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# Sports

Last year
2022
# Final whistle
Funding for sports should be tied to commitment to stopping abuse, says Oireachtas committee
The committee’s chair said there is “no place for abusive or discriminatory behaviour in sport”.
# War in Ukraine
Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.
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# Problem Gambling
Michael D Higgins describes TV gambling ads as a 'scourge' as he urges debate around the issue
President Higgins said debate around gambling in Ireland is to be welcomed.
# Trial events
Ticketholders with symptoms of Covid-19 should be refunded, sports grounds told
Contact details of spectators at trial sport events will be kept for up to 28 days for contact tracing.
Voices
Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities
As Osaka withdraws from the French Open, psychology professor Peter Terry says we should remember that athletes are not super human
# Summertime
Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.
# Coronavirus
IRFU losses due to Covid expected to exceed €30 million this year
The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear concerns from sports organisations today about their financial viability.
# Changes
Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review
Plans for horse racing, football, basketball, and speedway events have changed after a rise in Covid-19 cases.
# Health 2.0
Ireland's sports tech squad is hitting form as investment flows
It is time to ‘accelerate’ as companies such as Kitman Labs and Output Sports secure new funding.
# Health 2.0
Ireland's sports tech squad is hitting form as investment flows
It is time to ‘accelerate’ as companies such as Kitman Labs and Output Sports secure new funding.
# Health 2.0
On a mission for growth: Why Kitman Labs is planning to double in size
The fast-growing Irish startup is on a hiring spree as it looks to capitalise on an evolution in sports tech.
# Health 2.0
On a mission for growth: Why Kitman Labs is planning to double in size
The fast-growing Irish startup is on a hiring spree as it looks to capitalise on an evolution in sports tech.
# two sections
Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI
A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.
# Startups and tech
Betting software startup Banach scored €1m, with backing from ex-Paddy Power execs
Paddy Power’s co-founder is among the investors taking a punt on the company again.
# Startups and tech
Betting software startup Banach scored €1m, with backing from ex-Paddy Power execs
Paddy Power’s co-founder is among the investors taking a punt on the company again.
# Sports
The Irish economy is reaping the rewards of the sporting industry
According to a new calculation the sporting industry almost doubles return on government investment.
# Startup Scout
Output Sports is building smart sensors for strength and conditioning training
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.
# Startup Scout
Output Sports is building smart sensors for strength and conditioning training
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.
# Well read
The real Eddie Jones, Jonny Cooper's five-in-a-row relief and more of the week's best sportswriting
Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite reads from this week.
# Sports
Meet the man taking up the reins at the Curragh Racecourse
Pat Keogh wants Kildare locals to see the venue ‘as their racecourse’ as it emerges from a turbulent period
# Tweet Elite
Wan-Bissaka playing U12s for Palace, Rossies' super-fan Paddy Joe Burke and more Tweets of the Week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Tweet Elite
Shane Ross robs Katie's limelight, GAA referee brings McDonalds to A&E and more Tweets of the Week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Startups and tech
Glofox has raised $10m in new funding for its push into the US market
The gym software startup is opening a new office in Los Angeles.
Voices
Opinion: At a club football match on a cold and rainy, dismal evening - I fell in love with Gaelic games
I love the sense of community spirit that is manifest at every match. Throughout Ireland, the GAA is the glue that binds residents together, writes Larry Donnelly.
# building and property
Why gym supremo Ben Dunne is on the lookout for smaller workout spaces
The high-profile businessman is moving one of his main Dublin branches to the basement of a cinema.
# building and property
Why gym supremo Ben Dunne is on the lookout for smaller workout spaces
The high-profile businessman is moving one of his main Dublin branches to the basement of a cinema.
# building and property
Why gym supremo Ben Dunne is on the lookout for smaller workout spaces
The high-profile businessman is moving one of his main Dublin branches to the basement of a cinema.
# retail and services
Sports fashion brand Gym+Coffee is opening in Cork - but has put its UK plans on ice
The Irish athleisure startup has been feeling the burn from Brexit.
# Sports
How Perpetua took the 'best of nightclubs' to build a gym for the aspirational tech elite
After making its Dublin debut, the chain is already scouting other locations in the city.
# Sports
How Perpetua took the 'best of nightclubs' to build a gym for the aspirational tech elite
After making its Dublin debut, the chain is already scouting other locations in the city.
# retail and services
Sports fashion brand Gym+Coffee is opening in Cork - but has put its UK plans on ice
The Irish athleisure startup has been feeling the burn from Brexit.
Voices
'Why can't I find comfortable, sweat-resistant, appropriate sportsgear? I'm a woman'
‘I wonder if my O’Neills tracksuit from P.E. is stashed away anywhere at home?’, writes Sarah Geraghty.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?
# The Saints Are Coming
Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?
They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# retail and services
Flyefit's bumper profits highlight the very lucrative business of budget gyms
The low-cost chain has rapidly expanded and will soon open its first branch in Cork.
# Tweet Elite
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh abseiling, Drake backing McGregor and more Tweets of the Week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Startups and tech
How Dublin startup Banach is helping the betting giants keep up with technology
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the three-year-old company.
# Sports
€1.5 million announced by Ross is new 'windfall' funding
Questions had been asked about where the funding had come from.
# what do you think
Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?
There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.
# Startups and tech
This Galway firm has teamed up with the US swimming body to deploy its training app
The FitrWoman app helps female athletes to organise their training around their menstrual cycle.