Duke Ragan

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Ireland’s Kellie Harrington  celebrates after defeating Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand in the Lightweight semi-final at the Kokugikan Arena in  Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Patience, keep your distance, don’t be drawn into a brawl. These might seem like quaint instructions to give a boxer in an Olympic semi-final. But, no(...)

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(...)