Ruaidhrí Croke

Freelance Sports Journalist

My name is Ruaidhrí Croke, I am a freelance sports journalist in my final year of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism at Dublin City University.

I am the sports editor of The College View and I have also previously worked for, and The Meath Chronicle.

I was named as 'Sports Journalist of the Year' at the Hybrid Awards in both 2014 and 2015 and was nominated for 'Sports Writer of the Year' at the National Student Media Awards in 2015.

From May 2015 I will be interning in the sports department of The Irish Times.

This website shows a selection of my work from, The College View and The Irish Times, as well as some punditry work I did for ShannonsideFM. There is also a critical report of my work, compiled as part of my degree in DCU.

Contact me via Twitter or email by using the quick links above. You can also download my CV clicking the quick link above, on the right hand side.

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The College View
Roche: DCU still stronger than ever before

DCU soccer manager Declan Roche believes that his side are the strongest the university has ever had, despite a disappointing loss to DIT last week. A 2-1 loss has left the Glasnevin side sitting third in the league table, two points behind UCD in second place.

The College View
Away games helped the side to bond, says DCU GAA director

The director of the DCU GAA Academy has paid testament to Niall Moyna and his management team for their role in DCU's Sigerson Cup success last week, saying they got everything "100 percent right".

Sports News Stories

The College View
Men's Gaelic football club take more than 10 percent of CLC budget

The DCU men's Gaelic football club is the largest recipient of the Club Life Committee grant allocations for 2014-2015, pocketing €35,100. Figures attained by The College View show that over 10 percent of the CLC budget was allocated to the men's football club, with 67 percent of that allocation going towards covering the expenses of 11 coaches within the club.

Rio Ferdinand banned for three matches after derogatory Twitter comments

Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images QPR DEFENDER RIO Ferdinand has today been banned for three matches and fined £25,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter. The former Manchester United defender directed a reply on Twitter last month at a woman, using the word "sket".


Collins: Public are deluded about standard of domestic football

THE STANDARD OF domestic football in Ireland is embarrassing and the public are deluded about it, according to former Derry City manager Roddy Collins. Collins was speaking on Today with Seán O'Rourke this morning about yesterday's FAI Cup final.

analysis articles

The College View
A refreshing Irish approach but O'Neill's side are still lacking

Upon the release of the Irish team sheet before last week's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland a general feeling of optimism began to grow among pundits and fans alike as it was clear that Martin O'Neill was looking to take all three points from the tie.

feature articles/opinion pieces

The College View
Forget Stoke, this is a cold Friday night in Blackrock

A new beginning in a league that is no stranger to such things. That's what awaited Cabinteely FC when they took to the pitch just over a fortnight ago for their first ever League of Ireland match.

The College View
In appreciation of language

What are we without language? Without words we cannot express ourselves, think for ourselves or do virtually anything. Everything you read, watch, listen to or even think about every second of every day is made up completely of language. Words define exactly who we are and make up the boundaries of our capabilities.

The College View - Full Issues as Sports editor

radio punditry work

Portfolio Report

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