Billy Walsh

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Billy Walsh consoles Kurt Walker after his defeat in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Olympic boxing bout ends in emotional overflow, depending on which arm is raised, this one ending in some bittersweet symphony too. Kurt Walker(...)

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There is no one look of loss on the face of an Olympic medal hope. They all look on it differently, some torn between shock and surprise, others betwe(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

Bernard Dunne and the high-performance unit at the IABA have been heavily criticised by an anonymous document. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Three months out from the Tokyo Olympic Games, a damaging document has emerged in boxing that deeply undermines high-performance director Bernard Dunn(...)

Former Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nicolas Cruz Hernandez, Gary Keegan, Billy Walsh – all have their tales to tell about Irish boxing, how and why they came and left and what mark it ha(...)

Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford GAA have called on Sport Ireland to increase funding for games promotion officers. County chair Micheál Martin was speaking at the remote laun(...)

Katie Taylor in action against  Miriam Gutierrez during last Saturday’s fight at the Wembley Arena. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

The respected Ring magazine has named Katie Taylor the best pound-for-pound professional woman’s boxer in the world following her unanimous decision w(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor drops to her knees after being announced as the winner of the women’s lightweight final against Russia’s Sofya Ochigava at the ExCel Arena during the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Day one. It was her dad Pete who suggested using a private room at the back of the building. Being Katie Taylor had started to kick in. Already it was(...)

Wexford’s Lee Chin in action against Tipperary in last year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In a very busy schedule of events Wexford GAA, undaunted by pandemic, are running their McCauley Wellness Programme online for the next fortnight. Dur(...)

 Claressa Shields: “I’m getting judged because I’m from Flint, Michigan and I’m one of the baddest motherf**kers out there.” Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Twenty-four hours before they were scheduled to fight for the vacant WBC and WBO junior middleweight belts last October, Claressa Shields and Ivana Ha(...)

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