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# john-kavanagh - Monday 15 July, 2019

One in, one out as Waterford sign former Ireland U21 defender from Cork City
# Tale Of Two Johns
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# Tale Of Two Johns

One in, one out as Waterford sign former Ireland U21 defender from Cork City

Jul 15th 2019, 8:58 PM 6,217 Views 3 Comments

John Kavanagh joins while young midfielder John Martin, also with underage caps, leaves for Bray on loan.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September
# Bounce Back
From The42
# Bounce Back

Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September

Jun 26th 2019, 5:00 PM 3,439 Views 3 Comments

The Icelandic fighter will take on Thiago Alves, while the main event for the card is yet to be announced.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach
# John Kavanagh
# John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach

Apr 13th 2019, 1:30 PM 118,354 Views 0 Comments

John Kavanagh said he does not condone the mistakes made by the former UFC champion.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 19 October, 2018

'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off

Oct 19th 2018, 10:18 PM 8,801 Views 5 Comments

Paddy McCourt was imperious as he prolonged his playing career for two more weeks.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy
# Coach Kavanagh
From The42
# Coach Kavanagh

McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy

Oct 9th 2018, 11:39 AM 10,327 Views 18 Comments

John Kavanagh says summer 2019 is the realistic return date for a return to the octagon.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 27 July, 2018

Cork City send ex-Ireland U21 defender out on loan to Finn Harps
# Donegal Catch
From The42
# Donegal Catch

Cork City send ex-Ireland U21 defender out on loan to Finn Harps

Jul 27th 2018, 11:51 AM 4,756 Views 5 Comments

As well as John Kavanagh, Harps have completed a temporary deal for Derry City’s Niall Logue.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'I have seen the spark back': Kavanagh says McGregor's UFC return talks are ongoing
# Return Of The Mac
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# Return Of The Mac

'I have seen the spark back': Kavanagh says McGregor's UFC return talks are ongoing

Jul 5th 2018, 7:02 PM 9,827 Views 13 Comments

McGregor hasn’t entered the octagon since November 2016.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross
# Riposte
From The42
# Riposte

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross

Feb 9th 2018, 6:59 PM 9,965 Views 14 Comments

IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Waterford bring in ex-Ireland U21 defender from Cork as Dundalk winger joins Galway
# Loan Stars
From The42
# Loan Stars

Waterford bring in ex-Ireland U21 defender from Cork as Dundalk winger joins Galway

Jan 17th 2018, 11:37 AM 3,989 Views 0 Comments

John Kavanagh and Carlton Ubaezuonu have made temporary moves ahead of the start of the 2018 season.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late

Oct 7th 2017, 11:59 AM 41,967 Views 22 Comments

James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.

James Kavanagh's mam mortified him on the Late Late by talking about his bold teenage years
# The Kavanagh Brothers
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# The Kavanagh Brothers

James Kavanagh's mam mortified him on the Late Late by talking about his bold teenage years

Oct 7th 2017, 9:38 AM 9,733 Views 0 Comments

CLASSIC MA.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails
# Hokey Pokey
From The42
# Hokey Pokey

Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails

Sep 13th 2017, 5:07 PM 4,752 Views 3 Comments

The UFC welterweight felt illegal eye pokes were decisive in his recent defeat to Santiago Ponzinibbio.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely

Sep 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 33,379 Views 31 Comments

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively for The42.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 24 August, 2017

We're ready to show the world of boxing that there's more than one way to skin a cat
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

We're ready to show the world of boxing that there's more than one way to skin a cat

Aug 24th 2017, 3:00 PM 27,884 Views 66 Comments

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively ahead of the clash with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

John Kavanagh outlines why Conor McGregor hasn't hired a boxing trainer for Mayweather fight
# Fine Line
From The42
# Fine Line

John Kavanagh outlines why Conor McGregor hasn't hired a boxing trainer for Mayweather fight

Aug 1st 2017, 3:37 PM 19,229 Views 22 Comments

No boxing coach will have any involvement in McGregor’s preparation for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'He kicks like a donkey': When John Kavanagh met Chris Martin
# Nobody Said It Was Easy
From The42
# Nobody Said It Was Easy

'He kicks like a donkey': When John Kavanagh met Chris Martin

Jul 12th 2017, 5:51 PM 5,969 Views 1 Comment

The Coldplay singer called in to SBG in Dublin following the band’s gig in Croke Park.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 7 July, 2017

'They just think Ireland, UK - same thing. It bugged me, and I know Conor wasn't over the moon'
# Masterplan
From The42
# Masterplan

'They just think Ireland, UK - same thing. It bugged me, and I know Conor wasn't over the moon'

Jul 7th 2017, 7:00 PM 22,619 Views 13 Comments

John Kavanagh talks press tours, ‘simpler’ training for Mayweather, Malignaggi sparring, and The Money Fight.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 June, 2017

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds

Jun 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 34,779 Views 65 Comments

John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 3 June, 2017

I wouldn't be involved in preparing Conor for this fight if I didn't think he could win
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

I wouldn't be involved in preparing Conor for this fight if I didn't think he could win

Jun 3rd 2017, 8:00 AM 34,789 Views 42 Comments

John Kavanagh discusses Conor McGregor’s potential clash with Floyd Mayweather in his latest column.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

Jun 1st 2017, 12:05 AM 10,128 Views 2 Comments

The pair will meet in a featherweight title unification bout in the main event at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'In my mind, it's on' - Kavanagh says training has begun for Mayweather bout
# Maygregor
From The42
# Maygregor

'In my mind, it's on' - Kavanagh says training has begun for Mayweather bout

Apr 5th 2017, 1:53 PM 6,086 Views 7 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach at Straight Blast Gym expects the fight to happen this year.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters
# Mixed Martial Arts
# Mixed Martial Arts

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters

Jan 29th 2017, 9:30 PM 17,921 Views 46 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

Jan 29th 2017, 9:55 AM 15,665 Views 52 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?
# Safety
# Safety

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Jan 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 10,792 Views 37 Comments

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 19 January, 2017

One of the League of Ireland's most promising youngsters has committed to Cork
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

One of the League of Ireland's most promising youngsters has committed to Cork

Jan 19th 2017, 3:26 PM 5,831 Views 0 Comments

After a frustrating spell out injured, John Kavanagh has signed a new contract with the Leesiders.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 26 December, 2016

'I’ve been spending a lot of time playing the UFC video game so I think that has prepared me well'
# Win Or Learn
From The42
# Win Or Learn

'I’ve been spending a lot of time playing the UFC video game so I think that has prepared me well'

Dec 26th 2016, 9:00 PM 8,291 Views 1 Comment

John Kavanagh on the origins of Straight Blast Gym Ireland.

Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb

Dec 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 13,838 Views 3 Comments

Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 23 December, 2016

Recognition of MMA in Ireland, mandatory brain scans for SBG and what's next for McGregor
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

Recognition of MMA in Ireland, mandatory brain scans for SBG and what's next for McGregor

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:00 AM 15,320 Views 19 Comments

John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016
# Essential Reading
From The42
# Essential Reading

Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:43 PM 8,719 Views 7 Comments

Paul O’Connell, Joey Barton and John Kavanagh are among the big names to feature in our list.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 17 December, 2016

SBG's James Gallagher steps up and delivers against Anthony Taylor at Bellator 169 in Dublin
# The Strabanimal
From The42
# The Strabanimal

SBG's James Gallagher steps up and delivers against Anthony Taylor at Bellator 169 in Dublin

Dec 17th 2016, 12:37 AM 5,033 Views 0 Comments

The ambitious 20-year-old feels he will have a shot at the featherweight title inside 12 months.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 2 December, 2016

Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt
# Homework Off
From The42
# Homework Off

Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt

Dec 2nd 2016, 5:50 PM 5,512 Views 4 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach put smiles on a lot of young faces on Leeside this morning.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

McGregor got him in the door but Kavanagh says Charlie Ward is worthy of UFC debut
# UFC Belfast
From The42
# UFC Belfast

McGregor got him in the door but Kavanagh says Charlie Ward is worthy of UFC debut

Nov 16th 2016, 8:00 AM 13,679 Views 2 Comments

The Irish welterweight makes his bow in the octagon this weekend.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Our rugby team have spurred us on to make it another memorable night for Ireland'
# Inside Track
From The42
# Inside Track

'Our rugby team have spurred us on to make it another memorable night for Ireland'

Nov 12th 2016, 6:06 PM 13,273 Views 6 Comments

John Kavanagh delivers his pre-fight thoughts from New York ahead of Conor McGregor’s bid for history.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 7 November, 2016

Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did
# Original
From The42
# Original

Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did

Nov 7th 2016, 8:15 PM 17,518 Views 5 Comments

Conor McGregor’s striking coach narrowly missed out on the big payday he spent years pursuing as a fighter.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right
# Goldilocks
From The42
# Goldilocks

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 AM 17,515 Views 3 Comments

John Kavanagh speaks exclusively to The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Eddie Alvarez.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Kavanagh says McGregor's impending announcement is 'only positive'
# Drum Roll
From The42
# Drum Roll

Kavanagh says McGregor's impending announcement is 'only positive'

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:00 AM 11,284 Views 15 Comments

The UFC featherweight champion has said he has something significant to reveal after he faces Eddie Alvarez.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training
# Rumour Has It
From The42
# Rumour Has It

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training

Oct 29th 2016, 1:33 PM 8,892 Views 1 Comment

The bogus rumour was promptly dismissed by the SBG camp.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year

Oct 25th 2016, 1:21 PM 10,476 Views 13 Comments

Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 21 October, 2016

'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'

Oct 21st 2016, 4:38 PM 9,747 Views 1 Comment

John Kavanagh says his fighter’s upcoming bout will be far from straightforward.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 29 September, 2016

His rivals may feel hard done by but Conor has earned this historic opportunity
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

His rivals may feel hard done by but Conor has earned this historic opportunity

Sep 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 61,117 Views 54 Comments

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively ahead of McGregor’s return at UFC 205.

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