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#Darren O'Neill

# darren-oneill - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Olympian Darren O'Neill to join pro boxing ranks at 33

Team captain at London 2012, O’Neill will likely turn 34 before his pro debut come around.

# darren-oneill - Friday 23 December, 2016

'I won't go out because people say I have to go, I'll retire when I'm ready'

As he heads towards the end of his career, Darren O’Neill’s focus has shifted slightly but there’s a new-found determination to go out on his own terms.

# darren-oneill - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'I have cried tears & spilled blood in trying to qualify for Rio' - reacting to Rory's decision

Darren O’Neill, Natalya Coyle and Paddy Barnes are amongst those who have spoken out.

# darren-oneill - Monday 20 June, 2016

Olympic heartbreak for Darren O'Neill as he crashes out in Baku qualifier

Better news for Michael O’Reilly who moved to within two wins of qualification.

# darren-oneill - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Darren O'Neill into next round of Olympic qualifiers

The Kilkenny heavyweight needs to win to book a spt in Rio.

# darren-oneill - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Darren O'Neill braced for 'huge task' as he leads Irish quartet in last-chance Olympic qualifying event

Dean Walsh, Dean Gardiner and Michael O’Reilly are also in Baku hoping it leads to Rio.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Shock as Ireland's Michael O'Reilly crashes out in Olympic boxing qualifier

David Oliver Joyce into the lightwieght quarter-finals in Turkey as O’Reilly suffers defeat.

# darren-oneill - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Darren O'Neill has three routes to the Rio Olympics - but he's hoping for Turkish delight

“You have to think through every possibility.”

# darren-oneill - Friday 11 December, 2015

Friday night fights: We look at the titles and Rio dreams on the line in the National Boxing finals

Six weight classes aim to take first step towards Olympic qualification this evening.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paddy Barnes set for WSB again in preparation for Rio and pro career

Two-time Olympic medallist has been drafted by Polish Hussars team for pro-style competition

# darren-oneill - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

O'Neill piles on the pounds in heavyweight mission to reach Rio

Olympian has put on two stone of ‘good weight’ ahead of Irish title defence.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

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

# darren-oneill - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Katie Taylor has three fights in the space of 48 hours - starting tonight in Cork

The champ is on a whistlestop tour of Munster over the next three nights.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Ready to rumble: how Darren O'Neill fell back in love with boxing

Kilkenny middleweight is gunning for his fifth national title when he meets Michael O’Reilly on Friday night.

# darren-oneill - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here are the big-name athletes who've had their funding cut this year

€1.6 million will be provided in direct funding for Ireland’s top athletes this year, the Irish Sports Council confirmed today.

# darren-oneill - Friday 20 December, 2013

8 of Kilkenny's best sporting moments in 2013

Cody’s Cats may not have lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup but there were plenty of other achievements to shout about.

# darren-oneill - Sunday 4 August, 2013

The Irish sporting world reacts to Mayo's win over Donegal GAA

The Irish sporting world reacts to Mayo's win over Donegal

Brian O’Driscoll was more than impressed by their performance.

# darren-oneill - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Win for Nolan at National Championships but O'Neill goes down to Quigley

The captain of Ireland’s boxing team at London 2012 lost out on a countback.

# darren-oneill - Friday 8 February, 2013

Nevin, Barnes give up their national titles without a fight

Two of Ireland’s Olympic medallists have been forced out of this year’s national championships through injury and illness.

# darren-oneill - Thursday 27 December, 2012

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London

It’s head down and push on as Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill comes to terms with life after the London Olympics.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Christmas Day training: A player's perspective

Don’t forget your shovel if you’re going to festive work.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland Campaign This post contains videos

VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland

The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.

# darren-oneill - Monday 13 August, 2012

Darren O'Neill: It's easy to be captain of a good team

The Kilkenny boxer was full of praise for his team-mates as Ireland’s athletes returned home from London 2012.

# darren-oneill - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Darren O'Neill to lead Team Ireland at Olympic closing ceremony

The Kilkenny boxer will carry the Irish flag at tomorrow night’s ceremony.

# darren-oneill - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap

“Wind yer neck in Kate, it’s only five golds for Team GB, not 10.”

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six

Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows

Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.

From The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill

The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.

Olympic Breakfast: Are you ready for the boards?

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day six in London.

# darren-oneill - Saturday 28 July, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 1 London 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 1

Keep up with all the news from every event as the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London.

Olympic Breakfast: let the Games begin

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day one in London.

# darren-oneill - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

'We've never been so well off' - Jimmy Magee backs boxers to equal Beijing medal haul

The veteran commentator believes Billy Walsh’s Irish team is the best the country has ever sent to an Olympics.

# darren-oneill - Monday 23 July, 2012

In pictures: The rocky road to London for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls Portrait This post contains images

In pictures: The rocky road to London for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls

A new photography exhibition shows the work away from the spotlight for those aiming for the Games.

# darren-oneill - Friday 13 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Darren O'Neill 14 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Darren O'Neill

The Kilkenny middleweight captains Ireland’s boxers for this month’s Games.

# darren-oneill - Saturday 5 May, 2012

2012 Olympics: O'Neill relaxed and ready for the challenge ahead

Irish Olympic boxer Darren O’Neill talks to about his preparations for London and how he very nearly gave it all up four years ago.

# darren-oneill - Friday 20 April, 2012

What do you do to work out Olympics disappointment? Hit the bumpers...

Joe Ward and his Irish team-mates enjoyed their rest day in Trabzon yesterday.

# darren-oneill - Thursday 19 April, 2012

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce

Olympic boxing hopeful Darren O’Neill has been keeping a close eye on his fellow countrymen at this week’s final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey.

# darren-oneill - Friday 17 February, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's boxing stars are in the army now 'ten-shun! This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's boxing stars are in the army now

Obstacle courses, indoor soccer and even a bit of sparring… it’s all in a week’s work at the Curragh.

# darren-oneill - Friday 27 January, 2012

National Boxing Championships: Ward fit and ready to defend his title

“I’m not going to hand back the title that easy,” defending light-heavyweight champion Joe Ward says.

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