By Danny Casserly As Kyler Murray’s name was announced as the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, the award given to the best player in college football, speculation persisted whether he would even play a snap in the NFL. Murray had been drafted by the Oakland A’s in the MLB draft some six months earlier. He was following in the footsteps of quarterbacks such as Michael Vick, … [Read more...] about Kyler Murray chooses NFL over MLB, but will he succeed?
By Paddy Henry Ireland’s 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on 9 February was as crucial as it was unconvincing. The men in Green showed flashes of brilliance in periods throughout the game, but seemed to lack the killer instinct from 2018 where a nation dared to dream of World Cup glory in Japan this autumn. Perhaps central to Ireland’s off colour start to the … [Read more...] about Ireland must look away from Sexton and towards Carberry for remainder of Six Nations
By Darren Casserly The 2019 season will be a new beginning in many aspects for the tribesmen. Having announced Alan Murphy as full-time manager, there has been a complete makeover of the squad. Murphy has let a lot of experienced players go such as Ryan Connolly, Robbie Williams and Danny Furlong who were all guilty of underperforming for large parts of last … [Read more...] about Galway United season preview: A fresh start
By Harry King The European Indoor Athletics Championships will start this Friday 1 March and conclude on Sunday 3. With 26 different events, there are lots to look out for from the Irish contingent, to the high quality of the field events and the competitiveness of the track events. Glasgow's Emirates arena will host the event. The last time Glasgow held the European … [Read more...] about Plenty of Irish interest at 2019 European Indoor Championships
By Tomás Keating This time last year, the whole issue of fixture congestion in the GAA seemed like it had hit a boiling point, where fans had finally had enough of the overlapping of competitions, which is taking its toll on players. Every year inter-county level is becoming more and more professional, and the demands on the players become greater. Last year, we saw … [Read more...] about Changes needed to end GAA fixture congestion