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 Muhammad Ail takes a punch from  Al ‘Blue’ Lewis during their non-title bout at at Croke Park in July 1972.  Photograph: Tommy Collins

In a room at the back of Dr Stuart Kirschenbaum’s clinic on Detroit’s Grand Boulevard, Al ‘Blue’ Lewis folded his immense heavyweight boxer’s frame in(...)

It’s 20 years since the first Season of Sundays (Sportsfile, €29.95) came out. The 2016 version is as rich and textured as the 19 that went before. This image shows kids in Galway fine-tuning their skills before a NHL encounter with Cork.

Six of the best Forever Young Oliver Kay (Quercus, €28.00) Adrian Doherty came from Strabane and for time in the early 1990s, it looked like he(...)

Muhammad Ail and Al “Blue” Lewis in Croke Park in July 1972. Photograph: Tommy Collins/The Irish Times

Al “Blue” Lewis is a name which does not command too much attention on Muhammad Ali’s CV unless you have an interest in Irish boxing. And for the comm(...)

Muhammad Ali during training for his fight with Al “Blue” Lewis in Croke Park. Photograph: Getty Images

On April 4th, 1972, Harold Conrad arrived in London from New York. Booking into his hotel, he was surprised to discover three urgent messages from so(...)