By Mark Lynch A unique pairing of semi-finals is on the horizon in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship, with two relative underdogs attempting to break through to the echelon of All-Ireland winners. They find themselves up against two dynasties of the championship, but it’d be naïve to assume both semi-finals are foregone conclusions. Both taking … [Read more...] about Crokes and Corofin favourites to advance but underdogs keen to cause upsets
By Gary Elbert Looking ahead to Irish sporting events, the Rugby World Cup under the Oriental sun looms large. Arguably the best collection of Irish rugby players since the game’s inception on the island will head to Japan hungry, determined, and targeting outright victory. A tentative hope exists, resting upon a precarious dream of success that is pockmarked by previous … [Read more...] about We should all dare to dream as 2019 promises to be a thrilling year in sport
James Horan; the only man for the job By Paul O’Malley The Mayo County Board’s decision to bring back James Horan as manager is a positive move. First off, it is important to consider the mentality of Horan himself. He comes back a much wiser and learned head. Speaking to Mike Finnerty for Mayo GAA TV, he said he is in a “privileged position to be able to work with … [Read more...] about Head to Head: Is James Horan’s return as Mayo manager a good thing?
By Martha Brennan As the inter - county GAA calendar drew to a close earlier this month, with the women’s Gaelic football final finishing off a spectacular summer of Irish sport, we were once again reminded of the stunning gap between men and women’s sporting coverage in Ireland. The ladies’ finals once again garnered only a fraction of the coverage of the men’s, … [Read more...] about The coverage question: should the ladies’ All-Ireland finals be played the same day as the men’s?
By Danny Keown Gaelic football is fast becoming the poor relation of the GAA. As the hurling championship continues to set the world alight, the Super Eights in the football championship is proving to be even more turgid and disappointing than the majority of the fare that went on earlier in the summer. There appears to be no appetite amongst the County Boards to … [Read more...] about What rule changes should be made to Gaelic Football?