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#opening up

# opening-up - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Nov 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,675 Views 1 Comment

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'
# Mental Health Matters
# Mental Health Matters

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'

Nov 28th 2020, 7:45 AM 2,811 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary dual star Roisin Howard discusses the WGPA column she penned ahead of today’s All-Ireland camogie semi-final.

# opening-up - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'
# Family Tragedy
# Family Tragedy

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'

Nov 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,982 Views 1 Comment

Waterford goalkeeper Brianna O’Regan opens up on how camogie has shaped her life following a tragic event from her childhood.

# opening-up - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,797 Views 16 Comments

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

# opening-up - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott
# Trolling
# Trolling

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 9:31 PM 52,471 Views 33 Comments

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

# opening-up - Saturday 6 June, 2020

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Jun 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,230 Views 7 Comments

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

# opening-up - Monday 18 May, 2020

Presenter Nick Hancock 'appalled' with himself for mocking Luke Chadwick on TV
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Presenter Nick Hancock 'appalled' with himself for mocking Luke Chadwick on TV

May 18th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,942 Views 17 Comments

The ex-Manchester United player has admitted that he used to ‘dread it’ when ‘They Think It’s All Over’ came on.

# opening-up - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June
# Opening Up
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Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June

May 16th 2020, 8:19 AM 38,735 Views 82 Comments

A nationwide shutdown has effectively ended tourism in a country heavily dependent on the industry.

# opening-up - Monday 11 May, 2020

'I'm not meant to look but these messages still hit me so hard' - Wright reveals online racist abuse
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I'm not meant to look but these messages still hit me so hard' - Wright reveals online racist abuse

May 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 12,210 Views 19 Comments

Leading anti-racism charities condemned the incident after Wright went public with the messages.

# opening-up - Monday 4 May, 2020

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

May 4th 2020, 7:42 AM 31,937 Views 7 Comments

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# opening-up - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions
# Opening Up
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Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

Apr 25th 2020, 3:51 PM 33,444 Views 39 Comments

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.

# opening-up - Friday 24 April, 2020

'Everything clouds over and goes dark' - Barca great Iniesta reveals battle with depression
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Everything clouds over and goes dark' - Barca great Iniesta reveals battle with depression

Apr 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 7,583 Views 8 Comments

Iniesta endured a difficult time after the death of his friend Dani Jarque.

# opening-up - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,558 Views 4 Comments

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

# opening-up - Monday 17 February, 2020

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Feb 17th 2020, 5:05 PM 61,134 Views 6 Comments

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

# opening-up - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Jan 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 49,947 Views 10 Comments

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# opening-up - Thursday 24 October, 2019

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

Oct 24th 2019, 8:35 PM 14,935 Views 5 Comments

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

# opening-up - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland

Sep 10th 2019, 6:00 PM 144,557 Views 99 Comments

Now 33, the ex-Ireland and Manchester City midfielder has opened up about his fall-out from international football and the demise of his club career.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Aug 20th 2019, 9:43 PM 8,309 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

# opening-up - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle

Apr 16th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,877 Views 8 Comments

Israel Dagg retired last week due to a chronic knee injury.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 15,923 Views 2 Comments

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'
# Silence Is Not The Answer
# Silence Is Not The Answer

'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'

Nov 20th 2018, 4:04 PM 7,726 Views 2 Comments

Dublin star Nicole Owens reflects on opening up about her personal struggles and sharing her story over the past year.

# opening-up - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:58 PM 10,775 Views 3 Comments

The Polish striker insists he is ready to win titles again this season with the Bavarians.

# opening-up - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions

Aug 7th 2018, 7:54 AM 3,125 Views 5 Comments

Talking to friends and family is a good solution to mental health issues experienced after giving birth, she says.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
# Long Road Back
# Long Road Back

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:45 AM 30,612 Views 3 Comments

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

# opening-up - Friday 2 February, 2018

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Feb 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 32,872 Views 0 Comments

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

# opening-up - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title
# Man In The Middle
# Man In The Middle

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Dec 4th 2017, 1:25 PM 12,555 Views 16 Comments

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# opening-up - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight
# Chris Kirkland
# Chris Kirkland

'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight

Oct 12th 2017, 4:35 PM 4,277 Views 1 Comment

Kirkland retired from the game last year aged 36.

# opening-up - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction

Sep 26th 2017, 4:39 PM 4,514 Views 2 Comments

The Northern Ireland international gave a remarkably candid interview to BBC Scotland.

# opening-up - Friday 7 July, 2017

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

Jul 7th 2017, 2:37 PM 37,169 Views 28 Comments

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

# opening-up - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

May 28th 2017, 10:00 AM 67,207 Views 10 Comments

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

# opening-up - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:32 PM 9,558 Views 5 Comments

The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.

# opening-up - Friday 26 August, 2016

'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore

Aug 26th 2016, 10:00 AM 8,628 Views 2 Comments

The Hull midfielder has opened up to the BBC about a dark time in his life.

# opening-up - Thursday 26 May, 2016

'People say you forget everything when you're on the pitch playing football but I didn't'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'People say you forget everything when you're on the pitch playing football but I didn't'

May 26th 2016, 5:30 PM 5,578 Views 3 Comments

Mikey Drennan opens up about his battle with depression.

# opening-up - Thursday 11 September, 2014

'I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings': Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings': Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression

Sep 11th 2014, 10:15 PM 24,216 Views 14 Comments

All-rounder’s struggles came to a head when he left a Caribbean tour earlier this year because of mental health issues.

# opening-up - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place
# Opening Up
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Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place

Jun 24th 2014, 10:44 AM 7,180 Views 9 Comments

Nest has partnered with a number of companies including Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, Whirlpool, Logitech, and IFTTT which will see their devices connected to its products.

# opening-up - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression

Mar 28th 2012, 10:30 PM 8,372 Views 12 Comments

The ex-Munster star explains how he overcame initial nervousness to discuss his illness, and encourages others to do so too.