An analysis of the strained relationship between Ireland’s sports stars and the media


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 […]

All-Ireland Club Finals Day preview


Will a young and upcoming Na Piarsaigh side be able to topple reigning hurling champions Cuala? Can a young yet experienced Corofin side reclaim their place at the pinnacle of club football in Ireland? On the 17 March 2018, two clubs will walk away with the most prized accolades that a club player can win […]

Galway United season preview: Stephen Walsh speaks ahead of the new campaign


It’s been a topsy-turvy period for Galway United Football Club in recent years. From stadium redevelopment to actual non-existence to amalgamation and reinstatement, life at Eamonn Deacy Park has had more drama and plot-twists than back to back episodes of EastEnders. One man who has experienced the highs and lows of life at Galway is […]

Irish fighting in 2018: a preview


You wouldn’t know it if you limited yourself to Ireland’s mainstream media outlets, but the fighting landscape of 2018 offers diverse rays of hope for the long-neglected Irish fans. As is often the case the warriors of Ireland are largely ignored in favour of provincial rugby matches and English soccer matches, despite being our best […]

Hectic 2018 ahead in sport

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Let’s face it, for the most part 2017 was quite a flat year in terms of sport. There was some undoubted high points such as the two All-Ireland finals, Ireland’s win over Wales and the New England Patriots remarkable Superbowl comeback victory. But in a gap year for the major international football tournaments and the […]

My Alternative Football Championship

GAA football championship article

It has been common knowledge for some time now that the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, in its present form, is a joke. Although there are some genuine All-Ireland contenders in each province, some have a much easier route to glory than others. Take Kerry for instance. Every year they play a Munster Championship with five […]

Is there too many demands on sports people and a lack of outlets for them when they retire?

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The life of an athlete is a tough one. Hours of training, multiple sacrifices and utmost dedication are needed to reach the top of your game.

2015 League of Ireland season preview


The 6th of March will mark perhaps one of the most important moments in sport in Galway over recent years.

Professionalism is nigh


It seems that GAA people talk about change every spring without fail. Player welfare, fixture congestion and the club vs county debate always seem to crop up.

Allianz Football League round up


John Ivory is here to round up the first week of action from the Allianz Football League.