Monday, May 13, 2019

What is happening in Irish Karate?


Karate in Ireland should be on a high as athletes try to qualify for the Olympics for the first time. Instead the organisation is mired in he-said-she-said arguments and some karateka were even told they couldn’t compete at one point. What’s going on and why is this month's EGM critical?
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Sports Brands should support female workers, not just athletes





If sports brands are serious about supporting women, they should start with the women in their factories. That was the opening line in a newspaper piece I wrote recently, and if you believe that supporting women in sport should be about more than athletes, read on.
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Inclusive Karate in Dublin giving everyone a chance to shine

Photos credit I-Karate taken by Sportfile
The Inclusive Karate World Cup took place in Dublin, with teams from 13 countries including 47 Irish athletes taking to the mats. The hairs were rising on the back of my neck watching the parade come in, led by a piper of course.
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