Isn’t it nice when….

Isn’t it nice when every so often, someone, somewhere appreciates your efforts like when your boss says ‘good job’ or your team mate says ‘well played’? A simple ‘thank you note’ or a ‘congratulations’ message can mean so much. That’s why I’m over the moon….. The Irish Sports Council have just said this about the […]

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RTE Radio 1 Sportsmanship Chat with Ryan Tubridy, George Hamilton & Me

I was totally engaged by RTE’s Ryan Tubridy’s warmth and George Hamilton’s lovely sportsmanship stories, and I have to say, delighted by the response from listeners who sent in some new stories about sportsmanship. To listen to the Irish  Radio interview click on the play button (arrow button) below: [audio:rte-radio-1-chat.mp3] Or if you prefer click the link below […]

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Applaud The Opposition – I thought only Liverpool & Munster did that

I heard recently of a US High School, Grapevine Faith,  whose head football coach, Kris Hogan, asked  ‘what if half our fans, for one night only, cheered for the other team, Gainsville Tornadoes?’.  You see Gainsville is a  maximum security correctional facility for kids with convictions for drugs, assault and robbery. They play all their […]

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Silence was broken by a dog barking outside the packed stadium

“This was one of those sporting occasions which transcends a game and makes bolder statements about humanity……………….during one of Donald’s earlier, and also crucial, kicks, the silence was broken only by the barking of a dog from outside the stadium.” This is an excerpt from an extraordinarily well written piece by a Kiwi, Martin Moodie, […]

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