Andrew Ryan

I am a 24-year-old sports reporter from Wicklow, Ireland. I am passionate about all things sport, with an experience in reporting on soccer, GAA, rugby, boxing, and other such sports. On top of this, I have an interest in action photography, as which I work for the Wicklow People - a local newspaper based in the titular county.

'Obviously I knew there was a problem in wrestling ... but ... I was definitely surprised by the volume and scope of it all' - Katey Harvey

'I know myself, having went through the same thing, I have a list of promotions in my head that I won't go back and work for now, because I have realised that that is not the standard of what I believe should be the treatment in wrestling, so I think a lot of people will have realisations like that, and it won't be accepted to go back to the old way.'

The remarkable story of Nicky Dunne

'I am going to give you a bit of a laugh here, now,' Nicky Dunne says with a chuckle, reflecting on her cancer diagnosis from 2017. 'I was due to play in a semi-final against Newtown the day I went to get a biopsy. After I got the biopsy, I asked the consultant if I could go and play the match. She said: 'are you serious, Nicola? No, you can't.' I went down to the game and the girls expected me to be togged out. I went into the dressing room and told them what was going on.

The day Rathnew were crowned kings

There is very little that Harry Murphy has not achieved as manager of the Rathnew senior footballers. After taking over from Moses Coffey, under whom Murphy served as selector at the club, in 2000, Harry has seen and done it all with the Village. He won his first county championship in his first year and would go on to win a further three in-a-row to add to the other four consecutive titles that the club had won in previous years.

‘I didn’t know if anyone would give a s**t’ – Katey Harvey reflects on her road to recovery

Sat in an office in the Westwood Club, on Ashton Quay, I listen intently to professional wrestler Katey Harvey retelling the story of her recovery from her dehabilitating injuries. She starts by demonstrating the contrasting mobility in her arms, with her left being damaged to the point of being unable to extend completely. “My right elbow is pretty much back to normal. As you can see, it’s nice and straight. My left elbow is not, it will probably never straighten,” she says. “I dislocated bot

‘It is about not forgetting the important things in life, it can be changed in an instant’

Twelve years ago, the small community of Tinahely was rocked by the tragic passing of Ellen Kinch. A daughter to two loving parents, and middle sibling to two devoted sisters; the then-16-year-old has left behind an enduring legacy throughout the town, and the county of Wicklow as a whole. To pay tribute to her, as both a person and a gifted young footballer, her family have organised the Ellen Kinch Memorial Cup every year since 2008. “When there is something like this on, everyone gets behin
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