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Kellie Harrington celebrates with her coaches   Zaur Antia and  John Conlan following her gold medal win. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kellie Harrington is a giver, says John Conlan. Nothing will change the experience of Rio and how disgracefully his son Michael was treated in 2016.(...)

Kellie Harrington with coaches John Conlan and Zaur Antia after her semi-final win over Thailand’s  Sudaporn Seesondee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last weekend of the Olympic Games and people are coming up for air after more than two weeks below the surface. From the steamer of the golf cours(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington  before her semi-final fight with Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zaur Antia, Ireland’s Georgian-born coach, doesn’t mince his words. Nor does he give much away as Kellie Harrington faces the fight of her life. Bigge(...)

Aidan Walsh with his bronze medal and sister Michaela Walsh, a fellow member of Ireland’s boxing team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

From the ashes of Rio, it is not a leap of faith to say high performance director Bernard Dunne and his coaching crew have transformed a boxing landsc(...)

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(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

Bernard Dunne and the high-performance unit at the IABA have been heavily criticised by an anonymous document. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Three months out from the Tokyo Olympic Games, a damaging document has emerged in boxing that deeply undermines high-performance director Bernard Dunn(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Michael O’Reilly became the first Irish athlete to be sent home from an Olympics for failing a doping test. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly has been banned from boxing for four years for testing positive for a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid. O’R(...)

Joe Ward goes into Friday’s semi-final with a bronze medal already secured. Photograph: Inpho

An irresistible Joe Ward cruised into the World Championships semi-finals with a 5-0 unanimous decision over Mikhail Dauhaliavets in Hamburg. The wi(...)

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