Jack Woolley: “I’m definitely one of, if not the most, flexible fighters in the world. Definitely among the top three. Everyone knows.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The impulse is to hurl an expletive. You are 5ft 11in tall and you were cutting weight to make 54 kilos? Ah jeez Jack, WTF 54 kilos . . . 54 . . . “Y(...)

Kellie Harrington will box for gold in Bulgaria on Saturday. Photograph: Soenar Chamid/Inpho

Kellie Harrington has the chance to mark her return to the ring with a gold medal after she progressed to the lightweight final of the Strandja multi-(...)

Kellie Harrington is guaranteed a medal in Bulgaria. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kellie Harrington is guaranteed a medal on her return to the ring after she progressed to the last four of the Strandja Multi-National boxing tourname(...)

 Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The years building up to an Olympics are always fascinating ones. Calculations are being done across the board to discover how many medals one country(...)

Kellie Harrington will not fight at the European Championships in Spain due to a hand injury. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Irish lightweight world champion Kellie Harrington has lost her battle to be fit for next month’s European Championships in Spain because of a hand in(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington in action against  Agnes Alexiusson of Sweden in the lightweight semi-final at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Soenar Chamid/Inpho

Kellie Harrington, Michaela Walsh and Kurt Walker will all fight for gold medals over the weekend at the European Games in Minsk after coming through (...)

Regan Buckley is into the semi-finals in Minsk.

Ireland are assured of at least two bronze medals at the European Olympic Games and once again it has been the country’s boxers who have delivered at (...)

Kellie Harrington will be among the 65 Irish athletes taking part in the European Games in Minsk, Belarus next month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) has named a squad of 65 athletes from nine sports to compete in the second edition of the European Games in Mi(...)

Roscommon’s Andrew Glennon celebrates with delighted fans after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You couldn’t but think of that person who opted not to vote for anyone in the local elections, instead writing “MAYO4SAM2019” all down their ballot pa(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

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