Michael Conlan

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Michael Conlan lost a highly contentious decision to Vladimir Nikitin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael Conlan will face his Olympic Games nemesis Vladimir Nikitin at Belfast’s Féile an Phobail festival on August 3rd. The Russian boxer was at th(...)

French newspaper Le Monde has claimed further evidence of corruption in the Rio 2016 boxing tournament. Photograph: Getty Images

As the international boxing association (AIBA) continues to struggle with controversy and convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its (...)

Last night’s episode of the spoof magazine show featured Steve Coogan playing an Irish farmer named Martin Brennan. Screenshot: BBC

Once upon a time, the idea of hearing Come Out, Ye Black and Tans on primetime BBC One was unthinkable. However, that is precisely what came to pass o(...)

Michael Conlan makes his entrance to the ring ahead of his  featherweight fight   against Ruben Garcia Hernandez at  Madison Square Garden in  New York on Sunday night. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan has been criticised for his ringwalk song prior to his bout on St Patrick’s Day in New York as it contained a pro(...)

Michael Conlan celebrates his victory over Ruben Garcia Hernandez at Madison Square Garden. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Former amateur world champion Michael Conlan comfortably defeated Mexico City’s Ruben Garcia Hernandez at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre on Sund(...)

Katie Taylor: barring defeat at the hands of Rose Volante, she will meet Belgium’s WBC champion Delfine Persoon in  a unification bout.   Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

There is an additional imperative for Katie Taylor beyond claiming her third world title belt in Philadelphia on Friday night (Saturday morning Irish (...)

Katie Taylor: trailblazer.  Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

I mentioned in passing here recently the short, violent life of “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, who is widely believed to have helped organise the St Valen(...)

Senegalese light-heavyweight world champion boxer Battlin’ Siki (Louis Phail) mock-boxing with two boys in Dublin. (Photo by Walshe/Getty Images)

Boxing promoters are no mugs. When it comes to putting punters’ bums on seats, they know what works. And few things help grease demand for ringside s(...)

Michael Conlan cekebrates his win over Tim Ibarra at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day 2017. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Not far from Epsom Downs Racecourse, Irish featherweight boxer Michael Conlan sits in his rented accommodation and reflects on his transient lifestyle(...)

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(...)

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