2018 was a landmark year for Irish sport, with key advancements across all areas from participation to high performance, according to Sport Ireland.

Irish boxing played its part with over 40-medals – 10 of which were gold – in World, European and Olympic Youth competition in 2018.

Kellie Harrington and Kurt Walker claimed World and EU Elite titles.

Reflecting on the year, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD said: “2018 was a great year for Irish sport. Our sportsmen and women once again delivered some wonderful performances at the highest levels in team and individual sports. In particular it was a great year for women’s sport, with 44 medals achieved by female athletes across 11 sports at World and European levels. Not only did they lift our hearts and spirits by their performances and achievements during the year, these sportswomen also continue to inspire and encourage thousands of girls and young women throughout Ireland every day to become involved in sport and to stay involved.