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

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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 […]

Irish fighting in 2018: a preview

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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 […]

Preview: UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver

McGregor gears up for crucial bout

Conor McGregor goes into his first fight of 2015 knowing that victory will secure him a shot at the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo. The Boston crowd is hardly expected to be partisan as the Irishman looks to defeat Denis Siver on his path to UFC gold. On the face of things, there looks like […]

Conor McGregor; Believe the hype!

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Conor McGregor has at last proven his worth against a world-class opponent in the octagon, writes Jack Leahy. The young Irishman’s doubters have been silenced after an explosive victory against the number five-ranked featherweight in the world, Dustin Poirier.