Clare Grace

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Ireland’s Kellie Harrington made her exit from the European Boxing Championships in Sofia on Monday with a bronze medal. Photo: Tommy Dickson

Split decisions went against Ireland, who had to settle for bronze medals in the semi-finals of the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria (...)

Katie Taylor has won four Irish titles in previous years, all were secured on walkovers and she has never had to compete in the ring for the title.

More than three years after winning the gold medal in the London Olympic Games, Katie Taylor’s impact on women’s boxing has finally taken eff(...)

An advertisement for 50, Jurgen Klinsmann during the USA’s training session in the Aviva. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

As Ireland look to redeem themselves or as manager Martin O’Neill puts it; “get back to winning ways” against the USA in tonight’s international frien(...)

 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the bus on the way back to the hotel in Jeju City last night Dutch middleweight Fontijn Nouchka told a story of how in 2012 she was given the oppor(...)

Katie Taylor arrived on Jeju Island in South Korea two weeks before the start of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jeju. A sub tropical, volcanic island in the East China Sea. Okinawa is one way, Japan another and South Korea 64 kilometres to the north. A World Her(...)

Pete Taylor: “If the lads are trying to fight without head gear and the girls are fighting with head gear, it’s not the same sport.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Taylor and her three Irish teammates, Michaela Walsh, Clare Grace and Joanna Lambe, will be wearing protective head guards when the World Champ(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)

Clare Grace with trainer Gerry Storey after  her defeat to England’s  Stacey Copeland at the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

After a day or two of reflection, Ireland’s only European bronze medallist, Clare Grace, will take her ribbon and medal back to DCU, where she is stu(...)

Katie Taylor after beating Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in the 60kg semi-final of the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos

It hasn’t been so much her progress as the assured nature of it. This week in Bucharest was always freighted with the possibility of a slip up, a r(...)

Katie Taylor: fights Bulgarian Denista Eliseeva, who controversially beat her on home soil in 2011.

When Denista Eliseeva climbed out of the ring after a scrap of a fight against the tough Polish boxer Karolina Michalczuk on Wednesday, she was still (...)

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