Declan McBennett, RTE’s head of sport, spoke earlier this week about the national station’s coverage of last year’s Women World Cup and his sense that the tournament had proven to be a Rubicon moment for female sport around the globe.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
Republic of Ireland defender Louise Quinn has been one of the punditry stars of a groundbreaking World Cup for women's football. But she won't be satisfied until she has starred in one on the pitch. The Arsenal stalwart won't back away from a challenge, having had to completely change her playing style to become an integral part of a star-studded multinational side now chasing Champions League glory.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
Fifa’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) claimed the spotlight for all the wrong reasons at the Confederations Cup in Russia yesterday when the on-field official’s decision resulted in the wrong man getting sent off before the players intervened in Germany’s 3-1 win over Cameroon last night.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
Plenty of reasons have been propounded for Dimitri Payet’s meteoric rise from international underachiever to France’s outstanding player at Euro 2016 — but the best words to explain it probably came from Didier Deschamps.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Fourteen years on from the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea, when he scored for Ireland against Saudi Arabia, Gary Breen is still being followed around the place by one of the daftest and most memorable of the Green Army’s all-time greatest hits.
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Like Jim Hawkins at the end of Treasure Island, I sometimes dream of my youthful voyage far from home. I dream of trains and pizzas and penalties and the Egypt match. And I start upright in my bed with that familiar, unlovely chat ringing in my ears. Olé Olé Ofeckinlay.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2: FA Cup Fourth Round. Patrick Bamford helped Jose Mourinho’s protege Aitor Karanka mastermind one of the most stunning upsets on a day of FA Cup giant-killing, then predicted that the original Special One will inflict further misery on a Manchester City season that is rapidly spiralling out of control.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015