Ireland

FIGHTLAND

McGregor Won Irish 'Sportsperson of the Year' and a Lot of People Are Pissed

Based on the reaction of his 'Sportsperson of the Year' award in Ireland, Conor McGregor is not as loved in his home country as much as you thought he was.
Peter Carroll
12.19.16
FIGHTLAND

Taylor Clowns on SBG and Gets Political Ahead of Bellator Co-Main Event

Anthony Taylor stood in the middle of the Octagon in SBG on Tuesday and called out any member of the gym who wanted to step to him. A day later, he dropped a political faux pas that made headlines in Ireland.
Peter Carroll
12.15.16
FIGHTLAND

Paddy Holohan Is Ever-Transitioning Since His Early Retirement

On the anniversary of his final fight, we popped by Paddy Holohan’s new gym, SBG Tallaght, to talk about coaching, depression, and what the future holds for the Irish fan favorite.
Peter Carroll
10.25.16
FIGHTLAND

Real Irish Fighting: A History of Shillelagh Law and Hob-Nailed Boot Stomping

Irish stick-fighting was not only an ancient martial tradition; it became a symbol for Irish culture.
L.A. Jennings
10.13.16
FIGHTLAND

No Tough Test for Joseph Duffy Despite Looming Free Agency

When free agency loomed for Josh Thomson and Rory MacDonald, the UFC handed them Tony Ferguson and Stephen Thompson. After failing to sign a new contract, Joseph Duffy believes the fight he was offered for UFC Belfast wasn't enough of a test.
Peter Carroll
9.14.16
FIGHTLAND

Backstage at BAMMA 26

We attended BAMMA's latest show in Dublin, Ireland to witness some of the best rising talents in Europe.
Peter Carroll
9.13.16
FIGHTLAND

Irish Olympic Boxer Goes on Profane Tirade After He Gets Jobbed Out of Win

Irish olympic boxer Michael Conlan unleashed a string of profanities after he lost a controversial match in Rio.
Sean Newell
8.16.16
FIGHTLAND

Bellator Rolls out the Red Carpet for James Gallagher

Just 3-0, Irish teenager James Gallagher has been given a big push in London ahead of his promotional debut on the main card of Bellator 158.
Peter Carroll
7.15.16
Euro 2016

France Outclass Ireland with Heroic Comeback, Despite Early PK

Ireland France Euro 2016
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.27.16
that's enough of the craic now boys

No More Fun and Games Now, Lads: Previewing France vs. The Republic of Ireland

For most of their history, the Republic of Ireland have been more renowned for their fans than their football. When they play France on Sunday afternoon, it’s time for that to change.
Will Magee
6.24.16
Euro 2016

Both Irish Teams' Supporters Remain the Best at Euro 2016

Both Northern- and the Republic of Ireland are showing some real class at this year's Euros.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.20.16
the blessing

​The Cult: Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll was a blessing to rugby union, but also a man who survived by being blessed.
Will Magee
5.18.16
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