By Danny Keown Gaelic football is fast becoming the poor relation of the GAA. As the hurling championship continues to set the world alight, the Super Eights in the football championship is proving to be even more turgid and disappointing than the majority of the fare that went on earlier in the summer. There appears to be no appetite amongst the County Boards to … [Read more...] about What rule changes should be made to Gaelic Football?
Pictured: Jacob Stockdale In the wake of just our third Grand Slam ever, it may be slightly easier than usual to get dragged aboard the hype train and suddenly declare ourselves World Champions of 2019 already. The fact that the World Cup in Japan is still a year and a half away doesn’t concern the bandwagoners who have apparently just witnessed the greatest rugby team of all … [Read more...] about The crystal ball of Irish Rugby reflects a bright and exciting future
Kieran Molloy (Photo credit: Oughterard Boxing Club on Facebook) It is with some ironic amusement to see Dillian Whyte receive excess praise for knocking out a sub-standard Lucas Browne on the same card that Derek Chisora was fed an opponent who looked like he had wandered into the ring by mistake. There wasn’t much of a difference between the British rivals’ opponents in … [Read more...] about Stand your ground and fight: Thoughts on Haye Bellew, Canelo’s tainted legacy, Chisora, college boxing and Khabib Ferguson
GAA president John Horan recently spoke about his desire to create a second division in the All Ireland Football Championship by 2021. The traditional quarter-finals method has been replaced by the new Super Eights format. The round robin type tournament will be given a three year trial before the Football and Hurling Championships will be up for review at the end of the 2020 … [Read more...] about Would the introduction of an Intermediate football championship be a step forward for the GAA?
Martin O'Neill (Photo credit: Dagur Brynjólfsson on Flickr, Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0) Attention of late has turned to relationship ruptures between sports figures and organisations and the media whose role is to cover them. MTK Global’s pugnacious boycott of Irish media along with high profile spats with Joe Schmidt and Jim Gavin, and Martin O'Neill’s utter … [Read more...] about An analysis of the strained relationship between Ireland’s sports stars and the media