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What it's like to play football on your period and more of the week's best sportswriting
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What it's like to play football on your period and more of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,732 Views 1 Comment

Plus, Tim Keown looks at the NFL’s most beloved player on its most disastrous team.

Ronaldinho's decline from Barcelona greatness to Paraguay prison and more of the week's best sportswriting
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Ronaldinho's decline from Barcelona greatness to Paraguay prison and more of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 11,248 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Jonathan Wilson on his parents, loss, memory and Lance Gibbs.

The Second Captain who went in search of George Gibney and more of the week's best sportswriting
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The Second Captain who went in search of George Gibney and more of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:30 AM 9,706 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Anthony Daly revists the Offaly trilogy of ’98, the ‘sit-in’ and what haunts him most from a painful year.

James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting
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James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 12,436 Views 2 Comments

Plus, the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas on the ham-handed, money-driven mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin.

A detailed blueprint to fix Manchester United and more of the week's best sportswriting
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A detailed blueprint to fix Manchester United and more of the week's best sportswriting

Sep 8th 2019, 12:15 PM 12,768 Views 2 Comments

Plus, a profile of USA Women’s star Rose Lavelle.

Manchester City 'a sportswashing instrument,' and more of the week's best sportswriting
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Manchester City 'a sportswashing instrument,' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,873 Views 7 Comments

Also featuring a fascinating piece on the unique craft of the hurley maker.

How Martin O'Neill's Nottingham Forest reign crumbled and more of this week's best sportswriting
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How Martin O'Neill's Nottingham Forest reign crumbled and more of this week's best sportswriting

Jun 30th 2019, 8:30 AM 10,540 Views 3 Comments

Plus, a piece on Megan Rapinoe’s greatest heartbreak – and hope.

Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan has curated the top 10 perfect books to bring on your holidays
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Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan has curated the top 10 perfect books to bring on your holidays

Jul 4th 2018, 5:30 PM 7,030 Views 0 Comments

Two Irish authors feature on her desert island list.

The story of Arsenal's tragic lost star in the making and more of the week's best sportswriting
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The story of Arsenal's tragic lost star in the making and more of the week's best sportswriting

May 27th 2018, 2:42 PM 13,355 Views 0 Comments

Remembering Niccolo Galli and more great reads from this week.

'Sports can’t sink much lower than Mayweather-McGregor' and 25 more of the best articles from 2017
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'Sports can’t sink much lower than Mayweather-McGregor' and 25 more of the best articles from 2017

Dec 31st 2017, 9:00 AM 7,507 Views 3 Comments

Featuring Wright Thompson, Marina Hyde, Paul Kimmage, Rory Smith and many more of the finest journalists out there.

Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon's 'The Choice' named Sports Book of the Year
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Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon's 'The Choice' named Sports Book of the Year

Nov 28th 2017, 10:41 PM 7,179 Views 5 Comments

The book overcame stiff competition from five other nominees.

Here are the 7 sports books shortlisted for the William Hill prize
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Here are the 7 sports books shortlisted for the William Hill prize

Oct 25th 2017, 12:05 PM 8,999 Views 11 Comments

The choices, which have been whittled down from a longlist of 16, also include Centaur, the memoir of jockey Declan Murphy.

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
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Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 21st 2017, 3:51 PM 8,092 Views 2 Comments

Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.

Controversial portrait of McGregor's Dublin, booing Gatlin and the week's best sportswriting
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Controversial portrait of McGregor's Dublin, booing Gatlin and the week's best sportswriting

Aug 13th 2017, 8:30 AM 9,319 Views 2 Comments

Plus, an interview with Irish international Lindsay Peat and a piece on the legacy of the 2007 New England Patriots.

'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting
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'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jan 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 5,239 Views 0 Comments

Plus Sue Ronan banned from street football and ‘Dear Football Gods, we need to talk’.

Conor Murray on Anthony Foley's death and more of the week's best sportswriting
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Conor Murray on Anthony Foley's death and more of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 25th 2016, 12:49 PM 5,118 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Paul Kimmage takes a unique look at some of the most celebrated figures in the world of Irish MMA.

Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016
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Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:43 PM 8,714 Views 7 Comments

Paul O’Connell, Joey Barton and John Kavanagh are among the big names to feature in our list.

Olympic medal predictions, the return of Caster Semenya and the week's best sportswriting
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Olympic medal predictions, the return of Caster Semenya and the week's best sportswriting

Aug 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 8,153 Views 5 Comments

Plus, how Kurt Angle won an Olympic gold medal ‘with a broken freakin’ neck’.

The world champion Irish wrestler, Michelle Smith revisited and the week's best sportswriting
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The world champion Irish wrestler, Michelle Smith revisited and the week's best sportswriting

Jul 24th 2016, 9:00 AM 9,754 Views 4 Comments

Plus, why the 1916 Philadelphia A’s might have been the worst team ever.

The football-loving terrorist, Caitlyn Jenner's complex Olympic memories and the week's best sportswriting
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The football-loving terrorist, Caitlyn Jenner's complex Olympic memories and the week's best sportswriting

Jul 3rd 2016, 8:30 AM 6,338 Views 1 Comment

Also, Steven Gerrard on England and detailed look at the harrowing process of sex-testing female athletes.

Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting
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Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 12th 2016, 8:30 AM 4,687 Views 0 Comments

Also, a tribute to the late Kimbo Slice and partying with Ronaldo in Bolivia at Copa America ’97.

The rugby star given a shot at the NFL and all the week's best sportswriting
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The rugby star given a shot at the NFL and all the week's best sportswriting

Feb 14th 2016, 7:50 AM 8,614 Views 1 Comment

Also, how Match of the Day has become relevant again and why Claudio Ranieri has been underestimated all these years.

Why Conor McGregor is UFC's most important fighter - 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 1)
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Why Conor McGregor is UFC's most important fighter - 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 1)

Dec 28th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,231 Views 1 Comment

Also, ‘The Education of Alex Rodriguez,’ Kerry GAA’s lost years and parallells between Roy Keane and Bobby Moore.

Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting
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Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Dec 20th 2015, 8:30 AM 7,246 Views 0 Comments

Also, the unlikely link between Andy Lee and Anton Chekhov.

Tyson Fury's 'disturbed' mental state & David Simon on baseball; the week’s best sportswriting
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Tyson Fury's 'disturbed' mental state & David Simon on baseball; the week’s best sportswriting

Nov 22nd 2015, 7:15 AM 6,670 Views 3 Comments

Also, why Fifa needs more women and the man whose football dreams were ended by concussion.

Brendan Rodgers is Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting and all the week’s best sportswriting
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Brendan Rodgers is Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting and all the week’s best sportswriting

Sep 27th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,023 Views 1 Comment

Plus, an insightful look at Romanian rugby and why bridge is not a sport.

25 years on from Friday Night Lights, a day with JJ Watt and all the week's best sportswriting
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25 years on from Friday Night Lights, a day with JJ Watt and all the week's best sportswriting

Aug 2nd 2015, 7:30 AM 6,159 Views 1 Comment

Also, seriously injured jockey Robbie McNamara opens up about his ‘dark days’.

Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting
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Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 7,866 Views 4 Comments

Grab a cuppa and settle in to catch up on some superb articles.

Brazil's demise, Sampras' reflection and all the week’s best sportswriting
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Brazil's demise, Sampras' reflection and all the week’s best sportswriting

Jul 5th 2015, 8:30 AM 5,046 Views 0 Comments

Also, men fighting bears, men fighting men, and NASCAR fighting the Confederate flag.

Mo's missed drug tests, Kimbo v Shamrock and all the week's best sportswriting
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Mo's missed drug tests, Kimbo v Shamrock and all the week's best sportswriting

Jun 28th 2015, 7:17 PM 6,252 Views 0 Comments

This week also features a 1980s arcade game and a look at basketball’s mysterious triangle offence.

'Farcical' LOI, Di Maria an uninterested bystander and the week's best sportswriting
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'Farcical' LOI, Di Maria an uninterested bystander and the week's best sportswriting

Mar 15th 2015, 3:06 PM 6,466 Views 1 Comment

Also featuring ‘The Unbearable Lightness of [Billy] Beane’ and a heartfelt tribute to Tony McCoy.

Tiger's fall, Ireland to win the World Cup and cricket emerging: It’s the week’s best sportswriting
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Tiger's fall, Ireland to win the World Cup and cricket emerging: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

Mar 8th 2015, 8:30 AM 5,833 Views 1 Comment

There are also superb pieces on a homeless former college footballer and how the All Blacks coach their players.

Ken Early on Steven Gerrard and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting
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Ken Early on Steven Gerrard and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Jan 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 5,434 Views 10 Comments

Also featuring Barcelona’s identity crisis under Luis Enrique and the baddest motherf***er on the planet.

The other Irish cricketer who captained England and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting
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The other Irish cricketer who captained England and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Dec 28th 2014, 8:15 AM 2,103 Views 0 Comments

Also featuring the weird world of footballing memorabilia.

Remembering Páidí Ó Sé and David Gillick on mental strength; the week’s best sportswriting
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Remembering Páidí Ó Sé and David Gillick on mental strength; the week’s best sportswriting

Dec 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 4,420 Views 0 Comments

Put the kettle on and relax with these fine articles.

Cruyff on football's lost values and Roger Goodell's parental paradox; it's the week's best sportswriting
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Cruyff on football's lost values and Roger Goodell's parental paradox; it's the week's best sportswriting

Sep 14th 2014, 9:30 AM 4,735 Views 0 Comments

Also, the divisive Joey Barton talks Immanuel Kant while a NBA curiosity is remembered.

The GAA's role in the NFL's future and the craziest stunt in wresting; it's the week's best sportswriting
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The GAA's role in the NFL's future and the craziest stunt in wresting; it's the week's best sportswriting

Sep 7th 2014, 9:05 AM 4,537 Views 0 Comments

Why would you go outside when there is so much good stuff you haven’t read yet.

The value of Di Maria and behind the scenes of MNF; it's the week's best sportswriting
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The value of Di Maria and behind the scenes of MNF; it's the week's best sportswriting

Aug 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 7,243 Views 2 Comments

Plus, a look inside the world of dodgy internet Premier League streams.

George Best's time in Cork and the Louis Van Gaal dossier; the week's best sportswriting
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George Best's time in Cork and the Louis Van Gaal dossier; the week's best sportswriting

Aug 24th 2014, 7:20 AM 4,776 Views 0 Comments

Also, how Ferguson’s high school American football team are coping amidst the chaos.

Robin Williams' relationship with golf and Oisín McConville on goalkeeping; the week’s best sportswriting
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Robin Williams' relationship with golf and Oisín McConville on goalkeeping; the week’s best sportswriting

Aug 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,393 Views 0 Comments

Also, Grantland discuss THAT game in Space Jam and Adam Hurrey looks ahead to the new PL season.

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