The IOC reiterated its threat that boxing could be thrown out of the programme for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You would like to think the AIBA is going through the three stages of humanity: theological, metaphysical and positive. Heck, that’s probably not what(...)

      Matt Cullen (left) competing for Ireland in the half mile against Scotland in Croke Park in 1931. The rift that emerged in Irish athletics in the 1930s shattered the hopes and dreams of some of the nation’s most promising runners.

Now that the nation’s euphoria and spontaneous outpouring of pride and joy surrounding boxer Kellie Harrington’s spectacular gold medal win in Tokyo h(...)

Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan rowed their way to gold in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Show me the medals. Gold medals preferably, them being the first and seemingly true measure of success on this Olympic stage every four years or in th(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington  celebrates after defeating Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand in the Lightweight semi-final at the Kokugikan Arena in  Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Patience, keep your distance, don’t be drawn into a brawl. These might seem like quaint instructions to give a boxer in an Olympic semi-final. But, no(...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan   celebrate their gold medal  victory in the Men’s Double Sculls at the   Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo. Photograph: Steve McArthur/Inpho

Few of us can ever begin to imagine being stuck in this moment. Olympic champion, Olympic gold medal winner, immortal in your own event and a rare and(...)

 Eddie Dunbar should be at home on the Mount Fuji circuit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Age: 24 Event: Road race/time trail Pro Team: Ineos-Grenadiers, From Banteer in Co Cork, near from where Ireland’s first Olympic gold medallist Pat(...)

Dan Martin is the only rider from the trio representing Ireland in Tokyo currently taking part in the Tour de France. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Dan Martin has been confirmed as one of the three Irish riders who will compete in the Tokyo Olympic road race next month, just six days after the fin(...)

 In 1928 O’Callaghan was the first citizen of the Irish Free State to win an Olympic gold medal. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Rumours about Dr Pat O’Callaghan decamping to America swirled about for years. Finally, on May 4th, 1938, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran a back page sto(...)

 Tom O’Riordan from Tralee CBS winning the senior boys mile at the 1956 Irish Schools Athletics Championships at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

The plan was to sit back until the last 300m and then kick blindly to the line. There was no sure or best way of winning, only the dream way, and when(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

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