RTÉ, who have confirmed the sub-licensing of 22 Euro 2016 games to TV3, must continue to be “creative and intelligent” in a bid to remain competitive in the race to secure future live TV sporting rights, according to Ryle Nugent.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
Football referee Urs Meier understands what under-pressure South African rugby referee Craig Joubert is going through. After all, he had to go into hiding away from his family for 10 days and had security guards protecting his workplace after a decision that cost England in Euro 2004.
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
You gotta larf. The only other option is to cry, to look ahead to next summer’s World Cup with a knowing dread and to what will, on all recent form, be another public bout of self-flagellation on the part of the England football team, its supporters and a media that feeds off the national XI like a shoal of sharks.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2013
Seldom does an international get-together pass without Giovanni Trapattoni referring to the friends he’s won over his illustrious managerial career and, from that reservoir of acquaintances, Greece manager Fernando Santos last night chipped in to support the Ireland manager in his time of need.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
Giovanni Trapattoni under pressure, Roy Keane calling for the whole team to be dropped and Ireland, should they lose by three or more goals to Italy tonight, facing the indignity of becoming, officially, the worst performing team ever in the history of the European Championship finals — as dead rubber matches go for the Boys In Green, there’s more than a fair bit at stake at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan this evening.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2012
England caught the mood of the nation with the sort of display that allowed Chelsea to beat both Barcelona and Bayern Munich on their way to winning the Champions League, and although they conceded their first goal and first points under Roy Hodgson, the result was a triumph for grim determination — and a more than satisfactory start to their Euro 2012 campaign.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2012