Joe Ward won his opening bout in the World Championships in Doha, moving him within two wins of Olympic qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward is two victories away from Olympic qualification after winning his opening bout at the World Championships in Doha on Friday. The Moate light(...)

 Sean McComb defeated Mexico’s Lindolfo Delgado Garca on a split decision in Doha. Photograph: Inpho

Team Ireland are 3-2 at the World Championships following victory for Seán McComb and a controversial points defeat for Adam Nolan in Doha on Wedne(...)

Brendan Irvine claimed a 3-0 unanimous points win over Nico Hernandez of the USA on the first day of the World Championships in Doha. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Brendan Irvine and Michael O’Reilly have progressed through to the last 16 of the World Championships in Doha, but there was disappointment for Dean W(...)

Ireland head coach Billy Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

His future remains uncertain, but Billy Walsh maintains that the focus should be on his seven-strong squad at the World Championships in Doha. (...)

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(...)