Zaur Antia

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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(...)

Sean McComb: edged a split decision over Russia’s World Elite light-welter champion Vitaly Dunaystev at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

Eddie Bolger (right) pictured with Ireland head coach Zaur Antia (centre) and John Conlan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish high-performance boxing coach Eddie Bolger has resigned his position with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) to take up the role as he(...)

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(...)

A dejected Paddy Barnes after his defeat to Samuel Carmona Heredia. “At the end of the first round my energy was completely gone. I had nothing to give.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This is how the Olympic world reveals itself to be a flimsy reality. Paddy Barnes is standing by himself as his coach John Conlan lauds him in an empt(...)

Katie Taylor loses a split decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in the World Championship semi-final in Astana. The fight was so close that on another day it could have ended up as a unanimous decision for the Bray fighter. Photograph: Inpho

The scoring was everything. Katie Taylor was maybe one or two per cent off her game and she allowed her fight against Estelle Mossely to come down to (...)

Unanimous winner: Katie Taylor (red) lands a blow on Victoria Torres  in Tuesday’s bout. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor did not realise she had qualified for the Rio Olympics after claiming her third power- and speed-driven win at the Women’s Boxing World C(...)

 Katie Taylor: ‘It’s phenomenal that three Irish girls are  in the quarter-finals. I’m so proud.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

There was a point at the start of the fourth round in the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday when Dayana Sanchez decided to throw the locker(...)

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