Irish fans will be able to watch Katie Taylor’s bid to claim a remarkable fifth straight AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship belt after TG4 secured the rights to screen her semi-final and final bouts next month, if she gets to that stage.
SAILING: Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie is confident his £80 million (€99m) America’s Cup team can follow the example of Team Sky’s cycling success at the Tour de France and bring sailing’s oldest trophy back to British shores.
It was generally accepted that boxing took a step backwards in Trabzon when teenage sensation, Joe Ward, was dumped out of the Olympic qualifying tournament on the back of what was a dreadful decision that robbed the 2012 Olympic Games of one of the best boxers in the world.
MARLAY Park in south Co Dublin is a vast space. A collection of large lawns, football pitches and playgrounds, it is surrounded by motorways and busy roads. On a grey Friday afternoon, with clouds assembling and gliding over the nearby Dublin Mountains, two people trot around it, each with very different goals.
FARM plastic recycling takes another step forward at next week’s National Ploughing Championships, with a Northern Ireland based company offering farmer a deal whereby big bale wrap plastic can be leased, and returned for recycling after the silage is eaten.