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Niamh Griffin (NiamhG)

http://niamhgriffin.blogspot.com/

@griffinniamh

Ireland

About NiamhG:

Former MuayThai fighter (2 times WMC Intercontinental champ) now journalist in Ireland.

NiamhG's Favorite Sports:

Action, Boardsports, Boxing, MMA, Running, Jump Rope,

NiamhG's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Inspiring Sports Women

Running, Fighting, Jumping and on the Water. A sports blog with interviews and up-dates on inspirational women athletes by a freelance journalist.

Learning from Champions
PIC via Get Up Stand Up Paddle magInteresting interview with Brazilian SUP'er Nicole Pacelli in this month's Red Bulletin. Just 22 now, she won the first Women's Stand Up World Tour last year. Great insight into what makes a champion, especially when ask...[Read on]
Why are we attacking sport in Ireland?
There are parts of the world where sports stars can get away crimes as serious as rape because they're seen as above the law. There may be only a few examples but enough to make anyone wary of eulogising athletes just because they're fit and healthy. ...[Read on]
Ireland starts the Women's Rugby World Cup
Determination ... PIC Irish RugbyThe Women's Rugby World Cup starts today in France, with my home team Ireland taking on America this afternoon. I was excited to see some great stories in the newspapers this morning. This one by Gavin Cummiskey is my favo...[Read on]
What do you think about charity races?
Lindsey Gibbons, Grainne McManomon and Tara Dillon at Colour Dash 2014, Dublin Sometimes a serious day out fundraising for charity can just be about having fun with your trainers on. These three women were among thousands running a brisk 5km in Dublin ...[Read on]
Judoka Lisa Kearney medals in Glasgow
Lisa Kearney in action Glasgow Commonwealth Games PIC Kearney's FBLisa Kearney, Ireland's first female Olympic judoka was in action this week again - taking home a bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games. Some great photos on her Facebook page and k...[Read on]
In defence of MMA and other nasty sports
For fight fans in Ireland, this week should have been the celebration of a UFC promotion but instead there's been an unedifying spat between fans and a radio station. MMA's Cathal Pendred - clearly not female, read on to see why he's here/IMAGE: Rodrigo R...[Read on]
American Kacy Catanzaro shows us what a female Ninja can do
There are many inspiring sports videos on this site, but you really need to watch this woman. Former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro doing her thing in TV show American Ninja Warrior will make your shoulders ache. Ok, very cheesy show-name but just wait till she g...[Read on]
Book Review: A History of Women's Boxing
Have you ever wondered about the women who came before you, the women who fought and pushed the boundaries of women’s fighting to make space for you?  American Malissa Smith has, and she’s now answered many of our questions in a fascinati...[Read on]
Lead the Change Be the Change - IWG on Women and Sport
Anyone interested in the politics of women in sport should check out the live feed from the International Working Group on Women and Sport conference. The three-day conference started yesterday, and you can find the links here Watch Conference Live ...[Read on]
New Yorker nails sports sexism
A quite brilliant cartoon from The New Yorker - thank you Twitter for sharing. More New Yorker cartoons here. ...[Read on]

Today on the Women's Sports Calendar:

Little League World Series
Aug 14 - 24: Williamsport
Dukes OceanFest
Aug 16 - 24: Waikiki Beach

Full Calendar of Women's Sports