TOMMY MARTIN: Ireland cycle of helplessness no laughing matter

We are the rats, the Aviva Stadium is our lab, and we’re going to get our arses electrocuted no matter what happens, writes Tommy Martin

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TOMMY MARTIN: The age-old question: Why do fellas like battering the heads off each other?

At school, there was nothing quite like fight day, writes Tommy Martin.

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TOMMY MARTIN: Does Sarriball have to win or is there a higher purpose?

I get a lift to five-a-side football on a Monday night with two Italian guys called Francesco and Mariano.

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TOMMY MARTIN: A day that reminded us we are all just passing through

If it is possible for an event, which mainly consisted of middle-aged men in a state of wheezy exhaustion, to be considered spiritual, then Tuesday’s Liam Miller Tribute match certainly was that, writes Tommy Martin

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TOMMY MARTIN: Should we break it to kids that football will always let them down?

Capping a glittering list of career achievements, Paul Scholes made it onto Liveline this week.

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TOMMY MARTIN: Beyond ideology, Roy Keane and Serena Williams are just human

Williams has been adopted, willingly, as the battle queen of modern feminism, a shining emblem of the global movement towards equality and to right the wrongs dealt by millennia of patriarchy, writes Tommy Martin

 

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TOMMY MARTIN: Is it time to conscript draft-dodging players into national service?

Avoiding compulsory military service has a long and honourable history — from cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in MASH to Donald Trump’s bone spurs — and the recent plight of Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min showed that the art of draft-dodging remains highly relevant, writes Tommy Martin.

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TOMMY MARTIN: To focus on Dublin’s privilege is to neglect what makes them special

Are the Dubs even bored of the Dubs?

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TOMMY MARTIN: 'These Limerick lads are not rebels, and they’ve been busy with their own cause'

Given the demands on the modern-day intercounty player, it’s surprising the victorious Limerick panel have time for fomenting violent revolutionary discord, writes Tommy Martin

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TOMMY MARTIN: Life’s a beach for new Limerick generation

I won’t lie, the first time my wife took me to Ballybunion, I wasn’t blown away, writes Tommy Martin

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TOMMY MARTIN: Sky still Premier League’s natural home but change is coming

On February 14 this year shares in Sky plc rose 3% following the news that the
company had retained Premier League TV rights for the three seasons beginning in 2019/20.

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TOMMY MARTIN: Sky still Premier League’s natural home but change is coming

On February 14 this year shares in Sky plc rose 3% following the news that the
company had retained Premier League TV rights for the three seasons beginning in 2019/20.

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TOMMY MARTIN: Like sugar and social media, we consume Premier League while kinda sure it’s bad for us

Football’s back! Which, incidentally, is something you only say if you enjoy deliberately trolling League of Ireland fans.

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TOMMY MARTIN: Can the ‘spirit of sport’ withstand brainpower of superhuman performance?

We need to talk about transcranial direct-current stimulation.
Wait! Wait! Come back!

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