Kellie Harrington: “Light welterweight was 64kg. I was never actually 64kg. I was always lighter than 64kg but now I look bigger than I did when I was at 64.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It seemed illusionary at the Senior Championships last February. Kellie Harrington, four kilos lighter than she used to be, seemed almost bigger than (...)

Michaela Walsh has won the 54kg gold at the European Union Boxing Championships. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh has taken 54kg gold at the European Union Boxing Championships in Cascia, Italy. 24-year-old Walsh qualified for the final a(...)

Ellen Keane on her way to bronze in the women's 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympics in Rio. Photograph: Al Tielemans/Getty

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Joe Ward: will represent Ireland at next month’s World Elite Championships in Hamburg. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Three-time European light-heavyweight champion Joe Ward has admitted that a vacant space on his mantelpiece helped convince him to remain in the amate(...)

Joe Ward in action against  Anthony Browne during the National Elite Championship  Finals at the  National Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Joe Ward promised to move “onwards and upwards” as he began his efforts to rebuild from the disappointment of the Rio Olympics by reclaiming the Irish(...)

Annalise Murphy was crowned The Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Four months after the Olympic Games, Annalise Murphy’s year continued to bring her success when the 26-year-old was crowned the Irish Times / Sport Ir(...)

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Of The Year Awards winners. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed sil(...)

Kellie Harrington with her silver medal she won at the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For most of us Kellie Harrington was an unknown before she set sail for the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month, her success there yie(...)

lie Harrington took on China’s Weniu Yang in the World Championship final. Photo: Inpho

Kellie Harrington finished off her week in Astana with another huge performance against Chinese light welterweight Weniu Wang. The Dublin 26-year-old (...)

France’s Estelle Mossely is declared the winner of the lightweight semi-final against Ireland’s Katie Taylor at the      Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph: Inpho/AIBA

Her body language said it all. Katie Taylor’s pain at losing a second fight in a matter of months will take some time to dissipate. The champion was (...)

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