# Darren O'Neill

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# go pro
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.
# Interview
'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.
# Reaction
'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.
# Boxing
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.
# qualifier route
Darren O'Neill into next round of Olympic qualifiers
The Kilkenny heavyweight needs to win to book a spt in Rio.
# long road to rio
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.
# Road to Rio
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.
# eastern promise
Darren O'Neill has three routes to the Rio Olympics - but he's hoping for Turkish delight
“You have to think through every possibility.”
# ELITES 2016
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.
# World Series
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
# carry that weight
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.
# Reaction
'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.
# Taylor Made
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.
# Fight night
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.
# Money Talks
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.
# County Highlights
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.
The Irish sporting world reacts to Mayo's win over Donegal
Brian O’Driscoll was more than impressed by their performance.
# Boxing
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.
# Fight night
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.
# Interview
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.
# training day
Christmas Day training: A player's perspective
Don’t forget your shovel if you’re going to festive work.
# Campaign
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.
# London 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.
# London 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.
# London 2012
Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap
“Wind yer neck in Kate, it’s only five golds for Team GB, not 10.”
London 2012 Olympics, day six
Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.
# London 2012
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.
# London 2012
Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill
The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.
# London 2012
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.
London 2012 Olympics, day 1
Keep up with all the news from every event as the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London.
# London 2012
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.
# London 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.
# portrait
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.
# 14 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Darren O'Neill
The Kilkenny middleweight captains Ireland’s boxers for this month’s Games.
# Interview
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.
# Off Track
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.
# London 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.
# 'ten-shun!
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.
# Fight night
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.