Time for the real test to begin for Irish rugby
Denis Hurley
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.
13 September 2023 Sport
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
6 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.
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
Dublin narrowly snatch victory from Kerry
Dublin have now won nine All-Ireland finals out of the last twelve, but with an aging side, Denis Hurley wonders if their reign is soon to end.
2 August 2023 Sport
Limerick soar to number four
Limerick's crown may have wobbled over the years, but their nine point win over Kilkenny on Sunday proves that the Shannonsiders deserve their hard earned top spot. Denis Hurley writes.
26 July 2023 Sport
Round-robin starts to pay off
With plenty of great games to get stuck into this weekend Denis Hurley talks us through some of the highlights of the All-Ireland SFC and the Tailteann Cup.
21 June 2023 Sport
Sport: crunch time for football championships
The excitement is starting to build in the championship, writes Denis Hurley.
14 June 2023 Sport
A Munster season like no other
The Munster Senior Hurling Championship comes to a head this weekend with Clare vs Limerick, ending what has been a truly unforgettable season. Denis Hurley writes.
7 June 2023 Sport