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 […]

Does the Champions league have a competitive balance issue, and is it only going to get worse?


Thomas Muller latching onto Arjen Robben’s through ball provides a hard low ball across the box that is met by an incoming Robert Lewandowski, who subtly finishes the ball into the back of the net. That is the final goal, as German champions Bayern Munich ruthlessly finish off Turkish side Besiktas in a 5-0  rout in the first leg of […]

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 […]

NUI Galway deserve football league inclusion


Connacht Provincial Council Secretary John Prenty believes the time has come to give colleges the boot from the Connacht senior football league and will bring forward a motion in their annual convention to dismiss NUI Galway, IT Sligo and GMIT from the competition. This is a motion that I am sure will infuriate NUI Galway […]

World Cup expansion: enriching the game – or FIFA’s bureaucrats?


A disgruntled groan was the public reaction to the news that FIFA have followed UEFA by extending the number of teams in the finals – from 32 to 48. The public had largely the same reaction to the most recent European Championships, which saw the expansion from 16 to 24, the main critique pointing to […]

All-Ireland Final,Take One: The Review


Dublin and Mayo live to fight another day in scrappy classic By Graham Gillespie When sport is at its thrilling best it can drain its spectators in almost the same way it exhausts the participants. Sunday 18 September in Croke Park was one such day as 79 gripping minutes of Football could not separate Dublin […]

FA Cup : Man Utd v Arsenal Preview


Tonight’s game between Manchester United and Arsenal could prove to be nostalgic with fans of both clubs as they cast a glance back to the previous meetings between these two clubs in the FA Cup.

Race for fourth turns white hot


As Chelsea and Manchester City look set to duke it out for top spot in the Barclay’s Premier League, the race for fourth heats up as a single point separates each side from third to seventh.

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.

Top Five Lucky Goals


  Recently we witnessed incredible luck at the hands (feet?) of Demba Ba. Ba receives a pass and dribbles forward a few paces before shooting, slipping and falling in the act.