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Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

Katie Taylor. “I love the simple life, the boring life. No, the US hasn’t changed me at all. I mean I’m living in a little one-bed apartment in America.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Really it has never been much different than it is now. Katie Taylor has always folded a boxing career into life on her own terms. If she can look aft(...)

Katie Taylor celebrates her victory over Eva Wahlstrom in New York. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Katie Taylor will take on WBO champion Rose Volante in Philadelphia on St Patrick’s weekend as the Irish fighter bids to unify the lightweight divisio(...)

Sudaporn Seesondee (in red) and Kellie Anne Harrington  compete during their final fight at the  AIBA boxing championships in New Delhi, on November 24th, 2018. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

The moment was two years in the making. A calculation made. An investment lodged. A slow and steady climb and as these things often are, a promise mad(...)

Ireland celebrate their   shoot-out win over Spain. Photograph: Inpho/Sandra Mailer

Women's Hockey World Cup: July, London The tone was set from moment one. Katie Mullan’s beaming smile was the first Irish image to project onto the b(...)

World champion boxer Kellie Harrington has been crowned the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

And, just like that, boxer Kellie Harrington sprung into a different type of public consciousness. All it took was a world championship medal and an a(...)

The Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year 2018 – boxer Kellie Harrington.

Astana was a strange place a few months before the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. The huge boxing arena where the women’s World Championships were being s(...)

Katie Taylor with Santa at the County Club in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, yesterday where she gave an update on her attempt to unite all four lightweight belts. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a time when the best would rock up, because they had to at World Championships and Olympic Games. Then Katie Taylor would knock them down. (...)

Katie Taylor celebrates after defeating Finland’s Eva Wahlstrom in an IBF and WBA women’s lightweight championship boxing match in New York last Saturday. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

I think we can all come to one conclusion after Saturday’s latest bout in boxing in Madison Square Gardens: that Katie Taylor is genuinely on the righ(...)

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