2019 in sport: giving it their best shot

2019 in sport: giving it their best shot

A year marred by a scandal in the FAI boardroom and a meltdown in the Irish rugby team’s dressing room was interrupted from time to time by outbursts of glory. The Dublin footballers made history; the Ireland women’s hockey team captured the hearts of a nation; and on a sodden Sunday afternoon in July, Shane Lowry took a giant step towards greatness. And through it all, another world-class team, the nation’s leading sports photographers, captured the images which will last for a lifetime

22nd December, 2019

Katie Taylor: two sides of the mirror, pictured by Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile

There are two Katie Taylors. The nine-to-five, Monday to Friday Katie Taylor who is such a courteous, gentle soul you’d worry for her every time she fights. And the Katie Taylor who appears in a ring, when the music blasts out from the PA system and the MC screams her name. A different person.

“She’s her harshest critic,” says...

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