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
During Jim Gavin’s presentation at Sport Ireland’s recent HPX Conference, the Dublin manager noted that there were “some competitors in the audience”, past and present, which probably explained why he was so big on philosophy but so scarce on actual detail, writes.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
With three years to run before the Tokyo Olympics, patience is the watchword as the line-up of Irish sailors in formation start their arduous journey of training and competition against a backdrop of Annalise Murphy’s silver medal success in Rio.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
After a series of outstanding matches throughout the provinces, the way has now been largely paved for the national finals of the AIG Irish Cups and Shields at the O’Meara Course, Carton House, Kildare next month, (September 20-23).
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
Fri, 26 Aug, 2016
The expectations of Ireland’s sailors have been raised by Annalise Murphy’s fourth-place finish at the 2012 Olympics but the Irish Sailing Association’s performance director has described medal hopes at Rio next month as an outside shot.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
On the waters off Weymouth, Peter O’Leary and David Burrows’ opening day results in the Star fleet suggest they managed to leave controversy ashore, delivering a promising opening which will provide Ireland’s sailors with all the encouragement they need when they start racing today.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
IT IS now up to Cork’s Peter O’Leary and Stephen Milne to rescue Ireland’s chances of a memorable result from this Olympic regatta, but the Star class pair have some work on their hands in a white hot fleet after sailing to two 13th places, their worst scores so far, yesterday.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2008
A CAR dealer was yesterday given permission to seek an injunction today stopping the Sunday World from publishing stories that claim he is an underworld figure who introduced one of Ireland’s leading drug dealers to model Katy French.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2007