Sat, 09 May, 2020
Every sportswriter is a trader in nostalgia. It comes with the territory: Instant memories. Even if you file a match report on the whistle it’s already fading into the past — “matches previously played” was Christopher Hitchens’ phrase.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
It became a recurrent theme, on John Delaney visits to 2,000 clubs during his 14 years as FAI chief executive, to conclude by reciting the salutary advice of his mother Joan about always bringing something for his hosts.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
Spring is in the air. The cold hand of the previous year’s winter, which resulted in heavy snow and fixture cancellations as late as March was conspicuous by its absence but as April begins no one is taking the warm weather for granted just yet.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
Sat, 25 Feb, 2017
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Tomorrow night’s final will be a sad occasion for those of us out in Montrose as John Giles makes his last appearance on the RTÉ panel. Ours is a team which has been playing together for a long, long, time and I’m certainly sad that it’s breaking up now. I know Eamon feels the same way and I know that John does too.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016