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Ciaran Priestley

School teacher and PhD graduate with an addiction to attending live sport. Goals are overrated and beauty is in the struggle, until someone smashes in a 92nd minute winner from 35 yards.

Lynn Harvey: ‘I Believe Boxing Was Sent To Me’

Ciaran Priestley catches up with one of only three professional female boxers in Ireland, Lynn Harvey. Harvey has followed an unorthodox route to a life in professional sport. Admittedly, she was not a sporty kid and went through ‘all the stages of partying and drinking’ during her twenties. At the age of thirty, she enrolled in a boxercise class with …

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Long Read: What The Tale Of The Brooklyn Dodgers Tells Us About The Premier League

Premier League

The sporting narrative of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team is a familiar one to sports fans around the world today. The perennial under-achievers were forever in the shadow of the New York Yankees, their big-time, cross-town rival and the frustration of near misses, epic failures and ‘green shoots of hope’ seasons inspired the usual mix of blind optimism, heartbreak and …

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