Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland 1993: Alan McLoughlin, The Troubles and That Goal 25 Years Later

Belfast. November. 1993. The dust momentarily settles over a war zone which saw a total of 27 deaths throughout October, making it the worst month for casualties in 17 years. “I was sitting on the Republic of Ireland team coach when the fear hit me. Similarly, it was completely silent and

Football remembers fallen heroes of World War One at special Games of Remembrance

British Soldiers playing football in gas masks in 1916

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBKDNdnG6cg It is 100 years since the First World War ended, one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Everyone in Britain felt the effects of the war. Football included. More than 2,000 professional players, from all 50 clubs, were sent away to serve. Around 100,000 fans were also enlisted. Almost 300

“My goal was to improve rhythmic gymnastics in the country” — Stephani Sherlock on her career, doping and rhythmic gymnastics in the UK and Russia

Gymnastics was never the plan for Stephani Sherlock. Growing up in Moscow, her Russian mother was intent for her daughter to prioritise education, with the aim of moving to the UK — which she did at 13, before embarking on an undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham earlier this

England cricket sensation Sophia Dunkley discusses her first international call-up ahead of the Women’s World T20

The last year has been one to savour for Sophia Dunkley. At just 20 years of age, the Surrey Stars all-rounder helped her side claim their first Kia Super League title in August, before she was named in the England senior team for the first time ahead of this month's

Sports Journalism Director Daragh Minogue shortlisted for NCTJ award

The founder and director of the Sports Journalism programme at St Mary’s University in London, Dr Daragh Minogue, has been shortlisted for a prestigious new National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) award.  The industry training award “recognises the outstanding work of individuals, educators and employers who promote equality, diversity

Life as the Limestone Cowboy – Bob Anderson talks darts, javelin and Eric Bristow

“That damn horse gets more publicity than I do,” Bob Anderson chuckles. “None of it was my idea. I think horses are fabulous creatures, but there isn’t one alive that likes me. For a cowboy to say that, it’s pretty hypocritical. That horse was incredible — an ex-police hunter, 17 hands.

“I don’t think I would have been able to have a career in sports without the Army” — Amanda Lightfoot on the struggles of the British biathlete

Biathlon is not a mainstream sport in the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact most people don’t even know what biathlon is. Essentially, it’s cross-country skiing combined with rifle shooting. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, Amanda Lightfoot — Great Britain’s sole women representative in biathlon — skied faster than