By Tomás Keating Despite there being no World Cup, no European Championships, or Olympics, this summer promises to be an enjoyable one. Here are some of the big sporting events: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: This year’s Football Championship is going to be intriguing. Dublin will start their quest to become the first team to ever complete a five in a row. … [Read more...] about Busy summer of sport ahead
By Markus Krug Every football fan has faced this age-old question at least once: who is the greatest football player on the planet right now? And for the last ten plus years, this usually has come down to a decision between two fantastic players. Argentinian magician Lionel Messi or Portuguese force of nature, Christiano Ronaldo. Both have been head and shoulders above … [Read more...] about Alien Amongst Men
By Darren Casserly There’s a saying in football “never go back” and for the most part it’s true. Whether it’s Mourinho at Chelsea or Keegan at Newcastle, the second stint for the most part has only served to sour the legacy. However, saying this, never has a manager returned to the same club after only a few months and after winning five trophies, including three … [Read more...] about Zidane returns to Real Madrid: stroke of genius or legacy destroyer?
Note: This article was published in SIN's print edition before John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance on 10 April. By Mark Lynch With the recent international break leaving many fans feeling slightly less entertained than they would be with the usual hullabaloo of the club game, the FAI have stepped in to provide us with enough off-field distractions to shock and bewilder … [Read more...] about Latest FAI scandal putting enormous strain on camel’s back
By Owen Kennedy I think it’s safe to say that Ireland’s Six Nations campaign this year did not go as we had hoped. The entire country was still riding high after our legendary win against New Zealand in November, and our confidence has come crashing down after the tournament. With just five months until the World Cup kicks off, Ireland couldn’t have put themselves in a worse … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign: the good, the bad and the disappointing