Note: This article was published in SIN's print edition before John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance on 10 April. By Mark Lynch With the recent international break leaving many fans feeling slightly less entertained than they would be with the usual hullabaloo of the club game, the FAI have stepped in to provide us with enough off-field distractions to shock and bewilder … [Read more...] about Latest FAI scandal putting enormous strain on camel’s back
By Mark Lynch A unique pairing of semi-finals is on the horizon in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship, with two relative underdogs attempting to break through to the echelon of All-Ireland winners. They find themselves up against two dynasties of the championship, but it’d be naïve to assume both semi-finals are foregone conclusions. Both taking … [Read more...] about Crokes and Corofin favourites to advance but underdogs keen to cause upsets
By Mark Lynch When players in most sports get to their mid/late 30s, especially in high – octane sports, they tend to notice their own body not performing the way their brain wants it to, or the way it used to. The internal realisation that you’re not performing to the standard you were before is tough to deal with, but what can be tougher is the external reaction. While … [Read more...] about Sport – no country for old men?
By Mark Lynch NUI Galway became the first team this season to take points off leaders UL in the Electric Ireland Senior Hurling League Division 1 Group A on Tuesday 6 November, after a thrilling 0–25 all draw in Dangan. While they’ll be glad to put their run of losses to bed, Jeff Lynskey’s men will be slightly disheartened that they couldn’t seal the win in the … [Read more...] about NUI Galway end Senior Hurling League campaign with captivating draw against UL
By Mark Lynch As Dublin quietly put preparations in place to capture the eternally elusive five in a row of All - Ireland Senior Football Championship titles, all eyes are on some of their nearest challengers for the Sam Maguire. Perpetual bridesmaids Mayo have gone backwards in order to go forwards, as they turn to former manager James Horan to guide the team to the … [Read more...] about Kerry search for their own special one