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.

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 fallingContinue reading “Zvonareva cruises into round two in St Petersburg”

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 atContinue reading “Jumps trainer Elliott suspended for 12 months”

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 thatContinue reading “Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran ready for the Olympic challenge as FIH Series comes to Banbridge”