Paul Rouse - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

PAUL ROUSE: Don’t begrudge soccer stars for earning while they can

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.

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PAUL ROUSE: Kerry clinging to Dublin’s coat-tails

It is precisely because they understand this is a brilliant Dublin team Kerry people are so exercised, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: Video gaming competitions blur the lines between sport and play

The boundaries between ’real’ sport and video games have shifted and will shift again, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: Eight questions facing the GAA in testing times

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.

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PAUL ROUSE: Loss of Harold's Cross extends far beyond sport

There is something quite moving about the loss of a sports ground, writes Paul Rouse

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PAUL ROUSE: Páraic Duffy proposals show Croke Park has no real plan for its club players

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.

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PAUL ROUSE: Breaking down the island's walls instead of building them

Why is there a United Ireland rugby team? 

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PAUL ROUSE: Coursing — the debate that divides

This week Paul Rouse tackles a subject dividing people for a number of reasons - hare coursing.

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PAUL ROUSE: Wrestling with the early rules of Gaelic football

Paul Rouse takes a look at the evolution of Gaelic football.

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PAUL ROUSE: Sport: Cartoons redrawn on grass

Little in this world is as clearly defined as sport: Winners and losers, heroes and villains, feelings of life and death. There is too often no perspective, no sense of balance, no tomorrows.

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