Buying into sporting history at an auction of GAA memorabilia

Big news. I’m off to an auction of GAA memorabilia and I mean business. Serious business. I’ve studied the catalogue inside out and back to front. I have put on my best suit. I’m even wearing a dickie bow, although unfortunately it quickly comes loose and has to be discarded. Pity. I was determined to cut quite a dash in the photo.


Dundalk resolve to again prove Euro sceptics wrong

Those thinking that, sooner or later, Dundalk’s bubble would inevitably burst at this level were made to think again when Stephen Kenny’s remarkable team kicked off their Europa League campaign by overcoming a man and goal deficit to draw away from home with AZ Alkmaar, to become the first Irish club to take a point in group stages of European competition.


These are the boxes a winning Ryder Cup captain must tick

This week the game of golf lost one of its truly global icons with the passing of the great Arnold Palmer. Although not the greatest golfer ever, the charismatic Palmer can take great credit for expanding the popularity of the game beyond its then traditional boundaries by continuously supporting the likes of the Open Championship at a time when Europe only had a fledgling tour.