Monday, October 22, 2018

20x20 vision for Irish women in sport #20x20

So research has discovered less than 20% of sports media is given over to women's sports - I do think any woman involved in sport could have told them that without the cost of the study. But the proof has shoved a group of Irish sports organisations and sports media into creating a new campaign with the aim of hitting that 20%.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Una Flynn on Karate, Kata and Tokyo2020 dreaming

Imagine remembering over 70 different moves with judges watching every turn and your opponent waiting in the wings to out-point you - if you allow her. Una Flynn describes the Kata discipline in Karate as tough but she’s on course for a high world ranking to send her on the road to Tokyo2020.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The women of UFC 229 #wmma

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There were three women's MMA bouts on UFC229 this weekend, but you'd hardly know that from the coverage. Obviously as an Irish person I did have an interest in the main bout, but everything else got buried this time between that fight and the drama afterwards.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Irish muaythai - when Eimear Codd and Elaine McElligott met at Fighting Spirit

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There was only one woman's bout on the Fighting Spirit show recently in Dublin, so the pressure was on Eimer Codd and Elaine McElligott to show what women fighters can do. They didn't disappoint. I caught up with them afterwards.