Ireland players and staff celebrate after they beat England 4-2 to win the bronze medal  at the EuroHockey Nations Championship at the Lee Valley  Centre in London London.  Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA

(...). They now wait on October 25th when they will find out if they qualify for the Olympic Games, dependent(...)

Billy Walsh: has overseen spectacular success for Irish boxers in his years as head coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) federations just a year before the next Olympic games. The second and more shameful aspect is that the man(...)

Champions League groups A,B,C,D, on an electronic board after draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. Photograph: Claude Paris/AP
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • August 28, 2015, 08:37

(...) team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has described the possible departure of Irish boxing head coach(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh: has overseen a golden period of success in Irish amateur boxing.  Photograph:  Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Darren O’Neill, who captained the Irish boxing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has(...)

Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh of Ireland compete in the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls - Repechage race at last year’s World Championships in Amsterdam. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

(...) later, Ireland could have four boats qualified for the Olympic Games - or none at all. The first(...)

 Ireland head coach Billy Walsh has led his teams to unprecedented succes on the world stage in recent years.

(...) regular medal winners at European, World and Olympic levels. In London 2012 Paddy Barnes and Michael(...)

Ireland’s Conor Harte reacts during the EuroHockey 2015 men’s semi-final’s match between Netherlands and Ireland at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London. Photo: Hannah McKay/PA

(...) win the African Nations Cup in October, Ireland will go to the Games for the first time since 1908(...)

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin meet again on Thursday in the final of the men’s 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • August 27, 2015, 08:35

(...) the 200m today. Multiple Olympic champion Bolt edged the twice banned (for doping) American in the(...)

Peter Carruth celebrates after scoring against Belgium in the group stages of the European Championships.

Round 3 in Antwerp to push Ireland to the brink of Olympic qualification. From that perspective, Ireland(...)

 Marouane Fellaini and Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speak during the press conference held at Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • August 26, 2015, 08:35

(...)-up was the only time United have scored more than one goal in their four games this season. Talking(...)