The real Irish unity comes in the form of the fan who held up a placard at the World Cup on Sunday in London, which read: “Hockey ár lá”.Take note, Mary Lou McDonald.
Ireland’s hockey players can hold heads high (Irish Times letters page)
Pic: The Hook/ World Sports Pics
The €1.5m announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday at the homecoming of Ireland’s hockey heroes is extra investment for 2018, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has confirmed.
There had been suggestions that fresh funding was the same €1.5 million for high performance programmes announced as part of the National Sports Policy last month but this is not the case.
A spokesperson confirmed to Independent.ie that the €1.5m Minister Ross revealed will be added to the Sport Ireland budget for 2018 and the amount announced in July refers to the 2019 budget.
Some described Minister Ross’ announcement as a PR stunt.
Confirmed: The €1.5m promised by Minister Shane Ross at hockey homecoming is new investment (Independent.ie)
England play Colombia tonight for a place in the World Cup Quarter Final at 7pm.
They’re It’s going coming home.
We’ll never hear the end of this.
The Irish women’s football team will face Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier.
They’ll face the Netherlands in another World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Further to this…
Ireland’s 22-year-old captain Katie McCabe, also a striker at Arsenal, talks to her team sponsor Three Ireland about growing up playing in both boys’ and girls’ teams.
Ireland Women now in a comfortable place after last year’s trouble and strife (RTE)
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Visitors Danny Raahauge with Erik Möller (right) begin an expensive round at the Oliver St John Giogarty ahead of Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark tomorrow night at the Aviva.
Never forget Wood Quay.
You’re going to get your viking head kicked in.
[Ireland captain] Paul O’Connell will undergo surgery on his torn hamstring this week and will not play again at the World Cup. Ireland has called up Mike McCarthy to replace O’Connell.”
Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ moments ago.
Injury ends Paul O’Connell’s Ireland career (RTE)
Previously: Blood, Sweat And Cheers
Pic: Euronews Sport
It’s all kicking off.
An impressive Rugby World Cup 2015 planning tool for metaphorical buggers of the rugger persuasion from Europcar Ireland.
interactive version here.
Thanks David O’Gorman
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