Ewan MacKenna

Ewan MacKenna

Football fails to hide the malaise at the heart of Europe

Football fails to hide the malaise at the heart of Europe

Sport makes the mistake of thinking it can actually transcend life

Heads in the game

Heads in the game

With O’Neill at the helm, Ireland veterans say we have a real shot at making the last 16 at the Euros

Euro feats are not what they used to be

Euro feats are not what they used to be

The European Championship has become a Montessori sports day where everyone gets a medal

Ewan MacKenna: Cheating is part of human nature

Ewan MacKenna: Cheating is part of human nature

But do the people behind the testers want to get the cheats?

Ewan McKenna: The greed behind the Rio Games

Ewan McKenna: The greed behind the Rio Games

When the 2016 Olympics train rolls out of town, the suffering locals will be left to pick up the pieces of a country steeped in chaos

Any Irish athlete who achieves is doing so in spite of our system, not because of it

Any Irish athlete who achieves is doing so in spite of our system, not because of it

There’s nothing wrong with the results, what's wrong is how we’re producing them

Leicester’s win is just the start of a Premier League revolution

Leicester’s win is just the start of a Premier League revolution

A new TV deal means huge money for every Premier League club next season, and that may just level the playing field

Leicester on brink of history

Leicester on brink of history

Discounted and dismissed, Leicester City have ridden a phenomenal wave of success and luck that will see them take the Premier League title if they beat Manchester United today

Fight sports often play a role in disadvantaged sections of society

Fight sports often play a role in disadvantaged sections of society

We need a place to harness anger

Have you faith in drug-free football? Don’t take comfort  in lack of failed tests

Have you faith in drug-free football? Don’t take comfort in lack of failed tests

So do you still believe? The real question is why anyone would.

Ewan McKenna: How the runt of Irish rugby’s litter became a real player

Ewan McKenna: How the runt of Irish rugby’s litter became a real player

Kelly retired in 2012, but his one-time thankless work remains

Ewan MacKenna: Playing sport in the shadow of Brussels

Ewan MacKenna: Playing sport in the shadow of Brussels

Experts say that major tournaments are difficult to target

Ewan McKenna: Italy are rugby’s also-rans,

Ewan McKenna: Italy are rugby’s also-rans,

Italy clings to a Six Nations place while other countries can’t get a foot in the door

Pampered stars believe they can break all the rules

Pampered stars believe they can break all the rules

Many high-earning athletes believe that their wages and status allow them to do whatever they want

Ewan McKenna: It’s time to face facts, you’re not a fan of an elite team

Ewan McKenna: It’s time to face facts, you’re not a fan of an elite team

You’re just a customer of big business