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# billy-walsh - This year 2022

'It's a disgrace. There's people's psychological welfare being affected by this'
# Irish Boxing
# Irish Boxing

'It's a disgrace. There's people's psychological welfare being affected by this'

May 10th 2022, 12:17 PM 22,428 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh has backed Bernard Dunne in the wake of his departure as IABA high performance director.

# billy-walsh - Last year 2021

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
# Emotional
# Emotional

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics

Aug 2nd 2021, 5:19 PM 68,242 Views 12 Comments

Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.

# billy-walsh - All time

'I want it to be face-to-face, gloves off and give it to them hard and straight'
# How To Win At Dominoes
# How To Win At Dominoes

'I want it to be face-to-face, gloves off and give it to them hard and straight'

May 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,693 Views 4 Comments

Boxing guru Billy Walsh shares his leadership and management philosophy with Shane Keegan on this week’s episode of our coaching podcast.

From childhood abuse to absolute war with Billy Walsh, Claressa Shields has earned this the hard way
# Still I Rise
# Still I Rise

From childhood abuse to absolute war with Billy Walsh, Claressa Shields has earned this the hard way

Apr 13th 2019, 12:01 PM 31,864 Views 7 Comments

Rape survivor, Olympic champion, ‘The GWOAT’: Claressa Shields was dealt one of life’s most rotten hands, so she put her own to good use.

‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany
# Interview
# Interview

‘A better contract wasn’t forthcoming’ – The man leaving Irish boxing behind for Germany

Mar 4th 2017, 7:45 AM 5,842 Views 7 Comments

The IABA confirmed Eddie Bolger’s departure earlier this week. The experienced coach subsequently spoke to The42 about his reasons for the move.

Katie Taylor beaten to the punch as top US Olympic star handed historic opportunity
# Landmark
# Landmark

Katie Taylor beaten to the punch as top US Olympic star handed historic opportunity

Feb 8th 2017, 9:31 PM 54,754 Views 21 Comments

Rio gold medallist Claressa Shields will become the first woman to headline a premium cable card.

'In Ireland, there were roadblocks put in my way. Here, they really want you to be successful'
# Interview
# Interview

'In Ireland, there were roadblocks put in my way. Here, they really want you to be successful'

Dec 22nd 2016, 5:18 PM 25,078 Views 11 Comments

Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh chats to The42 about his rollercoaster year with Team USA.

We'll Leave It There So: Walsh on top of the world, jail for Rooney robbery attempt and today's sport
# Wednesday
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Walsh on top of the world, jail for Rooney robbery attempt and today's sport

Dec 21st 2016, 8:00 PM 11,309 Views 2 Comments

Dundalk have secured the services of two first team regulars, while Colm Cooper begins our end-of-year quiz series.

Billy Walsh named world coach of the year after guiding US to Olympic glory
# Accolade
# Accolade

Billy Walsh named world coach of the year after guiding US to Olympic glory

Dec 21st 2016, 5:25 PM 24,521 Views 22 Comments

The Team USA coach helped the country win three medals at the Olympics.

'Send him back to Ireland' - A new documentary looks at Billy Walsh's rocky start in America
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'Send him back to Ireland' - A new documentary looks at Billy Walsh's rocky start in America

Sep 14th 2016, 2:30 PM 43,411 Views 13 Comments

The boxing coach previously guided Team Ireland to a number of medals at the Olympics.

Angry Billy Walsh savages 'crazy' boxing judging
# Criticism
# Criticism

Angry Billy Walsh savages 'crazy' boxing judging

Aug 16th 2016, 12:56 AM 22,292 Views 18 Comments

The lightweight Mikaela Mayer suffered defeat in front of a mostly anti-American crowd to the Russian Anastasiia Beliakova.

'I think we hit a homerun with Billy' - Walsh's influence already felt in US boxing
# Making A Difference
# Making A Difference

'I think we hit a homerun with Billy' - Walsh's influence already felt in US boxing

Aug 15th 2016, 7:02 PM 15,478 Views 16 Comments

The coach previously left his role in Irish boxing in acrimonious fashion.

Michael Conlan is sick and tired of people talking about Billy Walsh
# Move On
# Move On

Michael Conlan is sick and tired of people talking about Billy Walsh

Aug 14th 2016, 5:32 PM 10,211 Views 8 Comments

“We’re here to win gold and that Billy’s not in the corner doesn’t mean anything.”

The ghost of Billy: Stop blaming Walsh saga for Irish boxing's ups and downs
# On To The Next One
# On To The Next One

The ghost of Billy: Stop blaming Walsh saga for Irish boxing's ups and downs

Aug 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,416 Views 14 Comments

Donnelly win shifts the mood in the Irish camp as Conlan and Taylor prepare to open their medal bids.

Hotline Rings Ep.4: Emotional table tennis matches and are we missing Billy Walsh?
# Hotline Rings
# Hotline Rings

Hotline Rings Ep.4: Emotional table tennis matches and are we missing Billy Walsh?

Aug 11th 2016, 1:06 PM 3,573 Views 7 Comments

Niall Kelly joins us from Rio with all the latest news and analysis from the 2016 Olympic Games.

RTÉ's Irish boxing pundits play down loss of Billy Walsh after Joe Ward defeat
# Reaction
# Reaction

RTÉ's Irish boxing pundits play down loss of Billy Walsh after Joe Ward defeat

Aug 11th 2016, 12:59 AM 12,048 Views 20 Comments

It’s been a disastrous few days for the sport at the Rio Olympics.

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016
# King Billy
# King Billy

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Aug 10th 2016, 11:14 PM 12,808 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team
# Goldrush
# Goldrush

'Realistically we can come home with 8 medals': Paddy Barnes has huge confidence in Irish boxing team

Jul 16th 2016, 7:00 AM 2,764 Views 3 Comments

Barnes heads to his third Olympics insisting that anything less than gold would be “a massive failure.”

'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact'
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

'Irish boxing is where it is now because of Zaur Antia, and that's a fact'

Apr 28th 2016, 7:15 AM 5,567 Views 2 Comments

Barnes will carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.

Billy Walsh sets USA on their way as all three of his team are fancied to qualify for Rio
# American Dream
# American Dream

Billy Walsh sets USA on their way as all three of his team are fancied to qualify for Rio

Mar 17th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,474 Views 8 Comments

Lightweight Mikaela Mayer has emerged as a credible Olympic rival to Katie Taylor, while old foe Adriana Araujo will represent the host country.

All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

All eyes on Rio as Ireland boxing coach lays out plan for Olympic medals

Mar 15th 2016, 9:38 PM 3,608 Views 1 Comment

Zaur Antia is keeping his boxers busy ahead of European qualifier.

'I spent many nights on my own crying' - Billy Walsh reflects on leaving Ireland
# Boxing
# Boxing

'I spent many nights on my own crying' - Billy Walsh reflects on leaving Ireland

Feb 17th 2016, 9:02 PM 9,661 Views 7 Comments

The former head coach of the High Performance Unit opened up on Off The Ball earlier.

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor
# Main Man
# Main Man

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor

Jan 8th 2016, 7:30 AM 2,169 Views 5 Comments

Zaur Antia expected to lead Irish boxing’s medal charge at Rio 2016.

From Conlan and Taylor's triumphs to Walsh's departure -- Irish boxing in 2015
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

From Conlan and Taylor's triumphs to Walsh's departure -- Irish boxing in 2015

Dec 28th 2015, 3:00 PM 6,989 Views 2 Comments

IABA President Pat Ryan chats to The42 about an eventful 12 months for the sport.

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year
# NEWS MAKERS
# NEWS MAKERS

From Aviva to Zlatan, an A to Z of the 2015 sporting year

Dec 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 5,798 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at the individuals and events that made a mark over the past 12 months.

'I should have been a brain surgeon but I didn’t have time to study' - Billy Walsh
# Unlikely Heroes
# Unlikely Heroes

'I should have been a brain surgeon but I didn’t have time to study' - Billy Walsh

Dec 19th 2015, 7:00 PM 10,660 Views 4 Comments

An extract from Sean McGoldrick’s book, Punching Above Their Weight: The Irish Olympic Boxing Story.

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year?
# Taking One For The Team
# Taking One For The Team

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year?

Dec 18th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,671 Views 18 Comments

12 managers but who was best in 2015?

Dean Walsh wants uncle Billy back in his corner for Friday's national final
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Dean Walsh wants uncle Billy back in his corner for Friday's national final

Dec 8th 2015, 3:09 PM 5,361 Views 1 Comment

The reigning Irish light-welterweight champ defends his title this weekend.

'I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy'
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

'I was gutted to leave my baby, but I went away with a bit of life about me and destroyed the guy'

Nov 4th 2015, 6:15 AM 5,433 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s world champion boxer gave his thoughts at the Web Summit in Dublin yesterday.

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee
# Defence
# Defence

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee

Oct 28th 2015, 3:06 PM 10,601 Views 15 Comments

The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.

Billy Walsh: 'I could not work for someone who clearly did not want me'
# Statement
# Statement

Billy Walsh: 'I could not work for someone who clearly did not want me'

Oct 24th 2015, 2:51 PM 22,904 Views 42 Comments

The fallout continues and is set to rumble on further.

Where do we apply for Rala's job? It’s Comments of the Week
# They Said What?
# They Said What?

Where do we apply for Rala's job? It’s Comments of the Week

Oct 24th 2015, 10:30 AM 7,173 Views 1 Comment

Billy Walsh’s departure from Irish sport, Ireland’s defeat to the Argies and UFC Dublin were all big in the news over the past seven days.

Fallout from Billy Walsh resignation continues as Sports Council respond to 'unclear' IABA statement
# Gloves Off
# Gloves Off

Fallout from Billy Walsh resignation continues as Sports Council respond to 'unclear' IABA statement

Oct 23rd 2015, 5:04 PM 4,807 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association had their say this morning.

IABA finally break silence on Billy Walsh, insist they are 'shocked' over his departure
# Broken Silence
# Broken Silence

IABA finally break silence on Billy Walsh, insist they are 'shocked' over his departure

Oct 23rd 2015, 11:42 AM 22,965 Views 45 Comments

After avoiding media all week, the IABA released a lengthy statement this morning.

The pictures that no Irish sports fan wanted to see this morning
# Billy Walsh
# Billy Walsh

The pictures that no Irish sports fan wanted to see this morning

Oct 22nd 2015, 9:28 AM 45,037 Views 58 Comments

No late u-turn as boxing coach Billy Walsh leaves for America.

We'll Leave It There So: Reebok's 'insensitive' UFC Ireland shirt, IABA in hot water and all today's sport
# Wednesday
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Reebok's 'insensitive' UFC Ireland shirt, IABA in hot water and all today's sport

Oct 21st 2015, 8:25 PM 21,381 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the PFAI have confirmed that a footballer has been charged with an anti-doping violation.

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey
# In Writing
# In Writing

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey

Oct 21st 2015, 2:12 PM 23,472 Views 33 Comments

Kieran Mulvey was speaking ahead of his appointment as Chairman of Sport ireland.

Irish Sports Council threaten to review IABA funding after Walsh controversy
# Development
# Development

Irish Sports Council threaten to review IABA funding after Walsh controversy

Oct 20th 2015, 11:39 PM 20,463 Views 23 Comments

“What was so unacceptable about the agreement of 22 August was that it was never put to the board.”

'You go from being angry to upset' - Darren O'Neill left reeling from Billy Walsh's exit
# Reaction
# Reaction

'You go from being angry to upset' - Darren O'Neill left reeling from Billy Walsh's exit

Oct 20th 2015, 9:37 PM 4,631 Views 0 Comments

Michael Conlan also gave his thoughts on the much-loved coach’s resignation.

We'll leave it there so: The Open returns to Portrush, and all the rest of Tuesday's sport
# Billo
# Billo

We'll leave it there so: The Open returns to Portrush, and all the rest of Tuesday's sport

Oct 20th 2015, 8:02 PM 8,974 Views 1 Comment

Plus the Billy Walsh fallout continues.

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