First year student Aislinn Meaney making her mark in the Irish national squad

Since the start of the college year Aislinn Meaney has made two major step ups in her life.   First she moved away from home and into NUI Galway to start her college degree, something that nearly everyone reading this has probably experienced.  Her second step up was altogether much rarer.   On January 18 of this year, the Clare woman […]

Russian curler who failed drug test to be stripped of bronze Olympic medal


Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium in the Winter Olympics 2018.   Formally charged by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Krushelnitsky is likely to be stripped of his mixed doubles curling bronze medal won alongside his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova.  The banned substance meldonium was also taken by Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, leading to a 15-month long competition ban.   168 Russian competitors entered the […]

Does the Champions league have a competitive balance issue, and is it only going to get worse?


Thomas Muller latching onto Arjen Robben’s through ball provides a hard low ball across the box that is met by an incoming Robert Lewandowski, who subtly finishes the ball into the back of the net. That is the final goal, as German champions Bayern Munich ruthlessly finish off Turkish side Besiktas in a 5-0  rout in the first leg of […]

Galway girl Niamh Fahey aims to help Irish Ladies reach first ever World Cup In 2018


Irish International Niamh Fahey from Killannin is hopeful Ireland can continue their good run of form in the World Cup Qualifiers. The side are unbeaten thus far having recorded consecutive 2-0 victories over Slovakia and Northern Ireland as well as holding group leaders Holland to a goalless draw. Fahey’s defensive attributes have contributed to three […]

Hectic 2018 ahead in sport

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Let’s face it, for the most part 2017 was quite a flat year in terms of sport. There was some undoubted high points such as the two All-Ireland finals, Ireland’s win over Wales and the New England Patriots remarkable Superbowl comeback victory. But in a gap year for the major international football tournaments and the […]

Six Nations Preview: Scotland v Ireland

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It’s the final round of matches in this year’s RBS Six Nations and it’s going right to the wire.

Six Nations Preview: Wales v Ireland


It’s the penultimate round of games in the RBS Six Nations tournament and the headline act is Wales v Ireland. The Irish will be looking to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive as they travel to the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, to face a resurgent Wales. (KO 14:30)

Angry Ángel sees red


Manchester United’s poor second-half showing and 2- 1 defeat to Arsenal was compounded by the manner of Ángel Di Maria’s 77th minute sending-off.

FA Cup : Man Utd v Arsenal Preview


Tonight’s game between Manchester United and Arsenal could prove to be nostalgic with fans of both clubs as they cast a glance back to the previous meetings between these two clubs in the FA Cup.

Is there too many demands on sports people and a lack of outlets for them when they retire?

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The life of an athlete is a tough one. Hours of training, multiple sacrifices and utmost dedication are needed to reach the top of your game.