Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Farmer Billy O’Kane watches the golf during day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm in Ballymena. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Having just come through the coldest September night in Ballymena in 110 years, you’d imagine that Billy O’Kane’s cattle wouldn’t have had much sympat(...)

Kellie Harrington has said she would consider turning professional providing the money was ‘very, very good.’ Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

“Things change like the weather over here”, says Kellie Harrington, a suitably timed and apt reply to all that continuing uncertainty around next year(...)

Katie Taylor pictured ahead of her rematch against Delfine Persoon on Saturday night. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

Drawing on what she has been saying this week and last, Katie Taylor has not just garnered intelligence from her first contentious Madison Square Gard(...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

Kellie Harrington has been named Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month for April. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The panel of judges for our sportswomen awards have had some tough challenges over the years, not least all those headache-inducing times when they ha(...)

The  Copper Box Arena in London where the Road to Tokyo European Boxing Olympic Qualifying Event took place. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Bernard Dunne, the high-performance director of Irish boxing, asked for the entire Irish boxing team, coaching staff and back-up team to be tested for(...)

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(...)

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