Irish Winter Olympian Thomas Hjalmar Westgard, whose mother hails from Dunmore in Galway, taking on last weekend's Galway Bay Marathon on skis, along with the rest of the Irish cross country skiing team, to promote and create awareness of the sport in Ireland.

Norwegian skier who jumped at chance to represent Ireland

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Cross-country skier Thomas Hjalmar Maloney Westgard may have grown up a Norwegian, but the Winter Olympian, whose mother hails from Dunmore, says the Irishman within was always bursting to get...
UCD academic and former Offaly football manager Paul Rouse, who has just released a new book on the first All-Ireland championship and the making of modern hurling, entitled 'The Hurlers'. Photo: El Keegan.

New book recalls Galway’s role in first All-Ireland hurling championship

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Galway’s role in the first ever All-Ireland hurling championship and, indeed, the founding of the modern game is one of the central themes running through a superb new book penned...
Corofin's John Joe Higgins, who at 70 years of age, is still tearing it up on the triathlon scene both at home and abroad.

Ironman Higgins shows no sign of slowing down at the age of 70

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon TRI Lakes triathlete John Joe Higgins – who just last month won his age category in the half-ironman event at Dun Laoghaire 70.3, completing the combined 1.9km swim, 90.1km cycle...
New Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend pictured ahead of last Saturday's PRO14 encounter against Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsgrounds.

On and off-the-field adversity has helped to steel Head Coach Friend

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon CONNACHT may have begun the season with a frustrating single-point defeat to Glasgow Warriors in their opening PRO14 league game at the Sportsground last Saturday, but if there is one...
Galway kickboxer Whitney Sheppard with her husband Peter and daughters Taylor and Sofia.

Sheppard sets her sights on World kickboxing title in front of local fans

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon INSTEAD of packing lunches as her children return to school in the coming days, Galway mother-of-two Whitney Sheppard will look to be packing punches when she fights German champion Evelyn...
Connacht full-back Mairead Coyne who is looking forward to the start of a new season with both her club Galwegians and province.

Versatile sportswoman Coyne has set sights on returning to the hills

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Connacht full-back Mairead Coyne has always loved the great outdoors so it should come as no surprise when she says that when she finishes playing rugby with Galwegians, Connacht and...


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