Home Tag Archives: katie taylor (page 5)

Tag Archives: katie taylor

Lynn Harvey: ‘I Believe Boxing Was Sent To Me’

Ciaran Priestley catches up with one of only three professional female boxers in Ireland, Lynn Harvey. Harvey has followed an unorthodox route to a life in professional sport. Admittedly, she was not a sporty kid and went through ‘all the stages of partying and drinking’ during her twenties. At the age of thirty, she enrolled in a boxercise class with …

Read More »

Analysis: Why Are Many Irish UFC Fans Only Interested In Conor McGregor?

Before I even write this article I can already imagine some of the comments and reaction that will follow. “I’ve been watching UFC since the first Ultimate Fighter.” “I was watching UFC long before McGregor came along.” “What are you talking about? We support all the Irish fighters!” Ireland has some of the best fans in world sport. That’s a fact. …

Read More »

Opinion: Is Ireland Making The Most Of Its Sporting Talent?

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/11/2014 Ireland vs Australia Ireland flags at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

‘Are we wasting our time playing football in Ireland?’ An absurd statement that can’t possibly have any base, foundation or logic to even consider the thought of Ireland without football, but nevertheless, should we focus our sporting talents somewhere else other than football? Football is the world game, the most popular sport in Ireland, at least by playing numbers, and …

Read More »

Michael Conlan: A Fighter, Not Just A Boxer

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Ireland's Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Riocentro Exhibition resembled a wake-house as Vladimir Nikitin’s hand was raised aloft following Tuesday’s quarter-final bout with Michael Conlan. Shock mingled with both anger and sadness. Having had his say with the assembled media, he stormed back to his chambers passing a troop of Irish supporters who looked at him and then at each other, bewildered by the downfall …

Read More »

Miguel Cotto & This Week in Boxing

Michael McCarthy is for this week’s edition of TWIB, following a record-breaking weekend for Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Boxing can be a cruel game. It tests every aspect of a fighter’s makeup. If there is a flaw or fault in a fighter, physically or mentally, stepping into the ring is one good way of exposing it. On Saturday night, at …

Read More »