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U.S. Women's Boxing Names Ireland's Billy Walsh as New Coach

U.S. Women’s Boxing Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

By Padraic Halpin

DUBLIN, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The United States named Ireland’s Billy Walsh as their women’s boxing coach on Wednesday, a week after his resignation in Ireland ahead of next year’s Rio Olympics caused a political storm and front-page headlines. 381 more words


The 'Best Blog Post,' Ireland and Me

I must confess to actually feeling ashamed of being Irish yesterday morning. My only way of coping with this was to run into the sea here in Tramore. 421 more words


Carl Frampton - New IBF Super-Bantamweight Champion?

On September 6th Carl Frampton (18-0 13KO) will be facing old foe Kiko Martinez (31-4 23KO) for the IBF super-bantamweight title. It will nearly be a year to the day they first met for the EBU title. 291 more words


Fast Hands- the final days of Breen’s Gym

The doors closed at the famous Breen’s Gym last week and leading Belfast camera man Russell Pritchard was in attendance to capture the event and reminisce with trainer John Breen. 30 more words

Frampton ready to transcend Irish boxing

Carl Frampton has the world at his feet (or in his hands) after Friday night’s demolition of Hugo Cazares in Belfast elevated him to within touching distance of a world title shot. 379 more words

Irish Sport


The 1980’s were a torrid time with some of the most horrific events from the troubles carried out in this decade. Religious tensions were high and a country was totally divided.  476 more words