Reflecting on the Joe Schmidt era

The Ireland coach will leave a glorious legacy

Joe Schmidt recently announced that he would be retiring from coaching after the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan, in order to focus on his family life. The New Zealand-born coach has, recent results aside, had an incredible time as

Domestic reform needed in Irish football

A new vision is needed to elevate the League of Ireland’s standard

When the news broke that Declan Rice had finally ended the speculation around his international future, there was a collective sigh around Ireland. While outwardly football fans seemed to be preparing for this exact scenario, most still hoped that perhaps

Social isolation and the Super Bowl

Is it impossible to enjoy a first viewing of the Super Bowl, while also understanding the game?

It would not shock those who know me to know that I am not a fan of America’s favourite sporting pastimes, or very many sporting pastimes for that matter. Every February, when scrolling through my newsfeed, I am bombarded by

Irish rugby’s perception problem

The sport’s biggest challenge lies off the field

Coming off the back of arguably the greatest year any Irish sporting team has ever had, Ireland’s rugby team were on the crest of a wave entering 2019. A chance to defend their Six Nations crown before carrying that momentum

Brexit fallout to impact Irish sport

A hard border would be an unwelcome return to dark days

Brexit is coming, like the formless, vague monster in a nightmare. Though its exact character remains mysterious, the time of its arrival is certain. On March 29th, the UK may exit the European Union, and the island of Ireland may

Solskjaer’s Manchester United renaissance

How United’s infamous super sub has come to the rescue once again

Following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Manchester United had become a club devoid of ideas, optimism, and above all, quality. The Stretford residents were once the dominant superpower of world football, but due to the input of messrs Moyes,

Corruption and greed leaves boxing on the ropes

Governing bodies must resolve issues within the sport to stave off irrelevance

Manny Pacquiao, 40, successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt in an unanimous decision victory over challenger Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, late last month. However, it remains a split decision as to what was more embarrassing, Broner’s