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Tradition vs modernity in Marseilles today

Tradition vs modernity in Marseilles today

Ireland produces its own players, French clubs are buying in talent. The odds are stacked against Leinster

Ewan MacKenna:  after ten years in power, John Delaney appears to be mediocre at all aspects of his job except one – hanging on to it

Ewan MacKenna: after ten years in power, John Delaney appears to be mediocre at all aspects of his job except one – hanging on to it

On the Spot

On the Spot

Diarmaid Murphy, commercial and sponsorship manager, GAA and Croke Park

McIlroy’s second act

McIlroy’s second act

In the space of a year, Rory McIlroy has reinvented himself, splitting from his management team, signing lucrative new deals and heading for the grand slam. Meet McIlroy 2.0, writes Brian Keogh.

Rory effect helps the Irish Open

Rory effect helps the Irish Open

Rory McIlroy’s close ties to Dubai did no harm in helping to land Dubai Duty Free as the new sponsor of the Irish Open, writes Michael O’Keeffe

The Spread

The Spread

Payback time for United?

Ewan MacKenna Low attendance at club finals highlights the GAA’s  apathy to the club game

Ewan MacKenna Low attendance at club finals highlights the GAA’s apathy to the club game

By some industry estimates, around 140,000 adult tourists crushed their way into Dublin last Tuesday, looking to entangle themselves with anything Irish – be it as ludicrous as leprechauns or obvious as Guinness. That same day, a 20-minute walk away,

On the Spot

On the Spot

JP Montgomery marketing and sponsorship manager, Basketball Ireland

Ewan MacKenna:  Relentless maverick Van Gaal is the right person for United – despite all the ‘wrong’ narratives

Ewan MacKenna: Relentless maverick Van Gaal is the right person for United – despite all the ‘wrong’ narratives

In a dimly lit room at the Carrington training ground early in the season, Louis van Gaal sat across from Gary Neville for an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper and was everything you’d expect. Intimidating, like the manager who angrily dro

The Spread

The Spread

Back Chelsea over the Saints

Return of Duff will bring bounce to the League of Ireland

Return of Duff will bring bounce to the League of Ireland

Returning stars may dispel apathy among football fans, but for how long, wonders John Fallon

Coaches are key to fulfilling schoolboy dreams of rugby glory

Coaches are key to fulfilling schoolboy dreams of rugby glory

The stakes have never been so high in the battle to become the next Cian Healy or Luke Fitzgerald.

On the Spot

On the Spot

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland.

Find the best of the bets

Find the best of the bets

Ahead of this week’s meeting at Cheltenham, Hayley O’Connor delivers a breakdown of the betting on National Hunt racing’s premier festival.

Ewan MacKenna: A gambling addict with a bookie’s app is like a drunk with car keys

Ewan MacKenna: A gambling addict with a bookie’s app is like a drunk with car keys

Just a couple of years ago, a friend of mine would pass many an evening by getting online and throwing down money so as to make whatever sport was on TV more interesting. He was a suit-and-tie type guy – well-paid job, nice apartment, and generally g