TheCity.ie’s Kim O’Leary examines how fans are turning to gambling online to ease their boredom, with harmful consequences for those battling an addiction.
We decided to spend some time with the Ballybrack Bulls – Loughlinstown’s wheelchair basketball team, speaking to coach Mark Barry and 17-year-old player and disability activist Oisin Putt.
With the FAI in the midst of its biggest ever crisis, and Limerick FC becoming the 14th club to cease existence since the association took control of the league in 2006, it’s safe to say that the current state of affairs in Irish football is bleak. A total of 14 clubs have disappeared into dust in 13 years under the FAI’s reign.
Since its launch in October 2019, the 20×20 campaign has made significant strides in its objective to raise the profile of women’s sport in Ireland. On an international scale, this year has been a triumphant one in terms of coverage of women’s sport. In the U.K, 6.1 million people into the Women’s World Cup England v Scotland game on BBC television, but in Ireland, it was women’s indigenous sport that topped viewership figures.
The seasons of sport come and go like an endless tennis rally. Back and forth. Football, Golf and GAA, you name it. For such a small country, a population of only 4.5 million, we have a rich sporting history. A plethora of sports to choose from, there’s something for everyone.