Billy Walsh

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IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For a boxer, whose career brought him 13 Irish amateur championships and the WBA Super Bantamweight world title in 2009, it must have come as a surpri(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy talking with IABA chief executive Fergal Carruth at the announcement of   Bernard Dunne as the new IABA high performance director. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland (SI) has written a strongly worded letter to the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) outlining a “crisis” that the sport could face(...)

Bernard Dunne: “I’ve been part of Jim’s [Gavin] team for four-and-a-half years. I feel it’s been a learning experience. I loved what I was doing.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bernard Dunne will take up his new job as high performance director with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association with immediate effect. As a consequenc(...)

Bernard Dunne has been confirmed as the new high performance director at the Athletic Boxing Association (IABA). Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bernard Dunne has been confirmed as the new high performance director at the Athletic Boxing Association (IABA). The role – previously held by Billy (...)

John Treacy, chief executive, Sport Ireland: “We have to tier [resources] like every other country does. We are already doing it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We have two new buzz phrases. They are multi-annual funding (MAF) and tiered funding (TF). New to Ireland, not new to the world. New Zealand, the spor(...)

Eamonn Colclough defeated Kieran Kerr to become president of Rowing Ireland after delivering  forceful speech. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual general meeting of Rowing Ireland in Dublin featured two big helpings of drama. A new president promising change was elected by a single vo(...)

Rowing was Ireland’s most successful sport at the Rio Olympics, with Gary and Paul O’Donovan picking up silver. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The AGM of Rowing Ireland in Dublin featured two big helpings of drama. A new president promising change was elected by a single vote - 25 to 24 - and(...)

USA boxing coach salutes Claressa Shields during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Four days after Irish Boxing (IABA) announced its strategic plan, where it acknowledged (or at least the independent review did) that there was a defi(...)

 Irish Amateur Boxing Association chairman Joe Christle, president Pat Ryan, CEO Fergal Carruth and director Ciarán Kirwan.   Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has published “Boxing Clever” – a strategic plan for the next four years, 2017-2020 and has set out a nu(...)

Ireland coach Zaur Antia intends to become more involved in coaching the women boxers. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The appointment of Zaur Antia as Head Coach to the Irish boxing team until after the next Olympic Games in Tokyo has been broadly welcomed and arrives(...)

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