2 February 2015 Edition

Welfare without the fanfare

2 February 2015

DO YOU remember them good auld days? Everyone played for the team of their parish. Ballads were sung about their sporting exploits. Little children with red, curly hair, bare feet and hurls in their hands would dance along the sidelines. And every Sunday night after the match, players from both sides would gather in the local for a few pints and a bit of banter with the referee. Free article

She shoots, she scores, the media ‘phwoars’

2 February 2015

IT WAS ‘INTERESTING’ that Stephanie Roche’s second place in FIFA’s Puskás Award for 2014 Goal of the Year against competition such as Robin van Persie and James Rodriguez (an amazing achievement in itself) was celebrated in the same way on the front pages of most papers. Free article


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