Mon, 01 Jun, 2020
The Tuesday night after Donegal scraped through the 2014 All-Ireland quarter-final, Jim McGuinness crammed his players into a makeshift portable building at Donegal’s yet-to-be-built Centre of Excellence in Convoy.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
Mick McCarthy is considering delaying a decision on the make-up of his final squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland and the friendly against Bulgaria, amid concerns about the impact of injuries and the amount of game-time some of those in contention are getting with their clubs.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
Ever feel that you need to be in two places at once? As we sat high up in the Camp Nou, watching Barcelona and Tottenham play out a 1-1 draw, eyes were stuck fast on updates from the San Siro. It was like watching Tony Blair’s nervous smile in Sedgefield in May 1997 while Michael Portillo grimaced in Enfield. All you needed was to splice yourself in half. Was that really too much to ask?
Wed, 12 Dec, 2018
Enda Varley had his nose broken off the ball in the 2012 semi-final meeting of Mayo and Dublin and also played in the 2013 final. Gone from the county scene, he has since slipped behind enemy lines, playing his club football with St Vincent’s.discovers how he’s grown to appreciate his new surroundings and respect teammates like Diarmuid Connolly, but also sees a rivalry between his two homes slipping out of control
Sun, 17 Sep, 2017
Truth, lies and the occasional fudge. There’s been plenty of accusation, half truths, and what Éamonn Fitzmaurice described as “shooting in the dark” over the Brendan O’Sullivan doping violation.
Tue, 06 Jun, 2017
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
It will not be the first time that Munster players have arrived in the Meath town of Enfield to be told some home truths. Yet for the province’s seven players called in to Ireland’s 24-hour training camp at Johnstown House, which disbanded yesterday afternoon, the soul-searching will have been prompted from within rather than externally.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016