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#Paddy Barnes

# paddy-barnes - Saturday 16 July, 2016

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

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

# paddy-barnes - Friday 15 July, 2016

'I'd blame his PR team for talking shite': Paddy Barnes on McIlroy's Olympics no-show

Paddy Barnes isn’t happy with Rory McIlroy’s recent comments.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Barnes sizes up to McGregor, Doyle battles the flu - it's the sporting tweets of the week

Vincent Kompany, Carl Frampton and Jamies Heaslip also make the cut.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Huth's best JT impression and dealing with a chronic snorer, it's your sporting tweets of the week

Will Carling, Sophie Spence and Gary Lineker also made the cut.

# paddy-barnes - Thursday 28 April, 2016

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

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

# paddy-barnes - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio Rio

'It's as big as winning a medal' - Paddy Barnes will carry the flag for Ireland in Rio

The double Olympic medalist will lead Team Ireland into the Maracana.

# paddy-barnes - 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.

# paddy-barnes - 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

# paddy-barnes - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Paddy Barnes: It's the end of an era after losing Billy - now we need to hang on to Zaur

The two-time Olympic medallist weighs in on Ireland’s coaching controversy.

# paddy-barnes - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'I'd go professional in the morning but no one's ever asked me' says Paddy Barnes

Paddy Barnes discusses his preparations for Rio, the Irish team’s prospects and turning professional.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Olympic medallists Paddy Barnes & Michael Conlan qualify for Rio 2016

The Belfast pair will look to claim more medals in Brazil after their star-showing at London 2012.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Ireland's Olympic heroes Barnes and Conlan one fight away from Rio qualification

The pair recorded victories at last night’s World Series of Boxing in Milan.

# paddy-barnes - Thursday 26 March, 2015

These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding

€1.57 million will be shared among 75 athletes this year.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Heffernan, O'Rourke and Griffin react to English's Euros success

Twitter was impressed by the Irish athlete’s performance in Prague today.

# paddy-barnes - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

'People can be united through sport' - Paddy Barnes awarded an MBE by the Queen

Barnes was named on the New Year’s honours list.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 21 December, 2014

World champions and Man United debuts - Antrim's 2014 sporting highlights

It was also a very good year for Paddy Barnes, Tony McCoy and cycling enthusiasts.

# paddy-barnes - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Katie Taylor floors Paddy Barnes with a Commonwealth Games zinger

(We’re not doubting Mrs Taylor’s boxing credentials by the way.)

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 7 September, 2014

# paddy-barnes - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Paddy Barnes wasn't impressed with the anthem after winning gold

The 27-year-old beat Devandro Laishram in Glasgow this afternoon.

Barnes and Conlan win Commonwealth gold as Walsh feels 'cheated' after silver

There was a further silver for Team Northern Ireland’s Joe Fitzpatrick.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 1 August, 2014

Conlan, Barnes, Walsh and Fitzpatrick set up gold medal showdowns in Glasgow

However, there was disappointment elsewhere, as Alanna Audley-Murphy, Sean Duffy and Sean McGlinchy crashed out.

# paddy-barnes - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Northern Ireland look for golden return from nine boxers

Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Michaela Walsh are among those in action in the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

# paddy-barnes - Monday 28 July, 2014

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan on brink of Commonwealth Games medals

The Belfast boxers are both a fight away from earning medals.

# paddy-barnes - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Olympic medallists Barnes and Conlan named in NI team for Commonwealth Games

Northern Ireland’s 117-person team is its biggest yet for the Commonwealth Games.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 7 March, 2014

Ward dominant on night of new champions at National Boxing Finals

Shock defeats for Adam Nolan and Darren O’Neill but Barnes, Conlan and Ward all leave with another senior crown.

# paddy-barnes - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Katie Taylor has a challenger for her Irish senior title this year

Katie is set to fight on national finals weekend — but will Jason Quigley even defend his title?

# paddy-barnes - Friday 3 January, 2014

‘What a clown!’ – Barnes hits back at Minister Ring over funding

The Olympic bronze medallist is unhappy with the minister’s claims that he should be grateful for the financial assistance he receives.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 15 December, 2013

'It's not good enough' - Paddy Barnes criticises the efforts of the IABA

The Belfast boxer is disillusioned with the promotion of boxing in this country.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 10 November, 2013

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Easy now Peter! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Dan Carter plays the match-maker while Brendan McVeigh asks Paul Galvin for fake-tan tips.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 27 October, 2013

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Drunk octopus' for the win! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Joey Barton, Paddy Barnes and Joe Brolly among others.

# paddy-barnes - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

‘F**k your no headgear’: Worlds end in disappointment for Paddy Barnes

Barnes was beaten by Jasurbek Latipov in the flyweight quarter-finals today.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 18 October, 2013

Barnes & McCarthy reach last 16 of World Boxing Championships

But there was disappointment for Ray Moylette though.

'I just keep telling myself that at the end of the day, it's only a sport'

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes is putting no pressure on himself as he starts out in search of an elusive World Championship medal.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 27 September, 2013

Paddy Barnes: 'Without more money, Irish boxing is going nowhere'

Funding cloud hangs over Barnes and Irish boxing as they prepare for next month’s World Championships.

# paddy-barnes - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Here is Ireland's 10-man squad for the World Boxing Championships

John Joe Nevin nowhere to be seen as frustrated Darren O’Neill criticises selection process.

# paddy-barnes - Sunday 14 July, 2013

22 signs that you’re an Antrim sports fan

Now with added AP McCoy and Willie John McBride.

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Paddy’s bringing sexy back! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Andy Murray’s mum and Ronan O’Gara’s teething problems in France.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 5 July, 2013

Barnes: Attempts to capitalise on Olympic success were 'embarrassing'

Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes says the IABA let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers after the success of London 2012.

# paddy-barnes - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

9 Americanisms that have invaded the sports we love

From sponsored goal highlights, half-time interviews and cutting to commercials midway through a match.

# paddy-barnes - Friday 28 June, 2013

Olympic boxer Paddy Barnes shows off a rather fetching bikini in Portugal

The road to Rio 2016 requires a sun break every now and then.