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Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

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(...)

USA boxing coach Billy Walsh at Sport Ireland HPX conference in Dublin.  Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

This was a convention you could come to and hear Skibbereen and Michael Phelps mentioned in the same breath. It was one where Billy Walsh aired his h(...)

Joe Ward  after he received his silver medal following his AIBA World Boxing Championships final clash with Julio La Cruz. Photograph: Thomas Balke/Inpho/Pixathlon

Joe Ward looks at Hamburg and doesn’t see the ever-moving figure of Julio La Cruz in front of him and then not, but through the prism of the year that(...)

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 (...)

Sean McComb: edged a split decision over Russia’s World Elite light-welter champion Vitaly Dunaystev at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

Sean McComb: “It was a tough and tricky fight having boxed each other just a few months ago, but I listened to Zaur in the corner. He had a plan and it worked very well.”

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

Irish Athletic  Boxing Association high performance director Bernard Dunne.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland (SI) has given the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) until June 30th to get their house in order or else funding for boxing will (...)

 Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan:  has said he ‘doesn’t know who’s in charge’ at the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Funding withdrawal is the last act available, the ultimate sanction and now the only one left in the armoury of Sport Ireland and Minister of State fo(...)

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

For a boxer, whose career brought him 13 Irish amateur championships and the WBA Super Bantamweight world title in 2009, it must have come as a surpri(...)

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