Former Mason Hayes & Curran chairperson Kevin Hoy has been appointed to the board of Sport Ireland. Mr Hoy, an experienced solicitor who remains a consultant at the firm, joins the board to fill a legal position. He has been involved with sport in a voluntary capacity for many years and is also
RDJ LLP partner and Ireland and Rockmount goalkeeper Brendan O’Connell has been awarded the 32nd FAI Amateur International Player of the Year award for his outstanding performances for club and country.
International law firm Simmons & Simmons has launched a new video series to promote the TikTok Women's Six Nations Championship. The firm is a proud sponsor of one of Ireland's leading women's rugby clubs, Railway Union RFC, and is launching the series in an effort to further promote the tournam
Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed star players from one of the top American football teams to its Dublin office ahead of an upcoming game which will see 40,000 American fans come to Ireland. The law firm is the official legal partner of the US College Football Classic 2023 and welcom
FIFA has been handed a letter supported by over one million petition signatures, as well as special shirts, demanding that it provide compensation to migrant workers who suffered human rights abuses while working on the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar. The items were delivered to FIFA ahead o
Eoghan O'Sullivan of KOD Lyons considers the circumstances in which players can cross the line on the pitch and end up before the criminal courts. This year's season of GAA games saw some exciting and amazing displays of athleticism from the best that our counties have to offer in both hurling and f
Lawyer and business executive Ruth Nic Aoidh has been appointed as interim chief executive officer of Paralympics Ireland. Ms Nic Aoidh brings a wealth of leadership and sports experience through her 13 years with McLaren in the UK where she most recently was the executive director responsible for p
James Milliken of Belfast-based Carson McDowell discusses the National Anti-Doping Panel's recent decision regarding cricketer Tom Wood. The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), an independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport in the UK, recently handed down a decisio
Dublin solicitor Ciarán Kirwan will step down as chair of the board of directors of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) next month. Mr Kirwan and the IABA's CEO, Fergal Carruth, announced their resignations last week after an extraordinary general meeting rejected proposed reforms to
A newly-announced blanket ban on transgender women participating in Irish rugby may amount to unlawful discrimination, legal rights organisation FLAC has warned. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) yesterday published an updated gender participation policy which states that players "are only permi
A lawsuit involving a group of rugby players diagnosed with early-onset dementia is likely to go ahead. UK firm Rylands Law is to issue proceedings in England and Wales on behalf of a group of professional and semi-professional players against World Rugby as well as the Rugby Football Union and the
William Fry partners Derek Hegarty and Craig Sowman examine an English case concerning the rules on civil liability in negligence for serious injuries relating to professional footballers. Fulham Football Club successfully appealed an earlier ruling that found the club vicariously liable for a tackl
FIFA has launched a new online platform through which proceedings before the FIFA Football Tribunal and FIFA judicial bodies will be conducted. The FIFA Legal Portal, which went live on Sunday, enables football stakeholders – such as clubs, players, associations, intermediaries, law firms with
Sports lawyers Louise Reilly and Susan Ahern have been nominated for appointment as directors on the board of Cycling Ireland. Ms Reilly is a barrister and a leading anti-doping expert, while Ms Ahern is the former head of legal and compliance at World Rugby.
Football fans who racially abuse players will be banned from attending matches for up to a decade under new laws in England and Wales. Home secretary Priti Patel is introducing legislation to widen the ambit of football banning orders – which can be imposed on people convicted of violence, dis