Eddie Bolger

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Michael O’Reilly became the first Irish athlete to be sent home from an Olympics for failing a doping test. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly has been banned from boxing for four years for testing positive for a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid. O’R(...)

Joe Ward recorded a 5-0 unanimous decision victory over Iago Kiziria on Monday night. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward is the last Irishman standing at the World Championships after the Westmeath southpaw emerged victorious on an otherwise disappointing day fo(...)

Eddie Bolger (right) pictured with Ireland head coach Zaur Antia (centre) and John Conlan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish high-performance boxing coach Eddie Bolger has resigned his position with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) to take up the role as he(...)

Michael Conlan was devastated  following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the Olympic Opening ceremony had even taken place Irish coaches Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger and John Conlan slipped out of the Rio hotel where the(...)

A dejected Katie Taylor after losing her lightweight quarter-final to Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Bray fighter looks paler than gold after it is over. She carries a thin mark above her lip and her dark eyes are searching. Ireland has become bli(...)

Katie Taylor “not lacking any confidence and is always looking to improve.”

Conspicuously low key, Katie Taylor has not been spotted this week in Rio, not at the boxing, not wandering around Olympic Park. On Monday she step(...)

Katie Taylor loses a split decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in the World Championship semi-final in Astana. The fight was so close that on another day it could have ended up as a unanimous decision for the Bray fighter. Photograph: Inpho

The scoring was everything. Katie Taylor was maybe one or two per cent off her game and she allowed her fight against Estelle Mossely to come down to (...)

France’s Estelle Mossely is declared the winner of the lightweight semi-final against Ireland’s Katie Taylor at the      Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph: Inpho/AIBA

Her body language said it all. Katie Taylor’s pain at losing a second fight in a matter of months will take some time to dissipate. The champion was (...)

Katie Taylor in action during her lightweight quarter-final against Mexico’s Victoria Torres at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph:   Inpho

All week in Astana the sun has turned the long straight walkway to the Barys Arena on the outskirts of town into a shimmering haze. When the wind blow(...)

Unanimous winner: Katie Taylor (red) lands a blow on Victoria Torres  in Tuesday’s bout. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor did not realise she had qualified for the Rio Olympics after claiming her third power- and speed-driven win at the Women’s Boxing World C(...)

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