Paddy Barnes: “Hopefully, I’ll get the victory and get a bit of a break. If I don’t qualify now it will be a very stressful year, qualifying will put my mind at rest.”

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes believes that the best way to avoid stress and put his mind at rest is by becoming the only Irish boxer(...)

Katie Taylor  with brothers Gearóid (9) and Oisín (8) Murphy from Greystones at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin 2:44

At this stage Katie Taylor could only surprise us if she lost a fight but if the story is familiar, it still draws the crowds. The five-time world cha(...)

John Fogarty (left) and Denis Leamy have helped to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and concussion. Over 13,000 people in Ireland are affected by ABI every year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A zero tolerance approach was one of the key recommendations made by medical experts discussing the implications of concussion in sport at the joint O(...)

Sinn Féin spokeswoman Sandra McLellan noted that Paddy Barnes, Ireland’s two-time Olympic medallist, (pictured) had stated that, without more money, Irish boxing was going nowhere. He had claimed that boxers were training “in a 1970s gym more or less and everything has to be modernised’’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring defended the Government’s funding of amateur boxing. He said the Irish Amateur Boxing Association was (...)

Katie Taylor: has two fights in 24 hours in Dublin and home town Bray.

The road to Rio begins tonight in the Mansion House for Irish lightweight gold medallist Katie Taylor. The Bray 27-year-old meets American number thre(...)

Ireland’s John Joe Nevin with his gold medal at the European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Olympic silver medallist and current European Champion John Joe Nevin has not reported for Ireland’s Pre-World Championship training camp in(...)

John Joe Nevin shows off his gold medal won at the European Championships in  Minsk, Belarus, last month. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will run a tournament at Dublin’s National Stadium next month to help with their selection process for the AIBA W(...)

Sean Turner (red shirt) after winning the  Irish super-heavyweight title against Gorey’s   Niall Kennedy back in February at the National Stadium. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish super-heavyweight champion Seán Turner has been banned for one year after failing on three occasions within 18 months to return whereabouts deta(...)

Ireland head coach Billy Walsh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Head coach to the Irish boxing team Billy Walsh was unaware that two coaches he had in place were removed from their positions with the elite Irish wo(...)

Paddy Barnes are is raised followin his victory over Samuel Kistohurry at the National Stadium.

A year after the Olympic Games and boxing finds itself in a familiar, cyclical lull. But yesterday there was a little resonance from the ExCel (...)