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The power of choice

The freedom to be able to make a choice is a powerful thing. Here in Ireland we take that freedom for granted; even worse, we make choices and then hide behind our decisions – often pointing the finger of blame elsewhere instead of taking full responsibility for our own actions. Even more horrendous are those…

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Seattle: A sound football lesson

“The love of soccer is now a universal language.” So said then US President Bill Clinton at the opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup. Hosting the tournament around some of the greatest cities in the USA, we were told, was vital to the development of the game in North America. A chance for Americans…

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Me, Myself & Roy

If Roy Keane is not your thing, you might be best to stop reading now. This isn’t so much a glowing tribute either mind… more the story of when and how the lives of Keano – a fellow Corkonian – and I have intermingled at times. It’s fair to say I only started to appreciate Keane’s…

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A Woman’s Place is at the Match

Image: My Own @ FC United of Manchester It’s rare that I ever feel conscious of the fact I’m a woman while attending a football match. A recent visit to the Athlone Town Stadium was an unusual exception for two reasons: there was a female line official and I was only female supporter (that I…

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What’s left to say about Schumacher?

I spent some time yesterday rooting in boxes and cupboards around my house, searching from a letter I received from Monaco about 14 years ago or so. The initials of the logo at the top of the page form the outline of a racing car, it’s addressed to me personally and contains a quick note…