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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 …

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It’s Time To Talk About Ireland’s Other Golfing Olympian

Ireland Olympics Golf Power

Between a combination of  high-profile Rio absentees and the recent (much welcomed) solid play from Padraig Harrington, Ireland’s other male representative has been slipping under the nation’s radar. Currently making his living on the second-tier Web.com Tour, the world number 294 – a Waterford native – is far from a household name at the minute. However, thanks to his current form stateside, …

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Paddy Barnes Facing Trouble With Paddy Power

Olympic Council Of Ireland Media Briefing : 100 Days Out from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Conrad Hotel, Dublin 27/4/2016 Boxer Paddy Barnes, flag-bearer for the Ireland team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Can you blame an amateur boxer from trying to make a few quid? Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes is set to box at light flyweight in the Rio Olympics. While professional boxers are now eligible to compete at the Olympics for the first time, hopes are high for the Team Ireland boxers. Of Ireland’s 29 Olympic medals to date, the boxers …

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And The Secret Olympian Is…

The suspense is at an end, as we finally unveil the identity of our Secret Olympian. Over the last few weeks we have featured a series of articles from a mystery man within the Irish Olympic boxing setup for Rio 2016. The Secret Olympian has written about the dedication and sacrifice that has taken him to heights as lofty as …

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Why Does Nobody Want To Play Golf At The Olympics?

golf CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Shane Lowry of Ireland on the 17th hole during the first practise round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Championship Links on September 29, 2015 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Earlier today, both Jason Day and Shane Lowry released statements on their respective Twitter pages that neither will take part at August’s Olympic Games in golf. That brings to 11 the number of golfers who have opted out of the Rio games (no female golfer has pulled out as of this moment). Interestingly, after Rory McIlroy announced he would not be …

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Billy Walsh Steps Down As Irish Boxing’s High Performance Coach Days After World Championship Glory

Billy Walsh has officially resigned from his post as head coach of Irish boxing’s immensely successful High Performance Unit. Irish boxing fans have known for some time that this day might come. In August the news broke that Walsh had been involved in a messy negotiation with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association for some time, and that he was strongly …

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