He doesn’t talk much about it these days. The memories are locked away, recalled only in special circumstances. But ever since Eusebio’s death on Sunday, Hilary Carlyle has looked a little differently at the photograph hanging proudly on his wall.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
A night of drama at the National Stadium last night in the 2013 Elite National Championships, the birth of a new legend, the end of another as the great light-heavyweight Kenneth Egan, seeking a record 11th title in a record 13 consecutive final appearances, was forced to give way for the third year in succession to the more powerful teenager, Joe Ward.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
KENNY EGAN took a major step towards the world championships and, ultimately, next year’s London Olympics when he outpointed Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett BC) in a heavyweight semi-final that had its share of controversy at last night’s box-offs at the National Stadium.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011
KENNETH EGAN began his quest for an unprecedented 11th successive national senior title at the National Stadium last night with a second-round stoppage of Thomas Roohan (Ballincarrow, Sligo) and a claim that the only man who can beat him is himself.
Sat, 19 Feb, 2011
CON SHEEHAN (Clonmel BC),the defending champion, andthe new pretender to the throne, Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett, Belfast), served up the best performance of an action packed weekend when they met in the quarter finals of the heavyweight division at the Elite national boxing championships at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
AND so the last Sunday in September is almost upon us and there’s just a nerve-tingling 24 hours to go to one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar, as two ancient rivals and neighbours prepare to renew battle in the presence of a massive crowd and with millions more tuning in on television all over the world.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2009
DARREN SUTHERLAND of St Saviours OBA set up another exciting middle-weight meeting with Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) in tonight’s finals when he stopped Sean Shevlin in the second round of their box-off at the National Stadium last night.
Sat, 15 Mar, 2008
DARREN O’NEILL may have put what seemed like the perfect finishing touch to his preparations for this weekend’s box-off against Darren Sutherland when he won another gold medal at the multi-nations tournament in Zagreb but he admitted yesterday his preparations for the big rematch have not been perfect.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2008
TYSON FUREY weighed in for the national senior boxing championships at the National Stadium yesterday morning but he will have to produce evidence that he has been resident in the country for 12 months before he can take his place in the semi-finals tonight.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2008
Heavyweight John Sweeney produced one of the best performances of his career to advance to the last 16 of the 2007 World Championships and Olympic qualifiers following a round four stoppage of Serbian Branco Srdic at the University of Illinois in Chicago in the early hours of this morning.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2007