Article I wrote for The Irish Runner on club running, cross country, grass-roots sport and legacy: Running For Your Clubs … Counts!
An ARD documentary outing systemic doping in Russia, a WADA report to back it up, a BBC documentary investigating micro-dosing. Just what is going on in the world of athletics? … More Doping Culture: What’s really going on in athletics?
Cross Country is a beautiful sport, too often forgotten about. Here I write about the Irish Cross Country scene, the recent Dublin Championships and a touching piece by Jolyon Attwooll. … More Cross Country: A Unique and Unusual Monster
My article for Pure M Zine on Women in Sport … More Women in Sport: Why should we need to defy anything?
I review, and give my strange experience of, the Jobs Expo, which took place in Croke Park this weekend.
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The Millennial There is a breed of thought that says good things come to those who work their asses off. Want to be an actor? A writer? An artist? Live in a bedbug ridden apartment, wait tables full-time, and build your dream when you should be sleeping. Want to be a professional sportsperson? Give up … More Millennial-cholia
This is going to be great, like Joyce, except better than Joyce – more readable. Clever but enjoyable. Touching. Compelling. I can’t wait for my first interview on Oprah’s Book of the Month Club. My characters taught me so much, you know. They really had a life of their own. Some lines just came from … More Thoughts One has While Writing A Novel
A proud day for Olive Loughnane as she looks become World Champion. Five Russian Race Walkers were banned today by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Among them, Olga Kaniskina who stole the gold from Loughnane at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. If confirmed, Loughnane will become Ireland’s second race-walk World Champion and the fourth Irish … More Gold for Loughnane, Russians Suspended
When I was younger I called myself a ‘tomboy’, though I’m not quite sure I like that word any more. I used to play four-square with the boys on the road and I had a skateboard with Bart Simpson on it. I wore skirts and dresses, but only on Sundays when I had to go … More A Girl Can Dream…
In running (athletics), as a rule, we only notice the people who are ahead of us. We spend our lives staring at their backs, trying to cling onto them, becoming all too well acquainted with the swing of their ponytail, the label sticking out of their singlet, or the spark of their spikes as they kick … More Heroes