school pupils have been presented with copies of the national flag and the Proclamation at a special ceremony at Croke Park in(...)

Jack Kennedy Horse racing Still only 16, the young Kerry man has been quicker making a name for himself as a jumps jockey than anyone in recent time(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Michael O’Reilly on his way to beating Athy’s John Joyce to book his place in national final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Reilly will not allow his international success to distract him from his domestic duties as he chases a third Irish middleweight title in a(...)