A new documentary series on RTÉ One gives an unprecedented insight into the way science, technology and data are changing Gaelic Games.
The four-part Irish language series GAA Nua, presented by All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer Dara Ó Cinnéide (top), will reveal the lengths that GAA teams across the country are going to in their quest for victory.
Over four half-hours, starting tonight at 7.30pm on RTÉ One, Ó Cinnéide travels throughout Ireland meeting the managers, coaches, players, scientists, statisticians and medics using science and technology to revolutionise the way Gaelic Games are played.
He asks if there is an advantage to the technology and expertise being used by teams across the country and whether the sport is better off without it. Does technology help or hinder as players put in blood, sweat and tears as they strive for success?
The cycle lane at Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3
“Myself and my husband were walking along the promenade last Tuesday morning and my toddler was on his tricycle in the bicycle lane
A couple of very professionally-dressed cyclists came speeding down the bicycle path at lightning speed and began yelling and cursing to get the child off the track.
My child jumped off his bicycle in terror and ran straight out in front of them. My husband literally dived to push [him] into the nearby grass area where it took us several minutes to calm him.
The cyclist continued to shout and yell as he sped on with no regard for the child who had a gash in the side of his stomach from the fall. I shudder to think what could have happened if my partner had not stepped in.”
A letter sent to Dublin City Council and released as part of a Freedom of Information request
Celebrating the launch of the new Sports Direct mega store, which will “create 140 new jobs” was Republic of Ireland Manager, Martin O’Neill (right), playing keepy ups with former Westlife and ex-Leeds United apprentice Nicky Byrne.
Peter Thompson finishes his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin on Sunday.
Want to join a great act of personal courage undertaken for the benefit of others?
Ultan Mashup writes:
Don’t stay in this Sunday tweeting outrage at #Marian. Get your Dublin running shoes on.
Peter Thompson is finishing his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin this Sunday – 14 May 2017 – in aid of mental health charities.
As well as supporting Peter, you can also fly the flag for mental health awareness in your own way closer to home.
START: Sunday at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2 @ 12:30 hours FINISH: Market Bar, Fade Street, Dublin 2 (about 16:30-17:00)
The route: City Centre / North Strand / Clontarf Seafront/ Dollymount Beach / Howth Lighthouse / Clontarf Seafront / Alfie Byrne/The Point/Docklands / Grand Canal/Portobello / Camden Street / MARKET BAR – FINISH
If you want to run the last 10km only joinb us in at Wind/Sail monument in Clontarf about 15:15-15:45. Or, if you want to just armchair it on and cheer him after the fact, I am sure he would love a pint of Irish hospitality at the Market Bar in Dublin!
The Emerald Enduro – 2017 Enduro World Series Round 4 – On May 28 -Ireland will host the fourth round of the Enduro World Series.
The world’s top riders will line out in the Wicklow mountains for a tough day of mountain bike racing over 50km of technical terrain in a rally style format with testing special stages.
This is the third year that the global series has visited Ireland and is testament to the large crowds of enthusiastic supporters who line the stages roaring on the riders.
2016 marked a turning point for Irish Enduro racing with 4 of the 5 categories won by Irish riders, an unheralded achievement, crowned by hometown hero Greg Callaghanwho repeated his 2015 win in front of an ecstatic crowd…