Outside the National Sports Campus, people like Liam Harbison don’t register, a bit like the powerbrokers pulling the strings in the West Wing. Dubliner Harbison is the ‘chief of staff’, one of the most powerful and influential people in an Irish sporting landscape that has capitalised on the political fallout following the Rio Olympics.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
It’s 11 years since Chloe Magee picked up her sole AIG FZ Forza Irish Open Badminton title and after last year’s loss in the mixed doubles final, she thinks it’s high time herself and her brother Sam added to their haul of silverware on home turf.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
It is four years since Kieran Behan expressed the hope that his historic appearance at the Olympic Games in his hometown of London would act as a springboard for the sport of gymnastics in Ireland. Signs are that it has certainly helped.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Our boxers, used to gruelling training camps in places like Russia, will finally be able to entertain the world’s best in their own backyard, writes Brendan O’Brien
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
IT’S 20 years since this column sat down to complete the Leaving Cert – for a second, excruciating time – but it is probably some sort of twisted pseudo-tribute to that daunting time in all our lives that scraps of the information we had to learn by rote occasionally jostle their way back to the forefront of the mind when least expected, writes.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
As both a player and coach, Mark Keenan has been at the heart of Irish basketball over the past quarter of a century. Tomorrow he coaches a SuperLeague selection to face a British All-Star side — just recognition for one of Ireland’s foremost coaches in any sport.
Sat, 12 Jan, 2013