John Kavanagh

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Khabib Nurmagomedov could well be Conor McGregor’s toughest opponent yet when they square off in Las Vegas for UFC 229. Photo: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Barging his way into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather and pocketing $100m for his troubles was all very well for Conor McGregor. But what did it do(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

Bohemians manager Keith Long: “If everyone gives a fully focused performance, we can put it up to anyone in this league.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Bohemians manager Keith Long reckons his side’s recent wins against other sides in the bottom half of the table have given Bohemians some licence to g(...)

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(...)

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