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Ireland Hockey Team Qualify For Olympic Games After Dramatic Shootout Win

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Ireland have qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo after defeating Canada 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout at Energia Park. The pair met this evening in Dublin 4 after yesterday’s first-leg finished goalless at the Donnybrook venue meaning tonight’s encounter was a winner takes all clash. After 60 minutes of action, the tie remained scoreless meaning it was …

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Tyrrells Premier 15s Women’s League Launched

On Wednesday the Tyrrells Premier 15s was launched, which will be the new title given to the domestic women’s rugby competition in England.  A three-year partnership with crisp manufacturers Tyrells will add to the £2.4 million investment in women’s rugby being made by the RFU ahead of this new venture. The league format is pretty standard with each of the …

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Opinion: It’s Too Late To Show #SeriousSupport

GAA Lory Meagher Cup Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/6/2016 Louth vs Sligo A view of Croke Park before the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary

Last week, we had the controversy of politicians who weren’t classified as ‘die-hard’ fans, looking for All-Ireland final tickets. We were told it was unfair on ‘genuine supporters’ who went to every game. It is the opposite case this week as the Ladies Gaelic Football Association are looking to get people who have never been to a ladies football match …

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Where To Next For Women’s Rugby?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Charlotte Caslick of Australia is tackled by Sarah Goss of New Zealand during the Women's Gold Medal Rugby Sevens match between Australia and New Zealand on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in Rio this year was undoubtedly crucial towards the progression of women’s rugby, but can we expect to see the same progress as seen in women’s football after its first inclusion in the Olympics back in Atlanta 1996? 19 years on from Atlanta the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada attracted audiences of up to …

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Time To Ask Serious Questions Of Camogie Association

Over the last week, camogie has occupied a space that it’s almost entirely alien to: a seat at the forefront of Irish media attention. It’s a placing that the sport struggles to reserve even on its All-Ireland final day, and one that it never keeps to itself for any more than a few hours.  Sadly, the reservation in question was …

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