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.

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.