Members of the O’Tooles and Castleknock teams shake hands after a game during an U10 football tournament in Clontarf. “Girls’ involvement in team sports tends to fall off a cliff ‘right at the time when they would benefit most’.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I don’t know how to manage my own anger, frustration and utter gut-wrenching hurt for him when he sobs that he is not good enough,” a concerned paren(...)

Making waves in the River Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On September 19th, the Liffey will be churned white by hundreds of swimmers forging a 2,200-metre path down the river as fast as they can. I hope the (...)