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Upping the Ante: GAA must make match experience less alien to unionists

Upping the Ante: GAA must make match experience less alien to unionists

Hurling is the greatest sport on the planet, yet a large chunk of the population of this island are put off playing or watching it

Upping the Ante: Racing will miss O’Leary’s wit, his genius and his money

Upping the Ante: Racing will miss O’Leary’s wit, his genius and his money

The Ryanair chief is not everyone’s cup of tea, but he is never dull, and you can always rely on his horses to give their all

Upping the Ante : Humble Smullen inspiring us all to keep fighting

Upping the Ante : Humble Smullen inspiring us all to keep fighting

Nine-time champion jockey Pat Smullen is looking at the positives after his recent cancer treatment

Upping the Ante: Greatest jumps jockey of all leaves an unparalleled legacy

Upping the Ante: Greatest jumps jockey of all leaves an unparalleled legacy

Sadness at Ruby Walsh’s exit is tempered by relief at seeing him get out relatively unscathed

Converting skills from the rugby pitch to the boardroom

Converting skills from the rugby pitch to the boardroom

Ireland rugby star Peter O’Mahony’s insights from years at the top tier of sport can be applied to high-performing entrepreneurs, writes Pete Smyth

Upping the ante: LoI’s financial husbandry remains dependent on Europe

Upping the ante: LoI’s financial husbandry remains dependent on Europe

The League of Ireland has long been a basket case financially, but an upturn in the national team’s fortunes might not be far away

In the dark of night, Doheny looks to dominate

In the dark of night, Doheny looks to dominate

Outside of his hometown Portlaoise, world champion TJ Doheny is still looking to make an impact in his homeland

Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds

Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds

The new facilities at the Curragh are impressive, but the racetrack will need to attract respectable attendances if it is to avoid becoming a white elephant

'No more surprises': Sport Ireland to audit FAI

'No more surprises': Sport Ireland to audit FAI

It has emerged that the Companies Registration Office received a report from auditors Deloitte saying that the FAI’s accounts were not being properly kept

Upping the Ante: A poor performance from the football association at the Oireachtas

Upping the Ante: A poor performance from the football association at the Oireachtas

The FAI bigwigs’ inability to answer questions at Wednesday’s hearing underlines the need for a change at Abbotstown if Irish football is to ever reach its potential

Danke Dirk: Europe's only NBA MVP

Danke Dirk: Europe's only NBA MVP

Dirk Nowitzki was a rarity in any sport these days, but especially in the NBA, as he spent his entire top tier career with the same team

Sport Ireland halts funding to FAI

Sport Ireland halts funding to FAI

The decision came after an acknowledgement from the association that it did not comply with one of Sport Ireland’s terms and conditions for the approval of grants

Delaney will appear at Oireachtas committee

Delaney will appear at Oireachtas committee

A statement from FAI president Donal Conway has said recent comments made by the association 'did not accurately reflect the board’s level of awareness of the existence of the €100,000 issue in 2017'

Upping the Ante: British and Germans set a good example for sporting accountability

Upping the Ante: British and Germans set a good example for sporting accountability

Senior sporting figures in other countries have been forced into swift exits after financial questions arose. That wouldn’t happen here

For me, basketballers in the GAA have always been the best decision-makers. You look at Liam McHale, Jason Sherlock, or Stephen O’Hanlon with Monaghan this year

For me, basketballers in the GAA have always been the best decision-makers. You look at Liam McHale, Jason Sherlock, or Stephen O’Hanlon with Monaghan this year

Four-time Kerry All-Ireland football winner Kieran Donaghy has turned his hand to helping the county’s hurlers, but in an entirely different code he plays basketball for Tralee Warriors, and is determined to see the sport on national television before long