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Ivan Smyth

Freelance Journalist and Sports Writer

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My name is Ivan Smyth. I am a Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick (UL). I work as a freelance journalist and have reported on games for Galway Bay FM and The Connacht Tribune. I am the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for UL GAA Club and Galway Handball.

I was shortlisted for a Student Media (Smedia) Award which brings together the best up and coming journalists to celebrate journalism in colleges across Ireland. I co-hosted a radio show with a friend of mine and we finished runners up in our category.

Portfolio
An Focal
03/04/2019
An Interview With Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff

By Ivan Smyth Ryan McAnuff is not your average medical student. He was born in Canada but is speed skating for Ireland while combining running a business and trying to become a doctor. The Toronto born medical student has represented Ireland in short track speed skating since 2016.

Conacht Tribune
03/07/2019
Still making sweet music!

I interviewed Galway musician Tom Quinn, who reached the 100 year milestone. He describes his 86 years of playing the fiddle, playing in the Taibhdhearc and how he is still able to drive.

An Focal
11/30/2018
UL Senior Camogie Team Gear Up for Historic four in a row bid

UL senior camogie team are attempting to win four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college's history. Joint captain Aoife Keane says that preparations are going well for their crack at history. The Clare camogie player refuses to look beyond their opening game against DCU in Dublin on Wednesday 5 th December.

An Focal
03/08/2019
Remarkable Female Graduates from UL

By: Ivan Smyth As today is International Women's Day, we're looking back at some of the many female graduates who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The people chosen have excelled in their fields through hard work and perseverance.

An Focal
10/19/2018
20×20 Campaign is just the Start of What is Needed

The launch of the 20×20 campaign, an initiative that aims to increase participation in women's sport by 20% in the year 2020 has created much debate across various social media platforms and in the media itself.

An Focal
03/27/2019
Meet the UL Student Who has competed in All-Ireland Finals... for video games

Desmond O'Kelly de Gallagh et Tycooly is the PRO for the electronic sports (eSports) club in UL. He knows more than most about the challenges and the stereotypes that surround eSports. E-Sports is a form of competition using video games. They are usually organised, multiplayer video game events.

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