Boxing has won more than half of our Olympic medals since Ireland first entered the Olympics independently at Paris 1924.
Sixteen medals – two gold, five silver and nine bronze – have been claimed in the ring.
Ireland’s Olympic boxing champions – twenty years apart in 1992 and 2012 – are Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor.
John McNally, Fred Tiedt, Wayne McCullough, Ken Egan and John Joe Nevin reached Olympics finals,
McNally’s podium finished was a first for Irish boxing at Helsinki 1952. Four years later Tiedt reached the welterweight decider at Melbourne 1956.
Egan and Nevin, team-mates at Beijing 2008, took home silver from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Overall, Irish sport has won 31 medals from the Olympics.
Please scroll down for Ireland’s Olympic (medal) performances 1924/2016. Ireland did not enter the Berlin 1936 Games.
IRISH SPORT AT THE OLYMPICS
Athletics: 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze = 7
Swimming: 3 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze = 4
Boxing: 2 gold, 5 silver, 9 bronze = 16
Sailing: 0 gold, 2 silver, 0 bronze = 2
Rowing: 0 gold, 1 silver, 0 bronze = 1
Equestrian: 0 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze = 1
Total: 9 gold, 10 silver, 12 bronze = 31
IRISH BOXING AT THE OLYMPICS
54kg John McNally Silver
67kg Fred Tiedt Silver
51kg John Caldwell Bronze
54kg Freddie Gilroy Bronze
60kg Tony Byrne Bronze
60kg Jim McCourt Bronze
51kg Hugh Russell Bronze
67kg Michael Carruth Gold
54kg Wayne McCullough Silver
81kg Ken Egan Silver
48kg Paddy Barnes Bronze
75kg Darren Sutherland Bronze
60kg Katie Taylor Gold
56kg John Joe Nevin Silver
49kg Paddy Barnes Bronze
52kg Michael Conlan Bronze