Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
Kenneth Egan fears the departure of Billy Walsh from Irish boxing could rock Irish boxing’s coaching structures as the Olympic silver medallist insisted a coherent, long-term succession plan must be put in place.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
After eight punishing rounds, more than a few ring-side pep talks, and what effectively amounts to a technical knockout, Olympic boxing hero and Fine Gael candidate Kenny Egan scraped over the line to gain a seat on South Dublin County Council.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
Olympic hero Kenny Egan is expected to eventually be elected despite being in a fight with a small group of candidates for one of the final seats in Clondalkin, an electoral area that has seen Sinn Féin support surge to a massive one in every three voters.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
Katie Taylor’s camp are examining a clause which they believe may allow the Olympic gold medallist fight up to 15 times as a professional before reverting to the amateur ranks, from where she would be able to defend her title in Rio in 2016.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
Adam Nolan has savoured it already, but this will be young Michael Conlan’s first taste of the unique Olympic atmosphere when he joins the Wexford man on tonight’s bill at the ExCel, with the Irish camp bidding to get back on the winning trail after yesterday’s first boxing loss.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
Lost nowadays in all the enduring hype about Ronnie Delany’s 1500m gold medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne is the fact Ireland came back from Australia with four other medals; Fred Tiedt (silver), Johnny Caldwell, Fred Gilroy and Anthony Byrne (all bronze) — all in boxing.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
With his second Elite senior championship medal safely stashed away alongside world championship youth, junior and European senior gold medals, Joe Ward’s quest for Olympic qualification continues when he joins the other champions at an intensive training regime under Billy Walsh at The Curragh.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
Joe Ward retained his title and may have ended the career of one of Irish boxing’s legends when he out-pointed Kenny Egan by a massive score of 29-10 to retain his light heavyweight title at the Elite Senior Championships fought before a full house at the National Stadium last night.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
Kenny Egan set the scene for next Friday night’s showdown with Joe Ward in the finals of the Elite National Senior Boxing Championships with a short route victory over Westport’s Eamon Walsh (St Anne’s) in Saturday night’s light heavyweight semi-final at the National Stadium.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012