A Connemara bar on an Easter Sunday afternoon — pints and fish-and- chips and plenty of fun. There are locals and blow-ins, tourists, day-trippers and weekenders. By 5pm, the place is full.
The number of medals pinned to Colm Cooper’s chest does not determine who he is and what he has done, writes Paul Rouse.More
To have an airport called after you demands a wider international celebrity most Irish sportspeople simply do not have, writes Paul Rouse.More
Paul Rouse wonders what if Michael Cusack had stuck with his first love, rugby.More
Paul Rouse tackles the wage packets of some of your beloved, and less so, soccer stars and whether or not they deserve the kind of money they make.More
It is precisely because they understand this is a brilliant Dublin team Kerry people are so exercised, writes Paul Rouse.More
The boundaries between ’real’ sport and video games have shifted and will shift again, writes Paul Rouse.More
The dust has settled on another GAA Annual Congress. As with so many things involving the GAA, there were more questions than answers. Here are just a few that Paul Rouse has on his mind.More
There is something quite moving about the loss of a sports ground, writes Paul Rouse.More
Nothing is included which sorts out the ludicrous fixture congestion where — for example — university-based players are flogged and flogged again, dragged between college and county, writes Paul Rouse.
Why is there a United Ireland rugby team?More