Billy Walsh and Zaur Antia have been named as coaches for the Ireland team to travel to the Feliks Stamm tournament in Poland on September 9th. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Confusion continues to surround the standoff in Irish boxing between Billy Walsh and the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) despite a statement r(...)

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(...)

Russia’s Bator Sagaluev beat Brendan Irvine of Ireland in the light flyweight final of the European Games at Crystal Hall, Baku. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Even if these European Games turn out to be nothing more than a minor rumble in the sporting jungle they will always be remembered by Brendan Irvine. (...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine takes a strong left from Russia’s  Bator Sagaluev during their  light-flyweight final at the European Games in Baku, which was won by the Russian on a split decision. Photo: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

So it’s not yet a first European Games gold medal for Ireland, Brendan Irvine narrowly losing out in the light flyweight final to the fiercely competi(...)

Not everyone can put an exact value yet on a European Games gold medal, although Brendan Irvine clearly has. In earning the right to contest the final(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in action during his victory over Bulgarian Tinko Banabakov in the light flyweight last 16 clash in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such is the lavish efficiency with which these European Games are being run that even Billy Walsh was lured into a false sense of security. Not that (...)

Campaigners attend a rally in Belfast to show their support for marriage equality. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Some 20,000 gay rights campaigners have marched in Belfast demanding a change in the law to allow gay marriage. The crowd, organised by Amnesty Inter(...)

The attack, described by police in Belfast as vicious, happened as the 22-year-old engineering student went outside during the early hours of the morning.

Police in Belfast believe the killer of a promising young boxer lay in wait while the victim was visiting a friend. Eamonn Magee Jnr – whose father, a(...)

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(...)