Monthly Archives: December 2014

Don’t believe the hype – at least not all of it

What Katie Taylor has achieved year on year has been remarkable but her overall place in Irish sports history will be hampered by her nascent sport, despite what many force on us, writes Ewan MacKenna The setting for the scene is the new bar at the back of the old boxing stadium. It’s early last year, […]

A step too far after many miles of mistakes

It’s not just about a song or any one particular blunder but against a background of professional mediocrity, the celebrity and excuses of John Delaney aren’t good enough for Irish soccer, writes Ewan MacKenna For the journalist, he keeps on giving. From Irish football, he just keeps taking away. Earlier this week, a conversation with […]