Six months out from an American general election, the two major political parties are required to form transition teams. This legal requirement forces both candidates into as smooth a transition into government as possible, irrespective of who wins the race.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
Before the majority of people had left Croke Park yesterday, the talk had turned to another All-Ireland final: The 2019 edition and if Dublin can land the elusive five in a row of senior titles.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
It’s a good time to be a sports fan in Ireland. It seems every week we have another sporting occasion to turn our attention to, from the Euros to international rugby — both senior and U20 — to the GAA championships that have picked up speed in the last few weeks with some shocks big enough to silence the debate on structures for the time being.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
Three weeks ago today, Laois got their 2016 championship underway. At home in O’Moore Park against Wicklow, they stuttered to a 3-16 to 0-18 win, and afterwards midfielder John O’Loughlin was interviewed on the pitch by Newstalk’s Colm Parkinson.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
eading into Croke Park for yesterday’s league semi-finals, the majority of form watchers would be very familiar with the three heavyweights on show — Dublin, Kerry and Donegal — and more looking forward to getting a closer look at Roscommon.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Rarely does a day pass in this country without a wonderfully evocative image appearing in the national papers from some sporting event or other and yesterday’s shot in these pages of Patrick Cronin striking the sliotar amidst the floodlights and flurries of snow during Cork and Waterford’s pre-season meeting in Mallow certainly ticked that particularly box.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
A few months before Bryan Cullen would become the first Dublin man in 16 years to lift Sam Maguire, the then director of football operations at Chelsea, Mike Forde, spoke at a conference in Liverpool about a bit of a continuing professional development tour he took in on Stateside.
Tue, 12 Jan, 2016
They say to really see a game properly, you need to be in the stand taking it all in, being in a position to see players’ movement, the real shape of a team or the off the ball tussles which TV cameras often don’t pick up.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015