The second edition of the European Games officially opens in Minsk today. The Games run from the 21-30 June, and Team Ireland will be represented by 63 athletes across nine sports, including many of the top names in Irish sport, such as boxer Kellie Harrington, cyclist Ryan Mullen and Canoe Sprint racer Jenny Egan. Day […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

World Boxing Silver for Joe Ward

Congratulations to Joe Ward who won a silver medal after losing out to Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final at the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany. The Cuban, who has now won four World gold medals on the bounce and whose defence mechanism is right up there with Floyd Mayweather, beat the Irish […]

European Union Championship Boxing

An Irish trio posted decisions over Moldova, Denmark and Wales and are each guaranteed at least bronze. Grainne Walsh was involved in the bout of the day against European Elite bronze medallist Lauren Price. The Welsh welter took the first round on three cards, but Walsh claimed the second on three cards to leave it […]

Golden Moment 25 Years Ago

Its 25 years since Michael Carruth’s golden moment at the Barcelona Olympics. Where were you on the August 8, 1992? It was one of those moments you knew at the time you’d remember forevermore with the legendary Jimmy Magee from RTE on commentary . Carruth beat Maselino Tuifao, Andreas Otto and Arkon Chenglai en route […]

Ward is Three Time European Champion

Congratuations to Joe Ward who claimed his third European title in Kharkiv, Ukraine at the weekend after beating Russian light-heavy Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.   Ward has his hand raised in victory on a unanimous decision to claim his third European gold since 2011.   The judges handed Ward a 30-27,30-27.30-27, 29-28,29-28 victory after three tight rounds […]

Bernard Dunne Appointed IABA High Performance Director

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) today announced that Bernard Dunne has been appointed High-Performance Director with the IABA. The former WBA World super-bantamweight and three-time Irish Elite champion will work with head coach Zaur Antia and the Irish coaching staff at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. “My vision is to take the very […]

European and World Men’s Boxing

Please click here for qualification criterion for the AIBA World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September. Following the completion of the qualification process through Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, 280 boxers will compete at the 19th edition of the tournament in Hamburg. 260 of those places will be earned in the ring, with the […]

Zaur Antia Signs New Contract

Zaur Antia has agreed a new contract with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, keeping him with Irish boxing until at least 2021. The highly rated coach has agreed to extend his stay with the IABA until 2021 and is already targetting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. “I am delighted on both a personal and professional […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 11/16

Live Blog and Recaps of Team Ireland's Day 11 at Rio 2016 including Annalise Murphy's Medal Race
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