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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’…

St Francis FC announce new coach

St Francis FC announce new coach

With the exciting announcement of a new coach in the air, The Liberty spoke to Chief Commercial Officer of St Francis FC David Bergin to discuss the club’s plans for…

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…

St. Brendan’s response to Covid-19

St. Brendan’s response to Covid-19

As lockdowns continue to grip Ireland for the third time, The Liberty hears how a Grangegorman GAA club has been affected by the pandemic. In March last year, the GAA…

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

Bru Box: From GAA grounds to coffee grounds

GAA stars Nathan Mullins and Eamonn Fennell swap the pitch for lattes as they spoke with The Liberty about their new business venture.   Creating a close community atmosphere and aligning with the COVID-19 guidelines have always been…

League of Ireland 2021: how will Dublin’s finest fare?

League of Ireland 2021: how will Dublin’s finest fare?

Can the Hoops retain the league, or will Bohs and Pats mount title charges?   Finishing 11 points clear of second-placed Bohemians, Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers side will look to retain the SSE Airtricity League for the…

Inter-county further delayed as GAA players wait in limbo

Inter-county further delayed as GAA players wait in limbo

Taoiseach Michael Martin has dealt another blow to GAA players and clubs after current level 5 restrictions were extended further until 5 April. “We have an appetite to go back…

St Francis hopeful despite LOI setback

St Francis hopeful despite LOI setback

St Francis are hoping to return to the League of Ireland First Division for the first time since 2001. David Seagrave asks how close the former Liberties side are to Ireland’s elite?  St Francis Football…

Third level GAA competitions cancelled

Third level GAA competitions cancelled

The GAA have confirmed the cancellation of all third level competitions, including the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups for the current college academic year.  This decision comes after the Government put…

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…

Is equality coming soon for women’s sport?

Is equality coming soon for women’s sport?

Football, the world’s most popular sport, is wracked by inequality that means women don’t get the same opportunities as men.  But things may be improving. The inequities between men and women’s…

Dublin Stroll into their Sixth Successive All-Ireland Final

Dublin Stroll into their Sixth Successive All-Ireland Final

Dublin have reached the All-Ireland SFC Final for the sixth consecutive year after comfortably beating Cavan on a scoreline of 1-24 to 0-12.  The semi-final ended in a predictable fashion…