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  1. Michael Collins 100 Years On

    Michael Collins 100 Years On
    22nd August 2022 marks the centenary of Michael Collin’s death. An iconic figure in Irish history, his life and legacy are remembered and honoured throughout Ireland on this date and year-round. Immerse yourself in Irish history and pay tribute to a revolutionary soldier and politician with some of the following Michael Collins events, products and attractions.
  2. GAA Kitbag Essentials

    GAA Kitbag Essentials
    Are you giving Gaelic football a go for the first time? Is your friend dragging you back to camogie training after a year off? Or are you heading into club championship season? No matter what stage you are at, there are some GAA kitbag essentials everyone needs.
  3. GAA Gloves, Hurling Helmet and Hurling Stick Size Guide

    GAA Gloves, Hurling Helmet and Hurling Stick Size Guide
    Choosing the correct equipment can make all the difference to your performance. A properly sized pair of gloves can transform your game, allowing you to catch the ball with confidence. Protect yourself with the proper size helmet and maximise your speed and striking capabilities with the correct sized hurl. It can often be difficult to decide which size to choose. Our guide offers advice on measuring GAA gloves, hurling sticks and hurling helmets at home to find the correct size and optimum fit.
  4. Back to School Essentials Checklist

    Back to School Essentials Checklist
    It feels like just yesterday that the kids skipped out of school for the summer holidays, but the new school year is just around the corner. The first day back brings excitement for many. The sound of squeaky new shoes and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils fill the air. Getting organised can be an overwhelming task. Take the stress out of school shopping with our back to school checklist, from school uniforms to school bags and stationery, we’ve got it covered.
  5. Rewind with a Retro Jersey

    Rewind with a Retro Jersey
    Retro jerseys are not only incredibly trendy garments with designs that are a feast for the eyes, but they also hold a world of nostalgia, triggering memories and emotions from days gone by. Relive the moments that stand with you in history. Every time you don your retro jersey, experience the rush of adrenaline you had when the last-minute winning goal was scored, the feeling of euphoria as you watched your team lift the cup and the pride and passion you felt to watch on as a supporter. Maybe the jersey was out before you were even born, but you’re a fan of the vintage jersey design? A retro jersey is a perfect way to stand out from the crowd as you cheer on your home team, on holidays to let everyone know where you are from (a common Irish trait) or as a fashion statement at a musical festival for the hipster look.
  6. O’Neills and Greaves Sports Extend Partnership with Partick Thistle

    O’Neills and Greaves Sports Extend Partnership with Partick Thistle
    Partick Thistle FC is today thrilled to announce that its partnership with O’Neills and Greaves Sports has been extended by a further three years, to the end of season 2025/26. Kit supplier O’Neills and retail partner Greaves Sports joined forces with the club in 2020, since providing a vast range of very popular merchandise for Jags fans, from first team kits and training wear to leisurewear and gifts.
  7. Ireland’s Top Open Water Swimming Locations

    Ireland’s Top Open Water Swimming Locations
    Open water and sea swimming have become increasingly popular in Ireland with research suggesting it can positively impact our physical and mental health. An outdoor dip boots levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body (feel-good hormones) which is why many swimmers note a post-swim high. Check out the top open water swimming locations in Ireland and find the perfect spot for your next cold-water dip.
  8. The Ultimate Festival Camping Essentials Checklist

    The Ultimate Festival Camping Essentials Checklist
    Excitement is in the air as festival season approaches. A weekend of singing along to your favourite artists, socialising with friends old and new while sleeping under the stars. There’s nothing quite like it! Packing for a festival can be a stressful task, especially for those of us who like to take everything but the kitchen sink. The bottom line is to think practically when packing, what will you use and will it fit in your bag. Check out our top 10 festival camping essentials.
  9. Top Running Exercises to Incorporate into Your Training

    Top Running Exercises to Incorporate into Your Training

    In August 2021, Danny Quigley took on an astounding 10 in 10 challenge to raise money for local health and wellbeing organisations in memory of his father Colm Quigley. The inspirational challenge consisted of 10 triathlons in 10 days, completing a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run each day. Over the 10 days, Danny totalled an incredible 1,406 miles.

    Danny spent countless hours training in the months prior to the challenge and has shared some of his top running tips and exercises with us.

  10. A Guide to the Best Hikes in Ireland

    A Guide to the Best Hikes in Ireland

    Ireland is famous around the world for its luscious green fields, friendly welcome and of course our cosy pubs! Despite these traditional assumptions, we are fast becoming one of the world’s leading destinations for outdoor adventures and hiking, due to our rugged and wild landscapes that are relatively safe all year round, providing you have the right outdoor clothing and hiking equipment!

    With the longer evenings here and hopefully some warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to get out and discover the great outdoors on your own doorstep, if it’s hiking or walks! If you are a seasoned pro or a sunshine hiker, we’ve got a guide to some of the best Ireland hikes for everyone, from the Bray to Greystone’s walk, there is an outdoor adventure to suit everyone.

    Ensuring you have the correct outdoor clothing, footwear