Honourable Aussy Captain Congratulates Irish Opposition & Old Friends!

David Pocock & Conor Murray - with swapped shirts & warm smiles

When, arguably, the world’s best flanker (wing-forward), David Pocock, was staying with an Irish family in Limerick while on an Australian School’s Rugby Tour, he never imagined he would, one day, play against the young boy he met in that same family.  The Murray family. Conor Murray is now the Irish and Lions scrum-half and arguably, … Read more

Young American Athlete Alerts Officials to Scoring Error and Misses The Cut

Graphic of the Ancient Olympic Athletes

Meet Davis Robey, a 17 year old student, who throws the shot put for  Mason High School and dreams of one day qualifying for the Regionals. The shot put is one of the Ancient Olympic Games early events dating back to 684 BC when the goals of the Olympic Games were as much about developing athletes’s minds … 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

Indian Cricket’s Respect & Friendship For Sri Lanka’s Great Kumar Sangakkara

Letter from Indian captain to Sri Lankan opponent

Indian captain, Virat Kohli’s, friendship and respect for his most dangerous and outrageously talented opponent, Sri Lanka’s cricketing great, Kumar Sangakkara, shone like a light across the world of cricket. Their gestures, ‘taught us how to love and respect opponents’.  These images demonstrate a deep friendship and rich respect for each other. Here is the letter … Read more

Football Respect Challenge

Football

Watch this video. Then see if you can help us to fill in who is doing what at each stage of the video of these heart warming acts of kindness, respect, friendship, humility……   Please do help our readers by adding names and any information . 0.03 Ronaldinio, Real Madrid? (and Brazil) being congratulated by……..? … Read more

World Cup 2014 Best Sportsmanship Moments (Part 1/2)

PR Smith, author, sitting on couch with footballs on the wall

What a World Cup it’s been. Shocks, sensations, revelations, great football mixed with the odd  fear packed paranoid game, some crazy behaviour, wonderful goals, great celebrations, great fun, great fans,  – some of whom were literally out of this world and lots of great sportsmanship. Sit back relax and enjoy some of the great moments … Read more

Ian Wright (Arsenal & England footballer) Fights Irish Golfer In Heathrow Hotel

    Friends became enemies for 6 vicious violent minutes in a shock fight in a hotel near Heathrow Airport, London, England. Ian Wright, Arsenal & England footballer fought Ireland’s Tony Healy (a professional golfer) who likes to box in a 3 x 2 minute boxing match Fri 28 March 2014 at the Thistle hotel … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more