Tag: Ireland

#42) Harlequins

Photo credit: @HarlequinsWomen Women’s rugby is on an incredible upward curve right now. It seems that every five minutes something groundbreaking occurs, whether it be the introduction of full-time contracts, new sponsors for major tournaments or outstanding performances. Attendance figures have also been smashed…

Women’s Six Nations Special – Leah Lyons

Despite all its flaws, social media can be a powerful tool for discussing some of the biggest issues in today’s society. No-one knows this better than Leah Lyons, the Irish star who shot to prominence during the 2018 Women’s Six Nations with just one…

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

There isn’t much that can be said about Katy Daley-McLean that hasn’t been uttered on numerous occasions already. The caytoo athlete has been an icon of English rugby for more than a decade, inspiring thousands of women and young girls the length and breadth…

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

The 2019 Women’s Six Nations kicks off tonight when England take on Ireland determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing second last year. Captain Sarah Hunter and her Red Roses side missed out on a second consecutive title with an agonising one point defeat…

#29) Ten Landmark Moments From 2018

It seems as though 2018 has provided a never-ending conveyor belt of victories when it comes to women’s sport. There was that Commonwealth gold for England Netball, a world silver for GB women’s wheelchair basketballers, Georgia Hall storming to British Open victory, Vicky Holland…

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore…

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal – i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament – or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey…

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017: The Beginner’s Guide

In just a few days’ time 12 teams will lock horns, scrum down and kick for glory as they battle to win the eighth Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. With England (also known as the Red Roses) looking to retain the tournament they…

The Revolution Continues

I’ve been converted. It’s a day I thought would never come. Being an old-fashioned so-and-so, I’ve resisted this new uprising for so long. I’m not a fan of change and like to preserve the status quo – as the saying goes, if something isn’t…

A recipe for success?

It’s been quite a week; a royal birth, the 70th anniversary of VE Day and even some sunshine have all befallen us since the beginning of the month. There was something else too but I can’t quite remember what… Anyway, in all the excitement…