Dublin has a great sporting heritage, which is broad in its variety, and rich in its stories and history. Whether it is Gaelic Football, hurling…
With lots to do and lots to see, the 10th edition of the Battle for the Bay promises to be a great weekend out for all the family. This awesome seaside festival is also a great opportunity to see some of the world's best athletes take part in various different water sports events. #letthebattlebegin #LoveDublin
The Giro d'Italia's arrival in #Dublin will be celebrated with a host of special events in the run up to the arrival of over 200 of the world's top professional cyclists. Such is the prestige of the Giro that Bradley Wiggans, 2012 Tour de France champion, has focused on the Giro d'Italia 2013 rather than defending his Tour de France title. There is a strong Irish connection to the Giro with Stephen Roche winning the famous 'Maglia Rosa', in 1987. www.dublinsightseeing.ie #LoveDublin
In 2012 Dublin welcomed Navy and Note Dame to our wonderful city and enjoyed the brilliant atmosphere the two sets of fans helped to create. In 2014, it promises to be even better with #UCF and #Penn State coming over for the Croke Park Classic at the end of August! We can't wait! #LoveDublin #CrokeParkClassic #GAA
The Morton Mile over the years has attracted cream of world middle distance runners including in addition to Kip Keino, John Walker, Steve Ovett, Steve Scott, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O’Sullivan, Frank O’Mara, Ray Flynn and Niall Bruton. This picture is from the 2012 Morton Mile which was won by No. 6 Will Leer.
Morton Stadium, the home of Irish Athletics once had glorious days. The summer of ’58 put this stadium at the forefront of world athletics. In August '58 a world class field which Billy Morton had assembled-the best milers in the world: Ronnie Delany, the 1500m Olympic Champion, Albie Thomas, the world three mile record holder, Herb Elliott, the Commonwealth 1500 metre champion and the ‘World’s Best Miler’, Merv Lincoln, Dave Power, both from Australia and Murray Halberg of New Zealand.
A momentous day for Ireland, and for sport in Ireland. During the 6 nations in 2007, Ireland and England played in Croke Park. This was the first time an English team had ever played in Croke Park due to the fractured relationship between the two countries in the past. The scenes in this video provide an insight into the significance of this event for both nations and the sporting reconciliation that occurred on this day.
The Old Lady Creaks No More- Lansdowne Rd was the oldest rugby stadium in the world. The creation of Lansdowne Rd Stadium was the vision of Henry William Dunlop, a young athlete who organised the first All Ireland Athletics Championships. His vision was to create a purpose built sporting venue and this he did at Lansdowne. A stadium full of wonderful memories for both rugby and soccer fans, many will say the redeveloped Lansdowne Rd does not, and may not ever have the same charm as the old lady.
Not quite Dublin- but the Hell & Back event takes place just outside Bray- where our Coast & Gardens tour goes by. The annual event is Ireland’s toughest 10K challenge in the depths of the Kilruddery Estate at the foot of the Little Sugarloaf Mountain. Hell & Back is specifically designed and tested by an ex-member of the Elite Army Ranger Wing, and consisting of numerous punishing challenges through a variety of natural terrain, the course will push your boundaries to the limit!
If you're taking our city hop-on hop-off tour, jump off at Stop 5- Merrion Sq and go into the National Gallery. There you'll find a portrait of one of Ireland's greatest Olympians... Dublin's own Ronnie Delaney. Ronnie Delany was the youngest and only the seventh man in history to run a mile in under four minutes before winning gold for Ireland at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. A true gentleman, Ronnie is one of Dublin's greatest sons.