Home favourite feeling the heat in St Petersburg

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Local hope Ekaterina Alexandrova is feeling the pressure of being top seed at the St Petersburg Open.

Having come through her second round match against Czech player Tereza Martincova in straight sets.Continue reading “Home favourite feeling the heat in St Petersburg”

Zvonareva cruises into round two in St Petersburg

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Vera Zvonareva secured her passage into the second round of the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy following a straight sets victory over qualifier Arena Rodionova.

Zvonareva 36, who won the Doubles title in 2018, had previously never lost to her Australian opponent. She never looked likely to lose here either, despite falling behind 3-0 in the second set.Continue reading “Zvonareva cruises into round two in St Petersburg”

Referee Coyle looking to take further strides in 2021

By Declan Rooney

Refereeing her first TG4 All-Ireland Final, a maiden Ulster Senior Final and being voted in as Donegal LGFA’s new chairperson made for a busy winter for Siobhan Coyle, but she aims to top it all in 2021. Continue reading “Referee Coyle looking to take further strides in 2021”

Jumps trainer Elliott suspended for 12 months

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

The biggest story in the world of horse racing has finally a come to a conclusion, after Irish jumps trainer Gordon Elliott was given a 12-month suspension by the Irish Horse Regulatory Board (IHRB), with the final six months suspended, following the photo of him sitting on a deceased horse at his gallops. Continue reading “Jumps trainer Elliott suspended for 12 months”

Big weekend ahead for Irish speed skater at the World Championships

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

When the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships get underway next week Ireland will be represented by Sydney-born 22-year-old Liam O’Brien.Continue reading “Big weekend ahead for Irish speed skater at the World Championships”

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran ready for the Olympic challenge as FIH Series comes to Banbridge

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

When the Irish Women’s Hockey team took to the pitch for their opening game in the 2018 World Cup Finals in London, a 3-1 victory over the United States, they were under no real pressure. The were ranked 16 out of 16, but as everyone knows by now, they overcame that to reach the World Cup final, eventually losing to the Netherlands.Continue reading “Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran ready for the Olympic challenge as FIH Series comes to Banbridge”

A day to remember for Josh Little

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Some in the media were billing this game as the Jofra Archer show, however in the end it turned into the Josh Little show. The game may ultimately have ended in defeat, but Irish supporters will have been heartened by the performance of the Pembroke bowler.Continue reading “A day to remember for Josh Little”

Interview with Cricket Ireland Head Coach Graham Ford

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)

Cricket fans in Ireland are in for a real treat over the next fortnight, with Ireland facing England this Friday in a one-off ODI followed by an ODI Tri-Series with the West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.Continue reading “Interview with Cricket Ireland Head Coach Graham Ford”