# Golden Boy

Last year
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Rhys McClenaghan crowned world champion with pommel horse gold
McClenaghan’s score of 15.300 gave him a wide winning margin over the rest of the field.
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'You don't think about being part of history' - inside the mind of Ireland's Olympic champion
Fintan McCarthy was one half of the dynamic duo who captured rowing gold for Ireland in Tokyo.
All time
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Steph Curry inspires Golden State Warriors victory over Brooklyn Nets
The Warriors, Jazz and Clippers won.
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Jack Woolley wins gold at Albanian Open after recovering from recent assault
The taekwondo competitor from Dublin took gold by beating Cyrian Ravet of France in the 58kg class final.
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Steph Curry gets hot as Golden State Warriors edge past Milwaukee Bucks
There were also wins for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks.
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Three illegal groin kicks not enough to stop Woolley winning US Open Taekwondo
The Dubliner, who late last year became Ireland’s first ever fighter to qualify for the Olympics in the sport, even overcame three illegal groin kicks in his first bout against Russian opponent Danila Volvos.
# Next Big Thing
€126m Atletico Madrid star beats Sancho and Havertz to Golden Boy award
Portugal international Joao Felix has been recognised for his meteoric rise to prominence over the past year.
# U21
World's top young players shortlisted for prestigious Golden Boy award
The likes of Joao Felix, Ansu Fati, Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz will be looking to win the prize that Matthijs de Ligt claimed last year.
# Gold Rush
Another one! Messi collects record fifth Golden Shoe award
He scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, finishing as the top goalscorer in Europe last season.
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Gold for Ireland! Kurt Walker wins bantamweight final at EU Boxing Championships
Walker did enough for a 3-2 split decision against England’s Peter McGrail.
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Canelo signs 'highest-paid guaranteed contract in sports history' with streaming service DAZN
The Mexican’s deal is worth a reported $365m across five years and 10 fights.
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Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut
Aaron McKenna wasn’t hanging around on his return to the ring.
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WBC and WBA back Canelo Alvarez after positive test for banned substance
The WBC and WBA believe Canelo Alvarez is a victim of meat contamination in his homeland.
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18 for 18: Monaghan sensation Aaron McKenna is set to take names across the Atlantic
Teen gunslinger Aaron McKenna is Ireland’s youngest professional boxer, and debuted in Vegas last month.
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'Imagine being 18 and being signed by De La Hoya': Irish star McKenna set to rock Vegas on debut tonight
The 18-year-old from Monaghan fights Travis Conley in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
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Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden
Aaron McKenna will make his paid bow on a future Hall of Famer’s undercard in two weeks’ time.
# teenage angst
The second-youngest Premier League starter of all-time is currently finding life difficult in Germany
Reece Oxford’s loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach has not gone as planned.
# hot property
Mbappe, Rashford, Dembele and Solanke all nominated for world's best U21 footballer prize
The 25 players in line to win this year’s Golden Boy award have been announced.
# Home truths
'Everyone sees Instagram and thinks, 'Quigley's in LA, living the life.' But life is never that simple'
Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley explains why he’s chasing loneliness in Los Angeles.
# Profile
Can one of the world's best footballers silence the Aviva again?
David Alaba will be hoping to inspire his side against Ireland, having made the difference in previous games.
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'There's a good lad in there': Cheika hopes James O'Connor will get help after cocaine arrest
The Wallabies boss suggests that the talented back should put rugby aside to sort his personal issues out.
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Jason Quigley set for huge televised headline fight in California
He fights for his first professional title against Glen Tapia.
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Mourinho backs 'best midfielder in the world' Pogba to win a Ballon d'Or
The Manchester United manager has been delighted with his player’s performances.
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Man finds €3.5 million worth of gold in house he inherited
“It was under the furniture, under piles of linen, in the bathroom… everywhere.”
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Steph's back, baby! Curry drops 17 points in overtime to snatch Game 4 for Golden State
“Nobody could have predicted that explosion,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
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In pictures: Jason Quigley gets ready to defend his unbeaten record in Vegas
Quigley meets James de la Rosa on the Canelo-Khan undercard.
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Relentless Golovkin defends title with devastating knockout - his 22nd in a row
The 34-year-old has won all 35 of his fights and has his sights set on WBC champion Saul Alvarez who takes on Amir Khan next month.
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Steph Curry served up TWO ridiculous moments last night
Steph was ballin’ against the Utah Jazz last night.
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The NBA's best player thrilled again as the Warriors continued incredible home streak
Steph Curry grabbed 26 points and embarrassed Kevin Durant a few times too.
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Five-time All-Ireland winner Bryan Sheehan will captain Kerry this season
St Mary’s clubman previously captained Kingdom to the 2010 Munster title.
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'He likes a beer, he likes a laugh and he's nice company' - Hansen lauds Carter
The 33-year-old out-half ends his New Zealand career after tomorrow’s World Cup final.
# Baku 2015
Michael O'Reilly has won Ireland's second gold of the day
The 22-year-old defeated Azerbaijani Xaybula Musalov in the middleweight final.
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Joe enjoys the show as Cossack gets the job Don to claim Punchestown Gold Cup
After disappointment at Cheltenham, the Gordon Elliott trained horse bounced back today.
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Ireland's Jason Quigley takes 82 seconds to win pro debut in Las Vegas
The Donegal middlweight defeated American Howard Reece with a first round stoppage last night.
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Jason Quigley: 'My dad just said, let's get our arses up and make this happen for ourselves'
Boxing star Jason Quigley talks to about his decision to turn professional with Golden Boy Promotions and plans for his American debut.
# going pro
Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy
The Donegal boxer surrendered his national title in February, sparking speculation he was to leave the amateur ranks.
# Final Destination
Ravenhill on the shortlist for Frampton title fight - but he's ready to take his shot in America
Barry McGuigan expects Santa Cruz showdown to be “the best fight in the Super-Bantamweight division.”
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JJ Hanrahan is 'a talented kid' - Munster coach Rob Penney
The Kiwi was pleased with the Kerry native’s contributions to the 22-16 win over Connacht last night.
# utility back
Exile: James O'Connor signs with London Irish until end of season
The 23-year-old will give Brian Smith plenty of back-line options between now and May.
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Tarnished James O'Connor winging his way to Europe
London Irish are being linked with the young back who lost out on a central contract in Australia last month.