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Michael Conlan determined to do a "demolition job" on Vladimir Nikitin

Andy Watters
VLADIMIR Nikitin has shattered his dreams before, so Christmas and thoughts of the world title shot he wants in 2020 have been put on hold as “stone cold” Michael Conlan focusses all his attention on a third, defining, rumble with the dangerous Russian.

Crusaders ease into League Cup final against 10-man Institute

From Brendan Crossan at Seaview
Bet McLean League Cup semi-finals: Crusaders Institute CRUSADERS were in cruise control as they breezed into this season’s League Cup decider last night against 10-man Institute who will have to wait a little longer to play in their first senior final.

Seconds Out: Rio disappointment has been forgotten about insists Bernard Dunne

Neil Loughran
IRELAND returned empty-handed from the last Olympic Games in Rio, but High Performance director Bernard Dunne insists that disappointment hasn’t piled on any extra pressure as Tokyo 2020 looms large on the horizon.