By Fintan O'Toole
Anxiety was rapidly starting to set in outside Wembley this afternoon, with just 90 minutes from kick-off and no discernible sign of an FA Cup Final ticket being pressed into my palm. All week the budget limits I had erected were consistently shifted upward as the desire to attend... [More]
THE sun has been shining on football all week and it’s no different at Turner’s Cross this evening. Cork City hosting Bohs in a League of Ireland Premier Division top-of-the-table clash may be a distant remove from la dolce vita of Wednesday evening but in the footballing family, it&rsq... [More]
Charlie Mulqueen on Shane Lowry's professional debut in the European Tour press tent. [More]
Liam Mackey counts down to tonight's Champions League final. [More]
AS a general rule, Yorkshiremen need no invitation to be cussed, but if anyone in England's white rose county needs a reason to feel grouchy this summer, the merest glimpse of a football ought to do the trick. This is a desperate for any fan unfortunate enough to finds themselves stranded eas... [More]
Liam Mackey's Champions League final build up [More]
WELL, sometimes, certainly, in certain games, when a player takes a game by the scruff of the neck and with a combination of superior talent, overpowering commitment and sheer strength of will.
Yet what about for more than just one game, what about for an entire season? LeBron James has, creating... [More]
FAR be it from me to take issue with Padraig Harrington, one of the best intentioned people I know, but I am fully in favour of Shane Lowry’s decision to turn professional right away rather than wait until after the Walker Cup next September.
There are literally tens of thousands of euro to... [More]
Watching the final of the Guinness Premiership last Saturday between Leicester and London Irish, I was reminded of Ronan O’Gara's comments before Munster played the Tigers in the opening defence of their Heineken Cup crown at Welford Road in 2006 when he ventured to suggest th... [More]
By Brendan O’Brien
SO far so ho-hum.
Only four days to go to the Heineken Cup final – Leinster’s first let’s not forget – but you would never guess there was a game of such importance beckoning judging by pre-match press briefing yesterday.
Then again, the locat... [More]