The University Times: In ‘Champagne Football’, Practices and Cultures That Transcend Sport

April 29, 2021

Kira Ciccarelli

Mark Tighe’s book might have “football” in the title, but the reporting inside it is indicative of something far beyond sport.

At a Zoom webinar hosted by Dottie Schindlinger, the executive director of the Diligent Institute, Tighe discussed the ramifications for Irish society broadly of his reporting with Champagne Football co-author Paul Rowan. The lessons to be taken are important “even for those of us who know nothing about Irish football”, Schindlinger pointed out.

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 Emer Moreau, Journalist, The University Times

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.