Tag Archives: Legacy

The Oar-Inspiring O’Donovans

The Rio Olympic carnival has drawn to a close with one of the greatest memories from the games being the success of two brothers from Skibbereen.

Amidst the lies and scandal, amidst the fears of economic meltdown, crime and a deadly virus; Gary and Paul O’Donovan’s silver medal put Irish rowing on the map and a smile on the face of an Olympic movement in danger of taking itself all too seriously.

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Made in Sheffield: Is Football coming home for world’s oldest club?

PLAYERS AND FANS of clubs across the globe come together each week in anticipation of a glorious victory or simply the hope of a spirited performance.

Whatever their expectations, wherever their game is played, each player and fan owes a debt of gratitude to two Yorkshiremen who in 1857 founded Sheffield Football Club, recognised by FIFA as the oldest club in world football and the providers of the game’s first set of rules.

Now, nearly 160 years after it all began, Sheffield FC are looking to lay down roots and return home to where it all began.

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Sepp, FIFA, and a challenged global legacy

Fresh claims surrounding the choice to award the 2022 World Cup Finals to Qatar surfaced this week; the latest in a long line of stories to challenge the legacy of football’s world governing body FIFA, and its president Sepp Blatter. Continue reading Sepp, FIFA, and a challenged global legacy