European Games

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Felix English: ‘I was convinced I had at least third’. Photograph: Inpho/Ciaran Fallon

Felix English was frustrated in a brave bid for success at the European Games’ scratch race on Thursday, with the Irish track rider pipped at the line(...)

Katie Taylor celebrates her gold medal win in the European Games in Baku with her coaches Pete Taylor, Zaur Anita and Billy Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Get Billy Walsh to prepare, prepare to succeed. If the last two weeks in Baku confirmed one thing it’s the increasingly reducing odds that as long as (...)

Katie Taylor dominanted Estelle Mossley to win Ireland’s first gold medal of the European Games. Photograph: Inpho

There are no more words of praise for Katie Taylor. Only more acknowledgement, more respect, and yet more gold medals. This time, a first European Gam(...)

 Katie Taylor in action against Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna in the women’s light 57-60kg semi-finals in Baku. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And there’s still no stopping Katie Taylor. It doesn’t get any easier, although in securing her place in the gold medal bout at these European Games(...)

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(...)

The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulates gold medalist and compatriot Ilham Zakiyev at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

I recognise this feeling. The adrenaline crash. The crankiness and mild bloating. The last clean T-shirt plastered to my back in greasy sweat. The str(...)

Katie Taylor is through to the lightweight final at the European Games after a semi-final win over Yana Alekseevna. Photograph: Inpho

It was at times unbearable tense and not helped by the wildly partisan crowd, and then came the enormous relief, as Katie Taylor just about out-classe(...)

 Grainne Dwyer of Ireland holds off Tatiana Petrushina of Russia during the 3X3 basketball quarter-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was after sundown by the time the Irish women’s team took to outdoor court number two for their 3x3 basketball quarter-final against Russia, and a(...)

Azerbaijan medal hopeful Collazo Sotomayor was born in Cuba. Photograph: Getty.

After spending €85 million on the opening ceremony, €540 million on a new stadium to stage it, plus that reported €9 billion on running the entire sh(...)

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. (...)

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