“Parents are less likely to pack the kids into the car or onto the train to see their lot mauled in Croke Park, but a big game ‘down the road’ would get a greater footfall from the regions" writes Brendan O’BrienMore
The numbers of people visiting Northern Ireland has mushroomed in the years since ‘The Troubles’ was still a phrase that merited common usage on this island.More
Most eyes were probably on events in Barcelona’s Nou Camp and Munich’s Allianz Arena last Tuesday evening, but there were happenings of a less-gilded though far more uplifting and important nature unfolding at the same time at the tidy little Tameside Stadium in Ashton-Under-Lyne in England’s north-west.More
Never again let it be said that you need the perfect performance to win a European semi-final in France.More
John Carver, the latest in a long line of men to be handed the ticking time bomb that is the job of manager at Newcastle United, has been fielding questions about his players’ choice of footwear for some weeks now.More
So, has it always been rugby with you?
Not at all. I went to Coláiste Chríost Rí in Cork and GAA and athletics were my first loves.
Chances are that, like the vast majority of those who delve into the sports page for a daily dose of sustenance, your annual digression into the world of horse racing has come and gone in the past week.More
It’s four years since Gavin Sheehan left Ireland to try his hand abroad and yesterday’s triumph in the World Hurdle on Cole Harden is proof that the grass can actually be greener on the other side, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
The ‘Cult of Joe’ that has fastened itself around the team and its coach is no bad thing, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
"Non," said Philippe Saint-Andre two weeks ago.More
Ireland have stuttered over the line against the Azzurri but more intriguing is people are grumbling after a win over FranceMore