Will we Give it Another go?

Who else thinks that the best time to revive a blog/podcast/social media presence is in the final three weeks of drafting and submitting a thesis? A thesis that has plagued your every waking thought for the past eight months and that you nearly quit only recently? Nobody? Just me?

I have been freelancing with Cork Beo, a Cork news site, since I finished my studies and have since started a new job. I’ve done a few weekend shifts in Cork Beo and have really enjoyed getting to see what a modern newsroom looks like. I’ll post my most recent pieces here for ye to peruse while I plan the next few months of the blog.

I wrote the below piece on the Rebel Wheelers Multi-Sports Club and their fantastic showing in the Irish National Wheelchair Rugby team that are playing the European Championship Qualifiers in Norway this week!

Strong showing for Cork’s Rebel Wheelers in Irish National Wheelchair Rugby Team

Cork’s wheelchair rugby team make up just under half of the spots available on the Irish team travelling to Norway.

The Rebel Wheelchair Multi-Sports Club were celebrating earlier this week after three of their wheelchair rugby players were selected for the Irish National team.

John McCarthy, Alan Dineen and Jade Flynn-Hurley will be representing the nation at the wheelchair rugby European Championship qualifiers in Norway this week.

The rest of the Irish team will be made up of members of the Ulster Barbarians and the Laois Lions.

The Irish Wheelchair Rugby team flew out to Norway on Sunday afternoon to take part in the European Championships which will be kicking off Tuesday 6th September.

Following the opening ceremony on Tuesday night, the group games will start Wednesday morning with Ireland’s first game against Finland starting at 11 a.m. Irish time.

The Czech Republic, Norway and Sweden make up the rest of Ireland’s group, but they will fancy their chances against the Scandinavians and the Eastern Europeans, according to Rebel Wheelers’ P.R.O. Jack Squibb.

He said, “They are feeling fairly good. John, Alan and Jade are training every second week with the Irish national team, working on tactics and match situations.

“They are in a good headspace and will perform relatively well within their field.”

The Rebel Wheelers also have a background team member on the Irish National team support staff. Teresa Dineen will be helping any player with a puncture or issue with their wheelchair during the tournament.

The games will be streamed on the Norwegian Rugby YouTube page as well as their Facebook page.

The Rebel Wheelers train on Monday nights in Cloghroe National School at 7:30 pm and are always looking to welcome new members in wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball and athletics.


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