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A GAA ticket pricing initiative that would surely fly

clock March 31, 2011 10:29 by author Diarmuid O'Flynn
Diarmuid O'Flynn believes the GAA could do worse than follow the Ryanair model when it comes to filling half-empty grounds around the country [More]

Numbers not adding up for FAI

clock March 30, 2011 18:15 by author Brendan O'Brien
Brendan O'Brien on what the FAI needs to do to stop falling attendances. [More]

Nothing sweet about LeBron's entourage

clock March 30, 2011 16:02 by author Darren Norris
LeBron James may have the biggest entourage in the sports business but they didn't have the same class as the original's - Sugar Ray Robinson [More]

Time to blow whistle on the foul choking hurling

clock March 28, 2011 21:52 by author Diarmuid O'Flynn
Diarmuid O'Flynn calls for action on illegal tackling which is blighting hurling. [More]

Shadow-boxing in the Páirc ahead of Semple showdown

clock March 28, 2011 11:58 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Our hurling writers and columnists debate the talking points from the weekend's Allianz Hurling League action. [More]

Forget tradition - hurling needs a second referee

clock March 28, 2011 11:41 by author JohnF
Australian Rules has shown just how effective the two-official policy can be. And theirs is a slower game, argues John Fogarty. [More]

Anyone considered the possibility Ireland has found its natural level?

clock March 28, 2011 11:29 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Our soccer writers and columnists debate Ireland's Euro 2012 prospects and the manner in which we are attempting to get there. [More]

Down and Tyrone epic could cost them title

clock March 24, 2011 19:45 by author JohnF
FORMER Tyrone footballer turned pundit Noel McGinn fears the county’s U21 teams as well as Down’s could miss out on reaching the Ulster final after two epic quarter-final draws. The sides face into a third game next week after they couldn’t be separated after extra-time in the fir... [More]

Mr and Mrs T: that's Terry and Thatcher to you

clock March 22, 2011 17:40 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Restored England captain John Terry performed a minor PR miracle Tuesday. Chris Hatherall was there to experience it [More]

GAA are showing disregard for Amhrán na bhFiann

clock March 21, 2011 12:42 by author JohnF
GAA correspondent John Fogarty believes that the way our national anthem is being treated substantiates claims the GAA is over-sanitising the games. [More]


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