Brendan Irvine

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Kellie Harrington celebrates winning gold in the women’s lightweight final with coaches Zaur Antia and John Conlan at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The first and the last thing Kellie Harrington wants to see herself now is a role model to anyone else except herself. This is her story of becoming t(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan loses his balance  during the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Room 201 of the Sakura Hotel and we’re beginning to resemble a Francis Bacon studio mid-life crisis period. What is left of my desk space is fast disa(...)

Aidan Walsh with his bronze medal and sister Michaela Walsh, a fellow member of Ireland’s boxing team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

From the ashes of Rio, it is not a leap of faith to say high performance director Bernard Dunne and his coaching crew have transformed a boxing landsc(...)

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(...)

 Flag bearers Donata Katai and Peter Purcell-Gilpin of Team Zimbabwe during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo  Olympic Games. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

No offence is meant here at all, at all to the good people who organised that opening ceremony, it’s just that by the time it concluded with Naomi Osa(...)

 Volunteers and athletes watch a fireworks display at the end of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images

We were just a few minutes into the opening ceremony, which started here in an empty Olympic Stadium right on cue at 8pm sharp, when in Japanese and t(...)

Ireland’s flag bearers Kellie Anne Harrington and Brendan Irvine enter the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Boxers Brendan Irvine and Kellie Harrington proudly carried the Irish flag as the Olympic opening ceremony kicked off on Friday in Tokyo, officially m(...)

A plane lands into Haneda Airport above the Tokyo 2020 field hockey complex. Photograph: John Minchillo/AP

Shanghaied in Tokyo. It’s the mugged feeling you experience when a day and a half goes Awol crossing frontiers. Drugged up by the prospect of an Olymp(...)

Kurt Walker will be the first Irish boxer in action at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when he takes on Spain’s Jose Quiles Brotons on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Three members of the Irish boxing team including 2018 World Champion Kellie Harrington have received byes in the first round of the Olympic event in T(...)

The 2018 World champion Kellie Harrington is part of Ireland’s seven-strong boxing team for the upcoming Olympic Games. File photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Boxing will start with a clean slate for the Tokyo Olympics following an acrimonious contest at the 2016 Games, with the sport’s troubled governing bo(...)

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