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Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan loses his balance  during the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Room 201 of the Sakura Hotel and we’re beginning to resemble a Francis Bacon studio mid-life crisis period. What is left of my desk space is fast disa(...)

Billy Walsh consoles Kurt Walker after his defeat in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Olympic boxing bout ends in emotional overflow, depending on which arm is raised, this one ending in some bittersweet symphony too. Kurt Walker(...)

Aidan Walsh   in action with Merven Clair   of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been quite a bit of talk of late about what an emotional rollercoaster the Olympics can be for its competitors, and it’s a very good thing tha(...)

Emmet Brennan:  the 30-year-old light-heavyweight from inner-city Dublin shows the pain of defeat after his defeat to    Uzbeck fighter Dilshodbek Ruzmetov.  Photographer: James Crombie/Inpho

All the Olympics is a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances. Only three days in, and Shakespeare(...)

Jack Woolley is the first Irish Taekwondo Olympian. File photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

There are plenty of Team Ireland’s biggest stars in action on day one of the Tokyo Olympics. As Ireland’s first ever Olympian in taekwondo, Jack Wool(...)

Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

Kurt Walker will be the first Irish boxer in action at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when he takes on Spain’s Jose Quiles Brotons on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Three members of the Irish boxing team including 2018 World Champion Kellie Harrington have received byes in the first round of the Olympic event in T(...)

Mark Downey: will compete  in his  first Olympics in Tokyo, pairing with Felix English in the Madison. His  father Séamus also cycled for Ireland in the Olympics, riding the 1984 road race in Los Angeles.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It used to be the single most important factor in determining your prospects of success on any sporting stage was choosing your parents wisely. Espec(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates after winning gold at the European Boxing Road To Tokyo Qualifier at Le Grand Dome in Paris at the start of June. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

With 55 Irish women qualifying for the Olympic Games we’re hoping that we’ll have so many contenders for our July and August awards, the deliberations(...)

The 2018 World champion Kellie Harrington is part of Ireland’s seven-strong boxing team for the upcoming Olympic Games. File photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Boxing will start with a clean slate for the Tokyo Olympics following an acrimonious contest at the 2016 Games, with the sport’s troubled governing bo(...)

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