MIKE QUIRKE: Give players the reins of responsibility. We’ll all gain in the long term

The Super Bowl interaction between coach and player was something to behold. For Foles to feel so empowered in that moment, and for a coach to be willing to relinquish control of such a hugely significant play call was remarkable, writes Mike Quirke.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Caught between rock, hard place, and a physio’s couch

With games falling victim to the inclement weather at the weekend, it further highlighted and exacerbated the craziness of this early season fixtures pile-up during a period most likely to be negatively affected by mother nature, writes Mike Quirke.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Nobody’s griping about football now, nor its subscription channel coverage

We’re all paying for Eir, because our national broadcaster didn’t have the foresight or desire to recognise and harness the obvious potential of the National League, writes Mike Quirke.

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