Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: website says Goodbye

Friday, January 05, 2018 website says Goodbye

It was announced this week that the website is going to close. Set up by Sharon Hutchinson exactly 3 years ago, it has provided coverage of women across a variety of sports including Athletics, Gaelic Football, Camogie, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby and Golf.

In a final post, Sharon said..."The website has been a labour of love and it would not have been possible without my band of volunteers, my team of writers, and my supporters, who got what was all about. This goodwill has got the project so far but as a social entrepreneurial enterprise, unfortunately it is not paying it’s way and so we have decided to call it a day."

Over the last 3 years, the website has had a lot of athletics related news items as can be seen HERE 

When that is replicated across all the other sports, it represents a huge amount of work for what was essentially a free service. The associated Facebook page had over 5,600 followers which is a pretty healthy number.

According to the final post, the website was launched "to address the poor coverage within the national media of women’s sport." With mainstream media concentrating on the most popular sports, there is no obvious replacement for this service.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never heard of it.