Jacqui Hurley

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Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Lindsay Peat celebrating a win over Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations Championship at   Energia Park, Donnybrook last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“There once was a girl called Lindsay...in 2009, she played a senior international basketball match for Ireland in the afternoon and was then flown by(...)

Parenting in My Shoes: Jacqui Hurley with husband Shane and children Lily and Luke

Broadcaster, author of Girls Play Too and mother of two Jacqui Hurley has always believed in chasing the dream – a trait shared by her husband, Shane,(...)

Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“As the saying goes, ‘we’ve come a long way, baby – but we still have a long way to go,’” said Martina Navratilova when she joined a stellar list of o(...)

Norway’s Caroline Hansen  and the  Republic of Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan in action during the World Cup qualifier at Viking Stadion, Stavanger. Photograph: Andrew Halseid Budd/Inpho

When TG4 broadcasts the opening match in the Fifa Women’s World Cup (WWC) between host nation France and South Korea next Friday, it should mark the s(...)

 Messi  after scoring his team’s first goal against  Nigeria  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It was only 24 degrees in Moscow when day 13 got under way with France v Denmark, leaving us all wondering what it must be like to live in a temperate(...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

Irish rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Up to 10,000 people are due to attend the homecoming of Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan next week in Skibbereen, Co Cork. The rowe(...)

 The Rubberbandits. Blindboy:  ‘When I was 10, Jack Charlton took me fishing out the side of a helicopter, up in Carrick on Shannon. I’d won a competition off the back of a packet of Odlums bran that belonged to my uncle Caviar. I’d never heard of Jack Charlton, only had him described to me by other children.’  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Paul Howard, writer/creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Football is the game of the people. It’s played everywhere in the world. I know we get excited ar(...)

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