USA Women’s Hockey Team Wins Gold with a Rooney at the Goal

The USA Women’s National Hockey Team came away with their first gold medal since the sport was introduced to the games in 1998, beating Canada in the final round on February 22 in a 3-2 nail-biting shootout. Chief among those responsible for the team’s historic win is none other than Irish American Maddie Rooney (right), Team USA’s 20-year-old goalie. She made 29 saves through overtime in...

More

Irish Fighting Irish

Fifty years ago this April, the University of Notre Dame rugby club became the first team to represent the university in competition in Ireland. Tom Condon, then a senior on the squad, recalls the momentous five-game tour. ℘℘℘ Late in the morning of April 14, 1968, 15 young men representing the University of Notre Dame jogged onto the rugby pitch in Limerick City. The whistle, the kickoff,...

More

Weekly Comment:
Meet Ireland’s Olympians

With the Olympics closing ceremony this weekend, get to know the Irish competitors. Though none came away with medals, there was plenty of spirit to go around. ℘℘℘ The 2018 Winter Olympics, held this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, saw Ireland represented by five singular athletes who competed in a host of skiing and snowboarding events. Though not all of them were born and raised in...

More

Running from Boston to New York for Charity

Tom McGrath, an ultra-distance runner, can often be seen running all over Manhattan, whether he’s running in Central Park or busy running his bar and restaurant. McGrath, 68, has stamina for it all. He has so much stamina that he decided to run a marathon a day from Boston to New York in order to raise money for the American Wheelchair Mission. This run isn’t his first time running across the...

More

Setanta’s Successor:
The Rise of Lee Chin

How the son of an Malaysian immigrant rose to stardom within Ireland’s top sports divisions. ℘℘℘ Lee Chin could quite possibly be the modern successor to Setanta (the given name of the Irish mythological figure Cú Chulainn). His athletic prowess in hurling, soccer, and Gaelic football has been made legend in Ireland and, in February, will become Ireland’s newest mythological export as...

More