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Kurt Walker Clinches Gold For Ireland At European Championships

Ireland’s boxers have their first gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk thanks to Kurt Walker who clinched victory in the bantamweight division. Walker defeated Ukranian boxer Mykolo Butsenko via a unanimous decision having previously beaten British rival and number one seed Peter McGrail on Saturday. The victory is a massive boost for Ireland who disappointingly saw gold medal …

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Disappointment For Leon Reid In 200m Final

Leon Reid wasn’t thrilled with himself after his 200m finals performance but still managed to do the Irish proud in a very high-quality race. Reid made his first bow as a member of Team Ireland last night with a fantastic showing yesterday to claim second place and with that, a spot in today’s final. Clocking in with a score of …

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Ireland’s Most Popular Sports Are Under Threat From American Football, But Why?

American Football DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 02: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed on radio row on February 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The Green Bay Packers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

A golden-age for Irish sport is upon us. Our small-but-proud nation that traditionally enjoyed playing giant-killer is now beginning to reconsider its role among nations in global competition. Whether we fully realise it or not, Ireland is now being offered a seat at the top table of the sporting world. We’ve defeated the notorious ‘big three’ southern hemisphere nations in …

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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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