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#Speaking out

# speaking-out - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Africa Cup of Nations coverage 'completely tinged with racism' - Wright
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Africa Cup of Nations coverage 'completely tinged with racism' - Wright

Dec 30th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,670 Views 22 Comments

The tournament gets underway in Cameroon on 9 January.

# speaking-out - Monday 27 December, 2021

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
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The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 25,948 Views 1 Comment

Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.

# speaking-out - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Lewis Hamilton highlights ‘pretty terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws in Saudi Arabia
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Lewis Hamilton highlights ‘pretty terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws in Saudi Arabia

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 5,915 Views 6 Comments

The inaugural race in Jeddah is the penultimate grand prix of the 2021 season in which Hamilton and Max Verstappen have tussled for the title.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse
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Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse

Nov 16th 2021, 4:17 PM 4,959 Views 3 Comments

Rafiq detailed his experiences at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing in London.

# speaking-out - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'
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Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'

Oct 16th 2021, 1:16 PM 14,790 Views 8 Comments

The Munster and Ireland rugby player was speaking about his new book on The Late Late Show last night.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
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GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players

Sep 21st 2021, 3:00 PM 20,568 Views 22 Comments

His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.

# speaking-out - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
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Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,461 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

# speaking-out - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
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Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to

Sep 9th 2021, 2:40 PM 15,376 Views 16 Comments

It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’

# speaking-out - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse
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'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse

Sep 8th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,445 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old says she has received sexist comments on social media.

# speaking-out - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Davy Fitzgerald: 'The way myself and my family have been treated is an absolute and utter disgrace'
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Davy Fitzgerald: 'The way myself and my family have been treated is an absolute and utter disgrace'

Jul 17th 2021, 4:04 PM 114,958 Views 62 Comments

The Wexford manager was speaking in Semple Stadium after today’s game.

# speaking-out - Monday 14 June, 2021

Our silence wrongly created impression we don’t care about Man Utd – Joel Glazer
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Our silence wrongly created impression we don’t care about Man Utd – Joel Glazer

Jun 14th 2021, 10:53 PM 4,530 Views 3 Comments

The club’s executive vice-chairman said he enjoys ‘the thrill of every goal’ and feels ‘the utmost agony of every defeat’.

# speaking-out - Thursday 6 May, 2021

'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'
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'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'

May 6th 2021, 4:25 PM 7,880 Views 0 Comments

Cavan camogie manager Jimmy Greville says his players don’t want to be in a position where they may not fulfill fixtures.

# speaking-out - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
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Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’

Mar 4th 2021, 8:32 AM 18,830 Views 37 Comments

Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy

# speaking-out - Sunday 28 February, 2021

'That's influencing referees' - Solskjaer rages at penalty talk following Chelsea draw
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'That's influencing referees' - Solskjaer rages at penalty talk following Chelsea draw

Feb 28th 2021, 8:02 PM 6,999 Views 8 Comments

The Man United boss says his side are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record.

# speaking-out - Friday 8 January, 2021

'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father
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'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father

Jan 8th 2021, 11:33 PM 11,186 Views 17 Comments

The Wexford boss was speaking on The Late Late Show.

# speaking-out - Monday 19 October, 2020

Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games
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Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 5:03 PM 47,028 Views 25 Comments

Bevan Duffy says it’s unfair to put amateur athletes under pressure to play matches.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Arsene Wenger: Smaller clubs will die if no action is taken
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Arsene Wenger: Smaller clubs will die if no action is taken

Oct 13th 2020, 9:55 AM 4,031 Views 1 Comment

The former Arsenal manager was responding to Project Big Picture’s revolutionary plans.

# speaking-out - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'You're going to have GAA clubs preparing for a potential semi-final or final that may never be played'
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'You're going to have GAA clubs preparing for a potential semi-final or final that may never be played'

Oct 10th 2020, 3:44 PM 6,958 Views 4 Comments

Bart Gilmartin of the Old Leighlin Ladies team in Carlow explains how this decision impacts clubs around the country.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott
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Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 9:31 PM 52,585 Views 33 Comments

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'
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'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 5:04 PM 80,960 Views 41 Comments

Micah Richards has defended fellow pundit Alex Scott for the ongoing abuse she receives online.

# speaking-out - Thursday 16 July, 2020

James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates
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James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates

Updated Jul 16th 2020, 12:29 PM 26,254 Views 83 Comments

McClean spoke up this week about the abuse he has endured as a player in England for nine years.

# speaking-out - Monday 6 July, 2020

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
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'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

Jul 6th 2020, 11:48 AM 5,335 Views 1 Comment

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# speaking-out - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism
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Ex-Wallabies coach Cheika hits out at World Cup criticism

Jun 18th 2020, 9:43 AM 6,331 Views 1 Comment

Michael Cheika quit in October after Australia’s quarter-final exit against England.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Marcus Rashford refuses to give up on campaign to extend free school meals
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Marcus Rashford refuses to give up on campaign to extend free school meals

Jun 16th 2020, 9:55 AM 3,174 Views 8 Comments

The Manchester United and England striker wants the Government to extend the current food voucher scheme into the summer holidays.

# speaking-out - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA
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'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA

Jun 15th 2020, 8:05 AM 18,599 Views 40 Comments

Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.

# speaking-out - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts
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Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Jun 14th 2020, 2:33 PM 9,419 Views 24 Comments

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# speaking-out - Monday 8 June, 2020

Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting
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Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting

Jun 8th 2020, 9:49 AM 4,614 Views 12 Comments

The Manchester City and England forward has given his backing to anti-racism protests.

# speaking-out - Monday 1 June, 2020

'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death
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'We have had enough' - Jordan among sports stars calling for justice over George Floyd death

Jun 1st 2020, 11:38 AM 7,587 Views 14 Comments

Lewis Hamilton also slammed Formula One for failing to speak out against racism.

# speaking-out - Monday 6 April, 2020

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression
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Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

Apr 6th 2020, 12:09 PM 4,161 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.

# speaking-out - Friday 6 March, 2020

'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism
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'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism

Mar 6th 2020, 11:52 AM 8,473 Views 12 Comments

The world number one says he’s loyal to the PGA.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'No need to be introducing some other daft notion' - Limerick boss unhappy with GAA maor foirne plan
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'No need to be introducing some other daft notion' - Limerick boss unhappy with GAA maor foirne plan

Feb 25th 2020, 11:00 AM 9,235 Views 5 Comments

John Kiely is against the motion going forward to Congress this weekend.

# speaking-out - Monday 24 February, 2020

Hurling hand passes under the spotlight, a day for free-takers and Cork-Limerick intensity
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Hurling hand passes under the spotlight, a day for free-takers and Cork-Limerick intensity

Feb 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 9,297 Views 21 Comments

Limerick’s John Kiely was left frustrated with the volume of frees awarded yesterday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# speaking-out - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Man United star James urges more people to open up on mental health issues
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Man United star James urges more people to open up on mental health issues

Feb 4th 2020, 9:16 PM 9,275 Views 5 Comments

The Welsh attacker has battled issues of his own and is using his experiences to help others in similar situations.

# speaking-out - Monday 3 February, 2020

'We don't blackguard them' - Limerick boss on hectic playing schedule and hits out at sin bin plan
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'We don't blackguard them' - Limerick boss on hectic playing schedule and hits out at sin bin plan

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:36 AM 9,363 Views 13 Comments

John Kiely saw his side pick up their second league win against Galway yesterday.

# speaking-out - Friday 13 December, 2019

'No, it's not true' - Guardiola denies he has Manchester City break clause
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'No, it's not true' - Guardiola denies he has Manchester City break clause

Dec 13th 2019, 6:07 PM 3,775 Views 3 Comments

The Catalan signed a deal last year keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021, but reports had suggested that it included an option allowing Guardiola to depart 12 months early.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'
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'The game here is devoid of ethic and its integrity is in tatters, but let's not waste this crisis'

Dec 11th 2019, 8:46 PM 26,564 Views 20 Comments

Niall Quinn says there is no place for the old ‘Banana Republic FAI’ if the game in this country is to recover from the crisis currently engulfing it.

# speaking-out - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'It was hard for me to see Gomez get booed' - Sterling hits out at England fans
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'It was hard for me to see Gomez get booed' - Sterling hits out at England fans

Nov 14th 2019, 11:16 PM 12,770 Views 17 Comments

The Manchester City star was dropped from the English squad over a clash between the pair.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Tipp boss: 'I think the President of the GAA wants to leave his own mark, this is being rushed'
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Tipp boss: 'I think the President of the GAA wants to leave his own mark, this is being rushed'

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 12,770 Views 1 Comment

David Power doesn’t believe the new football two-tier plans are the solution.

# speaking-out - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status
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'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status

Sep 18th 2019, 5:40 PM 39,387 Views 31 Comments

The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.

# speaking-out - Friday 7 June, 2019

'We always have to justify ourselves': Konta blasts Roland Garros
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'We always have to justify ourselves': Konta blasts Roland Garros

Jun 7th 2019, 1:46 PM 7,035 Views 8 Comments

The French Open women’s semi-finals were played in front of half-empty venues on Friday.

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