According to their 2019 Anti-Doping annual report, now in its 19th year, of the 1,112 tests carried out by Sport Ireland only one came back with an adverse result. Photograph: Inpho

Once again anti-doping in sport comes across as a sort of stand-off between the statistics and the truth, and the latest report from Sport Ireland wou(...)

Young boxers are getting different instructioins  from IABA high performance unit and the organisation’s central council. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A dispute has arisen in the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) between their high performance unit, which is headed by high performance directo(...)

 The Ireland team celebrate with their silver medals following the FIH Womens Hockey World Cup final. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Hockey Ireland will receive one third of an additional €1.5 million funding announced on Monday for Olympic and major competition preparations . The (...)

Phil Sutcliffe at Crumlin Boxing club: “A coach is not going to ask a child ‘is your da a gangster?’ when he comes into the club.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is a Thursday fight night like any other at Crumlin Boxing Club in south Dublin. In the entranceway, a couple of young members collect a meagre fee(...)

Thomas Barr is among the podium dozen - considered a medal prospect for events this year. Photograph: Inpho

Just 12 of Ireland’s sporting elite have received the maximum ‘podium’ amount of funding for 2018, four less than last year. Each will receive €40,00(...)

Rio 2016 Men’s Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final:  Michael Conlan makes his feelings known after the decision went to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Inpho

An official Rio Olympics report from Irish boxing team manager Joe Hennigan claims that Irish management were informed during the boxing competition t(...)

Michael O’Reilly became the first Irish athlete to be sent home from an Olympics for failing a doping test. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly has been banned from boxing for four years for testing positive for a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid. O’R(...)

The scene outside the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.

There was a heavy Garda presence at the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon following Friday night’s shooting outside the Dublin venue. Garda tap(...)

IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) will not incur sanctions from Sport Ireland (SI) following progress made on the issue of governance, whic(...)

Irish light-heavyweight Joe Ward claimed a third European gold in Ukraine. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Friday’s deadline for the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) to comply with Sport Ireland (SI) requests to honour agreements set out by the Rio (...)

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