A change in culture, not interference, will attract women to sport

Ill-thought-out interference with its ruling bodies is not going to attract women to the upper echelons of Irish sport

18th December, 2016
Ciara O’Sullivan, left, of Cork and Noelle Healy of Dublin with the Brendan Martin Cup. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Back in October, when the long list for the Irish Sports Book of the Year was rolled out, it raised some angry but ultimately misdirected glances.

There is much wrong with an award that often goes to the biggest name on the front of the autobiography, rather than the best effort sprung up across the genre, but it wasn’t that which caught Derval O’Rourke’s attention. With a long list this time around of 20 efforts,...

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