By Darren Casserly Former GAA player Tomás Ó Sé recently called into question the practice of Aussie Rules teams taking Gaelic Footballers from their clubs without compensation. He suggested that Aussie Rules teams should pay a fee to take Irish players from their club. The question that would need to be asked is where will the money go, since GAA is an amateur sport? … [Read more...] about Should Aussie Rules teams pay GAA clubs for taking their players?
By Darragh Burke Confidence on the ball, trust in your team mates and a plan to break down your opposition? These footballing concepts were seemingly alien to Martin O’Neill and his Irish squad. We’re more familiar with hoofing the ball as far up the pitch as possible, as we’re not good enough to actually pass the ball to each other. A group of players who have reached … [Read more...] about Stephen Kenny is an ideal future Ireland manager
By Darragh Burke There is fantastic news for football in the west of Ireland and for the country as a whole. The Comer brothers have announced plans to turn a 103 - acre site outside Athenry into a football centre of excellence. The facility will be the biggest of its type in the country and will feature six football pitches, a gymnasium, and apartments which will house the … [Read more...] about Plans for Galway United centre of excellence in Athenry should be welcomed
By Gary Elbert A clear crisp bank holiday Sunday morning greeted twenty thousand hardy souls in Merrion Square. The atmosphere was full of cautious optimism and nervous energy, the streets of Dublin coated in golden promise. Shedded orange and brown hued leaves were joined by gloves, hats, and training tops. The amount of gear discarded on those early kilometres would … [Read more...] about Dublin Marathon 2018
By Mark Lynch As Dublin quietly put preparations in place to capture the eternally elusive five in a row of All - Ireland Senior Football Championship titles, all eyes are on some of their nearest challengers for the Sam Maguire. Perpetual bridesmaids Mayo have gone backwards in order to go forwards, as they turn to former manager James Horan to guide the team to the … [Read more...] about Kerry search for their own special one