We started this week with news of Joe Rea’s plans to cause a shock, and his fellow Ballymena man couldn’t resist
@Irishboxingcom after shock maybe b as far as id go 👀
— Steven Donnelly (@Steven_Donnelly) June 6, 2016
Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes was his confident self while at training camp in Baku.
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) June 7, 2016
After a social media campaign that took over the Irish online boxing community, a nickname was chosen for Kildare’s former amateur star Eric Donovan.
Professional boxing nickname Lilywhite Lightning thanks for all ur entries and suggestions. Winner be chosen to nite all entries in a hat.
— Eric Donovan (@eric_donovan60) June 8, 2016
Spike O’Sullivan gives us an eyeful ahead of the Cork Marathon.
…and the heavy-handed Leesider even had time for a selfie
— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) June 6, 2016
Former rugby union front row Steve Collins has ditched the weights, dropped the pounds, but isn’t happy with the softening of his muscles.
Getting lighter but also fatter #confused
— steve collins jnr (@StevieCollinsJR) June 9, 2016
Sporting a new hairstyle, it’s a hard to tell the difference between Jono Carroll and Ireland’s most infamous twins.
Gary O’Sullivan is still a bit sore about the Hand of Henry in 2011
— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) June 10, 2016
Leonard Gunning, the face of Boxing-Ireland, is current on holidays in Marbella, and he and his son took some time out of their break to put a beat-down on the Irish Gatti
Kenny Egan continues his gentle ribbing of Mixed Martial Arts fans, commenting on WWE star Sheamus’s assertion that pro wrestling is more intense than the UFC.
Carl Frampton, who shares a gym with tartan star Josh Taylor, has been winding up the Scots all week ahead of Euro 2016.
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) June 11, 2016