BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Mick McCarthy’s men already winners in football’s lottery

Two more days until the dawn of a new era for the Republic of Ireland senior men’s team and, with Mick McCarthy’s hand back on the tiller, there has ...

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: We will all pay the price for rugby’s bonanza

Like rugby or loathe it, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t a comforting, old-school pleasure in shuffling unthinkingly into your sitting-room at this ...

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Sensational night but no match for Turin magic

That’s better than Turin,” said the buddy on WhatsApp.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Players must flex their muscle to make World Rugby take note

Four years on and the decision by the International Cricket Council to cut the number of teams for their blue-chip World Cup from 14 to 10 still manages to induce ...

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