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Blow To Ireland’s Olympic Hopes As Joe Ward Turns Professional

Joe Ward

Two-time World silver medallist Joe Ward has announced his move to professional boxing with immediate effect.  The Westmeath native has signed a contract with Times Square Boxing, based in New York. Ward is a three-time European champion and was expected to be one of Ireland’s best hopes for an Olympic medal in Toyko next year, having represented his country in …

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Team Ireland Confirm McIlroy Will Represent Ireland At 2020 Olympics

Neil Manchip, the Team Leader of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), has confirmed that Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland, if selected, for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Manchip highlighted his delight at McIlroy’s commitment to representing Ireland in a statement released on Wednesday. “We are delighted that Rory has signalled his intention to compete  for Ireland at …

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Rhys McClenaghan – “I Always Felt Like If I Wanted Something Bad Enough, I’d Do It Myself”

Rhys McClenaghan

There’s something about the Irish psyche which means many of our elite athletes tend to play down their achievements or make safe predictions about their potential success in future competitions. Focusing on the quality of their opponents, or using phrases such as “I’ll give it my best and see what happens” are often expressed and it’s clear to see why. …

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Boxing Body Vote Could See Sport Thrown Out Of Olympics

The congress of the scandal-hit International Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) that begins in Moscow on Friday may be a turning point for the sport and its future in the Olympics. Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek who has been linked to organised crime by the US Treasury Department, is one of two candidates standing for the position of AIBA president at the …

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