Future Bright for Taylor after Dismissal of Gutierrez

Katie Taylor cemented her place at the top of the pound for pound female rankings after a dominant performance over previously undefeated Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez at Wembley Arena. The unanimous decision victory for the Bray superstar ensured that she retained her status as undisputed lightweight champion and enhanced her status as one of the greatest…

20X20: Are We On The Right Track?

The last eighteen months have seen significant change in how we view women’s sport, be it at an elite or participatory level; and this includes its coverage in the media. As with any initiative, there must be a spark or an idea to kick things off the ground. With the 20×20 project, it has been…

UCC Sport Catch-Up

UCC Sport has remained relatively quiet since the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year, with few clubs returning to competitive action. It is expected that with a loosening of public health restrictions in December that clubs will be able to increase their operating capacity towards the end of the year; the reopening of the Mardyke…

FAI elitism risks underage exodus

The Football Association of Ireland this week released their Elite Player Pathway proposal, which outlined a number of steps that would restructure the underage set up in domestic football leagues in Ireland. It comes as Johnathan Hill was recently announced as the association’s latest CEO, coming into effect on November 1st. The 57-year-old England native…

Sport: Just a game or something more? The state use of sport as a propaganda tool in Cold War Russia.

By David Breen, Contributor Following the conclusion of the Second World War and the emergence of the Eastern Bloc, leaders of these ‘Iron Curtain’ governments felt it necessary to attempt to catch up to and overtake expanding capitalist countries. Given the limited opportunities elsewhere, sport acted as a means of exerting the power and strength…