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Alison Meeke was a vital cog in the Irish Women's Hockey team which in the recent World Cup in England. Playing in midfield she helped anchor a series of heroic triumphs all the way to the final. Ali plays her club hockey for Loreto and has been capped more than 100 times for Ireland.
There was a lot of rugby hoopla in 2016 when Ireland beat New Zealand in Soldier Field in Chicago. But of course that wasn’t the first Irish international rugby win against the New Zealanders! That came two years previously when the Irish women’s team inflicted the first World Cup defeat in twenty-three years on the ‘Black Ferns’. The Irish were building on their Grand Slam success in the 2013 Six Nations championship. Scoring one of two Irish tries in that historic match was winger Alison Miller. Born in Portlaoise (not a famous rugby stronghold) she began playing the game while studying at Waterford IT. She played her provincial rugby for Connacht and won thirty-six caps for her country. In addition to the 2013 Grand Slam, Alison also shared in Ireland 2015 Six Nations triumph.
Paul Kimmage is one of Ireland’s best known and most passionate sports journalists. His uncompromising approach to his work resulted in his being named as one of the top ten most influential sportswriters in the UK in 2012 by the trade publication UK Press Gazette.