Posts Tagged ‘Irish Athletes’

A Very Special Olympics

Lynn Tierney reports on the Games in Ireland. ℘℘℘ “Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.” The Special Olympics Oath goes to the heart of the matter: In the effort lies the victory, in the challenge lies the glory. It’s all about the striving to do yourRead more..

World Cup 2002:
The Beautiful Game

Americans call it soccer, everybody else calls it football, but whatever you call it, the exciting displays of skillful footwork and surprising results made the 2002 World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea one of the best World Cups ever. If the word “soccer” does nothing for you other than conjure up a pictureRead more..

World Cup Fever

In our dreams we take out Spain, beat England on penalties and Jason McAteer scores the winning goal against Brazil in the World Cup Final. The Carlsberg beer ad which is running in Ireland at the moment may only be wishful thinking, but as the nation gears up for the greatest sporting occasion of theRead more..

The Green and the Gold

February’s Winter Olympic Games were memorable for more than just the judging controversy in me pairs figure skating final. As host country, the United States won its highest ever number of medals, including gold medals for Irish-Americans Jim Shea, Sarah Hughes and Kelly Clark. Shea, a resident of Lake Placid, New York, won the skeletonRead more..

Golden Boys

There must be something in the water of Nenagh, County Tipperary. The town’s offspring seem to have unusually high traces of medal. Make that gold medal. 1956 Olympic 1,500 meter winner, Ronnie Delany, with the Tipperary Olympic Gold Memorial Committee has launched a project to honor three famous champions with Nenagh roots. Already fundraising hasRead more..