Moments after Kilkenny had accounted for a gallant but tiring Tipperary with a late rush of scores, Ann Downey was enjoying the luxury of looking forward to watching the second Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-final between Cork and Galway.
Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has laid bare the perilous financial state of the FAI with a series of troubling revelations, the most stark of which is that they are currently in discussions with Uefa about a bailout package that would ensure they can operate for the next 12 months.
The organisation responsible for the development of sport in Ireland said it cannot give assurances that the FAI is solvent, and that it would expect football’s international governing bodies to “bail out” the association if it were to go into liquidation.
Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy has indicated that the adoption by FAI members of the major reforms recommended by the Governance Review Group Report will be one of the factors essential to the restoration of funding which has been suspended since April.
A drug shown to significantly improve quality of life and mental function for people with a rare genetic disorder will finally be available in Ireland from next Monday, a decade after the State first refused to reimburse it.
Numerous people could have been killed on country roads by a wild escapade of dangerous driving and it is positively miraculous that the two young Limerick men in the stolen jeep were not killed, Judge Gerard O’Brien said as he jailed the driver for four years and the passenger for three years.
It was hardly a surprise that there were more questions than answers when John Treacy faced the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport yesterday, given that the Sport Ireland chief executive had to admit that the body was still in the dark about the reasons for a controversial €100,000 loan from the FAI’s former chief executive John Delaney to the FAI in 2017.
The husband of a terminally ill woman who has sued over the alleged misinterpretation of her CervicalCheck smear test has told how their lives have been turned upside down since her cancer diagnosis.