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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

A self-Meade man

A self-Meade man

As he looks forward to Cheltenham, seven-time National Hunt Champion trainer Noel Meade talks hats, horses and bouncing back from the recession

The Spread

The Spread

Twin temptations at Anfield

On the Spot

On the Spot

Ryan Constable director, Esportif International

Taking on the start-up challenger

Taking on the start-up challenger

Launching a start-up is supposed to be a terrifying and exhausting process that is filled with unforeseen obstacles and pitfalls. But for Avril Copeland, it must seem like child’s play compared to being chased through the Ecuadorean rainforest by a c

After the ball

After the ball

They leave Ireland as heroes, but those boys whose football dreams don’t come true find themselves ‘washed up’ by their late teens, writes John Fallon.

The continuing evolution of sports

The continuing evolution of sports

With top-level world sport undergoing massive changes, sponsoring companies are having to adapt on the hoof

Ewan MacKenna Don’t fall for the hype: this isn’t rugby country, and it never was

Ewan MacKenna Don’t fall for the hype: this isn’t rugby country, and it never was

The lads had their uniforms down to a tee. Dubarrys, chinos, Polo T-shirts, the lot. But their act went above and beyond. There they stood, in a bar on Baggot Street in Dublin, tipsy from an Ireland win in the Six Nations, and with more celebratory s

On the Spot

On the Spot

Ian O’Sullivan, business development director at Teamer

The Spread

The Spread

Back Spurs against the Hammers

Giant wave of Ryder Cup    cash awaiting Captain Clarke

Giant wave of Ryder Cup cash awaiting Captain Clarke

Darren Clarke’s 2016 European Ryder Cup captaincy could be worth up to €2.7 million to him over the next year and a half. Brian Keogh reports.

Ewan MacKenna: The beautiful game now mirrors the wider world: grotesquely unequal and ruled by the super-rich

Ewan MacKenna: The beautiful game now mirrors the wider world: grotesquely unequal and ruled by the super-rich

Depressingly – partly because it was so predictable, yet is so unstoppable – a report from January laid bare the direction in which the world continues to be headed. Before the international elite gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos in Swi

No sticky wicket for Irish cricket

No sticky wicket for Irish cricket

Cricket Ireland’s growth has been swift, thanks to World Cup success. Now all it needs are a sponsor and a chance for the national team to join the Test-playing nations.

On the Spot

On the Spot

Paul Donegan, business manager for sports nutrition brand Kinetica Sports

The Spread

The Spread

Wales to bounce back quickly