Most of us would be thrilled to be granted the one wish — and even a genie only offers three — but Irish sport is a vast tent that covers many tribes so here are 10 stories we hope to see written in the 12 months to come.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2017
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
Michael Conlan has predicted that he will record his fifth stoppage win on the spin when he takes to the ring tonight in the chief-support bout to the world super-featherweight-title clash between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York (live on BoxNation).
Sat, 09 Dec, 2017
Michael Conlan knows where his priorities lie and the Belfast native’s personal preparations for three more fights in 2017 will take priority ahead of any other potential distractions following his third paid victory in Brisbane over the weekend.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2017
Hopes of reclaiming Ireland’s prominence in the boxing ring at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are being undermined by a high performance system roundly criticised by the ‘Rio Review’, according to heavyweight Darren O’Neill.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Lost somewhere amidst the furore surrounding Michael Conlan’s professional bows at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day, Limerick’s former WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee returns to the ring after a 16-month absence.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Mayfield teenager Thomas McCarthy has promised to learn from his first National Elite Championship final bout and “be back better”, while Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine has backed head coach Zaur Antia to get Irish boxing back on track.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2017
All may have appeared to have changed utterly in Irish boxing, but the presence of veteran Darren O’Neill in tonight’s National Elite Championship finals is both a link to glories of the recent past as well as the possibility of a brighter future.
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017