has been named the broadsheet sports writer of the year at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. Here we republish one of his winning pieces, from December 31, 2018.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2019
Hideyuki Harada has been mayor of Fukuroi for 19 years. Six times he has been elected to his post. This is a man who knows a thing or two about how to handle people and he is charm personified as a dozen or so Irish journalists join him at city hall the day before Japan and Ireland meet in their World Cup Pool A encounter ten minutes down the road.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) is hopeful that the International Olympic Council's (IOC) investigation into Pat Hickey and the Rio 2016 ticketing scandal will be completed before the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019
It was one of the most bitter and brilliant rivalries in the annals of Irish athletics, and 10 years on from its apex, the feelings still linger for David Campbell and Thomas Chamney. From selection scandals to doping dilemmas, dream races to nightmare injuries, they now open up toabout what brought their careers together — and ultimately drove them apart.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
Last March, Cameron Bancroft of the Australian men’s cricket team — with the prior knowledge of his captain, Steve Smith, and vice-captain, David Warner — was seen on TV cameras tampering with the ball during his country’s third test against South Africa in Cape Town, writes
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
THE one thing the leaders of the country’s Olympic movement do not deserve this week is any congratulations for accepting in full Judge Carroll Moran’s findings on the Rio ticket-touting scandal, a cocktail of dodgy dealings — enabled by autocratic control and shoddy accountancy practices and worthy of the Sepp Blatter prize for transparency and competence.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017