Michael Conlon

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan with Irish cross country runner Ciara Mageean at the opening of the Sport Ireland National Cross Country Track. Photograph: Sportsfile

My morning run takes me down Boranaraltry Lane and through the valley and across the side of Glencullen Mountain. From there it drops around Raven’s R(...)

Sinn Féin tried to liven things up by holding a lunchtime protest on Kildare Street. It was sparsely attended, rather like the proceedings inside. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It was deep in the afternoon doldrums and Dáil Éireann inched slowly towards the novelty vote. Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny rose to talk about Apple. (...)

IABA president Pat Ryan said he had been “appalled” at the gambling allegations because the authority had enough matters to concern itself with in relation to the Rio Olympics. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has said it is awaiting the outcome of an investigation into allegations that two Irish boxers at the Ri(...)

Joel Thomas (5) from Baldoyle was delighted to have his boxing gloves signed by returning Olympic Irish boxer Paddy Barnes. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

It was a ticketless event. Everyone welcome. Ireland’s Olympic team arrived home from Rio de Janeiro yesterday to a loving but low-key welcome – a(...)

 Estelle Mossely of France: She  has replaced Katie Taylor as light middleweight Olympic champion after a split-decision win over Junhua Yin of China. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Four years on, there is still a tricolour paraded around the boxing arena after gold medal fight of the women’s light middleweight division. But this (...)

 Michael John Conlan of Ireland and Vladimir Nikitin of Russia during their Bantam 56kg quarterfinal match. Photograph: EPA

The Russian boxer who controversially knocked Michael Conlan out of the Olympics on Tuesday has reportedly been left unable to compete in his semi-fin(...)

Paul Pollock’s place at the Rio Olympics is in doubt after the Olympic Council of Ireland withheld his selection. Photograph: Inpho

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has withheld the selection of the three men’s marathon qualifiers for Rio after the controversy which marred last(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine celebrates after winning his box-off against Bulgaria’s   Daniel Asenov in Turkey and qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Ilyas Gun/Inpho

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine has qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a unanimous decision win over Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov at the Eur(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Billy Walsh with his fellow Irish coaches at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Billy Walsh’s decision to resign as Irish boxing head coach has been put down to “a failure of the IABA to recognise his leadership” - by John Treacy,(...)

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