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Rugby tries to shake off ‘elitist’ tag in sports-mad Liberties

Rugby tries to shake off ‘elitist’ tag in sports-mad  Liberties

Rugby is basically an unforgiving, skillful and physically tough sport in which 15 players per team pass an oval-shaped ball to each other, fighting and putting their bodies on the…

Raising money for vital organisations was a walk in the park

Raising money for vital organisations was a walk in the park

Last weekend’s LauraLynn Half Marathon and 5k in the Phoenix Park marked the first in-person version of the running/walking event in more than years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   LauraLynn is the only children’s hospice in…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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