From stories about Dan Donnelly through to Katie Taylor's Olympic gold medal success, the new book by boxing historian (and Herald legend) Thomas Myler, 'Ringside with the Celtic Warriors', is a fascinating collection of essays and profiles of Irish champions by a man with the best boxing writer credentials in town.
The trail Katie Taylor blazed for women's boxing is reflected in the IABA's teams for the European Women's Youth and Junior Championships.
Six boxers, including Christine Gargan, silver medal winner at Junior level in 2010, have travelled to contest the Youth Championships in Poland this weekend.
The team to contest the Junior Championships has eight boxers alongside coaches John McCormack (St Saviours) and Damien Walsh (Holy Family).
Team manager is Maura Campbell (South Meath).