Rob Hartnett

Rob Hartnett

The Boys in Blue account is firmly in the black

The Boys in Blue account is firmly in the black

No other county can match Dublin’s sponsorship earnings, but that doesn’t mean they can’t stand up to them on the field of play

The reign of subscription TV companies is coming to an end

The reign of subscription TV companies is coming to an end

The nature of sports broadcasting changes with every passing season and the pace of that change is accelerating

Getting down to business with the Guinness PRO14

Getting down to business with the Guinness PRO14

The Guinness PRO14 is the latest branding for rugby fans to get their heads around ahead of the opening rounds on September 1, writes Rob Hartnett

Ireland leads the way in the arena of Paralympics

Ireland leads the way in the arena of Paralympics

The 2018 European Para Swimming Championships will take place at the National Aquatic Centre, proving that Ireland can host sporting events at the highest levels

Irish cricket is a hit on world stage

Irish cricket is a hit on world stage

Following ten years of solid work to meet the International Cricket Council’s exacting standards, Ireland is now a full member of the prestigious club

Eagles have nothing on this true Phoenix

Eagles have nothing on this true Phoenix

As the Irish Open finishes in Portstewart today, the tournament has become one of the true highlights of European golf

It’s all kicking off for Women’s Rugby World Cup

It’s all kicking off for Women’s Rugby World Cup

While camaraderie is strong, competition for places is fierce ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup

Retailers keep an eye on the ball

Retailers keep an eye on the ball

Sports sponsorship is proving a good long-term strategy for grocery chains

Referee stuck in the middle

Referee stuck in the middle

The job of reforming Irish sport in the wake of a run of embarrassments has demanded a tough line from administrators, and even the minister

A rising tide for rowing

A rising tide for rowing

With charismatic competitors, gender balance and the backing of big business, rowing could be a worthy and rewarding contender to boxing for fans and sponsors

A Curragh masterclass in staying at the races

A Curragh masterclass in staying at the races

Rob Hartnett, the founder of Sport for Business, on the redevelopment of the Curragh racecourse

Championship battles waged on and off the pitch

Championship battles waged on and off the pitch

RTÉ Sport is going toe to toe with Sky TV in a high definition contest that will be a big boost for viewers – and the GAA too

Odds on - or offside?

Odds on - or offside?

Sports betting is a worldwide goldmine being furiously mined by bookmakers and promoted on the back of sport itself. Its reach is so broad that unusual betting patterns in Asia led to an investigation at Athlone Town FC