While monitoring the fortunes of the Irish rugby team over the past month — indeed, the past year and a half — my mind has often thought back to something that came up at the inaugural Movement and Skill Acquisition Ireland conference in Cork IT in April 2018.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019
It may be unfair, yet it is inevitable that Irish sports fans will contrast the winning ways of our all-island rugby squad and its coach Joe Schmidt with the abject failure of the Republic of Ireland soccer team and the combined skills of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2018
AS the Irish rugby team runs down the tunnel at Twickenham tomorrow afternoon, to take on England in the Six Nations Championship, their bagman, Patrick O’Reilly, will be standing in the wings, holding his breath and praying for a famous victory.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2014
The country’s three largest sporting bodies all said that a proposal to ban sponsorship of major sporting events by drinks firms would have a devastating impact on the funding of their respective sports, especially at club and community level.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
Can you imagine Cowen responding to Kenny or Gilmore with the dignity Kidney employed to dispense with Gatland’s barbs? Kidney refused to be riled and didn’t lose focus. Cowen regularly shouts and snarls when under pressure and fails to think clearly as a result
Fri, 27 Mar, 2009
ONLY once in my career did I arrive at the last day of the Championship with a Grand Slam on the table for Ireland. Having secured a first Triple Crown since 1949 against Scotland in Lansdowne Road there was a four-week break before our final game against France in Paris. That proved three weeks too long.
Wed, 18 Mar, 2009