Time for suits to get up to speed on drug cheats

John Roycroft sadly found nothing surprising by the Russian athletics doping revelations THE World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report this week exposing the extent and range of doping and corruption within Russian athletics was revealing but unfortunately for most of us...

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FAI fail to fully promote their showcase final

The FAI have missed an opportunity to promote magic of Cup decider, says John Roycroft THE league has unfortunately proven to be a step too far again this year for Cork City. Not as heartbreakingly close as last season but...

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Fixtures hurt our hopes more than Pumas

John Roycroft wonders if injuries, fixtures and sheer bad luck cost Ireland its World Cup dream THAT rustling noise you...

Wednesday, 21/10/15 - 12:49pm Read More

X-Factor makes Zebo indispensable

John Roycroft thinks Simon Zebo’s performance on Sunday shows he is maturing as a players IN QUITE predictable fashion the...

Thursday, 01/10/15 - 11:18am Read More

BBC behaviour at Bolt win was inappropriate

John Roycroft wonders if the BBC got it wrong by openly celebrating Usain Bolt’s 100m win THE race was seen...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 2:52pm Read More

Roses get pruned, ask Rooney and Terry

John Roycroft feels the Premier League has little time for the regarding of reputations THE CAO points race and Rose...

Friday, 21/08/15 - 11:59am Read More

Doctor’s demotion is a dangerous game

John Roycroft wonders about the ethics of a football manager telling a doctor what to do IT WAS such an...

Friday, 14/08/15 - 9:19am Read More

John Roycroft believes Armstrong’s legacy means we can never believe in the Tour again ONE of the more treasured memories...

Friday, 24/07/15 - 3:40pm Read More

Could have been a lot worse, Rory

John Roycroft defends Rory McIlroy’s choice to play football on his time off THERE is always a tendency, when you...

Thursday, 09/07/15 - 8:51am Read More

Fighting their corner for our country

John Roycroft admires how Irish boxers continue to deliver at amateur and pro levels THE first European Games in Baku...

Thursday, 25/06/15 - 9:44am Read More

We’re not that good with a ball at our feet

Ireland’s recent soccer campaigns have John Roycroft thinking we should try other sports WHEN the fixtures for next season’s Barclays’...

Friday, 19/06/15 - 3:30pm Read More

Roots of the problem still exist in Fifa

Many greeted Sepp Blatter’s demise, but John Roycroft fears that corruption goes far deeper in the organisation and beyond BACK...

Thursday, 04/06/15 - 11:45am Read More

Park or Páirc, it still is good for the game

John Roycroft praises those involved in bringing the Sciath na Scol to Musgrave Park THE recent Marriage Referendum has shown...

Wednesday, 27/05/15 - 8:25am Read More

The fight we all want but should not need

John Roycroft on how Mayweather v Pacquiao has reinvigourated boxing but raises questions about our relationship with hype and big fight...

Friday, 01/05/15 - 10:31am Read More

Goalden era but the gap grows wider

John Roycroft looks at Bayern and Barcelona’s sublime efforts, as English sides continue to slide SOMEWHERE between Neymar’s second goal...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 2:23pm Read More

Fillies and follies add to a Grand National

The  Aintree Grand National still captures our imagination like no other race.  John Roycroft explains the best methods for picking...

Thursday, 09/04/15 - 10:48am Read More

Call off the weekend, my side’s after losing

The weekend was a right-off for Liverpool fan  John Roycroft, who seems to be struggling with the week after it...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:28am Read More

El Clásico at centre of Spain’s dark past

One of the bitterest sporting rivalries will be played out on Sunday night and as John Roycroft  discovers, there are...

Thursday, 19/03/15 - 12:48pm Read More

Festival’s fun comes at a cost

John Roycroft believes the Cheltenham Festival is very special, but  wonders what the impact of  so much gambling is having...

Thursday, 12/03/15 - 4:23pm Read More

It’s time to get serious about future of the league

Another  League of Ireland season is on our doorstep, but as  John Roycroft  discusses, little has been done during the...

Thursday, 05/03/15 - 2:15pm Read More