It was a year of expectations for the tribesmen, with manager Sean Caufield having an off-season to build on the squad that lost in last year’s first division playoffs, expectations were understandably high. Caufield had shown me that he knew how to organize this United side and get results. I also think that the investment from the Comer group was clearly increased when … [Read more...] about Galway United season review: a year to build on
18 June 2021; A pride flag flying inside the ground before the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bohemians and Drogheda United at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile Recently, Adelaide united footballer Josh Carvallo became one of the first professional footballers to come out as gay, and this led me to ask myself this … [Read more...] about Homophobia in sport: an issue that should have been long solved
9 November 2021; Manager Stephen Kenny during a Republic of Ireland training session at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile The Ireland v Portugal World Cup qualifier, which at the time of writing this has still not taken place, was sold out within two hours of the tickets going on sale. That means that over 50 … [Read more...] about Sold out Aviva shows nation’s support for Kenny
6 November 2021; Jonathan Sexton of Ireland during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and Japan at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile As Ireland are set to begin their November series, it is yet another campaign where Johnny Sexton is arguably head and shoulders above the rest of the fly-halves in Ireland. With Sexton set to win his … [Read more...] about Who will replace Johnny Sexton?
Gambling has always been a part of sport, for many people it’s what makes sports more entertaining and makes people more invested in whatever their watching. But, with the explosion of online gambling the problem has been getting a lot worse. Evidence of how bad it has gotten can be seen in the fact that in the 2020/21 English Premier League season only three of the twenty … [Read more...] about Gambling in sport: where will it stop?