France will find Croatia’s limits

France will find Croatia’s limits

As Croatia and England’s semi-final approached full-time with the score tied at 1-1, over on twitter, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher asked the question on many people’s minds. “Just when are Croatia going to tire?” Zlatko Dalic’s side had fought...
Fireworks absent as Super 8s turn into a slow burner

Fireworks absent as Super 8s turn into a slow burner

It turns out that the Super 8s is going to be more of a slow burner than a big bang. Anyone expecting fireworks on the first day of the new round-robin All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals was disappointed. In front of 53,501 paying punters Tyrone...
Not all players have left for same reason

Not all players have left for same reason

Mayo manager Peter Leahy has issued a statement following the departure of 12 players earlier this week, saying that that they have not all left for the same reason. Team captain Sarah Tierney, vice-captain Fiona McHale and Cora Staunton are among the players who have...
Dunne scores on Burnley debut

Dunne scores on Burnley debut

Ireland Under-21 international Jimmy Dunne enjoyed a senior debut to remember after scoring the winner for Burnley in Cork on Friday night. The English Premier League outfit completed a week-long training camp in Cork with a friendly fixture against the SSE Airtricity...
Galway’s ‘Croke Park hoodoo’ is overstated

Galway’s ‘Croke Park hoodoo’ is overstated

Whenever the Galway footballers play in Croke Park these days, the matter of their abysmal recent record in GAA headquarters receives heavy airplay in the media.  The bald numbers look bleak. Galway have lost nine and drawn one of their last ten championship games on...