He’s closing in on a decade older, no longer the boyband hurler who, beneath Saturday night lights, seized Croke Park’s title deeds with the charismatic charm of a helmeted, will-o’-the-wisp, goal-hungry Ed Sheeran.
BENJAMIN Franklin was an intellectual giant.
LIVERPOOL should make it through to another Champions League final on Tuesday night – as this time Villarreal will have to come out of their shell.
After a week that contained a double dose of Hillsborough-related Mancunian bile, Merseyside badly needs a friendly derby. The likelihood of getting it is slim.
This is a world apart from All-Ireland final day in Croke Park
So Erik ten Hag is finally confirmed as the Captain of the Titanic that is Manchester United. Now he must steer the ship into clear water and someday into the harbour that would be winning a big trophy again.
There are lots of people to blame for the state of Manchester United football club – I’m just not sure the Glazer family who own the club are one of them.
If there is one manager in the world I would love to see in the Premier League, it is Diego Simeone. Unfortunately for the Atletico Madrid coach, he may be long retired before the football world is united in their appreciation for how much …
Seán Finn's trophy cabinet in Bruff is already overflowing - and he's only 26.
It tells you everything you need to know about the Leinster Football Championship of 2022, that the semi-final draw won't be made until after the four teams who qualify are known.
Let's imagine this year's Connacht championship as a fairy tale based on the story of Cinderella. Who will fill the role of the Prince?
Tiger Woods, crimson shirted among the azaleas, the blinding wattage of his competitive charisma firing a cosmic flare across Amen Corner and out athwart the world, remains the most untouchable sight in all of sport.
CONTRARY to what might be anticipated, I have no intention of driving the final nail in the Dublin football coffin today.
MOHAMED Salah was off the pace for Liverpool against Watford on Saturday and it is a massive concern heading into the biggest month of the season.
WILL HE, WON'T HE? For the next few days every word written or spoken around the 2022 Masters hangs on Tiger Woods.
NO other Sunday in 2022 will produce as much drama as the final round of the Allianz Football League did last weekend.
Tyrone, the defending All-Ireland champions, are fourth in the betting market at 9/1 in the 2022 title race, which begins in 34 days’ time when they face Fermanagh in the Ulster championship.
JOHNNY Sexton bid a triumphant adieu to Twickenham – handing Eddie Jones the unpalatable task of once more having to eat his own overcooked pre-match stew of incendiary words.
The most important stat in any sporting contest is the final scoreline.
AS a sustained meteor shower of dysfunction – in grim concert with a fireball of Roy Keane’s rage – pummels Manchester’s red planet, an old truth is reasserted.
CAOIMHIN Kelleher is the unflappable kind an airline would favour in the cockpit if one of their passenger jets suffered engine failure 35,000 feet above the Atlantic.
CAOIMHÍN KELLEHER was the 30-goal-a-season striker, tipped to become the next big thing in Irish football.
Well, Irish coach Andy Farrell has gone half way to where I wanted him to go.
.It's not easy being a Chelsea fan this morning. We're all set for a EFL Cup final at Wembley against Liverpool.
DUBLIN last lost four league games on the spin nearly half a century ago.
It shows you just how powerful Willie Mullins’s stable is, that a couple of bookmakers are offering prices about him having more winners at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival than Britain in three weeks’ time.
Delegates at next weekend’s GAA Congress in Mayo are expected to endorse a new format for the All-Ireland football championship to be introduced in 2023.
ANOTHER defeat for the Dublin footballers - but it only becomes really serious if we lose in Newbridge next Sunday.
It was another example of this kind of 'bastardised basketball' we have witnessed all season
MOHAMED Salah scored his 150th goal for Liverpool in yesterday's 3-1 win against Norwich - and now the door is ajar for him to join the true greats of the club.
All the word is that Ralf Rangnick has a guaranteed two further seasons with Manchester United 'upstairs' as a Director of Football.
We’ve been here before. Manchester City look good on the way to the closing stages of the Champions League – and then implode.
The miracle after a life that so frequently burst into flames of anarchy is that Jimmy White is around to tell his tale.
THERE'S a shot in golf called a power fade. It's not easy to execute, and when it goes badly wrong it can lead to big trouble for the golfer.
Diehard Armagh fans might disagree but I doubt if there was a GAA fan or pundit who forecast that after Game One in the league the Orchard County would be first and Dublin last in the Division 1 table.
The sample size is microscopic, substantially less than the minimum required scientific evidence to declare the bloodbirth of a new democratic Gaelic football era.
EVEN for an unbending old prize-fighter there are blows that upend the senses and leave him broken beyond repair.
ONE sure-fire way to lose friends is to start naming best-ever GAA teams.
STEVEN Gerrard’s return to Anfield was always a sideshow to what really mattered at Anfield yesterday - and Liverpool just about managed to get over the line.
I WOULD have bet my house on Liverpool failing to find a winner for most of yesterday’s game — yet doubting this team is a fool’s game.
We’ve reached the end of a disappointing World Cup campaign, but at least Ireland’s footballers now have something to play for in Luxembourg tonight.
Rather than grow a moustache or take the pledge in November, I've decided to pick my top 30 current Gaelic footballers.