Fundraising for good causes has come a long way since the days of the charity walk. It is now a more adventurous undertaking, as round-Ireland swimmer Alan Corcoran and global cyclists Paddy Flynn and Daithí Harrison are proving.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
Alan Corcoran is two weeks into his attempt to swim the length of Ireland, from the Giant’s Causeway to his native Dunmore East. He is undertaking the swim in memory of his father, former FAI President, Milo Corcoran.
Sun, 28 May, 2017
Irish Examiner journalist Dan MacCarthy speaks to Irish Olympic medallist and Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy, as well as Collins Press publisher Con Collins about his new book, Cycling Munster – Great Road Routes
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
Police in western Germany are looking for thieves who broke into a shop selling alcohol and stole the caps off 1,200 bottles of beer — presumably to collect points for a prize contest — yet left the suds themselves untouched.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
Last week, I wrote about the increasing destruction of habitats in marginal areas, where, in the cause of creating more grassland for more cattle to make more beef and now more milk — bedrock is smashed and removed and the land scraped of all the wild and hardy vegetation that has evolved there since the last Ice Age.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Declaration Of War has appeared enough times this summer to give him a logical chance of winning any Group One race, but it was still something of a surprise to see him turn over Al Kazeem and Toronado in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York yesterday.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2013
Willie Carson saluted John Dunlop as “one of the true legends of the sport” after the veteran trainer announced he is to retire at the end of the current British Flat season, the end of a career that saw him send out over 3,500 winners.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2012