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Paddy Barnes of Ireland looks on during his bout against Devendro Singh Laishram of India during the Men's Light Fly (49kg) Boxing quarterfinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 8, 2012
Ireland choose boxer Paddy Barnes as flag bearer
Boxer Paddy Barnes is selected as Ireland's flag bearer for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Apr 27, 16:35
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor: 'I struggled to win European Games boxing gold'
Ireland's Katie Taylor says that she felt tired during her women's lightweight boxing victory at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 28, 07:15
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Ireland's Sam Magee "over the moon" with Baku bronze
Ireland's Sam Magee insists that he is "over the moon" with his Baku 2015 bronze medal, due to the fact that he was a major injury doubt heading into the competition.
Jun 27, 10:31
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Ireland's Chloe Magee 'gutted' by mixed doubles semi-final defeat
Ireland's Chloe Magee admits that is "very disappointing" to lose out to France in the badminton mixed doubles semi-final in Baku.
Jun 27, 09:44
Team GB boxer Josh Kelly in action at the European Games on June 23, 2015
British boxer Josh Kelly: "I gave it my all"
Josh Kelly vows to take his Baku 2015 semi-final defeat to Parviz Baghirov "on the chin" in order to bounce back in upcoming events.
Jun 26, 16:18
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Ireland's Katie Taylor expecting "tough" Estelle Mossely fight
Katie Taylor acknowledges that if she is to claim gold at the European Games then she must produce her best showing in order to overcome Estelle Mossely.
Jun 26, 14:03
Scott Evans of Ireland competes against Gergely Krausz of Hungary in the Badminton Men's Singles Group A match during day twelve of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Sports Hall on June 24, 2015
Scott Evans 'physically and mentally exhausted' after losing quarter-final
Ireland's Scott Evans talks about the 'physical and mental pressure' after his men's singles quarter-final loss to Emil Holst.
Jun 26, 12:30
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor: "I was praying"
Ireland's Katie Taylor didn't believe that she had beaten semi-final opponent Azerbaijan's Yana Alekseevna during their middleweight bout.
Jun 26, 10:56
Michael O'Reilly of Ireland (blue) competes in the Men's Boxing Middleweight (75kg) Quarter Final during day twelve of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 24, 2015
Ireland's Michael O'Reilly heads directly to final after Russian fails medical
Ireland's Michael O'Reilly heads straight into the middleweight gold-medal fight after semi-final opponent Maxim Koptyakov fails to recover from a cut eye.
Jun 26, 10:32
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Ireland's Sam Magee "lost for words" after badminton quarter-finals win
Irish badminton player Sam Magee admits that he is "lost for words" after reaching the semi-finals of the men's doubles event alongside his brother.
Jun 25, 18:27
Michael O'Reilly of Ireland (blue) competes in the Men's Boxing Middleweight (75kg) Quarter Final during day twelve of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 24, 2015
Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly keen to change bronze to gold
Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly says that he is keen to change the colour of his medal from bronze to gold after booking a semi-final spot at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 24, 13:18
Darren O'Neill (blue)of Ireland and Ionut Jitaru (red) of Romania compete in the Men's Boxing Heavyweight 91kg during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 16, 2015
Ireland boxer Darren O'Neill upset with quarter-final decision
Ireland's Darren O'Neill feels robbed after losing his heavyweight quarter-final against Gevorg Manukian by a split decision.
Jun 24, 12:10
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor looking forward to fighting Yana Alekseevna in opponent's backyard
Katie Taylor says that she is relishing fighting Yana Alekseevna in the Azerbaijani's home country when the two face each other in the lightweight semi-final on Friday.
Jun 24, 11:51
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Yana Alekseevna: 'I'm not easy rival for Katie Taylor'
Boxer Katie Taylor's next opponent Yana Alekseevna warns that she is "not an easy rival".
Jun 24, 11:21
Scott Evans of Ireland competes against Gergely Krausz of Hungary in the Badminton Men's Singles Group A match during day twelve of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Sports Hall on June 24, 2015
Ireland's Scott Evans looking to take the initiative at European Games
Ireland's Scott Evans admits that he is determined to succeed at the European Games in the men's badminton to help continue to build the sport across his country.
Jun 23, 18:56
Ireland's Sean McComb (red) fights with Ukraine's Tymur Beliak during the mens light (60kg) round of 32 boxing fight at the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 18, 2015
Sean McComb believes he is fittest boxer in Baku
Sean McComb describes Ireland as 'one of the best boxing teams in Baku' as the lightweight progresses to the semi-final of the competition.
Jun 23, 11:51
Team GB boxer Joe Joyce celebrates following his win over Moldova's Alexei Zavatin at the European Games in Baku on June 20, 2015
Tony Yoka: 'Joe Joyce not very technical or fast'
Frenchman Tony Yoka is hoping for a successful fight against Great Britain's Joe Joyce in the semi-finals of the super-heavyweight category on Thursday.
Jun 23, 10:18
Brendan Irvine (red) of Ireland is declared the winner over Tinko Banabakov (blue) of Bulgaria in the Men's Boxing Light Fly weight 46-49kg round of 16 bout during day seven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 19, 2015
Brendan Irvine not settling for European Games bronze after Salman Alizada win
Brendan Irvine insists that the atmosphere generated by spectators drove him on to victory against Azerbaijan's Salman Alizada in Baku.
Jun 22, 11:21
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor "proud" to represent Ireland at inaugural European Games
Ireland's Katie Taylor talks up the "fantastic atmosphere" at the European Games, claiming that it is a "privilege" to compete at the inaugural event.
Jun 22, 09:13
Chloe Magee (R) and Sam Magee of Ireland compete against Samuel Cali and Fiorella Marie Sadowski of Malta in the Badminton Mixed Doubles Group A match during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Baku Sports Hall on June 25, 2015
Irish badminton player Chloe Magee loses first group match to Estonian
Irish badminton player Chloe Magee loses her first group-stage match to Estonian Kati Tolmoff in straight sets.
Jun 22, 08:44
Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012
Katie Taylor "hungry" to improve legacy in Baku
Katie Taylor warns her rivals at the European Games that she still has an appetite for more major titles.
Jun 21, 19:50
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
Peter Taylor: "She's like a racehorse"
Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor is compared to a racehorse by her coach and dad Peter.
Jun 21, 15:29
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
French boxer Estelle Mossely: 'I can beat Katie Taylor'
French boxer Estelle Mossely says that she can beat Irish Olympic champion Katie Taylor if they meet in the women's lightweight final at the European Games.
Jun 21, 10:36
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Ireland's Natasha MacManus "really pleased" with 3m springboard qualification
Irish diver Natasha MacManus says that she is delighted with qualifying for the 3m springboard final at the European Games.
Jun 21, 10:05
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Ireland's Jack Wilson crashes out of road race
Irish cyclist Jack Wilson crashes in the road race at the European Games.
Jun 21, 09:22
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Irish boxer Dean Gardiner was "always confident" despite knockdown in Baku
Ireland's Dean Gardiner claims that he was "always confident" after reaching the super heavy quarter-finals in Baku, despite being knocked down in the first round.
Jun 20, 18:45
Joe Joyce of the British Lionhearts during his 91KG+ bout during the World Series of Boxing between the British Lionhearts and Mexico Guerreros at York Hall on March 22, 2013
Joe Joyce confident if Dean Gardiner clash comes
Team GB boxer Joe Joyce looks ahead to a possible semi-final match-up with Republic of Ireland's Dean Gardiner at the 2015 European Games.
Jun 20, 18:32
Ireland's Adam Nolan (red) fights with Albania's Alban Beqiri during the mens welter (69kg) round of 32 boxing fight at the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 17, 2015
Irish boxers advance to quarters at the European Games
Ireland's Adam Nolan and Dean Gardiner both reach the boxing quarter-finals after victories in Baku this afternoon.
Jun 20, 18:25
England's Nicola Adams celebrates winning against Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh during their women's fly (48-51kg) final boxing match at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 2, 2014
Michaela Walsh warns Nicola Adams: 'I will beat you at Rio 2016'
Michaela Walsh is "100%" confident that she can beat Nicola Adams at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio should the pair meet in the women's flyweight category.
Jun 20, 14:02
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Michaela Walsh: 'Defeat to Elena Saveleva will help my preparation for Rio 2016'
Ireland boxer Michaela Walsh insists that her women's bantamweight defeat to Elena Saveleva will give her valuable experience ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Jun 20, 10:51
Brendan Irvine (red) of Ireland is declared the winner over Tinko Banabakov (blue) of Bulgaria in the Men's Boxing Light Fly weight 46-49kg round of 16 bout during day seven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Crystal Hall on June 19, 2015
Irish boxing hopeful Brendan Irvine dedicates Baku win to late father
Brendan Irvine eyes an all-round improvement against Salman Alizada in Monday's light flyweight quarter-final bout in Baku, despite comfortably beating Tinko Banabakov.
Jun 19, 16:11
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
Irish boxing chief Zauri Antia targeting further success at Baku 2015
Zauri Antia, Irish boxing's head of technique and tactics, wants to see the nation continue to improve their medal count at major competitions.
Jun 18, 13:50
Ireland's Sean McComb (red) fights with Ukraine's Tymur Beliak during the mens light (60kg) round of 32 boxing fight at the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 18, 2015
Irish boxer Sean McComb: 'I want to win gold'
Irish boxer Sean McComb says that he is aiming for the gold medal at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 18, 09:45
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
Coach: 'Katie Taylor never tires of winning'
The coach and father of Ireland boxer Katie Taylor insists that the Olympic champion "never gets tired of winning" ahead of her opening fight at the European Games.
Jun 17, 11:12
Lani Belcher of Great Britain prepares for training at Eton Dorney on May 2, 2012
Team GB's Lani Belcher "really happy with silver" in 5000m kayak event
Team GB's Lani Belcher is "really happy" to come away with silver in the women's K1 5000m kayak event at the European Games.
Jun 16, 14:23
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Egan siblings 'proud' to represent Ireland at Baku 2015
Ireland's Jennifer Egen talks up her strong family bond with fellow Baku 2015 hopeful Peter Egan.
Jun 15, 12:49
Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland walks to the medal ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012
Ireland's Katie Taylor "can't wait" to box
Olympic champion boxer Katie Taylor admits that she "can't wait" to represent Ireland at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 09:44
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Ireland's Sinead Cuthbert Cunningham hopes to make 2016 Olympics
Ireland archer Sinead Cuthbert Cunningham, competing in the Baku European Games, expresses her hopes of making the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after missing out in 2012.
Jun 13, 15:23
Silver medalist Rachel Klamer of Netherlands poses with her medal following the Women's Triathlon Final during day one of the Baku 2015 European Games at Bilgah Beach on June 13, 2015
Rachel Klamer: 'I was seeing stars after swim'
Rachel Klamer says that she "started to see stars" after a difficult swim at the European Games triathlon in Baku.
Jun 13, 14:04
Aileen Reid of Ireland crosses the finish line to take second place in the Pruhealth World Triathalon Grand Final at Hyde Park on September 14, 2013
Ireland's Aileen Reid feeling cautious ahead of triathlon event at Baku 2015
Ireland's Aileen Reid insists that being the highest-ranked competitor to take part in the triathlon event at the European Games counts for very little.
Jun 12, 10:37