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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.

What drives you to get up and train?
Katie Taylor looking to be the best female boxer in the world, and Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell looking to be the best male rugby player in the world.Toyota have brought them together in a fascinating look behind the scenes at training in both sports...[Read on]
Diversity shines at the Asian Games but not for everyone
PIC Reuters via Al JazeeraPlaying sport as a woman can be challenging, and even impossible in some situations so it's disappointing that the International Basketball Federation has ruled against hijabs. The Asian Games are taking place at the moment, and ...[Read on]
The Flying Squirrel makes waves in Queensland
Meet The Flying Squirrel, and get your weekend off to an inspiring start. Don't let her being just six put you off getting in the water ... ...[Read on]
Inquest report on racehorse breeder Lucy Stack's death
A few months ago I posted on the tragically early death of racehorse breeder Lucy Stack. Her moving letters to her family were reproduced in many papers and in that post, as were the tributes paid to her at the funeral. An inquest into her death took plac...[Read on]
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]