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Tomas Meehan

Email: 175483@live.stmarys.ac.uk

Tomas recently graduated from Edinburgh University in Spanish and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. While at university, he joined Edinburgh’s “The Student” newspaper where he won the award for “Best Sports Article” for his interview with international Trinidadian athlete Che Richards. He has also contributed to track and field websites Trackalerts.com and runjumpthrow.com and is proud of the fact that he was the first person to interview World Athletics Championships medalist Dwayne Cowan who Tomas knew from Hercules Wimbledon athletics club. Aside from being an avid fan and competitor in track and field, Tomas takes an interest in football and boxing and is a keen cyclist as well as a backgammon enthusiast.

TWITTER / INSTAGRAM: @tomasdkmeehan

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Stories by Tomas

  • An injury crisis in rugby union at amateur level?
    As injury lists grow, it becomes more and more difficult for rugby sides to field strong teams. The rates of collisions continue to rise, so injuries in rugby remain a major problem. Recently Bernard Jackman revealed that 29 of his Cardiff Blues players were unable to play due to injury. Sports Gazette’s Tomas Meehan decided to speak to the president of rugby union at St. Mary’s University, Matt Lamin, as well as an amateur player and a physiotherapist to uncover the issues injuries cause at club level in comparison those faced at elite level.
  • Justin Gatlin omission from athlete of the year list not controversial
    Justin Gatlin missed out on the "Athlete of the Year" Shortlist despite winning the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships. He is not, however, the only sprinter to miss out.
  • John Brewer's top tips for marathon enthusiasts in new book: Run Smart.
    Ever been interested in running a marathon but never really known where to start? Or are you a seasoned marathon enthusiast looking for that extra edge? Then John Brewer’s new book “Run Smart” might just be the book for you. In an interview with Sports Gazette’s Tomas Meehan, Brewer gives us his top tips.
  • Why some footballers blossom into their thirties and others don't.
    As Gareth Barry is about to surpass Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record at the age of 36, former Liverpool star Jermaine Pennant, 34, is plying his trade on the bench at Billericay Town in the seventh tier of English football. While some players excel into their thirties others descend into relative obscurity. Sports Gazette’s Tomas Meehan decided to find out why.