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 Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The years building up to an Olympics are always fascinating ones. Calculations are being done across the board to discover how many medals one country(...)

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh with her silver medal during the prizegiving ceremony for the women’s featherweight at the European Games in Minsk. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA Wire

There was heartbreak for Belfast featherweight Michaela Walsh in Minsk on Saturday afternoon after she lost out on a 4-1 split decision to Stanimira P(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington in action against  Agnes Alexiusson of Sweden in the lightweight semi-final at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Soenar Chamid/Inpho

Kellie Harrington, Michaela Walsh and Kurt Walker will all fight for gold medals over the weekend at the European Games in Minsk after coming through (...)

Regan Buckley is into the semi-finals in Minsk.

Ireland are assured of at least two bronze medals at the European Olympic Games and once again it has been the country’s boxers who have delivered at (...)

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh (left) on her way to winning against Romania’s Lenuta-Lacramioara Perijoc at the European Games 2019 in Minsk. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Belfast’s Michaela Walsh is determined to put past disappointments behind her and use the European Games in Minsk as a springboard to success at next(...)

Kellie Harrington is through to the last eight at the Aiba World Elite Championships in India. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington is through to the last eight of the Aiba World Elite Championships after stunning home favourite Sarita Devi on a 3-2 spli(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington made her exit from the European Boxing Championships in Sofia on Monday with a bronze medal. Photo: Tommy Dickson

Split decisions went against Ireland, who had to settle for bronze medals in the semi-finals of the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria (...)

Michaela Walsh won Ireland’s first medal at this year’s European Championships. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A split decision was good enough for Ireland’s Michaela Walsh to secure at least a bronze medal at the European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria on Fr(...)

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(...)

Thomas Barr of Ireland after finishing in fourth place with a new Irish record of 47.97 during the Men’s 400m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium, Maracanã, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It may go down as one of the great near misses in our Olympic history but there was no disputing Thomas Barr the honour of Irish athlete of the year f(...)

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