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#John Kavanagh

# john-kavanagh - Monday 15 July, 2019

From The42 One in, one out as Waterford sign former Ireland U21 defender from Cork City Tale Of Two Johns

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

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

Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 19 October, 2018

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 27 July, 2018

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 5 July, 2018

From The42 'I have seen the spark back': Kavanagh says McGregor's UFC return talks are ongoing Return Of The Mac

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

McGregor hasn’t entered the octagon since November 2016.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 9 February, 2018

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

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

IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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

Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 24 August, 2017

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 7 July, 2017

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 3 June, 2017

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

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?

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

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Monday 26 December, 2016

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

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

John Kavanagh on the origins of Straight Blast Gym Ireland.

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 23 December, 2016

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

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

John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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

Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016

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

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 17 December, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt Homework Off This post contains videos

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 12 November, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Monday 7 November, 2016

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

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

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

From The42 Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right Goldilocks This post contains videos

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 29 October, 2016

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

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

The bogus rumour was promptly dismissed by the SBG camp.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Friday 21 October, 2016

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

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

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

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 29 September, 2016

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

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

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

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