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Ireland stink at football but that needn’t ruin your Saturday

Ireland stink at football but that needn’t ruin your Saturday

A succession of people will let you down in life. Then you will die. Both of these things are inevitable. Ireland losing to Denmark this coming Saturday, however, need not guarantee more pain for you. Emmet Ryan has the remedy.

Brand on the run

Brand on the run

Last month it emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of an allegation of rape being investigated by police in Los Angeles. He has denied any wrongdoing, but the questions continue to circle around the Portuguese player

Racehorses can go from zero to hero in quick time

Racehorses can go from zero to hero in quick time

Aidan O’Brien has proven that a slow start to a steed’s career is not always a bad thing

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

The Re-Start: Isa Nacewa

A life can change course in a matter of minutes. Isa Nacewa knows that as well as anyone. His turning point came in 2003, during the Rugby World Cup

Declan Rice debate a distraction from Ireland’s deeper issues

Declan Rice debate a distraction from Ireland’s deeper issues

Lots of people were shouting at a teenager online on Thursday because it’s easier than accepting that the structural issues weakening the Irish football team won’t be solved by one player

Upping the Ante : Irish horseracing has an elephant in the room

Upping the Ante : Irish horseracing has an elephant in the room

A dramatic rise in failed drug tests since the horseracing watchdog changed labs this year raises questions about past success

Profile Tiger Woods : Out of the Woods?

Profile Tiger Woods : Out of the Woods?

Upping the Ante: The pitfalls of buying money: a cautionary tale

Upping the Ante: The pitfalls of buying money: a cautionary tale

As the most experienced punters know only too well, no bet is ever a completely sure thing – not even in rugby

Life after Leinster: Heaslip and Kearney get down to business

Life after Leinster: Heaslip and Kearney get down to business

Former rugby star turned serial investor Jamie Heaslip is heading up an initiative to put a minimum of €500,000 into a suite of early-stage enterprises

Joshua needs a spark from Povetkin on Saturday

Joshua needs a spark from Povetkin on Saturday

After fans suffered through his last title defence, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua needs to entertain as much as win against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday

Upping the Ante : Blackmore’s tenure at the top could be on borrowed time

Upping the Ante : Blackmore’s tenure at the top could be on borrowed time

Jockey Rachel Blackmore has done superbly to lead the standings up to now, but missed a chance to preserve her advantage at the Listowel Festival four days ago

Irish football’s great joyless journey to nowhere

Irish football’s great joyless journey to nowhere

Reports of Roy Keane’s rows with players and recent dismal match performances have laid the unedifying spectacle that is football in Ireland all too bare

Just defeat the Derry Pelé

Just defeat the Derry Pelé

With Paddy McCourt making his final trip to Belfield as a player, the UCD Bowl hosts a huge game to decide the destination of the League of Ireland First Division title. Emmet Ryan gives his horrendously biased analysis

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Upping the Ante: Varadkar beware: sure things don’t always deliver

Backing the hot favourite can backfire, as this column discovered last week, and Micheál Martin is better value than Leo Varadkar to be next Taoiseach

Getting your house in order, GAA style

Getting your house in order, GAA style

The Gaelic Athletic Association continues to ignore the major financial advantage Dublin has when it comes to its rivals