Posts Tagged ‘ football ’



Sporty women and washing machines…

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Sport

…go together like…eh. Hmmmm. Well, whatever your own personal associations, the German public broadcaster ZDF felt that the most of us would finish that sentence with a resounding chorus of ‘like a horse and carriage!




Out at the Olympics & Paralympics (part 2)

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Last week we brought you the run-down on the Irish women heading to London for the Olympics. But of course, what you really want to know is: who are the Ls, the Bs and the Ts heading there? Well, I can’t find any out Irishers, but Outsports compiled a list of out Olympians which includes these fine specimens of athletic achievement




Out at the Olympics & Paralympics (part 1)

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Last week we brought you the run-down on the Irish women heading to London for the Olympics. But of course, what you really want to know is: who are the Ls, the Bs and the Ts heading there? Well, I can’t find any out Irishers, but Outsports compiled a list of out Olympians which includes these fine specimens of athletic achievement




Suppa Earl Gae: Pride Special

Jun 27th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Good morning, proud people! Tis the season, and we’re all praying to the weather godess, Jean Byrne, that the rain stays away this Saturday. Here’s what’s been happening while the Pride build-up has been under way!




Match report: Ireland 0-1 Scotland

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The full time score from last night’s match: Ireland 0-1 Scotland. Ireland are out of Euro 2013. Ireland have two remaining Euro 2013 ties, both of which are away fixtures. Sue Ronan’s side faces the annoyingly unstoppable France on 15th September next and Israel on 19th September. Here’s your post-match analysis.




Ireland’s Euro 2013 hopes turn on home fixture against Scotland

Jun 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

All right, everyone. As the kids in America might say: Shit just got real. Despite defeating them away by two goals to nil, Ireland lost their second leg tie with Wales in Cork on Saturday by a single goal. This means that Ireland’s Euro 2013 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow night is crucial: If we lose, we’re out.




Euro 2012? It’s all about Euro 2013 now

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Having regrouped after the Algarve Cup and a friendly against Swtizerland, Ireland manager Sue Ronan last week named her squad to play the next two vital UEFA Euro 2013 qualifiers taking place over the coming 10 days.




Meeting will discuss challenges & opportunities facing women in sport

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

    A meeting will take place in Dublin later this week to consider the challenges and opportunities facing women in sport in Ireland. Members of Sport for Business will gather this Thursday, 31st May, at Jury’s Croke Park. There, representatives from sports governing bodies, existing partners of women’s sport, athletes and others will look […]




Algarve Cup: Ireland struggle ahead of Euro 2013 fixtures

Mar 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

While Ireland’s rugby side enjoy mixed fortunes in the Six Nations, our footballing side (or soccer, if you’re so inclined) have failed to secure a victory in the Algarve Cup invitational.




Ireland squad named for Algarve Cup

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

While men’s football went into convulsions yesterday over Fabio Capello’s shock resignation as England manager, this writer learned about the naming of the Irish squad for this year’s Algarve Cup. Taking place at the end of the month and into March, The Algarve Cup will provide an ideal opportunity to field the national side and integrate the team’s new players ahead of the remaining Euro 2013 qualifiers later this year.




A Suppa Earl Gae

Jan 30th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

It’s a gloomy, rainy Monday. Are you in any kind of mood for work? Hell no! So here’s a round-up of some of the headlines that caught our eye over the past day or so. Enjoy.




FIFA Ballon d’Or honour goes to Japan’s Homare Sawa

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Homare Sawa has been awarded FIFA’s coveted Ballon d’Or Women’s World Player of the Year for 2011. We take a look at the final nominees and longlisted players.




Drama continues as World Cup reaches semi-finals

Jul 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Sport

The drama has continued in the FIFA World Cup 2011, with England, Australia, Germany and Brazil eliminated. The Semi-Finals take place on Wednesday: France v USA and Japan v Sweden. Here’s the latest lowdown




Preview – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011

Jun 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Sport

Sunday sees the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup kick off in Germany. This is a chance to see some of the best players in the world do what they do best. Ireland may not be involved but there is still plenty to keep us interested.
So let’s take a look at the teams.




Guinean sisters dropped from World Cup squad

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Sport

Star players, and sisters, Salimata and Bilguisa Simpore have been dropped from the Equatorial Guinean team for the up coming World Cup because of yet another gender controversy in world sport.




Team Ireland at Gay Games VIII: Round-up

Aug 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Sport

Today sees the closing ceremony of the 8th Gay Games in Cologne, which kicked off on 31st July – and a well-deserved rest for the 100-odd members of Team Ireland. And bloody hell, didn’t Team Ireland do well?




Ireland v Spain: U-17 Women’s UEFA Final

Jun 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Sport

If you’re not attending today’s Dublin Pride celebrations, why not tune in to the final of the UEFA Championship, where Ireland’s under-17 women’s squad takes on Spain? Kick-Off: 12:30pm Irish time.

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