12 October 2021; Callum Robinson of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the international friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Qatar at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Despite vaccine uptake being largely successful across the world, vaccine progress has been somewhat stalled among high level … [Read more...] about Why aren’t sports stars getting vaccinated?
The European Ultimate Championship Finals 2021 (also known as XEUCF) took place from September 30 to October 3. The ultimate stage for European Ultimate Frisbee, club teams qualified directly from the national championship, the Irish nationals being held in Limerick from September 11-12. This year, the XEUCF occurred in Brugge, Belgium, with Ireland sending 4 teams: … [Read more...] about Irish representation at the ultimate frisbee European Championships 2021
The League of Ireland (LOI) has been largely ignored by Ireland’s top broadcasters resulting in concern over the future of the game in this country. RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett spoke on the Republic of Irelands domestic league in an interview on The LOI Central Podcast. His reasoning for broadcasting just 15 out of 360 LOI games last season and only one of the … [Read more...] about The League of Ireland needs RTÉ support to thrive
The recent treatment of the Connacht women’s team has shown how women continue to be disrespected in sport. On September 11, Connacht took on Leinster in the final round of the inter-pro series at Energia Park in Donnybrook. Prior to their inter-pro series game against Leinster, the Connacht team were forced to change in disgraceful conditions outside beside rats. Due to … [Read more...] about Are women being disrespected in sports?
Anthony Joshua lost on points to underdog challenger Oleksandr Usyk who was 2/1 outsider in a fight which many thought would have been a warm-up fight for Joshua v Fury. This upset has now raised a number of questions for Joshua in regard to where he will go next, who will be his next opponent, and if he has what it takes anymore. A rematch with Usyk would be the next step … [Read more...] about Joshua no longer top dog in boxing world