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 (...)

Ireland team members return to Dublin Airport from the European Games in Baku. Medal winners (from left); Seán McComb, Joshua Magee, Michael O’Reilly, Katie Taylor, Sam Magee, Brendan Irvine and Chloe Magee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s medallists from the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan met with a raucous reception as they returned to Dublin Airport on Monday. An exp(...)

Ireland badminton player Scott Evans in action during the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

First European Games or not, it wasn’t supposed to end like this, if not for Sean McComb, then definitely not for Scott Evans. Because while McComb(...)

 Ida Lundblad of Sweden (red) and Katie Taylor of Ireland (blue) compete in the Women’s Boxing Lightweight (57-60kg) Quarter Final during day twelve of the Baku 2015 European Games. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Even by her own awesome standards this looked perfectly simple, Katie Taylor now assured of at a least a bronze medal at these European Games - and cl(...)

Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh wants an irish boxer to qualify for all 10 weight divisions at Rio Olympics. Photograph: Inpho

Everyone knows Billy Walsh treats the Irish boxers like they’re family. Whether they’re actually family or not. So he’s crushed when they lose and ela(...)

Ireland’s Sean McComb is into the semi-finals of the European Games. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So that’s a European Games bronze medal number two - at the very least - for the Irish boxers in Baku, this one thanks to Sean McComb and his lightwei(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s  Paddy Barnes celebrates after knocking out Kenya’s Simon Nzioki during their flyweight last 16 bout at the World Boxing Championships in  Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

A devastating left from flyweight Paddy Barnes finished his fight in the first round and sent him into the quarter-finals of the World Championships i(...)

Ireland light welterweight  Ray Moylette goes on the offensive in his fight against Greece’s  Alexandros Tsanikidis at the  AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Mayo light welterweight Ray Moylette survived a stinging right-hander from his Greek opponent to win a split decision in his opening bout at the AIBA (...)

Ireland’s Adam Nolan in action against Poland’s Tomasz Kot during yesterday’s welterweight (69kg) clash at the European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan made it through into the last 16 of the European Boxing Championships in Minsk, Belarus yesterday with Belfast’s Sean (...)