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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…

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.…

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 will involve the Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, where both teams will battle it out in the Aviva Stadium on…

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 improvement that has been made under Stephen Kenny throughout the qualifying campaign.  After keeping…

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 Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny labelled his players “heroic” after the previous Portugal fixture, Ireland…

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 Boxing Club and Andre Zavatini of Brazier Jiu Jitsu Academy to see what this a return to normal…

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…

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 FC and DLR Waves was broadcasted live on TG4.   DLR Waves player Fiona…

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 members about getting back on the tees, greens and fairways. In December,…

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 deprived of live matches, clubs such as Bohemian FC are reaching out to fans and…

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…

Donore boxers look forward to new facilities

Donore boxers look forward to new facilities

Dublin City Council have proposed plans to fund a new sports facility as part of the regeneration of St Teresa’s Gardens. The Liberty speaks with coaches from Donore Boxing Club,…