Irish Hockey Qualify For Tokyo!

The Irish women’s hockey team continue to ride on a crest of a wave which began in 2018 after securing the passage to their first ever Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Of course, anyone who has followed the sport on this island for the past year will know that it wasn’t without drama. Canada…

Taylor Cements Historic Legacy

For some years now, a softly spoken woman from Bray with an infectious smile and personality to match has carried the hopes of a nation on her broad shoulders. With emotional highs and some extremely difficult lows along the way, Ireland’s Katie Taylor has cemented herself as one of the greatest athletes to emerge from…

Alberto Salazar: A Paradigm shift towards tougher regulation or just another impasse for clean competition?

Writes Philip Wade The world of Athletics has been plunged into yet another doping controversy with the news that high-profile trainer Alberto Salazar has been banned for four years for various doping violations. Salazar was the coach of many Olympic and World champions, most notably double Olympic Gold winner at London 2012, Mo Farah. As…

UCC: A Week In Review

The UCC Men’s hockey team continued their good form with a 3-0 win over local rivals Ashton. Goals from Simon Dring, Stephen Jermyn and Barry Cronin meant UCC extended their great form and of course won the bragging rights over their counterparts. UCC Women’s Soccer began their Premier Division South campaign at home to NUIG last Wednesday night…

The World Athletics Championships 2019: How The Race Was Run

Before analyzing this year’s championships, here is a couple of questions for you, did you watch the competition? Did you even know it was on? One could be forgiven for answering no to both of these as even the most fanatical of sports fans in the media have admitted to only taking a passing interest in the championships. The…

A New Era: Cork GAA Welcomes Home Past Legends

A new era has begun for Cork hurling with four new appointments made in the last couple of weeks. The County Board have made a real statement of intent with not just the appointments of the managers but with the backroom teams that will the accompany the respective sides. Kieran Kingston returns to the senior role that he…

Ireland Women Continue Fine Form

Last Tuesday night, the Ireland Women’s team extended their unbeaten run to two games with a hard fought 3-2 victory over Ukraine. Unfortunately, Tallaght Stadium was not full for the game despite many reports of the game being a sell-out. Despite the small crowd, the Irish team put in a fantastic performance and came away with a fully…