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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 race is set to start at 12:30 and the men’s race will…

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 white to black belt, and all the way to the top, competing…

American football in Ireland: slowly growing its influence

American football in Ireland: slowly growing its influence

The Liberty explores the roots and gradual development of American football in Ireland and chats with the coaches, players and promoters of the game.  The history of American Football in Ireland dates back to 1984, when the Irish American Football League (IAFL) was established. Today there are 20 ‘full contact’…

Game, set and match: Irish social media gets pranked

Game, set and match: Irish social media gets pranked

Two Dublin City University students recently pranked all of Ireland by photoshopping a fake Instagram conversation with Roger Federer. Two local Dublin residents Jamie Duff and Ollie White managed to…

Kicking through COVID: martial arts clubs remain active

Kicking through COVID: martial arts clubs remain active

COVID-19 has profoundly affected many areas of Irish life, one such area being sports, and more specifically: the field of martial arts. Three martial arts instructors recently spoke with The Liberty to…

Kicking through COVID: Exercise takes on new meaning at Dublin 7 kickboxing club.

Kicking through COVID: Exercise takes on new meaning at Dublin 7 kickboxing club.

A new focus has been brought to the mental-health benefits of physical exercise since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic.  Gyms, sports clubs and public parks have become beacons of…

Ireland’s poor form continues against Wales

Ireland’s poor form continues against Wales

Ireland’s woeful run of form continued with a 1-0 loss against UEFA Nations League opponent’s Wales in Cardiff on Sunday night.  This means Ireland have now failed to score in…

Full-sized sports pitch for The Liberties gets green light after 13 year wait

Full-sized sports pitch for The Liberties gets green light after 13 year wait

Dublin City Councillors have agreed to sell-off two parcels of land at St. Teresa’s Gardens, in the heart of The Liberties, to fund local sports facilities, including a full-sized grass…

Ireland hit the half-century as the Six Nations makes its return

Ireland hit the half-century as the Six Nations makes its return

Ireland 50 Italy 17 Ireland have gone to the top of the Six Nations table after a thumping victory over a ferocious Italian side. Andy Farrell’s men ran in an…

Muay Thai still going strong

Muay Thai still going strong

In 1999, Dublin’s ‘Origins Muay Thai’ club opened its doors for the first time. It was the first gym offering training in the combat sport Muay Thai to be opened…

Major success for the Majorettes

Major success for the Majorettes

Liberties Majorettes The Liberties Majorettes were triumphant at a competition in the Palmerstown Sports Complex on November 10th, taking home either 1st or 2nd place awards in each age group,…

Mary Hickey to run in 40th consecutive Dublin Marathon

Mary Hickey to run in 40th consecutive Dublin Marathon

In the last forty years there have been very few certainties in a world where everything seems to be changing all the time. However, we know a few things for…

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