Today is International Women’s Day and we have just commemorated 100 years of enfranchisement for some women, at least. Yet, some of the most fascinating breakthroughs for women in social history happened before that, in the sporting arena.
Fri, 08 Mar, 2019
Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna says the cost of redeveloping Páirc Uí Chaoimh has escalated to an eye-watering total of €110 million, almost €25m higher than the €86 million total estimated following the completion of works last year.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football finals are unlikely to match last year’s record-breaking attendance figures, but the hope is that the triple-header, topped by the meeting of Dublin and Cork, can approach an attendance touching 40,000.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Long before its conclusion, the 2018 football championship had assumed all the air and feel of a national league coming to its customary mild conclusion. Yeah, yeah ,yeah, yeah, OK, so such-and-such won it, fair play to them, but cut to the chase — how will they get on in the forthcoming championship?
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
When Mike Tyson was asked if he was concerned about the plan that the more strategic Evander Holyfield would bring to their title fight, the champ dismissively replied: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
The art of goalscoring — from Cork’s old machine-gun fire to the heavy artillery of Tipperary — and the free spirits like Lar Corbett are in danger of being drowned in a sea of points. What to do? Change the sliotar? Award four points for the goal? reports
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018
The Limerick academy I was involved with for three years was about fostering a culture of doing things the right way — and not necessarily all about winning. Some people in the county had issues with me over that but I never had anyone say a single negative thing to my face, writes
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018