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Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights

Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights

The Liberty catches up with Tadhg Leader and Kevin Mayo, two Irishmen hoping to break out onto the American football scene.  In 1977, kicker Neil O’Donoghue was the first Irish-born player to play in the National Football League (NFL). The Buffalo Bills drafted O’Donoghue, where he built up an impressive nine-year kicking career.  However, ever since O’Donoghue hung up his…

Emmet Road development ditches the sports pitch

Emmet Road development ditches the sports pitch

A five-a-side football pitch has been excluded from the final draft of the Emmet Road housing plans development.  The plans at Emmet Road, Inchicore, are proposed under the Housing Land Initiative as part of a pilot cost-rental project.   The site is 4.9 hectares and will be developed into…

Dressing rooms reopen for Dublin SFC as Kilmacud reign supreme

Dressing rooms reopen for Dublin SFC as Kilmacud reign supreme

Dressing rooms reopened in Dublin for the first time since March 2020 as Kilmacud Crokes completed a historic double.  Both the GAA and the Government allowed dressing rooms to re-open under certain conditions in October. Dublin GAA decided not to re-open despite the loosening of restrictions.  With the weather worsening, Dublin’s County board…

College football touches down in Ireland

College football touches down in Ireland

Ireland will be hosting two American football games in 2022 and 2023 as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.   The first game…

Republic of Ireland vs Portugal match report

Republic of Ireland vs Portugal match report

While it wasn’t quite the famous victory that Ireland dreamed of, a goalless draw against Portugal shows the steady…

World Cup qualifier preview: can Ireland keep Ronaldo quiet?

World Cup qualifier preview: can Ireland keep Ronaldo quiet?

Narrowly beaten in the previous fixture against Portugal, can Stephen Kenny’s side right the wrongs of the Faro fixture and produce a result in an atmospheric Aviva?  Ever since…

Kicking into gear: reopening and martial arts

Kicking into gear: reopening and martial arts

A year and a half of lockdowns have hopefully finally ended. The Liberty spoke to Desmond Phelan of Arbour Hill…

Come hell or high water: the 101st Liffey Swim  

Come hell or high water: the 101st Liffey Swim  

   Swim Ireland have confirmed that the 101st Liffey Swim will take place on Saturday the 23rd of October this year.  The new course will start at the Old Customs House and finish at the 3 Arena. The women’s…

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First ever televised Women’s National League match goes down in history 

First ever televised Women’s National League match goes down in history 

Tolka Park made history on Saturday, October 2nd, as the first Women’s National League (WNL) match between Shelbourne…

Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

Golf courses reopen as Government relax restrictions

After a total of 210 days closed by the pandemic, the game is back. The Liberty speaks with club…

Bohs join in fight against climate change

Bohs join in fight against climate change

Why would Phibsboro’s favourite football club have a climate justice officer? The Liberty finds out. With football fans…

Taekwondo champ talks trials and tribulations

Taekwondo champ talks trials and tribulations

Twenty-year-old Ciara Fitzsimons is a world champion in her sport. She tells The Liberty about her journey from…

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