PAUL ROUSE: Cockfighting, cruelty, and Ireland’s history of bloodsports

The renewed growth of cockfighting in Britain is a reminder that the ways of the past are not easily shaken, writes Paul Rouse.

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PAUL ROUSE: Do GAA clubs make the best use of their membership?

Back in 1909, Michael Collins was the secretary of the Geraldines GAA Club in London. He was still a very young man — yet to assume the political leadership that saw him become one of the most influential Irishmen ever born — but he had an intimate understanding of the things that make a great GAA club.

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PAUL ROUSE: No money or medals can save you from sporting end

Listening this week to the former rugby international Luke Fitzgerald talking about his retirement from the game was a reminder that there is only one certainty in every sporting career: it will end, writes Paul Rouse.

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