A BUSY weekend on the Belfast fight scene begins at the Devenish Complex tonight where Ciaran McVarnock, Alfredo Meli and Tyrone McCullagh head the quality cast on what should be an entertaining Ginley Promotions bill.
RORY McIlroy makes his return to competitive golf this week, although judging by how much Donald Trump likes winning, the Holywood man probably had to work hard to claim the money on his much-publicised outing last week.
HE might not get the chance to catch the eye of Ulster High Performance supremo John Conlan at the Commonwealth Youth Games competition, but Kane Tucker hopes he can make enough of an impression in the weeks ahead to book his place in the Bahamas this summer.
JAMIE Conlan turned 30 in November and, while there’s still plenty of gas left in the tank, the Belfast super-flyweight says “time waits for no man” and wants this to be the year he lands his long-awaited title shot.
From Bernard O'Neill at the National Stadium, Dublin
JOE WARD will be aiming for his third European title in the Ukraine in June after claiming his fifth Irish Elite belt at Dublin’s National Stadium whike Kurt Walker secured his third successive bantam crown and the deeds to the bantam 56kg position vacated by Michael Conlan.
BALANCING boxing with the books has made it a tough two weeks for Brett McGinty, but passing his first-ever Irish Elite Championship final exam tonight would the perfect end to a frustrating fortnight for the Derry teenager.