The author, journalist and long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, attempts to swim the shark-infested strait from Cuba to Florida, an open-water record swim of 103 miles!
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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?
There has been some confusion over the past 24 hours about the venue of the Dublin Pride Run. The good folks at Dublin Frontrunners who are doing the organising have confirmed that the venue has not changed, and the run will still take place in the Phoenix Park.
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.
Here’s a radical notion: women are people. It was a relief to learn that I wasn’t alone in thinking that, when I attended yesterday’s Sport for Business meeting to discuss Irish women in sport and the challenges – and opportunities – they face. What do you think? Would you watch women’s sport? Would you attend a match or event? Are you a sporty spice, a fan, or someone who has no time for sport at all?
Zut alors! It’s all about France v Ireland this weekend in the women’s and men’s rugby. So, in the spirit of helpfulness and usefulness – and in case you missed our updates on Facebook and Twitter – here’s all you will need to know if you’re taking the horse to France for the rugby.
These are the top 10 articles on Gaelick that you just could keep your peepers off this year. Is your favourite here, or have we left out something very important? Read! Share! Comment!
Now that Webmaster has gotten the ball rolling on our list of ladies with names beginning with A, let’s take a look at some “A List Athletes”.
Stop what you’re doing! Is the year so far beginning to bother you? Is the day, and past week, of political shenanigans beginning to bother you? Does the month and/or year already seem endless? Well, behold herein some suggestions to break the monotony!
Katie Taylor fights China’s Cheng Dong in the final of The Women’s World Boxing Championships tonight. She should win. Having said that, Dong is a tall south-paw with a long reach so it won’t be easy. Dong will also be aware of how close Underwood came in the semi-final and what tactics she used. All in all, tonight’s should be a fascinating final. And you can see it live!
I am on a rant. Feel free to click away, but my ardour is up and my goat has well and truly been gotten. I’m so angry that I just allowed a very badly-constructed sentence to pass my editor radar. Why? Where the HELL are the Irish women in sport? Not on the effing telly anyway!
[All links open in a new window] This evening’s Germany v Turkey semi-final of UEFA’s Euro 2008 marked the anti-racism theme of the tournament with speeches from the team captains on the subject. Brandished about during the competition have been flags, banners and badges with the word “RESPECT” proudly displayed. Yet, the organisers of Euro [...]