PAUL ROUSE: Irish football’s not-so-hard border

The motion tabled in the House of Commons, in London, by Jim Shannon, a DUP MP, is a straightforward one, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: One man’s idea of ‘sport’ is another’s idea of outrage

The word ‘sport’ is an interesting one. It is commonplace, part of the everyday conversation in the great majority of households on this island — and yet it is hard to define, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: How pervasive is this culture of contempt?

The case cast light on a culture of contempt and entitlement in sport, but rugby in particular, and it would be fascinating to examine where the sympathies of Jackson’s and Olding’s team-mates lay, writes Paul Rouse

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PAUL ROUSE: Where does handball go from here?

Last week was an extraordinary one for Irish sport. The rugby Grand Slam and Rory McIlroy winning in America followed a Cheltenham Festival where the Irish dominated the English in race after race, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: A landmark day for Irish rugby —beating England for the first time

This was the day Ireland’s oldest international fixture, one which was first played in 1875, finally ended in triumph, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: Are Guardiola’s beliefs now torn to ribbons?

It’s not often a man folds a tent this quickly.

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PAUL ROUSE: Sporting bodies should fear getting it all their own way

The allure of media productions controlled by the sports association is both obvious and understandable. And yet the downsides are significant, also, writes Paul Rouse

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PAUL ROUSE: Rise of pay TV will show money GAA’s future priority

Here’s the future: The GAA will put more of its highest-profile inter-county championship matches behind a paywall this summer.

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PAUL ROUSE: ‘What will the GAA be like in 20 years time?’

So Dublin is not to be divided for GAA purposes?

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PAUL ROUSE: Playing rights of all must be respected

Why did the mess that was the first advertisement for the position of director general strike such a chord with the membership of the GAA?

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