Paul Rouse

Paul Rouse: Belief central to Fr Tom Scully’s sermon to the Faithful

Paul Rouse: Belief central to Fr Tom Scully’s sermon to the Faithful

My granddad and nana are playing, so it has to be before 1983. My father and mother are playing. Bridie Murphy is playing. Our next-door neighbour, Tom Ravenhill, ...

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Paul Rouse: When this crisis ends, sport will spin again

Paul Rouse: When this crisis ends, sport will spin again

THERE is a path that runs in front of Áras an Uachtaráin, out along the perimeter of its grounds.

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Paul Rouse: The importance of sport will now come into sharp focus

Paul Rouse: The importance of sport will now come into sharp focus

Clubs being shut for training and matches means much more than just the loss of physical release, it also means the loss of a social outlet that sits at the core ...

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Paul Rouse: Irish cycling history was often more rough than smooth

Paul Rouse: Irish cycling history was often more rough than smooth

Everyone knows what it is to cycle a bike up a hill. The burn of the lungs and the ache in legs is a glorious, painful expression of what it is to be alive.

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Paul Rouse: Is Cork commemorative jersey the right fit?

Paul Rouse: Is Cork commemorative jersey the right fit?

There are many questions to ask about Cork GAA’s new commemorative jersey.

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Paul Rouse: Revised calendar crucial if Tom Ryan’s plans are to come to fruition

Paul Rouse: Revised calendar crucial if Tom Ryan’s plans are to come to fruition

It is not often that the most powerful administrator in any sport acknowledges that the supposedly central premise on which his organisation rests is not what it ...

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Paul Rouse: Irish nationalism is evident in our sporting culture — from McGregor to Hill 16

Paul Rouse: Irish nationalism is evident in our sporting culture — from McGregor to Hill 16

NATIONALISM allows people to wrap murder in a flag and present it as war in a just cause. And it allows the ideologues of that cause to take history, scrub away ...

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Paul Rouse: American sports have all the bases covered as they spread

Paul Rouse: American sports have all the bases covered as they spread

Sunday evening began at 5pm when the Detroit Pistons played a thrilling match against the Denver Nuggets.

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Paul Rouse: How the sport of ice hockey brought a warm glow to Belfast

Paul Rouse: How the sport of ice hockey brought a warm glow to Belfast

This year marks a landmark year in the history of ice hockey in Ireland.

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Paul Rouse: Cork hurling's hunger game

Paul Rouse: Cork hurling's hunger game

That this is a big league season for the hurlers and footballers of Cork is stating the obvious.

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Paul Rouse: In search of the sporting moment of the decade

Paul Rouse: In search of the sporting moment of the decade

There are three Dubs at a table talking about the greatest sporting moment of the last decade.

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Paul Rouse: Football’s darkest day continues to cast a cloud over Liverpool

Paul Rouse: Football’s darkest day continues to cast a cloud over Liverpool

On April 15, 1989, in homes and in pubs all across Ireland, people sat down to watch Liverpool play Nottingham Forest in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

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Paul Rouse: Larkin’s 2019 musings will prove a marker for Championship 2020

Paul Rouse: Larkin’s 2019 musings will prove a marker for Championship 2020

There’s a lot to be said about the autobiography of Eoin Larkin, the Kilkenny hurler.

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Paul Rouse: Roy proves that you can’t keep a good man down

Paul Rouse: Roy proves that you can’t keep a good man down

It cannot be easy to play at the top level of English soccer for more than six decades. But the great Roy Race is still going strong.

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Paul Rouse: Lack of meaningful action when it comes to integration

Paul Rouse: Lack of meaningful action when it comes to integration

There is no denying that Irish politicians, in recent weeks, have said things about immigrants to this country that betray an appalling ignorance — as well ...

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Lest we forget the victims and true meaning of war...

Lest we forget the victims and true meaning of war...

For 99 years, Jerome O’Leary, Patrick O’Dowd and Michael Feery lay in unmarked graves.

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Has professional boxing sold its soul forever?

Has professional boxing sold its soul forever?

By early next Sunday morning, Logan Paul and Olajide Olatunji will be two exceptionally rich men.

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'Fact' is fiction: William Webb Ellis had nothing to do with the invention of rugby

'Fact' is fiction: William Webb Ellis had nothing to do with the invention of rugby

Bob Fordham, the Australian referee, blows his whistle and Grant Fox, the great New Zealand out-half, sends the ball tumbling through the sky.

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Rugby’s developing nations still treated with contempt by top tier

Rugby’s developing nations still treated with contempt by top tier

The underlying narrative behind the decision to stage the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is that it is an opportunity to give a huge impetus to the game in a country ...

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GAA founder Michael Cusack’s love affair with rugby

GAA founder Michael Cusack’s love affair with rugby

Back in May 2009, the rugby analyst Liam Toland wrote a brilliant column on what it was like to be in Croke Park when the ground was full for a Leinster against ...

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‘Eleven men from Éire upset the white shirts of England’

‘Eleven men from Éire upset the white shirts of England’

It was a result that was described in the newspapers as ‘a bombshell.’ And the raw facts of game allow for an understanding of why it was considered ...

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Taming the wild West: Cork’s role in shaping Gaelic football’s ruleboook

Taming the wild West: Cork’s role in shaping Gaelic football’s ruleboook

The place of Cork in the history of the GAA is well understood. The number of clubs in the county, its success in theAll-Ireland championships, the manner in which ...

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Days of thunder: Why America fell in love with NASCARThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Days of thunder: Why America fell in love with NASCAR

The clichéd imagery of NASCAR racing is familiar to anyone who binges on American television programmes.

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For all its critics, we should remember football can be poetry in motion

For all its critics, we should remember football can be poetry in motion

“And we believe in football, As we believe in song”

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Standing on the shoulders of giants as Tipperary so far away

Standing on the shoulders of giants as Tipperary so far away

It’s just after noon on the day of the All-Ireland hurling final. About one thousand Tipperary people are gathered on Talbot Street in Dublin.

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Tipperary v Kilkenny: A rivalry 132 years in the making

Tipperary v Kilkenny: A rivalry 132 years in the making

It was the autumn of 1887. The warm summer was a distant memory. The hurlers of Tipperary and Kilkenny were about to meet for the first time in championship hurling. ...

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Lights, camera, action: How TV has shaped modern football

Lights, camera, action: How TV has shaped modern football

Paul Rouse The extraordinary sums of money that now swirl around the Premier League in England are driven by television.

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Ireland’s long-lasting love affair with racing festivals

Ireland’s long-lasting love affair with racing festivals

From Galway to Listowel, these are weeks filled by racing festivals.

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To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible

To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible

To grow up in Offaly in the 1980s was to live in a sporting wonderland. The hurlers and then the footballers and then the hurlers, again, performed feats that are ...

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Football’s B Championship proposals warrant A+ planning and debate

Football’s B Championship proposals warrant A+ planning and debate

There are three straightforward, interrelated questions to be asked about the proposed establishment by the GAA of a B All-Ireland Championship for inter-county ...

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