THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

This is a story about the World Cup. It is also a story about my wife.  When myself and Leanne met, I didn’t work in sport - but I watched it on TV non-stop, supported it any chance I’d get, and played it a lot. About a fortnight after our first date, I was...

BE THERE FOR THE JOURNEY – NOT JUST THE DESTINATION.

BE THERE FOR THE JOURNEY – NOT JUST THE DESTINATION.

In the summer of 2018, we witnessed one of the greatest achievements in the history of Irish sport. Not Irish women’s sport – Irish SPORT. In order to fully appreciate the Irish hockey squad’s incredible achievement of reaching a World Cup Final, it is essential to take the three years that preceded the tournament into account. The journey to the podium was one which began in the Spanish city of Valencia, on June 18th 2015…

LEARNING TO SWIM AGAIN

LEARNING TO SWIM AGAIN

In October 2018, I attended a conference hosted by Swim Ireland. #WePlay: Inspiring Girls In Sport is an annual event for female athletes of all ages and abilities, exploring the areas of body image, health and wellbeing. I went as a journalist, keen to hear athlete...

The Moment That Made Me: LEAH LYONS

The Moment That Made Me: LEAH LYONS

To watch Leah Lyons go into battle for Ireland on the rugby pitch, it’s no surprise that she grew up with the game. The 24-year-old front-rower has risen through the ranks of club, provincial and international competition to become one of the strongest assets in Irish...