Rob Hartnett

Rob Hartnett

FAI are playing the long game

FAI are playing the long game

Getting rid of John Delaney will not solve the problems in Irish football, but investment in facilities and encouraging a European model of support for clubs could make a big difference, writes Rob Hartnett

PRO14 growing into a real rugby player

PRO14 growing into a real rugby player

This season has seen a ramping up of revenue coming into the clubs through increased commercial revenue and a significant uplift in the value of broadcast rights

Hurling creates a new legend

Hurling creates a new legend

After a thrilling summer season, and a surge in viewership, this is the sport to watch for sponsors

Silver lining: how Irish hockey can capitalise on the World Cup

Silver lining: how Irish hockey can capitalise on the World Cup

Ireland’s unprecedented silver medal in London presents the sport with an opportunity to win over decision makers and sponsors

Sponsors are basking in the warm glow of the ‘cool Olympics’

Sponsors are basking in the warm glow of the ‘cool Olympics’

NBC, the biggest Olympic broadcaster of them all, announced that it had set a new record in advertising revenue for a Winter Games and was already through $900 million in booked spend

Time for Katie to cash in

Time for Katie to cash in

In a recent survey of Irish sports fans, Katie Taylor emerged as still the most popular sports star we have

Learning from the blow of a third-place finish

Learning from the blow of a third-place finish

We are a small nation - and big sport is getting bigger all the time

The final countdown

The final countdown

On Tuesday, World Rugby’s technical assessors will make their recommendation on whether France, Ireland or South Africa is the best country to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Tales of sporting glory and why we love them

Tales of sporting glory and why we love them

Sport is a universal language, providing a single point around which we can gather

Pitching to the world

Pitching to the world

There have been blows to the French bid, but the biggest danger to Ireland's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup could come from South Africa, writes Rob Harnett

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