Ewan MacKenna

Ewan MacKenna

The loneliness of rugby’s forgotten men

The loneliness of rugby’s forgotten men

Many rugby players are forced to quench their passion and abandon the sport due to financial constraints

China’s long march to football domination

China’s long march to football domination

China’s football has followed the same model as in other industries, purchase abroad to learn best practice

Ewan McKenna: In world football, have immoralities merely taken the place of illegalities?

Ewan McKenna: In world football, have immoralities merely taken the place of illegalities?

Everyone here is winning, except for the sport and its fans

As it reclines on a bed of banknotes, the GAA continues to drift away from its roots

As it reclines on a bed of banknotes, the GAA continues to drift away from its roots

Remember a time when the GAA was something you could tell people abroad about with pride?

A change in culture, not interference, will attract women to sport

A change in culture, not interference, will attract women to sport

Ill-thought-out interference with its ruling bodies is not going to attract women to the upper echelons of Irish sport

Sadly for Connacht, Lam’s decision was a no-brainer

Sadly for Connacht, Lam’s decision was a no-brainer

Connacht was the miracle job for the New Zealander, but Bristol is the dream job

For so long the standard-setters, Manchester Utd now lag behind

For so long the standard-setters, Manchester Utd now lag behind

Jose Mourinho’s appointment was the board failing to confront the real issue

Jamie Cudmore: Concussion and the cost of winning

Jamie Cudmore: Concussion and the cost of winning

Canadian Cudmore has set up a foundation to protect other rugby players from concussion

Katie Taylor’s true test starts now

Katie Taylor’s true test starts now

As Taylor awaits her first pro bout, she’s entering a world where women’s boxing is perceived to have little cachet

At what point does international rugby become a total joke?

At what point does international rugby become a total joke?

The IRFU is calling up more and more foreign-born players

Lance Armstrong: From yellow jersey to yellow streak

Lance Armstrong: From yellow jersey to yellow streak

This weekend, I was supposed to interview Lance Armstrong. It didn’t happen – and here’s why

Louth and so very proud

Louth and so very proud

Dundalk’s recent successes have set them on the road to financial stability - but they’re not getting carried away anytime soon

Ewan McKenna: Better winning through chemistry

Ewan McKenna: Better winning through chemistry

Callum Skinner is the exception among a generation of athletes using doctors’ notes to enhance performances

Time for cycling fans to wake up and see the light

Time for cycling fans to wake up and see the light

The use of TUEs by top cyclists such as Bradley Wiggins is only the tip of a rotten iceberg

What’s gone wrong with Irish amateur boxing?

What’s gone wrong with Irish amateur boxing?

During the good years, the grandees of the IABA ate fish, but didn't bother to do any fishing...