Cora Staunton – The Star of Mayo Ladies Gaelic Football

Cora Staunton – The Star of Mayo Ladies Gaelic Football

‘I’m not sure we will ever get the same recognition as men’, sighs Cora Staunton. ‘I think it’s the same in all sports, except athletics. When women play football or camogie or soccer, there’s never the same fan base that men’s sports have. So we don’t have the same...
Steve Collins – The Celtic Warrior – World Champion Boxer

Steve Collins – The Celtic Warrior – World Champion Boxer

Steve was 8 years old when he had an epiphany at the Corinthian Boxing Club. ‘There was a tournament on and they put me on and I won and I got such a buzz that I said “I’m going to be World Champion”. My dad got a bit worried. He thought “there’s something missing in...
Des Smyth – Champion Golfer

Des Smyth – Champion Golfer

‘What’s great about golf is that you can start when you are four years old and you can play forever. You don’t get injured and it keeps you active. I’ve got friends of eighty years of age who jump out of bed in the morning to play a round. And they are marching!...
Angela Downey-Browne – Camogie Legend, Kilkenny

Angela Downey-Browne – Camogie Legend, Kilkenny

Her lightning pace certainly made defences fraught … the ‘sheer speed and power’ of this ‘deceptively diminutive’ player made her ‘virtually unstoppable’. Always within 15 to 20 metres of the goal, dominating from the puck out and firing countless cracking shots...