John Kavanagh

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Mike Sheridan during an MMA training session. Photograph: Paul Fogarty

Today it’s one of Ireland’s most talked about sports, but I initially became aware of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in the 2000s thanks to my older brother(...)

Cameron Ivory at Bradog Youth Service. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the entrance to Bradog Youth Service I step out of the way of a child on an oversized bike. “Sorry!” he says as he nearly collides with the door. (...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

Conor McGregor is estimated to have made up to $100 million as a consequence of the Mayweather bout. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Watching the “Money Fight” of the millennium from the gym where Conor McGregor first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, Phil Sutcliffe Snr could pick o(...)

  Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off during their  news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

As fool’s errands go, making a case for Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather should come with a free jester’s hat. At least according to the boxing(...)

Conor McGregor makes his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Conor McGregor has revealed he first targeted a fight with Floyd Mayweather before he had even established himself in the UFC. The Irishman on Saturd(...)

Conor McGregor, chilling out ahead of a press event in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Patrick Hyland, a gentle and amusing former boxer who once called himself The Punisher, waits for the boys and girls he now trains at the gleaming Str(...)

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney will face his former side Kildare in Saturday’s qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

In the days before he led Armagh to an historic All-Ireland title, Kieran McGeeney was doing his media duty and all of 15 years ago, outlined his alre(...)

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh is confident he can spring a surprise in fight with Floyd Mayweather. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Conor McGregor’s UFC coach John Kavanagh has warned Floyd Mayweather the Irishman’s boxing skills are improving all the time. The mixed martial arts (...)

A mural in memory of MMA fighter João Carvalho in Pragal near Lisbon. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

I Tufts of weeds poke up through the cobbles all the way down Rua São Miguel Nascente. Brick square tower blocks stand sentry on either side, eight-s(...)

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