Monday, April 15, 2019

Irish Powerlifter Dee Fenlon prepares for the World Championships

I'd heard that kayaker Dee Fenlon was getting into powerlifting but only realised how serious this leap was when I saw her lift 211kg at the Irish championships. So of course, I had to track her down for a chat before she heads to the Worlds in June. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

What boxer Katelynn Phelan did next

After the London Olympics people said women's boxing was having  a moment but in Ireland that moment is really only going public in the last year. It's been building in gyms around the country and now you can see women fighting on many of the big shows. The latest to put her name  out there is Katelynn Phelan from Kildare.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ice-swimming is simply addictive says Tiffiny Quinn

Ice-swimmers are different. First they need chain-saws to hack swimming lanes out of solid ice, and then they get in there wearing ordinary swimsuits. The Irish swimmers train in welcoming waters like the lakes in Glendalough or Wild Water in Antrim. Tiffiny Quinn was at the World Championships in the Arctic Circle in March; she filled me in on why she loves cake and hot chocolate so much.