Should next Saturday’s Champions League final resolve itself into a head to head contest between Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon, the outcome might not only decide the game but also the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or.More
If you backed the Kevin Prendergast-trained Himmah to win a five furlongs two-year-old maiden at Navan last Saturday then you were more than entitled to feel especially piddled-off with Irish racing.More
With the Champions League revenue stream secured, there was still business to take care of for Liverpool this week.More
On Wednesday night I took out a pen and paper and wrote down an alternative Dublin team to the one that is selected for tomorrow in Tullamore.
In the first of a series of Championship insights, our new football columnist Colm Cooper empathises with those injured, frustrated and worst of all, forgotten.More
If Galway progress in a business-like manner, it will augur well for more than a Leinster semi-final, writes PM O’Sullivan.More
Scarlets’ Jonathan Davies is staggeringly underrated in Ireland, perhaps because he will always be the one who ‘took’ Brian O’Driscoll’s Lions jersey four years ago in Australia, writes Ronan O’Gara.More
It’s Carlow - the town, the county and its people - who will suffer because of the Leinster Council’s scattergun approach, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
Ireland’s incidence of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and colonic cancer (to name just three) is way above the European and global average, writes Paul Rouse.More
The provincial championship in Leinster presents what is essentially a three-horse race this summer, writes Donal O’Grady.
They’re not half-pregnant now. For years there, that’s essentially how the Cork senior hurlers were going about the place.More
There are men with a foot in both camps for tonight’s Europa League final. Daley Blind is one, another is Wesley Sneijder.More
James Cooney was the star of the Munster Junior A action last weekend, beating Michael Murphy by three bowls after a scintillating 10 shot salvo at Whitechurch on Sunday.More
Across a season of 31 competitive games, Leinster registered 23 wins, a single draw and only seven defeats, writes Donal Lenihan.
Kieran Kingston mentioned on these pages last week the Cork management wanted a performance that would make them proud. After 20 minutes in Semple Stadium on Sunday, that had been achieved.More
It’s rare you can identify precisely when a game of football turns against you. It’s usually a series of small incidents that culminate in a shift in momentum you just can’t reel back in.
Slamming Mayo is now fashionable and the more outrageous the statement, the better, writes John FogartyMore
Our super sleuth recognises the moaners and chancers and spoofers and stars of the season with his inaugural awards ceremony, writes The Secret Footballer.More
Donie Walsh is a Cork man but he’s a Garda based in Limerick who hurls for the Clarecastle Junior B’s. He is a diehard Chelsea fan, writes Anthony Daly.
Dan Barry of the New York Times picked up an award recently for a stunning in-depth study of a boxer’s struggles, but if I’d been on that jury, a different venture would have won him that particular gong, writes Michael Moynihan.More