Slamtastic: Ireland set to take on the world
Denis Hurley
While Saturday’s grand slam should rightly be celebrated, Andy Farrell, Johnny Sexton and co are already taking aim at the World Cup.
15 March 2023 Sport
Ireland just need one more for the Slam
The injury plagued Ireland squad's victory of Scotland in the Six Nations last weekend is proof of what a well oiled maching head coach Andy Farrel has created writes Denis Hurley.
8 March 2023 Sport
Women in Sport need to be celebrated
Initiatives like Women in Sport Week have increased the profile of our top female athletes, but there is still a way to go yet writes Denis Hurley.
You can't use the past to predict the present
It's in our nature to look at past results to try predict ones in the future, but Denis Hurley reminds us that just because something happened after something else doesn't mean it was caused by it.
1 March 2023 Sport
Ireland fans set sights on grand slam
Grand slam is the phrase on every rugby fan's lips at the moment, but Italy's performance against France shows that they won't be a walkover.
22 February 2023 Sport
The joys of the job
Journalist Páraic McMahon's recent discovery that you can't please all of the people all of the time has got Denis Hurley thinking about the times he's fallen foul of people he's written about
15 February 2023 Sport
Perfect start for Farrell’s green giants
The Irish team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Six Nations. Now bring on the French.
8 February 2023 Sport
Thousands turn out for Galway v Mayo
Last Saturday's Division 1 clash between Galway and Mayo drew 14,00 fans, but interest seems to dwindle the longer the Allianz Football League goes on. Denis Hurley writes.
1 February 2023 Sport
Another fine mess for Watty Grahams
Appeals have become a bad habit of modern GAA, so the decision by Watty Grahams GAC not to appeal after Kilmacud Crokes fielded 16 men is a welcome change writes Denis Hurley
25 January 2023 Sport
Rowntree makes the right calls
The quality of a manager is judged b the decisions they make. Denis Hurley looks at whether Graham Rowntree made the right call for Munster's clash against the Northampton Saints on Saturday
18 January 2023 Sport
Ben Healy is Edinburgh bound
The endless transfer talk that plagues soccer fans every January looks to have filtered through to rugby, with Ben Healy's impending move to Edinburgh. Denis Hurley writes.
11 January 2023 Sport
Cherishing the quiet moments in sport
While the the major finals and competitions grab the spotlight, the more quiet moments can tell us a lot about sport, writes Denis Hurley.
4 January 2023 Sport