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Introduction to Boxing


Boxing is one of the most illustrious and historic sports in the Olympic Games. Men have sparred in competition since 5000BC in the Middle East, while boxing was one of the key events in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. For contact details of Irish Athletic Boxing Association please click Full story

Ireland Qualify For Hockey World Cup

Australia’s victory over Papua New Guinea in the Oceania Cup early this morning means that the Green Army have qualified for the World Cup Finals in 2018.   This is only the fourth time in the 43 year history of the World Cup that Ireland Women have taken part. Head Coach Graham Shaw said “we are […]

Irish Speed Skaters At Second Stage of Olympic Qualification

This week Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff take to the ice in Dordrecht, Netherlands for the second stop of the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic […]

Irish Rowers Pulling for Medals

Three Irish boats go out in search of success today at the World Rowing Championships in Florida.Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll are in the A final of the lightweight men’s pair. They’ll be in the water at 5pm (Irish time). Their clubmate Paul O’Donovan won a gold at these championships last year and he’ll bid to […]

McAnuff’s compete in World Short Track

This week sees brothers Ryan (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) begin their journey through four stops of the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The McAnuffs will kick off their Olympic qualifying campaign  […]

Conor Stakelum Aims For Olympic Berth

This week Conor Stakelum (24) will be Ireland’s sole representative at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 (Oberstdorf, Germany) which serves as the final qualifying competition in figure skating for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   Stakelum joins athletes from 24 other nations who will be seeking to pick up one of the […]

McAllister Hits Worlds Technical Scores

Sam McAllister (18) today attained the minimum technical element free skating score required to compete at the next International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. McAllister was participating this weekend at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Riga Cup in Latvia. He got his campaign off to a […]

Egan Wins World Bronze Medal

Jenny Egan took the bronze medal in the 26.2 kilometre K1 race at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in South Africa on Saturday. Egan won a world championship medal, a bronze, as a junior, and has come close to matching it on more than one occasion – most notably last year, when a handle broke […]

World Boxing Silver for Joe Ward

Congratulations to Joe Ward who won a silver medal after losing out to Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final at the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany. The Cuban, who has now won four World gold medals on the bounce and whose defence mechanism is right up there with Floyd Mayweather, beat the Irish […]

McSharry World Junior Champion

More swimming history was made for Ireland  when Sligo’s Mona McSharry won 100m Breaststroke Gold at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis USA, Ireland’s second World swimming title in just 4 days after Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games on Wednesday and the country’s fourth world swimming medal […]

Ireland Hockey Teams 6th in Europe

Ireland Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams have retained their Division “A” status by finishing 6th at the recent Euroepan Championships in Amsterdam, Holland. Men’s coach Craig Fulton reflected, “A lot of depth used which is the most important thing we could have done. With a year to go to the World Cup, it’s the perfect […]
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