“People tell them to break me in half, but I don’t care” — Nine-year-old Julia Rosado overcomes prejudice to shine against boys in football

I’ve never been called 'uncle' before. Actually, I’ve always wanted to have a little sister and I clearly remember constantly expressing this desire to my parents, who always laughed about it and delivered the same old argument: ‘Well, as a singleton you’ll have all the inheritance for yourself.' A very good

The year in sport 2018: Football

Another year of football passes and we certainly weren't deprived of noteworthy events in 12 months that showcased both the beautiful and ugly sides of the game. This is the year in football, 2018. #MerciArsene Claude finally got his message across. "It's time to go." After 22 years, Arsene Wenger announced his decision to

Christmas in the Irish League: The league you never knew you were missing out on

In a league which provides an abundance of magical moments ranging from the sheer delight, to the utterly controversial to the, at times, downright bizarre — the Christmas period epitomises all that is beautiful about the Irish Premiership. The Irish League — not to be confused with the League of Ireland,

FC Halifax Town 0-1 Sutton United: Eastmond’s late goal ends Sutton’s winless run

All I want for Christmas is you is blared out on the big speakers moments before FC Halifax Town and Sutton United walked out in front of an upbeat Shay Stadium. In reality, both teams needed three points more than gifts wrapped under the tree this year. Halifax were six points clear of the

Riots, missing players and limes — The story of the Irishman taking on the Cambodian League

For many, travelling around Australia is all about discovery. For Conor Nestor though, he discovered far more than the cheapest bars and the best places to get a tan. The Limerick native took off on this around-the-world trip shortly after leaving his role as Development Officer for the FAI, citing

What to expect from sport in 2019

As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite

“The change will only come if they make it happen” — Herman Ouseley on 25 years of fighting racism in British football

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kick It Out, the charity set up in 1993 to, as it's slogan says, "kick racism out of football." First established in 1993 as the "Let's Kick Racism Out of Football" campaign, the organisation started to evolve and widen its scope before formally adopting