After the goal rush: What now for Irish football?
Investigating the failure of the Irish football team on the international stage starts at the fault lines of Ireland’s sporting structures. But how did things get so bleak? And how can we achieve redemption?
The Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier last month was a shock to many – mainly those who had not been paying attention.
Ireland have yet to win a game from Stephen Kenny’s first 11 matches, and a humbling loss at home to a country 98th in Fifa’s world rankings felt like the nadir, yet it hardly happened in isolation.
Two years ago, Liam...
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Mayo GAA money man returns with a radical county plan
Financial trader Tim O'Leary is back with a new vision to bring glory to Mayo, but before he provides fresh funding he wants the board to agree to a drastic stance against GAA HQ including a player's strike
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Ronan O’Gara interview: ‘Your title is the boss ... but you should be approachable, one of the components of the jigsaw, not the jigsaw itself’
Once Ireland’s talismanic out-half and now director of rugby at La Rochelle, rugby remains a game of tight margins and small but vital details for O’Gara. In this interview, he holds forth on the relentless pressure of the sport, the dynamics between coaches and players, and his hatred of losing