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# trailblazer - This week 4th December 2022 - 9th December 2022

The ex-Ireland international who refuses to watch the 2022 World Cup
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The ex-Ireland international who refuses to watch the 2022 World Cup

Sun 10:00 AM 51,227 Views 15 Comments

Jackie McCarthy-O’Brien on a career spent battling prejudice.

# trailblazer - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Stephanie Frappart to become first woman to referee match at men’s World Cup
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Stephanie Frappart to become first woman to referee match at men’s World Cup

Nov 29th 2022, 9:59 PM 8,038 Views 4 Comments

The Frenchwoman will take charge of Germany’s meeting with Costa Rica.

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'Pinch me' - ex-refugee Ali wins first Saudi women's boxing match in seconds
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'Pinch me' - ex-refugee Ali wins first Saudi women's boxing match in seconds

Aug 21st 2022, 10:24 AM 6,470 Views 1 Comment

The British star defeated Crystal Garcia Nova with a crunching cross in the first round.

Hollie Doyle makes history becoming first female jockey to win French classic
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Hollie Doyle makes history becoming first female jockey to win French classic

Jun 19th 2022, 3:58 PM 4,139 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old English jockey had finished third on Nashwa in the Epsom Oaks earlier this month.

History-making Girmay taken to hospital as champagne cork mars Giro win
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History-making Girmay taken to hospital as champagne cork mars Giro win

May 17th 2022, 5:55 PM 5,883 Views 3 Comments

He is the first Black African to win a stage on any of the three grand tours.

How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything
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How Ireland’s first-ever female manager thrived in spite of everything

May 2nd 2022, 7:01 AM 36,137 Views 4 Comments

Linda Gorman recalls a remarkable career in football.

The story behind the Premier League's most underappreciated trailblazer
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The story behind the Premier League's most underappreciated trailblazer

Mar 20th 2022, 10:12 AM 30,435 Views 1 Comment

Ashley Hickson-Lovence discusses his book inspired by the life of Uriah Rennie.

# trailblazer - Last year 2021

'The togetherness of this nation is why I’m so proud to be here' - Ogbene aiming to inspire future generations
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'The togetherness of this nation is why I’m so proud to be here' - Ogbene aiming to inspire future generations

Oct 7th 2021, 5:00 PM 21,672 Views 4 Comments

Irish international Chiedozie Ogbene talks about his remarkable journey, and what is still yet to come.

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever
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The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever

Sep 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 34,783 Views 4 Comments

Eamonn Darcy talks to The42 about his crucial role in winning the 1987 Ryder Cup, the first time Europe ever won on American soil.

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
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Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut

Jul 22nd 2021, 10:59 AM 6,900 Views 3 Comments

The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.

Raiders star comes out as NFL's first openly gay player
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Raiders star comes out as NFL's first openly gay player

Jun 22nd 2021, 12:13 AM 11,844 Views 13 Comments

Carl Nassib made history on Monday, announcing his sexual orientation in a post on social media.

'It's a huge honour...I want to inspire everyone else to follow their dreams'
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'It's a huge honour...I want to inspire everyone else to follow their dreams'

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,205 Views 3 Comments

Chiedozie Ogbene last night became the first African-born player to play for Ireland.

Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match
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Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match

Mar 30th 2021, 3:25 PM 2,835 Views 0 Comments

‘It shows that there is a real opportunity to young girls,’ says the 37-year-old, who takes charge of Harrowgate v Port Vale on Easter Monday.

17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose
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17 years ago, he was the first Nigerian to represent Ireland and wanted by Man City. Now, he has a new purpose

Feb 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 68,283 Views 16 Comments

Emeka Onwubiko on his past and future in football.

Tony Trabert, who produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history, dies
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Tony Trabert, who produced one of the greatest seasons in tennis history, dies

Feb 4th 2021, 11:39 PM 3,868 Views 1 Comment

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Hall of Fame announced his death at the age of 90.

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13-time All-Ireland winner and Dublin camogie legend Úna O'Connor has died
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13-time All-Ireland winner and Dublin camogie legend Úna O'Connor has died

Mar 4th 2020, 11:31 AM 10,585 Views 2 Comments

O’Connor is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Marian Finucane: A broadcaster who changed who we heard from - and what we were hearing
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From TheJournal.ie
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Marian Finucane: A broadcaster who changed who we heard from - and what we were hearing

Jan 2nd 2020, 10:19 PM 41,125 Views 19 Comments

The veteran broadcaster spent her career giving ordinary people a platform.

‘The truth is I’m not that attached to life’ - The forgotten female sports icon who defied the Nazis
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‘The truth is I’m not that attached to life’ - The forgotten female sports icon who defied the Nazis

Dec 27th 2019, 5:44 PM 20,583 Views 1 Comment

Richard Askwith tells the remarkable story of Lata Brandisová in a new book.

Hoping to become the norm, Wexford camogie turmoil and dealing with All-Ireland club final loss
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Hoping to become the norm, Wexford camogie turmoil and dealing with All-Ireland club final loss

Apr 12th 2019, 5:38 PM 6,174 Views 1 Comment

Wexford hurling coach Mags D’Arcy gives her take on a wide range of topics.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won

Feb 17th 2019, 9:45 AM 15,830 Views 43 Comments

A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.

14 Irish walking trails to get the perfect smug Insta on
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From The Daily Edge
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14 Irish walking trails to get the perfect smug Insta on

Jan 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,406 Views 4 Comments

Because Dry January isn’t complete without them.

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'
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'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'

Nov 24th 2018, 7:45 AM 6,631 Views 1 Comment

Kevin O’Brien joined us during the week to discuss his travels around the world as a gun-for-hire Twenty20 batsman.

Here's why Lena Waithe's MTV Award tribute to LGBTQ trailblazers is a must-see
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Here's why Lena Waithe's MTV Award tribute to LGBTQ trailblazers is a must-see

Jun 21st 2018, 7:50 PM 2,113 Views 0 Comments

Ru Paul’s drag race was heavily inspired by these trailblazers.

'He played football that made us change the way we played against them'
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'He played football that made us change the way we played against them'

Apr 20th 2018, 3:25 PM 6,089 Views 3 Comments

Gary Neville and others in the footballing world have paid tribute to the departing Arsenal boss.

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later
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First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later

Apr 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 26,075 Views 25 Comments

Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago.

Tadhg Furlong 'an inspiration to the country folk' and Leinster team-mate Dooley
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Tadhg Furlong 'an inspiration to the country folk' and Leinster team-mate Dooley

Nov 28th 2016, 6:09 PM 12,411 Views 14 Comments

The Offaly loosehead says the rising star of Ireland’s front row has put himself in Lions contention.

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman
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Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

Feb 28th 2015, 8:00 PM 11,522 Views 8 Comments

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor
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London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor

Aug 20th 2012, 8:41 PM 1,326 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Welsh star Thomas retires from all forms of rugby
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Welsh star Thomas retires from all forms of rugby

Oct 25th 2011, 6:13 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

The 37-year-old hangs up his boots with immediate effect, following a distinguished career.