A largely unchanged starting side has been named, as Ireland prepare to take on the English in Ashbourne this Friday night. At the half-way point in this year’s Six Nations, the fixture will be streamed live online by the IRFU.
In the team’s first competitive fixture since their historic World Cup campaign – and since massive changes to the squad and back room set-up – Ireland kick off their Six Nations bid against Italy in the Stadio Mario Lodigiani in Florence. You can watch Italy v Ireland LIVE on Gaelick.com this evening – kick-off is at 6pm Irish time.
Out lesbian Amelie Mauresmo the new tennis coach for the infamous Andy Murray. The pair met when Murray needed tips on grass play and Amelie offered. He was impressed obviously.
Clermont Foot, a Ligue 2 French soccer team, will make football history at the start of June when they welcome Helena Costa on board as their new first team coach, making her the first female to be appointed to a senior coaching position in the men’s game.
Cliftonville FC fans are not only celebrating two successive title wins but can now celebrate flying the flag for gay rights all over Northern Ireland.
A player on the American Samoa team, amongst all the nations competing to qualify for the next World Cup – Jaiyah Saelua – has become the first (known/out/recognised) transgender individual to play in a World Cup qualifier.
With the Dublin’s Mini Marathon around the corner and not to forget Dublin Pride’s Run in June as well, have you been thinking, I’d love to give that a shot? Well now’s your chance. The lovely folks at Dublin Frontrunners were in touch and asked us to give a shout out to all you ladies who want to give it a go.
The GAA has once again showed that, while it is in many ways an organisation dedicated to preserving tradition and heritage, it can also do progress like nobody’s business. The best progressive moments are the quiet, but-of-course moments where it’s not a big deal because it’s not a big deal.