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 The42.ie, Extratime.ie 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 The42.ie, 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.
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Not many 29-year-olds have managed professional football teams. Even fewer have managed a national team in the top 50 of the world rankings and none have done so amid one of the worst outbreaks of Ebola in recent history.
Ruaidhrí Croke chats to Brian Kerr about the current state of Irish football, both internationally and domestically.
The Sheffield United midfielder talks to The42 about life in League One and his side’s remarkable cup pedigree.
Grace says Taylor was an idol for her when she was getting into boxing.
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.
After reaching a league final two years ago followed by a Collingwood Cup semi-final last year much was expected of DCU's senior soccer team in 2014/15, but it proved to be quite the opposite.
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".
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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.
22-year-old Frenchman Gary Stal stepped in to win as Martin Kaymer threw away a 10 shot lead.
No winter blues for McIlroy as he bolts out of the blocks.
It was jockey Bryan Cooper’s third win of the day.
The assistant manager spoke about players being braver in the final third.
The 25-year-old has won the Harry Vardon trophy with one tournament still to go.
The Slovenian is the third Leeds manager in five months to be sacked.
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".
PAUL MCGRATH HAS said that Ireland are not the only team with foreign players playing for them and believes that Gordon McQueen is just "stoking the fire" before Ireland meet Scotland on Friday. Speaking on The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio 1 McGrath said "there's some very Cockney accents in the Scottish squad but I wouldn't question them.
It will be the year the Scot is most remembered for, but he’d prefer it not to be.
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.
The Derby County captain says that the decision was a ‘no-brainer’.
Swansea were looking to overtake Arsenal and Man United into fifth place.
It's the 10-year-old's 20th Grade One win.
Liverpool couldn’t afford a defeat if they were to remain in the competition, here’s all of the action as it happened.
A vital win for Palace and yet more misery for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool.
It was a weekend of cup shocks to say the least.
It was a North London Derby that didn’t disappoint. We followed all of the action minute-by-minute.
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.
The question is: will the Northern Irishman last 2015?
Liverpool bowed out, Manchester City went through and Real Madrid strolled in an interesting two nights of Champions League football.
Roy Keane-less Villa, Liverpool’s poor form and Robin van Persie are just a few of the things to be considered this weekend.
It was an interesting international week all around Europe.
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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.
With his team just four points above the relegation zone is Brendan Rodgers’ job at risk?
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO THE FAI CUP Final is an occasion that rarely fails to hit the heights in the drama stakes - certainly within the last decade anyway. From last year's late drama to Ciarán Kelly's four penalty saves in 2011, the end-of-season cup final has always been one to watch.
HERE WE GO again. The seemingly never-ending debate on the standard of the League of Ireland and how it can be improved has rolled around again thanks to comments made earlier on by Roddy Collins.
AFTER THE HYPE and drama around yesterday's Manchester derby had died down, a very interesting stat began to emerge regarding Louis van Gaal's time at Old Trafford so far. Just three and a half months and 10 Premier League games into van Gaal's reign he has accumulated four points less than David Moyes had at this time last year.
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
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