Joe Christle

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Irish Athletic  Boxing Association high performance director Bernard Dunne.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland (SI) has given the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) until June 30th to get their house in order or else funding for boxing will (...)

IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For a boxer, whose career brought him 13 Irish amateur championships and the WBA Super Bantamweight world title in 2009, it must have come as a surpri(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy talking with IABA chief executive Fergal Carruth at the announcement of   Bernard Dunne as the new IABA high performance director. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland (SI) has written a strongly worded letter to the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) outlining a “crisis” that the sport could face(...)

New IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne chats to national coach Zaur Antia  at the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) begins its recovery from a disastrous Olympic Games last year, a scathing Rio review and begins to imp(...)

Former Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh at the recent World Championships in Doha. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The IABA will meet next Wednesday to begin the selection of a permanent replacement for former head coach Billy Walsh. Zaur Antia, the Georgian assist(...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning as he departed for the United States. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Billy Walsh issued a lengthy statement on Saturday afternoon strongly refuting claims made by the IABA in recent days in relation to negotiations on a(...)

Billy Walsh at Dublin Airport en route to his new job as coach of the USA women’s team  in Colorado Springs.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clusterf**k: (n) coarse slang (chiefly US) A bungled or botched undertaking; (also) a situation, state of affairs or gathering that is disorgan(...)

The IABA changed their view between the Saturday and the Tuesday on Walsh’s salary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

To appreciate the level of mistrust that existed between Billy Walsh and his employers at the IABA, it’s worth going back to a Saturday in August and (...)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Dan Martin and Paralympic cyclist Catherine Walsh were among the many cyclists past and present honoured at the recent Cycling Ireland awards at the O’Callaghan Alexandra Hotel in Dublin.

Although he indicated last Saturday he would likely sign a contract this week, multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is understood to still(...)