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#Joe Ward

# joe-ward - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Joe Ward suffers pro debut defeat after freak injury cuts him down in New York Nightmare Start This post contains videos

Joe Ward suffers pro debut defeat after freak injury cuts him down in New York

The Westmeath native appeared to suffer a serious knee injury.

# joe-ward - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Joe Ward set to make dream pro debut on Golovkin card at Madison Square Garden

The former Irish amateur standout will take his first steps through the ropes as a professional at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’.

# joe-ward - Saturday 17 August, 2019

How one of the Dropkick Murphys became a key figure in Joe Ward's career, and Irish boxing

Punk rock star Ken Casey will co-promote the Irish boxing great in the professional ranks.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'He has the ability to be the face of boxing - to be something like Katie Taylor is in the women's game'

Joe Ward will embark on his professional career in either New York or Boston in October.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad

The boxer has pulled out through injury, while Joe Ward will not compete after recently signing a pro deal.

# joe-ward - Friday 7 June, 2019

Olympic medal prospect Ward goes pro after signing with New York promoters

The 25-year-old had been captain of the Irish amateur boxing team.

# joe-ward - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'There were many times when she'd come into the house crying... She wanted to walk away from it'

Kellie Harrington came close to packing in boxing less than three years ago, but now she stands on top of the world.

# joe-ward - Friday 22 June, 2018

Joe Ward finally leaves a dent in his Cuban nemesis two years out from Tokyo Olympics Down Goes La Cruz This post contains videos

Joe Ward finally leaves a dent in his Cuban nemesis two years out from Tokyo Olympics

The crowd booed as Ward lost a 3-2 split decision, but it seems he has finally caught up to his career-long rival.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'We had one TV camera turn up at the airport to see him'

Bernard Dunne is disgusted with the lack of coverage given to World silver medalist Joe Ward.

# joe-ward - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Ireland's Joe Ward wins silver at World Boxing Championships

The Westmeath boxer was beaten by Julio La Cruz in Germany this evening.

# joe-ward - Friday 1 September, 2017

Superb Joe Ward reaches second successive World Boxing Championships final

The Westmeath native will take on a very familiar face in Saturday’s decider.

'Quiet? He'd look at you, go, 'Do you think I'm the best in the world? I think I'm the best in the world''

Joe Ward is one of Ireland’s most successful ever athletes at the age of 23. It’s time he got his recognition.

# joe-ward - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's Joe Ward makes history and guarantees at least a bronze after World Championships win

The 23-year-old is looking to go one better than in 2015 when he took home the silver medal in Doha.

# joe-ward - Monday 28 August, 2017

Eyeing history, Joe Ward is the last Irishman to fly the flag at the Worlds

He booked his quarter final spot with ease, while Brendan Irvine and Dean Gardiner both bowed out.

# joe-ward - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'The media is out of my control. I just worry about putting Irish boxing back to where it was'

Joe Ward believes he can deliver on Bernard Dunne’s ‘vision’ in his new role as Irish boxing captain.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Boost for Irish amateur boxing as Joe Ward commits to IABA until Tokyo 2020

The 23-year-old is already one of the most decorated Irish amateur athletes of all time.

# joe-ward - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Joe Ward crowned European champion for a 3rd time with unanimous victory in Ukraine

Ward defeated Russia’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov to take home gold for Ireland.

# joe-ward - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Walker and Ward one win away from Euro medal after booking quarter-final places

The Irish pair also clinched qualification for this summer’s World Championships.

# joe-ward - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It's not easy when guys are throwing money at you but it's not the right time to go'

Joe Ward turned down offers to become pro as he wants to lead this new era of Irish boxing.

# joe-ward - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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

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

# joe-ward - Friday 17 February, 2017

Joe Ward bounces back from Rio disappointment with first national title in 3 years

Kellie Harrington was also victorious in Dublin tonight.

# joe-ward - Friday 12 August, 2016

'I'm a little bit disappointed for Joe and a little bit disappointed with Joe'

Room for Ward to improve and mature after Olympics exit, coach Eddie Bolger says.

# joe-ward - Thursday 11 August, 2016

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

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

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

'I'm very disappointed with the way the ref got involved' - Controversy as Joe Ward crashes out

Ireland’s Olympic team down to four as Ward crashes out in the last 16.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Nightmare week for Irish boxing continues, as Joe Ward's Olympic dream dies

The 22-year-old Westmeath native was in action in Rio tonight.

# joe-ward - Friday 29 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Joe Ward

Already a European champion, the 22-year-old boxer has his sights set on an Olympic medal.

# joe-ward - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal'

Twenty years on from being Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Olympics, the Galway native talks about his memories from Atlanta, his early retirement from boxing, and the portrayal of Tyson Fury.

# joe-ward - 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.

# joe-ward - 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.

# joe-ward - Thursday 15 October, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport

There are also updates from the Irish rugby team’s camp and news on Shane Long’s latest injury.

Disappointment for Joe Ward as he's forced to settle for World Championship silver

The 21-year-old was beaten in this evening’s final.

# joe-ward - Monday 12 October, 2015

Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final

He becomes the second Irishman to go through to the finals.

We'll Leave It There So: Irish boxer qualifies for Rio, O'Brien cited and today's sport

Yesterday’s World Cup win over France has come at a cost for Ireland.

# joe-ward - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold

Conlan claimed a comprehensive win over Dzmitry Asanau.

# joe-ward - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Irish boxers secure a record medals haul at the World Championships

Michael Conlan, Michael O’Reilly and Joe Ward are all guaranteed medals in Doha.

# joe-ward - Friday 9 October, 2015

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion

There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.

# joe-ward - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Ireland's boxers set off on the medal trail with Olympic qualification up for grabs

Billy Walsh has brought a seven-strong team to Doha for the AIBA World Championships, which begin today.

# joe-ward - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Billy Walsh delays talks on his future as Team Ireland tune up for Worlds in Italy

Seán McComb and Brendan Irvine have shaken off knocks, while Michael Conlan is team captain for Doha campaign.

# joe-ward - Sunday 16 August, 2015

In pics: A memorable weekend for Ireland's medal-winning boxers

Two golds and a bronze for the Irish at the European Championships in Bulgaria.

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