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# speaking-out - Monday 23 May, 2022

Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’
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Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’

May 23rd 2022, 11:11 PM 8,437 Views 7 Comments

The England international struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign.

# speaking-out - Friday 29 April, 2022

Vieira defends Wilfried Zaha after diving claim and says winger was targeted
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Vieira defends Wilfried Zaha after diving claim and says winger was targeted

Apr 29th 2022, 4:34 PM 2,297 Views 1 Comment

Crystal Palace and Leeds fought out a physical goalless draw, where Zaha was the most fouled player on the pitch.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Azeem Rafiq fears he is 'unemployable' after speaking out about racism
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Azeem Rafiq fears he is 'unemployable' after speaking out about racism

Mar 8th 2022, 9:00 PM 2,496 Views 2 Comments

The former off-spinner accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Belarusian tennis star Azarenka 'devastated' by violence against Ukraine
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Belarusian tennis star Azarenka 'devastated' by violence against Ukraine

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:21 PM 7,132 Views 0 Comments

Authoritarian Belarus is closely linked to Russia and has been used as a key staging ground for the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Man City's Zinchenko vows Ukraine ‘will not give up’ as Russian threat continues
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Man City's Zinchenko vows Ukraine ‘will not give up’ as Russian threat continues

Feb 23rd 2022, 11:02 AM 6,139 Views 11 Comments

The 25-year-old took to Instagram to voice his concern for his home country.

# speaking-out - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Africa Cup of Nations coverage 'completely tinged with racism' - Wright
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Africa Cup of Nations coverage 'completely tinged with racism' - Wright

Dec 30th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,855 Views 22 Comments

The tournament gets underway in Cameroon on 9 January.

# speaking-out - Monday 27 December, 2021

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
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The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,012 Views 1 Comment

Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.

# speaking-out - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Lewis Hamilton highlights ‘pretty terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws in Saudi Arabia
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Lewis Hamilton highlights ‘pretty terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws in Saudi Arabia

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 5,946 Views 6 Comments

The inaugural race in Jeddah is the penultimate grand prix of the 2021 season in which Hamilton and Max Verstappen have tussled for the title.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse
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Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse

Nov 16th 2021, 4:17 PM 4,968 Views 3 Comments

Rafiq detailed his experiences at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing in London.

# speaking-out - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'
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Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'

Oct 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,871 Views 8 Comments

The Munster and Ireland rugby player was speaking about his new book on The Late Late Show last night.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
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GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players

Sep 21st 2021, 3:00 PM 20,590 Views 22 Comments

His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.

# speaking-out - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
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Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,491 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

# speaking-out - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
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Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to

Sep 9th 2021, 2:40 PM 15,423 Views 16 Comments

It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’

# speaking-out - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse
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'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse

Sep 8th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,521 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old says she has received sexist comments on social media.

# speaking-out - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Davy Fitzgerald: 'The way myself and my family have been treated is an absolute and utter disgrace'
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Davy Fitzgerald: 'The way myself and my family have been treated is an absolute and utter disgrace'

Jul 17th 2021, 4:04 PM 115,062 Views 62 Comments

The Wexford manager was speaking in Semple Stadium after today’s game.

# speaking-out - Monday 14 June, 2021

Our silence wrongly created impression we don’t care about Man Utd – Joel Glazer
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Our silence wrongly created impression we don’t care about Man Utd – Joel Glazer

Jun 14th 2021, 10:53 PM 4,547 Views 3 Comments

The club’s executive vice-chairman said he enjoys ‘the thrill of every goal’ and feels ‘the utmost agony of every defeat’.

# speaking-out - Thursday 6 May, 2021

'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'
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'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'

May 6th 2021, 4:25 PM 7,913 Views 0 Comments

Cavan camogie manager Jimmy Greville says his players don’t want to be in a position where they may not fulfill fixtures.

# speaking-out - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
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Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

Mar 4th 2021, 8:32 AM 18,860 Views 37 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

# speaking-out - Sunday 28 February, 2021

'That's influencing referees' - Solskjaer rages at penalty talk following Chelsea draw
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'That's influencing referees' - Solskjaer rages at penalty talk following Chelsea draw

Feb 28th 2021, 8:02 PM 7,011 Views 8 Comments

The Man United boss says his side are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record.

# speaking-out - Friday 8 January, 2021

'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father
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'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father

Jan 8th 2021, 11:33 PM 11,226 Views 17 Comments

The Wexford boss was speaking on The Late Late Show.

# speaking-out - Monday 19 October, 2020

Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games
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Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 5:03 PM 47,071 Views 25 Comments

Bevan Duffy says it’s unfair to put amateur athletes under pressure to play matches.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Arsene Wenger: Smaller clubs will die if no action is taken
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Arsene Wenger: Smaller clubs will die if no action is taken

Oct 13th 2020, 9:55 AM 4,046 Views 1 Comment

The former Arsenal manager was responding to Project Big Picture’s revolutionary plans.

# speaking-out - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'You're going to have GAA clubs preparing for a potential semi-final or final that may never be played'
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'You're going to have GAA clubs preparing for a potential semi-final or final that may never be played'

Oct 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 6,978 Views 4 Comments

Bart Gilmartin of the Old Leighlin Ladies team in Carlow explains how this decision impacts clubs around the country.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

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

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 9:31 PM 52,620 Views 33 Comments

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

# speaking-out - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'
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'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 5:04 PM 83,738 Views 41 Comments

Micah Richards has defended fellow pundit Alex Scott for the ongoing abuse she receives online.

# speaking-out - Thursday 16 July, 2020

James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates
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James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 12:29 PM 26,280 Views 83 Comments

McClean spoke up this week about the abuse he has endured as a player in England for nine years.

# speaking-out - Monday 6 July, 2020

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
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'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

Jul 6th 2020, 11:48 AM 5,359 Views 1 Comment

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# speaking-out - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism
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Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism

Jun 18th 2020, 9:43 AM 6,344 Views 1 Comment

Michael Cheika quit in October after Australia’s quarter-final exit against England.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Marcus Rashford refuses to give up on campaign to extend free school meals
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Marcus Rashford refuses to give up on campaign to extend free school meals

Jun 16th 2020, 9:55 AM 3,181 Views 8 Comments

The Manchester United and England striker wants the Government to extend the current food voucher scheme into the summer holidays.

# speaking-out - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA
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'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA

Jun 15th 2020, 8:05 AM 18,647 Views 40 Comments

Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.

# speaking-out - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts
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Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Jun 14th 2020, 2:33 PM 9,443 Views 24 Comments

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# speaking-out - Monday 8 June, 2020

Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting
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Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting

Jun 8th 2020, 9:49 AM 4,625 Views 12 Comments

The Manchester City and England forward has given his backing to anti-racism protests.

# speaking-out - Monday 1 June, 2020

'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death
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'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death

Jun 1st 2020, 11:38 AM 7,596 Views 14 Comments

Lewis Hamilton also slammed Formula One for failing to speak out against racism.

# speaking-out - Monday 6 April, 2020

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression
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Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

Apr 6th 2020, 12:09 PM 4,183 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.

# speaking-out - Friday 6 March, 2020

'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism
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'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism

Mar 6th 2020, 11:52 AM 8,490 Views 12 Comments

The world number one says he’s loyal to the PGA.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'No need to be introducing some other daft notion' - Limerick boss unhappy with GAA maor foirne plan
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'No need to be introducing some other daft notion' - Limerick boss unhappy with GAA maor foirne plan

Feb 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 9,262 Views 5 Comments

John Kiely is against the motion going forward to Congress this weekend.

# speaking-out - Monday 24 February, 2020

Hurling hand passes under the spotlight, a day for free-takers and Cork-Limerick intensity
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Hurling hand passes under the spotlight, a day for free-takers and Cork-Limerick intensity

Feb 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 9,382 Views 21 Comments

Limerick’s John Kiely was left frustrated with the volume of frees awarded yesterday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Man United star James urges more people to open up on mental health issues
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Man United star James urges more people to open up on mental health issues

Feb 4th 2020, 9:16 PM 9,288 Views 5 Comments

The Welsh attacker has battled issues of his own and is using his experiences to help others in similar situations.

# speaking-out - Monday 3 February, 2020

'We don't blackguard them' - Limerick boss on hectic playing schedule and hits out at sin bin plan
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'We don't blackguard them' - Limerick boss on hectic playing schedule and hits out at sin bin plan

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:36 AM 9,384 Views 13 Comments

John Kiely saw his side pick up their second league win against Galway yesterday.

# speaking-out - Friday 13 December, 2019

'No, it's not true' - Guardiola denies he has Manchester City break clause
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'No, it's not true' - Guardiola denies he has Manchester City break clause

Dec 13th 2019, 6:07 PM 3,781 Views 3 Comments

The Catalan signed a deal last year keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021, but reports had suggested that it included an option allowing Guardiola to depart 12 months early.

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