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Michael Conlan’s post-defeat interview was grief in sport at it’s most cruel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian O’Riordan -Thomas Barr’s dreams become reality Performances of starry-eyed wonder can come at you from all directions at the Olympics, often when(...)

 Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring with coach Zaur Antia: “Nobody can convince me that Katie lost this fight.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Well, we now know what Ireland’s Rio 2016 will be remembered for: those post-competition interviews. From the giddy, zany unconfined joy of the O’Dono(...)

A very disappointed Katie Taylor after losing her Women’s Lightweight 60kg quarter-final bout to Mira Potkonen in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Storm clouds conspired in many forms over Irish Olympic hopes in Rio yesterday afternoon. At the Gloria marina, Annalise Murphy’s medal race in the l(...)

USA coach Billy Walsh with flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas before his round of 32 win over Brazil’s Juliao Neto in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The defeat of Katie Taylor in her first fight in Rio brings boxing in a full circle. A week beginning with scandal has ended in disappointment as Padd(...)

A dejected Katie Taylor after losing her lightweight quarter-final to Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Bray fighter looks paler than gold after it is over. She carries a thin mark above her lip and her dark eyes are searching. Ireland has become bli(...)

Supporters of boxer Katie Taylor watching her Rio Olympic fight on the big screen erected at the seafront at her hometown of Bray,  Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. It was not what they came for. . . The Bray seafront was basking in glorious mid-August sunshine and a line of mu(...)

A dejected Katie Taylor with Ireland coach Zaur Antia after losing her lightweight quarter-final fight  to Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Katie Taylor’s defence of her gold medal was ended in the opening bout of the women’s lightweight competition after she was beaten on a split decision(...)

Katie Taylor “not lacking any confidence and is always looking to improve.”

Conspicuously low key, Katie Taylor has not been spotted this week in Rio, not at the boxing, not wandering around Olympic Park. On Monday she step(...)

Katie Taylor exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg lightweight final at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Jeju, Korea. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

After her hand was raised, she was nudged into position, the sponsor’s brands on the backdrop framing the old and the new world title-holder. “(...)

 Ireland’s Katie Taylor is declared the winner after a fourth round stoppage of Jinhua Yin of China in Jeju, South Korea.  Photograph: Doug McDermott / Inpho

Ireland’s Olypic champion, Katie Taylor, earned a place in her fifth World Championship final when Chinese opponent Junhua Yin threw in the towel at t(...)

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