Ewan MacKenna

Ewan MacKenna

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

The first step for athletics to regain credibility is a break with the past and that includes Coe

The first step for athletics to regain credibility is a break with the past and that includes Coe

It’s 1953 and Josef Stalin is lying on his deathbed when he summons Nikita Khrushchev to his si...

GAA spirit lives on in club game

GAA spirit lives on in club game

In an age where we’re told bigger is better, today the insignificance of a provincial intermediate semi-final means everything

Ewan McKenna: We love the taste of sporting victory in this country

Ewan McKenna: We love the taste of sporting victory in this country

But we seldom examine how best to achieve it

Captain or war chief? Something of both

Captain or war chief? Something of both

Ireland must take the field today without an intelligent, trusted leader

Tackling the elephant in the changing room

Tackling the elephant in the changing room

Modern-day rugby players look like titans, but how much of their physique and capacity to absorb punishment is due to drugs and supplements?

Faraway fields are greener

Faraway fields are greener

Jack Grealish has decided to play for England. What does this say about nationality when it comes to sport?

Ewan McKenna: Rugby’s Concussion Crisis

Ewan McKenna: Rugby’s Concussion Crisis

Rugby needs to be open about the serious damage concussion can do to its players

How many counties can hope to compete in an All-Ireland final? Very few.

How many counties can hope to compete in an All-Ireland final? Very few.

These days, more and more, it’s all down to money. Lots of money

Barcelona don’t live up to the hype

Barcelona don’t live up to the hype

Barcelona promote themselves as the best of football clubs, but on and off the field they fail to live up to their self-image

Galway hoping for Cunningham to seal the deal

Galway hoping for Cunningham to seal the deal

Galway have changed managers when patience may have proved the better option

Kerry’s lead role in the narrative of Gaelic footbal

Kerry’s lead role in the narrative of Gaelic footbal

The Kingdom's reign shows no sign of ending

Tyrone's persecution complex is on show again

Tyrone's persecution complex is on show again

Across the 2000s, the resilience and inner strength of Mickey Harte's team were remarkable.

Business of sport

Business of sport

No longer seduced by the myth of purity in professional sport, I now see it differently

James McClean has a right to free expression

James McClean has a right to free expression

West Brom’s James McClean is at the centre of a storm of political humbug – but he should be allowed to air his republican views