Lions Touring Stories

Lions Crest

The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

London Marathon, Maori All Blacks, Racing 92, Rose v Garcia – BBC Radio Interview PR Smith May 2013

AB Maori's Present shirt with Munster coach's initials

Recent sportsmanship moments are discussed live on BBC radio across the UK. Georgey Spanswick chats with PR Smith about some recent amazing sportsmanship moments including the London Marathon, the Maori All Blacks &  Racing Club 92 ‘s incredible gestures to Munster Rugby, &  of course, that incredible competitive friendship displayed during that final round of … Read more

Austrian Helps German Competitor During Cross Country World Cup Ski Race

Opposition Skiers help each other

When Austria’s Lisa Theresa Hauser broke Germany’s Vanessa Hinz’s ski pole (by accidentally stepping on it during the intense race), Hauser handed her surprised German opponent her ski-pole. Watch this video. Cross-country ski poles are very light, and therefore very fragile, particularly, if they are hit from the side. At major events like the World … Read more

French Racing RFC Fans Open Their Homes To Munster Fans

Munster Team with Racing Club Crest

French rugby club Racing 92 has stunned their opposition fans from the Irish province of Munster by opening their homes up and inviting the opposition fans to stay in the Racing fans’ homes.  The original game, scheduled for last October, was immediately postponed upon the sudden and shocking news of the death of the Munster Head … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2016

Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasuree

Well here we are again, having sifted through hundreds of amazing sportsmanship stories, we’ve final got out Top 10 moments and ultimately, the Number 1 Moment from 2016. As always, we’ll do it in reverse order.   In 10th Place:   Irish and Swedish Football Fans Dance Together – Euro 2016 Euro 2016 had some … Read more

Magnificent Maori Gesture at Start of Munster Game

Maori captain presents a Maori shirt with AF (Anthony Foley) on the back of it

Munster are still suffering from the sudden death of their much loved coach (& former European cup winning captain),  Anthony Foley.  So when the Maori All Blacks performed their traditional Haka war dance with a special gesture… the Maori All Blacks captain, Ash Dixon, stepped forward,  knelt down & held  up a Maori All Blacks rugby shirt with … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments From Rio 2016

The Olympic Flag

Here are our Top 10 Great Sportsmanship moments from Rio 2016. It really was difficult to choose the Top 10 and , in particular, the number 1 moment of sportsmanship from the many sportsmanship moments we posted on social media (facebook and instagram) each day. So here’s the list in reverse order. 10. Haitian Hurdler Never Gives Up … Read more

Euro 2016 New Friends Amongst The Brotherhood of Football

Irish fans dance with Swedish fans

Euro 2016 Football Fans Make Friends Euro 2016 is great fun.   Despite what the media may portray, there are far more fans that prefer to have fun than fights. Here’s some Irish and Swedish fans having the ‘craic’ (Irish word for fun).       This French Man Wrote The Most Incredible Open Letter … Read more

A Teacher, A Thinker & An Immigrant Change The World & Euro 2016

Thai school children sign Irish songs

Thai School Kids Sing Irish Euro 2016 Song This is Thai Tims singing with gusto the new Irish Euro 2016 song. There is a deep & beautiful & tragic yet inspirational story behind this. How one man made a big difference. Berni Lennon is a half British, half Thai boy who loves football but was refused … Read more

Fans Sing For Opposition Goalkeeper Who Lost His Mother

NAC Breda goalie Jelle ten Rouwelaar almost in tears

It’s pretty rare for an athlete to get a standing ovation from opposing fans in any sport. But on Friday night in the Netherlands, that’s exactly what happened (reports Isaac Saul). NAC Breda goalie Jelle ten Rouwelaar had lost his 61-year-old mother not long before their game against the Go Ahead Eagles. During the 61st … Read more