Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

Irish Cancer Survivor Hikes Iceland Glacier on Crutches

Irish woman Nikki Bradley, a courageous survivor of a rare form of bone cancer known as Ewing’s sarcoma, has just defied the odds once again after climbing an Icelandic glacier on crutches. Since she was diagnosed in 2002 at the age of 16, Nikki has been battling cancer now for nearly a decade and half,Read more..

George Best Laid to Rest

Belfast was brought to a standstill when the remains of soccer legend George Best were returned to Roselawn Cemetery outside the city. Best, aged 59, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever soccer players, died from multiple organ failure. The ex-footballer had a liver transplant three years ago in an effort to copeRead more..

GAA Opens Up Croke Park

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) made an historic decision at the organization’s annual congress this year by opening up its Croke Park headquarters to non-GAA sporting events such as international soccer and rugby. The decision marked the end of a highly contentious debate that has caused bitter division within the Association in recent years. UnderRead more..

The Clones Colossus
to Take on Iron Mike

On June 11, Irishman Kevin McBride will square off against two-time World Champion Mike Tyson. The bout is set to take place at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. It will be a comeback fight for Tyson and a chance to redeem himself since his loss to the U.K.’s Danny Williams on July 30 lastRead more..

The Boxer

Looking out of a window of the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, John Duddy’s fresh young face lights up with sheer delight at even the sight of a blinding blizzard in early March 2005. Unperturbed, the 25-year-old fighter from Ireland says, “From the moment I arrived in New York I felt right at home here.”Read more..

Hats Off to Johnny!

John Daly made a spectacular birdie to win a three-man play-off at the Buick Invitational in San Diego, claiming his first PGA Tour victory in nearly nine years. The 37-year-old had not won in 189 PGA Tour events since his British Open win in 1995. With a 100-foot bunker shot that trickled within four inchesRead more..

Hibernia: Everybody Go Surfing, Surfing Donegal

It seems an unlikely choice, but apparently areas of Ireland’s west and northwest coastline are proving highly popular with members of the surfing fraternity these days, who are fairly flocking to ride the waves in such counties as Donegal, Clare, Sligo, and Waterford. Surf magazines in the U.S. and Australia have named Ireland as oneRead more..

Hibernia: Croí’s
Golf Tournament

Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, is presenting its fourth annual golfing tournament and auction at Silvermine Golf Club, in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Monday, August 21, at 9 a.m. In association with Temple Bar, in Stamford, the tournament will include breakfast served before tee-off, lunch, and entry to the ceremonial awards dinner, which featuresRead more..