Yvonne and Christy Harrington parents of Irish Boxer Kelly Harrington and her brother Joel (Right) and neighbour Deborah Kelly (Right) celebrating her Olympic semi final victory outside their home on Portland Row in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Screams and shouts could be heard all along Portland Row in Dublin’s north inner city early on Thursday morning as boxer Kellie Harrington secured at (...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates after defeating Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The last mile is never crowded,” said Kellie Harrington after she became only the second female Irish boxer after Katie Taylor in 2012, to reach an O(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after winning against Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in the women’s light (57-60kg) semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Boxing: Kellie Harrington guarantees herself at least silver with lightweight semi-final win (click here to read full report) against Sudaporn Sees(...)

Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after securing a bronze medal by defeating    Algeria’s Imane Khelif in the  lightweight  (57-60kg) quarter-final at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty

With Kellie Harrington’s towering sense of achievement in becoming the second Irish woman after Katie Taylor to win an Olympic boxing medal came an ac(...)

Kellie Harrington: ‘The support that I’m getting from the community back home... I’ve heard that it’s lit.’ Photograph: John Cowpland/INPHO/Photosport

When Ken Doherty won the snooker world championship back in the day, his mam Rose spent the night of the final “lighting so many candles she could hav(...)

Aidan Walsh   in action with Merven Clair   of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been quite a bit of talk of late about what an emotional rollercoaster the Olympics can be for its competitors, and it’s a very good thing tha(...)

Ireland’s Kellie  Harrington (red) defeated  Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli in her opening fight at the Olympics and on Tuesday will fight  Algeria’s Almane Khelifi for a guaranteed bronze medal. Photograph: Buda Mendes/AFP/Getty

Tokyo is loving Kellie. Kellie is loving Tokyo and life and being Kellie. For the Irish lightweight, this could be her week of weeks. A second bout o(...)

 Flag bearers Donata Katai and Peter Purcell-Gilpin of Team Zimbabwe during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo  Olympic Games. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

No offence is meant here at all, at all to the good people who organised that opening ceremony, it’s just that by the time it concluded with Naomi Osa(...)

 Volunteers and athletes watch a fireworks display at the end of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images

We were just a few minutes into the opening ceremony, which started here in an empty Olympic Stadium right on cue at 8pm sharp, when in Japanese and t(...)

Ireland’s flag bearers Kellie Anne Harrington and Brendan Irvine enter the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Boxers Brendan Irvine and Kellie Harrington proudly carried the Irish flag as the Olympic opening ceremony kicked off on Friday in Tokyo, officially m(...)

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