Michael Conlan

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Ireland’s Paddy Barnes after exiting the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has confirmed he is turning professional and leaving amateur boxing behind. Barnes explained he was se(...)

2015 footballer of the year Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I ran into Jack McCaffrey at Electric Picnic. It was just inside the Heineken Sound Atlas stage, or somewhere around there, and I said a quick hello, (...)

Men’s bantamweight quarter final betweek Mchael Conlan (red) and Vladimir Nikitin (blue). Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Questionable judging in the Olympics denied Irish boxers at least three medals, according to their team psychologist. Sports psychologist Gerry Huss(...)

The Irish Olympic team arrived back in to Dublin airport on Wednesday from Rio. Boxers Paddy Barnes (far right) and Michael Conlon. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An unrepentant Michael Conlan defended his expletive-laden outburst following his controversial Olympic boxing defeat as Team Ireland arrived home on (...)

The president of the AIBA has said Michael Conlan could face disciplinary action for his outburst following his Olympics defeat to Vladimir Nikitin. Photograph: Getty

Michael Conlan could be facing disciplinary action over his Olympics outburst, according to International Boxing Association (AIBA) president Dr. Wu C(...)

Michael Conlan’s post-defeat interview was grief in sport at it’s most cruel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian O’Riordan -Thomas Barr’s dreams become reality Performances of starry-eyed wonder can come at you from all directions at the Olympics, often when(...)

Billy Walsh believes that both Shakur Stevenson (red) and Michael Conlan are destined to make it to the top echelons of professional boxing. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Although Billy Walsh’s name has been linked to a vacancy within the Irish Institute of Sport with director Gary Keegan leaving in September after eigh(...)

F or months Brazil’s people had been hoping for the best and fearing the worst. How will the Olympic Games ultimately then be best remembered? What is(...)

Britain’s Nicola Adams lands a right against France’s  Sarah Ourahmoune during the women’s flyweight fina. Adams retained her gold medal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro on Saturday. The(...)

Michael Conlan was devastated  following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the Olympic Opening ceremony had even taken place Irish coaches Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger and John Conlan slipped out of the Rio hotel where the(...)

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