As sports editor at Grocott’s Mail, I set up a series of articles written by freelance journalists, designed to help change how women are seen in sport. While attempting to change the narrative, I helped the writers of these articles in researching, interviewing sources and editing for these articles, as well as proving editorial support and ideas for the direction of these articles.


Inside the mind of Ireland’s number nine

Kathryn Dane clears the ball out from a ruck against Scotland. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green
Kathryn Dane clears the ball out from a ruck against Scotland. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

Life could have turned out completely differently for Irish scrum half Kathryn Dane, if the coaches of the U8 Enniskillen opted not to let her join in with the boys team. On a whim, Dane went to join the boys after her football practice, and, with the help of her dad, convinced the coaches to let her join in with the lads that were “twice the size of me”. READ MORE…


Rugby rumours are only about men

Rugby rumours are a dime a dozen these days, with the most frequent rumours surrounding the expansion of competitions like the 6 Nations in Europe and the Rugby Championship in the Southern Hemisphere. However, these rumours do not touch on how these expansions could affect the women’s game. READ MORE…


Wicklow RFC earn victory despite gale winds

Wicklow are awarded a controversial try, as the ball was knocked on in the process of grounding. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

The aftermath of Storm Dennis made for some trying conditions in Wicklow on Sunday 16 February, as DCU Ladies Rugby Club took on Wicklow RFC in their back yard. READ MORE…


DCU grind out hard-fought victory over Tullow RFC

Both DCU and Tullow RFC made a number of strong breaks against equally strong defense. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

Dublin City University Ladies Rugby Club continued their strong start to 2020 with a hard-fought 36-26 victory over Tullow RFC at DCU St Clare’s. The last time these two teams met, DCU came from 12-0 down to win 26-27 in the final minute of the match. On Sunday 26 January 2020, DCU hosted the Tullow side, scoring six tries and earning the full points from the clash. READ MORE…


DCU kick off 2020 with a bang

Hannah Heskin on her way to score one of DCU’s 7 tries against Old Belvedere RFC. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

The Dublin City University Ladies Rugby Club kicked off the second half of their season with a 46-14 victory over Old Belvedere RFC on Sunday 12 January. DCU kept out an impressive Old Belvedere attack throughout the first half, improving on the issues that crept into their game near the end of 2019. READ MORE…


Tullamore RFC vs DCU

Nikki Gibson makes a brilliant break against Tullamore, while playing out of position in the centers. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

Dublin City University Ladies Rugby Club travelled to Tullamore on Sunday, to take on Tullamore RFC. The morning cold did not lift for the afternoon kickoff, with mist rolling in to add further problems for both sets of player. READ MORE…


DCU and Railway ends in tight battle

Jane Waters squares up her opposite number before she is able to get the ball out of the back of the scrum. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

DCU’s Women’s Rugby Club lost out to the top team in the Leinster League on Sunday 17 November, as Railway Union RFC took home a four point victory. READ MORE…


DCU Ladies Rugby Club vs Wicklow

Aine McGroarty makes a strong run on the outside of the Wicklow defenders. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

DCU’s Ladies Rugby Club lost out to Wicklow RFC in a highly competitive match on Sunday 10 November at DCU’s Sports Campus. READ MORE…




DCU Ladies Rugby Club victorious over Tullow RFC

Eimear Corri bursts through a tackle on the wing. Photo: Stephen Kisbey-Green

Dublin City University’s Ladies Rugby Club earned a come-from-behind victory over their hosts, Tullow RFC, on Sunday 3 November. After trailing 12-0 in the first half, DCU fought their way back into the match and ultimately took home a 26-27 victory. A hat trick try from Eimear Corri sealed victory for the visitors in the dying minutes of the match, after Leah Reilly kept them in the match through her boot. READ MORE…




Wille back for third World Champs

Taryn-Maie Wille, an old-Kingswoodian currently studying in Stellenbosch University, will once again showcase her talent on the world stage in the Elite Cross-Triathlon World Championships in Spain at the end of April. While the ITU Championships will take place in Pontevreda, Spain, from 26 April to 4 May, Wille’s event, the Elite Cross-Triathlon, will take place on Tuesday 30 April. READ MORE…


What is a ‘woman’s’ sport?

Two of the ladies that completed the kilted mile on Saturday 22 September, Sally Price-Smith (left) and Marion Taylor.

The media recently has been filled with talk of Serena Williams, and many believe that her being a woman was part of the reason she was penalised so harshly. This has opened up the conversation yet again about how women are not treated equally or fairly in sport. READ MORE…