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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

McAnuff Brothers On Penultimate Lap For PyeongChang Qualification

After a month’s hiatus, Irish short track speed skaters Ryan McAnuff (22) and Sean McAnuff (20) are back on the Audi International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating circuit this week in the qualification process to secure berths for Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.   The […]

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

RIP Brendan O’Kelly Olympian (Football)

RIP Brendan O’Kelly Olympian  It is with sad regret we have learned about the passing of Olympian Brendan O’Kelly (Football).  Brendan represented Team Ireland at the 1948 Olympics in London scoring Ireland’s goal.   Ireland returned to the Olympics in football during the 1948 Games after a 24 year absence.  Ireland’s amateur team was made up […]

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 […]
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