Follow Leaders, Watch Sporting World Beaters


Among the 17 Team Ireland Leaders are European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley (Golf), Kevin Ankrom (Athletics), Joseph Hennigan (Boxing), Brian Nugent (Cycling), Sally Filmer (Gymnastics), Mike Heskin (Hockey) and Peter Banks (Swimming)

Medals in the bag already.

Irish Sports Council

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5 thoughts on “Follow Leaders, Watch Sporting World Beaters

  1. Rob

    He seems like a very nice chap, but does P McG need funding to help him play golf? I would have thought he was comfortably enough off.

    1. Liam from Lixnaw

      I don’t think it works like that – the way its structured for sporting grants, you often get awarded on achievement – in many cases the top level sponsored professional who doesn’t need it will get more than the struggling amateur who is trying to break thru.

    2. Mikeyfex

      It’s two distinct stories here. 1m given to the olympic fund (which does seem very tiny) and the list of names is the list of people in the running to be put in charge of that money as team manager.

      1. Mikeyfex

        Sorry, I have that wrong. They’re the individual team leaders and I don’t know how that relates to the monies.

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