Irish-boxing.com is Ireland’s longest serving boxing website. Established in 2001 we have been keeping boxing fans all over the world updated on Irish boxing for over a decade.
Under the tutelage of Tomas Rohan and then Cormac Campbell with the help of Steve Wellings and Mark Doyle Irish-boxing.com has become a respected boxing news source around the globe.
From our first articles, which included news on ‘exciting amateur’ Bernard Dunne, a Jim ‘Pink Panther’ Rock win, as well as a possible Eamonn Magee Ricky Hatton clash, to all the up to date information on what is a thriving boxing scene, Irish-boxing.com has been promoting the fighting Irish and keeping the public informed with distinction.
Re-launched in 2011, our team’s aim is to continue to keep you informed and up to date on all the professional and amateur boxing happenings with the same degree of passion, regularity and skill as previous.
If you would like to get involved with www.irish-boxing.com, have a story, have suggestions for improvement or have any skill you think we can utilise please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The same applies if you want to join our number of sponsors.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @irishboxingcom
Jonny Stapleton, Editor
Jonny is an experienced journalist, editor and broadcaster with extensive print, radio and television experience. A multi award winning journalist, Jonny is currently the Irish Daily Mirror’s main Irish boxing correspondent. Jonny, who has had work printed in a lot of the Irish nationals as well news papers such as the Bangkok Post, Strait Times and Boston Herald, has extensive editorial experience having been Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Editor of two prominent local papers.
Jonny, who like the great Bernard Dunne and Kenneth Egan hails from Clondalkin, has been submitting stories to irish-boxing.com since 2006 and was honoured to be offered the chance to take over the helm. Jonny is also a presenter for Ireland’s only dedicated boxing radio show, Irish Boxing Radio.
The former Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year has also appeared on TV3′s Ireland AM as well as number of radio stations as a boxing expert.
The incoming editor, who has contributed to a number of radio stations including regular slots on Spin, I-Radio, Country FM as well as a number of local stations, is keen to stress irish-boxing.com is a team effort.
“We have a strong team here with a great heart for boxing. Irish-boxing.com and indeed Irish boxing itself owes a deal of gratitude to the likes of Tomas, Cormac, Mark and Steve, who have covered and raised the profile of the sport relentlessly in their own spare time over the years. Any dedicated and hard working budding writers, media moguls, audio and video experts looking to join such a team please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
A former journalist at Setanta Sports, Cormac first began writing for irish-boxing.com in 2003 whilst a student at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2007 he replaced Tomas Rohan as editor, launching a comprehensive redesign of the site.
A full time journalist with the Newry Reporter, Cormac is also a regular radio contributer and is on the organising committee of the National Boxing Awards.
In recent years Steve has been a regular contributor to the boxing scene through various websites and publications. Now residing in Belfast, he is a member of the Irish boxing supporters’ club and remains actively involved within Irish boxing. Steve is keen to promote the sport in Ireland, both North and South, and provide coverage on all members of the boxing fraternity, big or small. In 2011 Steve authored the first Irish Boxing Review book and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Paddy Appleton –
Reporter and columnist Paddy is a sports journalism student at the University of Sunderland, hoping to finish his degree in 2013. Originally from Derry, Paddy fell in love with boxing when John Duddy was the toast of the town and Irish boxing in general.
The Graham Earl-Michael Katsidis battle of 2007 sealed the deal as boxing became a huge part of his sporting interests and he took a firm interest in the sweet science and it’s analysis. He has an online blog at The Irish Eye which allows him to venture away from boxing and write on various sporting loves such as soccer and motorcycle racing. Paddy has had articles published for Boxing Ireland, the Derry News and offers his personal boxing opinion on the site sometimes to create healthy debate on our fighters, along with regular news stories and fight reports. He also went to school with Elite squad member Tyrone McCullagh at St.Columb’s College in Derry. You can catch Paddy at firstname.lastname@example.org and also on Twitter at @Pat_Appleton_II
Australian Corespondent: Cathal Lynch
Cathal Lynch is originally from County Kildare but is one of the many Irish now living and working in Australia. Based in Sydney. Cathal acts as correspondent for happenings in the boxing world Down Under, with a particular focus on developments relevant to Irish boxing.
E-mail contact: email@example.com
Australian Phone Contact: +61 404 930 188.