The Garda Blood for Life Cycle 2014, a five day event from May 12th to 16th 2014, involved members of An Garda Síochána from around the country undertaking a 1000km endurance cycle. This year participants cycled through all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland in five days. During the initiative the Irish Blood Transfusion Service asked new and existing donors […]
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This year’s annual TourdeForce charity cycle brought the participants to Croatia, one of their most spectacular, yet challenging, destinations to date. TourdeForce comprises of members of An Garda Síochána and friends who cycle on an annual basis to raise funds for Irish and international charities. TourdeForce was born in 1991, when members of An Garda Síochána first cycled to […]
As Marathon Day finally arrives, Anthony Malone reports on how the war was won. “You’re going to reap just what you sow” – Lou Reed 1942 – 2013 It’s seven am, October 28th 2013. D-Day. Garda Frontline HQ. A pungent cocktail of wintergreen and palpable anxiety swirls through the aged and narrow corridors of Pearse Street Garda Station. […]
The World Police and Fire Games recently held in Northern Ireland gave a great opportunity for garda swimmers to display their talent. A total of 10 medals were won by this very capable team of athletes in both the pool and open sea events. The leading swimmer, who accumulated a total of four gold medals and one silver, was Sinead […]
During August 2013 the Garda Judo Club took part in the World Police & Fire Games in Belfast. The Garda Judo Club represented Ireland in all divisions of Judo and left the events with one silver and two bronze medals. This tremendous achievement contributed to Ireland coming sixth on the medal table. The Judo competition was held at the Shankill […]
FIFA referee Padraigh Sutton took charge of EA Sports Cup Final between Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday 21st 2013. It was the first major domestic final as a referee for the 36-year-old garda sergeant who hails from Ennis and is based at Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick. He was previously an assistant referee at the […]
The inaugural Pearse Street 7-a-side football tournament was held at Trinity College Dublin on 24th August 2103, with nine teams from the DMR battling it out in a tournament that included the venue hosts, Trinity College. The K beat the B district in extra time. The player of the tournament was Joe Green for an outstanding day in the forward […]