Contrariety within the worlds of sports

Every kid growing up would have at some point in time acquainted themselves with the ‘make-believe’ world that is professional wrestling. Whether it be through the medium of television, conversation or performing the newest finishing maneuver accompanied by subliminal thoughts of the “please do not try this at home” advertisement. It goes without saying that…

Katie Taylor Sets Her Eyes on the Professional Game

News came flooding in last week that Ireland’s beloved Olympian, Katie Taylor, had finally turned her back on amateur boxing by confirming her move to the professional boxing ranks. On the 26th October the news was confirmed, and the former Olympic gold medallist signed a contract with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing organisation. “When I first…

The Irish at Rio 2016

It’s that time again; On Friday August 5th the Olympic Games, the world’s biggest sporting event, begins, sending the world ‘sports mad’ as it does every four years. 77 athletes will take to the stage at 31st Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro to represent Ireland at its 21st Olympic Games. They will compete in 14 sports…

Concussions & the End of Sports

In 1889 the last sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match in the United States took place, a bout won by champion boxer John L. Sullivan; one of the first recorded uses of the helmet in American football occurred in 1893. Turn of the century sports are generally regarded as ‘barbaric’ in comparison to modern equivalent games due…