Wed, 25 Mar, 2020
Sport may shrink in significance in these unprecedented times but the sight of empty stadiums and speculation over the fate of previously ‘untouchable’ events as the Olympic Games and European Championships hammer home just how serious things have become.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
Research published by the Federation of Irish Sport in partnership with Investec has shown that for every €100 invested in sport by the Government, the Exchequer receives up to €195 in tax revenues.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
More needs to be done to make sport more inclusive for minorities, the economically disadvantaged, and people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of the organisation that represents Ireland’s sporting governing bodies.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
Mary O’Connor is chief executive of the Federation of Irish Sport. She is a former acting chief executive of the Camogie Association, holds 12 All-Ireland medals in camogie and ladies football, and is a driving force behind the 20x20 initiative.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
Paul and Gary O’Donovan’s bid to win another Olympic rowing medal, in Tokyo in 2020, is being jeopardised by a shortage in funding that has left the Skibbereen pair making do with a four-year old boat.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
Ciara O’Sullivan was present at GAA headquarters for the first three of Cork’s All-Ireland final wins, standing in awe as Juliet Murphy lifted the Brendan Martin Cup September after September after September.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
She was a woman of many names. Also known as ‘Mary O’Connor’, ‘Mary the Shop’, and ‘Mary the Pensioner’, it was the title of ‘Mary John B’ that charmed her the most.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
After a controversial landfill closed last year, residents of a Co Limerick village thought their lives would improve, but council plans to lease the site for a gasification plant has locals vowing to fight against the ‘environmental horror’, writes Mid-West Correspondent .
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
The first session of the two-day Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point fixture at Dromahane took place on Saturday and Sam Curling’s Grand Gold indicated that he’s set for a particularly productive campaign by easily winning the four-mile ladies open in the hands of the Liz Lalor.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Briege Corkery, along with her Cork colleague Rena Buckley, is on the verge of claiming the highest All-Ireland medal count in GAA history, not that she thinks about such things. There might be life left in the dual star so – and there’s certainly plenty of life in this one.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014