Ewan MacKenna

Ewan MacKenna

The dying art of sportswriting

The dying art of sportswriting

Sportswriting has become a dying art, with proper stories not being told as they should be

Golf hypes false rivalry between McIlroy and Spieth

Golf hypes false rivalry between McIlroy and Spieth

For golf, it was confirmation that it had finally entered the long-dreaded AT years. Last August,...

The little things mean a lot to county players

The little things mean a lot to county players

There is a different kind of Gaelic football hero, the player who togs out for county teams.

Nike doesn't seem choosy about the company it keeps

Nike doesn't seem choosy about the company it keeps

Nike replaced passion with profits long ago.

Manners matter when the GAA goes fundraising

Manners matter when the GAA goes fundraising

The GAA is finding there is a fine art to tapping the diaspora for dollars

Is stoppage time looming for Delaney and FAI?

Is stoppage time looming for Delaney and FAI?

The FAI, an organisation now burdened with debt, is out touch with football fans and the grassroots enthusiasm that – from the most basic level up – keeps the game alive

FAI money shows up Fifa's true workings

FAI money shows up Fifa's true workings

Fifa under the leadership of Sepp Blatter was a vast underground conduit for corruption and self-enrichment by individuals who helped kick football into a moral morass

Is amateur hour coming to an end?

Is amateur hour coming to an end?

With more and more players walking away from careers to concentrate on playing and growth in the ‘grey’ endorsement scene, the GAA’s coveted amateur status is under threat

Bill O’Herlihy

Bill O’Herlihy

Bill O’Herlihy led a full and successful life, yet couldn’t believe that anyone would have the remotest interest in reading his life story

Leinster championship is already over

Leinster championship is already over

The Leinster senior football championship began yesterday, but it’s already over

Big-time boxing is a shambles

Big-time boxing is a shambles

For many, Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao has been the bout that’s kept on giving. Grant...

Sport: Stats obscure human factors and luck

Sport: Stats obscure human factors and luck

There were too many fine ingredients for the outcome to be anything other than tasty. Bill James ...

A Gallic power play

A Gallic power play

French club rugby is squashing all comers with its endless supply of money, and there appears to be little anyone can do about it for now

The God squad: why sports stars get strength from their faith

The God squad: why sports stars get strength from their faith

Walking away from last year’s British Open, Bubba Watson wanted a quick exit, but d...

Is Joe Brolly right about Gaelic football dying before our eyes?

Is Joe Brolly right about Gaelic football dying before our eyes?

I’ve had the pleasure of Joe Brolly’s company only once. It was upstairs in the ...