An IABA elite training session at the  Sport Ireland Institute at  Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

I put a question to Irish boxing this week. I asked if there would be an investigation into the well organised and concerted effort to undermine high-(...)

The 2018 world champion Kellie Harrington is one of the Irish boxers due to compete. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Chapter two of the widely criticised Olympic boxing qualification tournament, which began in the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park in March be(...)

 Pete Taylor: he received gunshot wounds to his chest and arm  in the 2018 shooting.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Boxing coach Pete Taylor has taken a personal injury case seeking compensation for injuries he sustained in a shooting two years ago at his boxing clu(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. ‘We don’t think we have a huge doping culture in Ireland, but we always have to be vigilant, and we will continue to be vigilant.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish sport does not have “a huge doping culture” according to Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Of 1,303 anti-doping tests carried out in (...)

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(...)

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