Sport: club in a league of their own?
Denis Hurley
‘Contract’ for provincial championships appears to demand huge commitment from players for the year ahead, writes Denis Hurley.
15 November 2023 Sport
No place like home
Last Sunday's FAI cup final between Bohemians and St Patrick's Athletic played out to a sold out Aviva Stadium – the biggest crowd since 1945, writes Denis Hurley.
8 November 2023 Sport
All good things come to an end
With the GAA club season winding down, Denis Hurley muses on how even the most successful teams must end the season in defeat and wonders if the age of the super club is just around the corner.
Provincial championships losing their shine
One drawback of the GAA split season is that it lessens the need to know the exact dates of fixtures, causing the provincial championships to fall flat as far as excitement goes, writes Denis Hurley
25 October 2023 Sport
Sport: considering all the possibilities
Denis Hurley weighs up every eventuality for how the Irish rugby team might fare, as the last few matches of the group stages are waiting to be played out.
4 October 2023 Sport
Time for the real test to begin for Irish rugby
So far, Ireland's world cup matches have seemed straightforward. This Saturday as they face the Springboks, their real test will take place, writes Denis Hurley.
20 September 2023 Features
Strong World Cup start for Ireland
The draw has been kind to Andy Farrell's Irish squad, and a convincing defeat against Romania last Saturday is sure to boost morale – both on the team and for the nation. Denis Hurley writes
13 September 2023 Sport
And so the World Cup dream begins anew
The Irish team has traditionally struggled to get past the quarter final stage of the Rugby World Cup, but will this be the year the Boys in Green finally lift the Webb Ellis cup? Denis Hurley writes.
6 September 2023 Sport
There are never any guarantees in sport
Small margins make huge differences when running the race of your life, writes Denis Hurley.
30 August 2023 Sport
Living in the age of the manager
In the absence of high profile transfers, managerial changes within the GAA have become the hot topic du jour – as was seen with Declan Bonner's Donegal exit on Monday night. Denis Hurley writes
23 August 2023 Sport
Ireland strong in the World Cup warm-up
With the 2023 Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Denis Hurley looks at Ireland's current form and wonders which young players might make a name for themselves
16 August 2023 Sport
A new twist on the old familiar
A Kerry-Dublin final is an old GAA tradition, but with both teams preparing for Sunday's All-Ireland Ladies’ SFC final, it's happening twice in the same year. Denis Hurley writes
9 August 2023 Sport