Wednesday evening had been intended as Cinema Evening, a new picture house having opened around the corner and being in need of investigation and appraisal. Given my enduring weakness for high-school movies there was only going to be one winner: Booksmart, in which two clever students realise on the eve of graduation that they should have worked less and played more, upon which they hit the town and attempt to cram four years of lost fun into one night.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
Irish international Stephanie Roche is in a race against time to be fit for the big World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and the Netherlands in April after suffering a setback in her recovery from a serious injury she sustained last September.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
One day short of the first year anniversary of their last competitive game, Ireland’s women’s team open the World Cup qualification quest tonight against neighbours Northern Ireland at Mourneview Park in Lurgan (7.30pm).
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
Not even sharing a shortlist with Colombian James Rodriguez in 2015 for her Puskas Award nomination gave Stephanie Roche more pride than helping her Irish women’s team succeed in their drive for basic conditions earlier this month.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
Colin Bell doesn’t quite go so far as to declare that the girls in green need to turn it up to 11 but, as a fan of Jurgen Klopp’s brand of ‘heavy metal football’, the new manager of the Irish women’s team certainly places a high value on intensity.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2017
From being banned from playing in the street leagues as a kid to captaining and managing her country, Sue Ronan has seen the landscape of the women’s game in Ireland change dramatically in her lifetime, but the FAI’s Head of Women’s Football tellsthere are big challenges ahead.
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Sat, 16 Apr, 2016
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016