An elegant playmaker, Paddy Kelly has retired from Gaelic football with one All-Ireland senior medal. But he wanted more and rather than look back, he is angry about Cork’s future and what he sees as apathy engulfing the county...
Sun, 15 Jan, 2017
False modesty may be something Jim Gavin can occasionally leave himself open to being accused of, but no such thing is at play when he insists that Kevin Heffernan’s team of the 70s will always hold pride of place in the Dublin football pantheon.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
Leinster coach, Matt O’Connor, has played down claims that rugby has a widespread illegal drug culture by insisting he has never encountered it in a playing and coaching career that has spanned his native Australia, France, Japan, England and now Ireland.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
Amid all the fears that cash rich Dublin was going to dominate the Championship for years to come, it was interesting to note that two of the wildest and most remote counties in the country contested this season’s All-Ireland final.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Paul Kimmage said he felt like a member of the Beatles when he lay down, drowned in a pool of his own sweat, on the kerb at the top of O’Connell Street, basking in the moment of helping secure the Nissan Classic for his Irish compatriot Sean Kelly in 1987.
Sat, 10 May, 2014
The two Irish sportswriters who doggedly pursued Lance Armstrong throughout his career have dismissed the disgraced Texan’s TV confessional as a futile, desperate bid to mount one last climb — this time, out of the gutter he has mired himself in.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
Six days after the Union Cycliste International (UCI) suspended their defamation case against author and journalist Paul Kimmage, the Irishman launched a counter-case of his own last night against UCI president Pat McQuaid and former UCI president Hein Verbruggen, accusing the pair of slander/defamation, denigration and “strong suspicions of fraud”.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
Irish journalist Paul Kimmage has lodged a criminal complaint against International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid and honorary president Hein Verbruggen in a move which will subject the leadership of the world governing body to further scrutiny.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012