Ewan MacKenna

Ewan MacKenna

Ewan McKenna: Money should be a sideshow to the main event, not just in football.

Ewan McKenna: Money should be a sideshow to the main event, not just in football.

When it comes to the essence of sport, look to a Ballina bar where the GAA occupies a place that money can’t buy

Failing our sports stars: The Sports Minister may have been trying to engender some Olympic spirit last week

Failing our sports stars: The Sports Minister may have been trying to engender some Olympic spirit last week

But Ireland’s high-performance system is under-performing, with sportsmen and women left to scramble

Barnes: ‘If I don’t medal in Rio, I’ll be in a dole line’

Barnes: ‘If I don’t medal in Rio, I’ll be in a dole line’

Olympic medallist says he has seen very few financial gains from his achievements

Will fortune favour the brave footballers?

Will fortune favour the brave footballers?

Leicester have more than the hopes of fans resting on their heroes’ shoulders

Irish rugby is eating itself

Irish rugby is eating itself

As the IRFU’s coffers are set to bulge from the Six Nations, Irish club rugby is suffering from lack of funding

Break point: allegations of match-fixing give the main players in tennis governance an advantage

Break point: allegations of match-fixing give the main players in tennis governance an advantage

Will they take the chance to clean up problems with the game

Athletics should be booted out of the Olympics, it’s become a circus

Athletics should be booted out of the Olympics, it’s become a circus

So here we are yet again, one more sport taken away, asking when is enough enough?

Ewan MacKenna: Real Madrid have now had 19 managers in 20 years.

Ewan MacKenna: Real Madrid have now had 19 managers in 20 years.

Can last week’s appointment of their former star Zidane rescue them from ignominy?

Ewan MacKenna: What sport may bring us in 2016

Ewan MacKenna: What sport may bring us in 2016

My sweet 16 wishes for sport this year

Ewan McKenna: No-win situation for Syria, on or off the pitch

Ewan McKenna: No-win situation for Syria, on or off the pitch

The irreconcilable political divisions in Syria are reflected in the country’s national football team

Ewan MacKenna: Many sports fans, particularly grown men, take their sport far too seriously

Ewan MacKenna: Many sports fans, particularly grown men, take their sport far too seriously

Don’t underestimate the arrogance, obnoxiousness and delusion of many sports

Ewan Mckenna: The party’s over, and not just for Leinster.

Ewan Mckenna: The party’s over, and not just for Leinster.

Irish rugby faces into a whole set of problems because of its artificial provincial club structure

Ewan McKenna: Anger and hate are a big part of the reason why Tyson Fury is the fighter he is

Ewan McKenna: Anger and hate are a big part of the reason why Tyson Fury is the fighter he is

So many great and no-so-great boxers are driven by a rage created out of their horror

Ewan MacKenna: Rugby is following in football’s footsteps

Ewan MacKenna: Rugby is following in football’s footsteps

Soon only the richest clubs will polish the silverware

Profile Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane : A qualified success

Profile Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane : A qualified success

The successful Ireland manager and his controversial assistant under the spotlight