Katie Taylor fears amateur boxing in danger of knockout blow

Katie Taylor has warned that the amateur boxing game is in danger of losing its identity and effectively becoming obsolete due to recent moves to minimise the differences between it and the professional fight game.


Dopers won’t deter me from competing, insists Ciara Everard

This should be about Ciara Everard’s hopes for the European Indoor Championships in Prague this week.


Road to Rio paved with frustration as Conlan forced to roll with the punches

Michael Conlan will know next month whether he intends to continue on his current road to Rio, or whether the frustrating vagaries of amateur boxing’s scoring system finally push him into the professional game.


Irish cricket chiefs in talks to tour Pakistan

Ireland’s quest to cure their chronic lack of games against full-member nations could take them to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened over a possible tour of the strife-torn nation.


Coveney announces €2m funding for sport horse industry

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney yesterday announced €2m euro in Government funding for discussion groups for the sport horse industry.

Dara Kervick

Relaxed Dara Kervick has 45 seconds barrier in his sights

Dara Kervick’s immediate focus may be on this week’s European Indoor Athletics Championship in Prague, but the Pilltown 400m runner’s long-term goal is very much outdoors where he aims to emulate David Gillick by breaking the 45-second barrier.

Cliodhna Sargent

Fixtures row winds way to Munster as Cliodhna Sargent lashes out

The fixture rows dogging Irish hockey have made their way to Munster after Ireland vice-captain Cliodhna Sargent waded into the debate. 

Ireland's George Dockrell is out bowled during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match against South Africa in Canberra, Australia. Picture: Rob Griffith

Proteas expose Ireland’s bowling shortcomings

Ireland arrived in Canberra as one of only three teams to have a perfect record in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. 

Carl Frampton

Barry McGuigan looks to push Carl Frampton to next level

Barry McGuigan sits still for just a moment in Belfast’s Europa Hotel as he contemplates his answer. 

DOWN AND OUT: Carl Frampton knocks down Chris Avalos during their IBF Super-Bantamweight World Title fight at Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Picture: Ramsey Cardy

Carl Frampton is a knockout as he defeats Chris Avalos

The IBF super-bantamweight champion successfully defended his world title on Saturday night, stopping 25-year-old Californian challenger Chris Avalos (25-3) in the fifth round to extend his undefeated record to 20-0 (14 knockouts).

James O'Brien

Michael and James O’Brien pairing overcome late drama

London-based Churchtown driver Michael O’Brien and fellow north Cork co-driver James O’Brien from Dromtarriffe survived some late drama to win the Carrick on Suir based Willie Loughman Forest Rally, the first round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship.

Craig Fulton

Ireland open campaign with big win over Chile

Ireland’s men made a huge statement as they began their Olympic qualification campaign with an 8-0 rout of Chile at the World League 2 in San Diego.


Conor Meany simply sensational as UCD Marian shock Travelodge Swords Thunder

Conor Meany of UCD Marian produced a season best for an Irish player in the Men’s Premier League when amassing 40 points in his team’s shock 97-86 win over Travelodge Swords Thunder.


Ace coach Adi Birrell still keeping an eye out for Ireland at Cricket World Cup

When Ireland attempt to make it three wins from three Cricket World Cup games against South Africa in the early hours of tomorrow morning (3.30am Irish time), they will come across a man who did much to lift Ireland to their position today.


Interview with Carl Frampton ‘I believe I need to teach this lad a bit of manners’

Belfast’s Carl Frampton looks ahead to the first defence of his IBF super-bantamweight world championship against Californian Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena tonight.

Paddy Barnes wins Gold at Commonwealth Games, July 2014

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on Olympic trail again

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan will both look to take another step towards qualification for next year’s Olympic Games in Brazil when they represent Italia Thunder in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) today. 


Early upsets in Irish Cup as Blueview and Tullamoy exit

There were two major upsets, as well as a few minor ones, on the opening day of the Irish Cup meeting at Limerick Racecourse yesterday but the majority of the fancied contenders are still standing.


Equestrian: Peter Fell says National Championships will be ‘major event’

The inaugural Eventing Ireland National Championships at Ballindenisk, Co Cork, will be a “major affair” according organiser Peter Fell.