Storm Desmond caused the postponement of 11 of yesterday’s Munster Junior League games as only eight survived the weather.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
It’s 50 years since arguably the greatest Connacht football rivalry of them all fired its first shots.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton is on the cusp of an IBF world title shot after a six-round demolition job on Jeremy Parodi at a sold-out Odyssey Arena in his native Belfast on Saturday night.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
Ballymena tasted victory in Division 1B for only the second time this season as they overcame fellow strugglers Bruff on a 29-14 scoreline at Eaton Park.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
Kiko Martinez made it to Belfast for fight week at the third time of asking, and at yesterday’s ‘Unfinished Business’ press conference vowed he won’t be leaving the city without his European title.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2013
THIS time last year Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey was excitedly preparing for a world title fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2012
NEW heavyweight sensation Tyson Furey stopped Nicolai Firtha in the fifth round of their scheduled 12 rounder at the King’s Hall, Belfast on Saturday when Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey shared the limelight with an eighth round stoppage against Daniel Kodjo Sassou to re-launch his career.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
WILLIE ‘BIG BANG’ CASEY’S return to competitive boxing has been put on hold after a problem with the venue emerged yesterday.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2011
PATRICK ‘The Punisher’ Hyland now boasts the best 100% record of all Irish professional boxers after Saturday night’s WBF title win on points over Frenchman Philippe Frenois at the National Stadium.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
MEMORABILIA from actor Liam Neeson’s amateur boxing career forms part of a new exhibition which opened in Limerick last night.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2011
WITH a dazzling array of powerful punches delivered with pinpoint accuracy it took Guillermo Rigondeaux less than three minutes to end Willie “Big Bang” Casey’s world title hopes before a frenzied following at the Citywest Convention Centre on Saturday night.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
AN inevitable outcome in the end for a game which promised a twist in the tale for long periods before Galway went the same way as boxer Willie Casey on Saturday night without any ‘big bang’ involved.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
A DREAM ending to the perfect fairytale would see Willie “Big Bang” Casey claim the belt at the Citywest Conference Centre tonight but even the Limerick man’s combination of heart, strength and a defiant attitude is unlikely to strip Guillermo Rigondeaux of his WBA world super bantamweight title.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2011
WILLIE “BIG BANG” CASEY’S trainer Phil Sutcliffe has no fears for the Limerick man ahead of tomorrow night’s WBA World title fight at the Citywest Conference Centre.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
WILLIE “Big Bang” Casey is about to face the best 122 lb puncher of all time.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2011
Sat, 26 Feb, 2011
ANTHONY FITZGERALD was handed the opportunity of a lifetime with a shot at the EBA European middleweight title as chief support bout to the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Willie Casey WBA title fight at City West on March 19 but he was also handed a difficult opponent in Affif Belghecham.
Tue, 22 Feb, 2011
JP McManus has been named Limerick's person of the year.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2011
CONTRARY to earlier reports that the much anticipated WBA World Super bantamweight title fight between Willie “Big Bang” Casey and the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux on March 19 would not be televised, it now appears that the fight will be shown on TV3.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
THE promoters of the Guillermo Rigondeaux versus Willie “Big Bang” Casey world title fight have expressed regret at RTÉ’s decision not to televise the event.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
WILLIE “Big Bang” Casey and Guillermo Rigondeaux came face to face at the Montenotte Hotel in Cork for the first time on Saturday ahead of their world title fight in March.
Mon, 31 Jan, 2011
GUILLERMO “El Chacal” Rigondeaux returned to his training camp in Houston, Texas, yesterday with words of warning for Willie “Big Bang” Casey in advance of their WBA title fight at the Citywest Conference Centre on March 10.
Tue, 04 Jan, 2011
WILLIE “Big Bang” CASEY will touch gloves with the two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux for the WBA super bantamweight title at the Citywest Conference Centre on January 19 following agreement between the camps.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
ANDY MURRAY can enhance his reputation and put himself in contention for a shot at a world title if he impresses against the world No 14 Claudinei "Volcano" Lacerda in the main event on the Hunky Dorys Fight Night card in Castlebar tonight.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
THE crowd that packed the UL Arena in Limerick last Saturday night came for high-class, high-energy boxing. They got just that and, as a bonus, they left with an inspirational story to cherish in these gloomy times.
Sat, 13 Nov, 2010
WILLIE ‘BIG BANG’ CASEY will headline a big professional boxing show at Neptune Stadium, Cork, in January.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
LUIS “The Lion” Garcia said he will be ready for a world title fight next year after disposing of Byron Mitchell inside four minutes at the University Arena in Limerick on Saturday night.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2010
WILLIE “Big Bang” CASEY claimed his place among the legends of Irish boxing in his hometown of Limerick on Saturday night when he sensationally stopped Paulie Hyland in four spectacular rounds to win the European super bantamweight title.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2010
WILLIE ‘Big Bang’ Casey and Paul Hyland were primed for battle as they weighed in for tonight’s all-Ireland European title thriller at the University Arena in Limerick.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2010
A JOURNEY which began on a halting site edges towards sporting glory at the University of Limerick Arena tonight.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2010
BARRY McGUIGAN wants the winner of Saturday night’s all-Irish European title fight between Willie Casey and Paul Hyland to give Carl Frampton a shot at the belt.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
WORLD Champion Katie Taylor is to top the bill at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on November 6 when a Garda Síochána selection host the NYPD.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
WILLIE CASEY is first in line for a shot at the European super bantamweight title which Spaniard, Kiko Martinez, reclaimed with a points victory over Arsen Martirosyan at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
PAUL HYLAND could hardly be blamed if he has one eye on the European title fight involving teak tough little Spaniard Kiko Martinez and Arsen Martyrosian, an Armenian who has based himself in France, at The National Stadium on Saturday night.
Thu, 09 Sep, 2010
A FUND-RAISING campaign for children affected by the extremely rare Battens Disease reached new heights over the weekend.
Mon, 16 Aug, 2010
WILLIE “Big Bang” Casey says he is the one who’ll be gunning for Kiko Martinez once he takes care of business tomorrow night against Italian super bantamweight, Emiliano Salvini, at CityWest Hotel where Dolphil Promotions stage a 10-fight card with Limerick’s Prizefighter top of the bill.
Fri, 06 Aug, 2010
HEAVYWEIGHT Mike “The Rebel” Perez and super middleweight Luis Garcia will face US opposition for their bid to extend their unbeaten records at the Yanjing Beer Fight Night in Neptune Stadium on Saturday June 25, when all three Cork-based Cubans will be in action.
Fri, 18 Jun, 2010
THE three unbeaten Cubans – all former world junior champions – who have based themselves in Cork will parade their talents before the ‘home’ crowd once again on the Yanjing Beer Fight Night, scheduled for Neptune Stadium on June 26.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
THE three Cuban boxers based in Cork are all set to relaunch their careers under new management.
Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
ANDY MURRAY not only wants to win tonight’s Irish lightweight title fight with Oisin ‘Gael Force’ Fagan when they headline the Yanjing Fight Night at the National Stadium in Dublin – he wants to do it with style.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2010
WHEN Affif Belgecham, the European Union middleweight champion, arrived in Limerick on Thursday for tonight’s fight with Andy Lee at the University Arena, he was quick to point out that he wanted to make it a big double for France, whose footballers meet Ireland earlier in the evening at Croke Park in the crucial World Cup play-off.
Sat, 14 Nov, 2009
DAN GOOSEN, one of boxing’s leading promoters, wants a slice of the Mike Perez action and, once “The Rebel” comes through Sunday night’s engagement in Killarney intact, he will travel to LA to meet him in person.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2008