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#Irish Sports Council

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Minister says MMA should be recognised as a sport but government funding is 'a long way away'
# Recognition
# Recognition

Minister says MMA should be recognised as a sport but government funding is 'a long way away'

Feb 9th 2016, 8:45 PM 13,191 Views 20 Comments

MMA “has been a phenomenon”, says Paschal Donohoe.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 23 October, 2015

Fallout from Billy Walsh resignation continues as Sports Council respond to 'unclear' IABA statement
# Gloves Off
# Gloves Off

Fallout from Billy Walsh resignation continues as Sports Council respond to 'unclear' IABA statement

Oct 23rd 2015, 5:04 PM 4,778 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association had their say this morning.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey
# In Writing
# In Writing

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey

Oct 21st 2015, 2:12 PM 23,446 Views 33 Comments

Kieran Mulvey was speaking ahead of his appointment as Chairman of Sport ireland.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Irish Sports Council threaten to review IABA funding after Walsh controversy
# Development
# Development

Irish Sports Council threaten to review IABA funding after Walsh controversy

Oct 20th 2015, 11:39 PM 20,432 Views 23 Comments

“What was so unacceptable about the agreement of 22 August was that it was never put to the board.”

'It is clearly a ridiculous situation': Treacy slams IABA for backing out of deal to keep Walsh
# Billy Walsh
# Billy Walsh

'It is clearly a ridiculous situation': Treacy slams IABA for backing out of deal to keep Walsh

Oct 20th 2015, 10:16 AM 14,363 Views 19 Comments

Sports Council chief executive says IABA failure “beggars belief.”

# irish-sports-council - Monday 19 October, 2015

'The IABA have not made it possible for me to continue' - Billy Walsh resigns from IABA
# Resignation
# Resignation

'The IABA have not made it possible for me to continue' - Billy Walsh resigns from IABA

Oct 19th 2015, 12:35 PM 25,690 Views 40 Comments

Walsh will take up a role in the USA.

# irish-sports-council - Sunday 6 September, 2015

The streets of Dublin are being taken over by cyclists next Sunday for an inaugural bike ride
# Be Active
# Be Active

The streets of Dublin are being taken over by cyclists next Sunday for an inaugural bike ride

Sep 6th 2015, 11:16 PM 6,043 Views 1 Comment

The inaugural Great Dublin Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 13 September.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 28 August, 2015

Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland
# Ringside Row
# Ringside Row

Irish Sports Council urges IABA to reconsider deal to keep Billy Walsh in Ireland

Aug 28th 2015, 5:55 PM 5,383 Views 8 Comments

‘We urge the IABA to act quickly and decisively in the matter,’ says ISC chairman Kieran Mulvey.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

'It wouldn’t be good for any player to be releasing blood on the day of the game'
# Doping
# Doping

'It wouldn’t be good for any player to be releasing blood on the day of the game'

May 12th 2015, 6:45 AM 5,537 Views 0 Comments

The issue of doping in the GAA has been thrown into the spotlight.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 26 March, 2015

These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding

Mar 26th 2015, 6:29 PM 24,057 Views 31 Comments

€1.57 million will be shared among 75 athletes this year.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

A great few days for Irish sport just got even better
# Success
# Success

A great few days for Irish sport just got even better

Mar 24th 2015, 6:34 PM 8,323 Views 1 Comment

Olympians Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe enjoyed success in Cairo on Monday evening.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Stark new anti-doping ad shows cheating tars everyone involved in sport
# Dope
# Dope

Stark new anti-doping ad shows cheating tars everyone involved in sport

Nov 18th 2014, 7:38 PM 4,592 Views 2 Comments

The Irish Sports Council have launched a new campaign.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

The Irish gender gap in sport and exercise is getting smaller
# Fitness
# Fitness

The Irish gender gap in sport and exercise is getting smaller

Oct 1st 2014, 11:55 AM 7,709 Views 12 Comments

Almost 1.7 million Irish adults take part in sport on a weekly basis, according to the latest Sports Council study.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year
# Funding
# Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Apr 16th 2014, 6:38 PM 9,670 Views 82 Comments

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

# irish-sports-council - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Could this new initiative be the answer to Irish athletes' prayers?
# Interview
# Interview

Could this new initiative be the answer to Irish athletes' prayers?

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 4,588 Views 1 Comment

TheScore.is chats to Richard Pearson about a project that aims to “help Irish athletes have a future in what they love doing”.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here are the big-name athletes who've had their funding cut this year
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Here are the big-name athletes who've had their funding cut this year

Feb 14th 2014, 4:44 PM 7,396 Views 40 Comments

€1.6 million will be provided in direct funding for Ireland’s top athletes this year, the Irish Sports Council confirmed today.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

€25 million to be invested in Irish sport in 2014
# Funding
# Funding

€25 million to be invested in Irish sport in 2014

Feb 12th 2014, 5:38 PM 2,784 Views 9 Comments

€8.7 million will go to High Performance Sport.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Almost all Irish children take part in sport – but how do we stop them dropping out?
# Stay Sporty
# Stay Sporty

Almost all Irish children take part in sport – but how do we stop them dropping out?

Dec 18th 2013, 2:00 PM 12,566 Views 50 Comments

Keeping them in the Game, a new report published today, stresses the need to combat high drop-out levels in Irish sport.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 8 November, 2013

Irish national champion hit with two-year ban after failing doping test
# Doping
# Doping

Irish national champion hit with two-year ban after failing doping test

Nov 8th 2013, 12:37 PM 13,566 Views 28 Comments

Tomas Rauktys, 28, tested positive after his wins at the Senior Track and Field Championships in July.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 25 October, 2013

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise
# Fitness
# Fitness

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise

Oct 25th 2013, 11:01 AM 11,131 Views 23 Comments

However, participation is falling dramatically among 16-19 year olds.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 27 September, 2013

Paddy Barnes: 'Without more money, Irish boxing is going nowhere'
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Paddy Barnes: 'Without more money, Irish boxing is going nowhere'

Sep 27th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,223 Views 3 Comments

Funding cloud hangs over Barnes and Irish boxing as they prepare for next month’s World Championships.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 29 August, 2013

A brilliant pic of double Paralympic champion Mark Rohan
# Hard Yards
# Hard Yards

A brilliant pic of double Paralympic champion Mark Rohan

Aug 29th 2013, 2:11 PM 1,352 Views 2 Comments

The Westmeath handcyclist features in the next installment of “The Journey,” a Sports Council series looking at the lives of elite athletes.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 15 August, 2013

'A lot of people don't see those hard sessions in the winter time' - Treacy pays tribute to tireless Heffernan
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A lot of people don't see those hard sessions in the winter time' - Treacy pays tribute to tireless Heffernan

Aug 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,719 Views 4 Comments

The former athlete and Olympic silver medallist described the Irish race walker’s achievement as “payback” for his hard work.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 28 June, 2013

Irish boxer hit with 1-year ban for anti-doping offence
# IABA
# IABA

Irish boxer hit with 1-year ban for anti-doping offence

Jun 28th 2013, 5:50 PM 5,063 Views 2 Comments

National champion Sean Turner will be ineligible to fight until March 2014 after today’s decision.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 21 March, 2013

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013
# Funding
# Funding

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013

Mar 21st 2013, 7:38 PM 2,903 Views 4 Comments

No surprise that Katie is on the list — but who are the other 17 who have netted €40k cheques this year?

# irish-sports-council - Friday 15 February, 2013

'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme
# Opposed
# Opposed

'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme

Feb 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 35,240 Views 143 Comments

The former Irish athlete had some strong words about payment to inter-county players in an interview last night.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 14 February, 2013

GAA serious about cutting numbers of missed doping tests
# Anti-doping
# Anti-doping

GAA serious about cutting numbers of missed doping tests

Feb 14th 2013, 7:20 AM 5,019 Views 5 Comments

WADA President John Fahey met ministers in Dublin yesterday where he asked for help in making minor changes to proposed data protection legislation at European level.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

8 doping violations in 2012, says Irish Sports Council
# Anti-doping
# Anti-doping

8 doping violations in 2012, says Irish Sports Council

Feb 13th 2013, 4:07 PM 16,119 Views 18 Comments

And a dozen teams missed tests, including eight GAA sides, according to a new report.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 19 October, 2012

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence

Oct 19th 2012, 7:50 AM 3,888 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Sports Council are “delighted” that Katie Taylor has agreed to remain as an amateur in the hope of further Olympic glory at Rio 2016.

# irish-sports-council - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Poll: Should Katie Taylor become a professional boxer?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Should Katie Taylor become a professional boxer?

Aug 18th 2012, 10:34 AM 10,393 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s Olympic champion is weighing up her options about a professional career – do you think she should take the plunge?

# irish-sports-council - Monday 25 June, 2012

Kart driver hit with nine-month ban for cannabis use
# Banned
# Banned

Kart driver hit with nine-month ban for cannabis use

Jun 25th 2012, 4:27 PM 1,047 Views 7 Comments

Cian Sheahan tested positive following the Munster Kart Club Race at Watergrasshill in March.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 13 April, 2012

Irish Paralympic team begin Olympic preparations
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Irish Paralympic team begin Olympic preparations

Apr 13th 2012, 7:11 PM 243 Views 0 Comments

The 46 members of the squad are set to attend a four-day training camp in Limerick.

# irish-sports-council - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012
# Fiscal Approach
# Fiscal Approach

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012

Apr 4th 2012, 1:59 PM 1,227 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Sports Council must continue to tighten its belt for the foreseeable future with a further €1.5million reduction on their budget.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012
# Money Matters
# Money Matters

Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012

Feb 14th 2012, 5:53 PM 2,627 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Sports Council today revealed details of a “very significant investment package for our top athletes” ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

# irish-sports-council - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Column: Why are Ireland's top athletes struggling to make ends meet?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are Ireland's top athletes struggling to make ends meet?

Jan 28th 2012, 8:40 AM 80 Views 18 Comments

Olympic hopeful Ciarán Ó Lionáird is one of many Irish athletes under financial pressure. It’s not easy, but nothing can stop him from reaching his goal in London this summer, he writes.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 19 January, 2012

O’Lionaird reaches out to Irish fans for financial support
# London 2012
# London 2012

O’Lionaird reaches out to Irish fans for financial support

Jan 19th 2012, 7:34 PM 7,963 Views 14 Comments

Olympic hopeful Ciaran O’Lionaird plans to set up a new online scheme which will allow fans to contribute to his training expenses.

# irish-sports-council - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

'It was never about performance-enhancing - Martin just wanted to get back to neutral'
# Support
# Support

'It was never about performance-enhancing - Martin just wanted to get back to neutral'

Jan 17th 2012, 12:31 PM 913 Views 2 Comments

The Olympic marathon runner may be facing a doping charge today but his coach is sticking by him.

# irish-sports-council - Monday 16 January, 2012

Irish marathon runner Martin Fagan to face doping committee
# London 2012
# London 2012

Irish marathon runner Martin Fagan to face doping committee

Jan 16th 2012, 11:13 AM 4,384 Views 24 Comments

Mullingar man admits to using EPO in bid to secure spot at London Games next summer.

# irish-sports-council - Friday 4 November, 2011

Nothing to fear from teen doping tests, says Sports Council
# No Dopes
# No Dopes

Nothing to fear from teen doping tests, says Sports Council

Nov 4th 2011, 4:29 PM 720 Views 2 Comments

The Irish Sports Council and IRFU have announced plans to begin anti-doping tests for schools rugby players in the near future.

# irish-sports-council - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Attendance levels on the rise again, says Irish Sports Council
# Crowded House?
# Crowded House?

Attendance levels on the rise again, says Irish Sports Council

Jun 30th 2011, 2:58 PM 804 Views 1 Comment

No prizes for guessing what the country’s most popular spectator sport is.

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