Gary O Toole

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John McClean:   sexually abused 23 boys from as young as 11-years-old.  Photograph: Collins Courts

“I am filled with zeal for the Lord God of Hosts.” Well, it doesn’t look like that from here. Feel free to be offended. Your prophet. Your words. The (...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As many as 18 alleged victims coached by the disgraced former swimming coach and child abuser George Gibney have contacted the BBC Sounds and Second C(...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney: two people who were coached by Mr Gibney contacted gardaí after hearing the Where is George Gibney? podcast published by BBC Sounds. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Gardaí are investigating former Olympic swimming coach George Gibney over historical allegations that he abused children who were in his care when he (...)

Mark Horgan:  “You are approaching people and asking them to relive things they may have tried for years to forget.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The greatest illusion that was perpetrated in sport ever. There was nothing about that man that was real.” – Gary O’Toole on his former coach George (...)

At the expense of competing to his potential in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Gary O’Toole became the catalyst for George Gibney’s victims to share and report their experiences. Photograph: Inpho

He could never have conceived his swimming career to end the way it did. Two Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona, a silver medal at the 1989 European(...)

George Gibney in May 1988 when Ireland swimming coach. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

George Gibney’s name has become synonymous with child abuse in Irish swimming. The Olympic coach for the LA and Seoul Games fled the country in the 19(...)

Shane Ryan won 50m backstroke gold at the World University Games. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shane Ryan has set a new Irish record on his way to winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the World University Games. US-born Ryan edged out the USA’(...)

Anna Sargent: Anna was keen to join CanTeen as she had heard it was ‘pretty cool’ and felt she had missed out on a lot of fun things in her older childhood because of cancer. Photograph: Paul Gallagher

When Sandra Sargent brought her daughter Anna, then aged nine, to a supermarket one day in April 2013 to buy a birthday present to take to a party tha(...)

Tattoo you: Good sport Ian Dempsey promote’s Today FM’s  Dare to Care charity campaign.

You don’t get to host a breakfast show for nearly two decades in the fickle world of popular commercial radio without knowing how to create an on-air (...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)