Posts Tagged ‘ Olympics ’



Out Dutch Speedskater Irene Wüst wins gold

Feb 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Sport

Olympian speedskater Ireen Wüst not only captured gold for the Netherlands but also for all the underdogs. As a bisexual woman and one of the very few out participants in the Winter Olympics she has unwittingly become a role model for LGBT people everywhere.




Limerick Bids for Gay Games

Oct 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The Games have been held in cities as diverse as San Francisco in its debut year, Amsterdam, Sydney, New York, and in 2014, Cleveland. Now, Ireland is making a bid for 2018. And surprisingly it’s coming from outside the Pale. Limerick finds itself against four other cities in competition for the Games




What Katie really did

Sep 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured, Sport

Katie Taylor has become a hero for both boys and girls. I think that is the real success story. I think it’s very safe to say that she is the first Irish female athlete to become a hero for young boys.




Exclusive: Women’s rugby “the next big thing” in sport

Sep 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The subject of women’s rugby generated a lot of discussion – and huge support – at the inaugural meeting of The Rugby Business Network last night in Dublin, with guest speakers Shane Byrne and Jim Glennon taking the lead




Irish women’s boxing documentary screening this Thursday

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Gloves & Glory, a feature documentary focusing on women’s amateur boxing in Ireland, will be screened this Thursday in Dun Laoghaire as part of the Underground Cinema film festival. The film is the first documentary to highlight women’s amateur boxing in Ireland.




Mná na hÉireann: Ireland’s Paralympians! (part 2)

Aug 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Day one of The Paralympics kicked off yesterday, and Ireland is well represented at the Games. We have a total of 49 athletes on Team Ireland competing in ten sports. Of these, 20 athletes are women. So, who the hell are they?




Mná na hÉireann: Ireland’s Paralympians! (part 1)

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The Paralympics was launched in style last night, with an Opening Ceremony to easily out-do the (frankly) strangeness of that of the Olympics a few weeks ago. Ireland is well represented at the Games, with the largest contingent to represent the country yet: Team Ireland has a total of 49 athletes competing in ten sports. Of those, 20 are women. So, who the hell are they?




You Are GOLD: The homolympics!

Aug 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

The XXX Olympiad probably included the greatest number of out athletes to participate in the Games. Here’s how they fared!




Who was/were the hottest athlete(s) in the Olympics

Aug 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Polls



A Suppa Earl Gae

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

We bring you another installment of our regular brew, with headlines from the past few days. What do you think? More importantly, what’ve we missed?




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




Mná na hÉireann: Ireland’s Olympians! (part 2)

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

It’s now a week to go to London 2012. The Irish contingent heading to the London Olympics totals 65 athletes so far. Of these, 30 are women. So who the hell are they? Team Gaelick took a look at Ireland’s female athletes who will be competing for Olympic glory. We brought you part one of the Irish female Olympians on Wednesday. Here’s part 2!




Mná na hÉireann: Ireland’s Olympians! (part 1)

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

It’s just over a week to London 2012. The Irish contingent heading to the London Olympics totals 65 athletes so far. Of these, 30 are women. So who the hell are they? Team Gaelick took a look at Ireland’s female athletes who will be competing for Olympic glory. Here’s part one!




A Suppa Earl Gae

Jul 17th, 2012 | By | Category: This and That

Morning Gaelickers! Webmaster here reporting from my very own ark. You know people say we, as in the Irish talk more about the weather than any other subject -I have yet to see any evidence of that. Okay I jest. Let’s get down to the headlines making the rounds this morning in cyberspace.




13 Irish women among Olympic torchbearers

Jun 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

If you’re an early riser, and will in Dublin’s city centre tomorrow, you can catch a glimpse of 52 Irish people carrying the Olympic flame through the capital. The relay starts at 9:30am from the Croke Park skyline and will wind its way north and south of the Liffey, finishing at St. Stephen’s Green at 12 noon.




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 […]

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