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Published: 12:15 | 1/6/16

Professional boxers to fight in Rio


Professional boxers have been cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics after the AIBA voted to change the sport's constitutional.

Member federations voted in favour of the rule change which will allow professional boxes fight at the Olympic Games in Brazil later this year, with 26 places set to be made available at a qualifying event in Venezuela next month.

The plans have been widely criticised, with Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton claiming the decision is ridiculous

"They're two different sports. It's like a badminton player playing tennis," Frampton wrote on Twitter.

Blame players for Bracewell exit, Wilson says

22:53 | 13/9/17

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson says the players are to blame for John Bracewell's exit as the national team's head coach.


Dockrell looking forward to Gayle test

18:08 | 12/9/17

Ireland off-spinner George Dockrell has fond memories of the last time he faced West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle in a one-day international.


Winning Grand Tour Triple Crown is 'humanly impossible', says Roche

12:24 | 11/9/17

Following Chris Froome’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double, 1987 Triple Crown champion Stephen Roche has said a Grand Tour Triple Crown is “hum...


Hickey steps down from IOC's executive board

09:43 | 11/9/17

Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role on the International Olympic Committee's executive board.


Ford appointed new Ireland cricket head coach

11:13 | 9/9/17

Graham Ford has been announced as the new head coach of the Ireland cricket team.


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