Streaming is doing for football fans what file-sharing once did for music buyers, writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 21 April, 2017
Tommy Martin asks what next after Leicester City, the Honey G of this year’s competition, took their final bow this week.
Friday 7 April, 2017
Forty years on from the Grand National's first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jump
When it comes to equality, women in sport still face a proverbial Becher’s Brook, writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 31 March, 2017
Teacher-ification is helping the GAA to maintain its cloak of amateurism, writes Tommy Martin in this week’s column.
Friday 24 March, 2017
The Ship of Theseus is in port with Tommy Martin’s column this week.
Friday 17 March, 2017
‘This is England, on the brink of a Grand Slam. Not them. Not here,’ writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 10 March, 2017
Pep Guardiola (young cleric suffering a crisis of faith), Jose Mourinho (embittered Vietnam veteran), Jurgen Klopp (deranged trawlerman shouting at the sea).
Friday 3 March, 2017
Tommy Martin on the the passing of Tommy Gemmell and the nature of sporting immortality.
Friday 17 February, 2017
Tommy Martin reflects on the communities that are built around our GAA clubs, big and small.
Friday 10 February, 2017
Football fans have long thought Beckham was a bit of a fraud; this week it felt like everyone else caught up
Tommy Martin on David Beckham’s obsessive cultivation of his public image.
Friday 3 February, 2017
The introduction of bonus points this year is a play to overtake the Rugby Championship, writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 27 January, 2017
In his latest column, Tommy Martin says there might not be much sport on this weekend, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Friday 20 January, 2017
Tommy Martin on how the United midfielder learned about the fickleness of the British media and fans.
Friday 13 January, 2017
The CPA’s cause is right and fair, that alone doesn’t mean they will be successful, argues Tommy Martin.
Friday 23 December, 2016
What will bubbling dissatisfaction among GAA community mean for the game, asks Tommy Martin in his final column of the year.
Friday 16 December, 2016
“Even tectonic plates need a little shove,” writes Tommy Martin as he looks at the government’s gender quota proposals
Friday 9 December, 2016
Tommy Martin is enjoying Antonio Conte’s refreshingly unshowy style of management .
Friday 2 December, 2016
“Saying whatever you want, or saying nothing at all appears to be the choice on offer,” writes Tommy Martin in this week’s column.
Friday 25 November, 2016
Physicality a serious concern but for all of their handwringing, rugby fans aren’t looking the other way, writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 18 November, 2016
Tommy Martin ponders how the arrival of his first child will affect the new two-weight champion.
Friday 11 November, 2016
Tommy Martin looks at how the fortunes of Ireland and Scotland have changed since Ireland’s loss in Celtic Park in 2014.
Friday 28 October, 2016
“Is it enough to ‘just score goals’ in the modern game?” asks Tommy Martin.
Friday 21 October, 2016
Peter O’Mahony found himself thrust into the public eye this week, crushed by his personal grief on one side and the responsibility of his job on the other.
Friday 14 October, 2016
He may not have been the obvious choice to skipper the national team, but it looks a perfect fit for the man from Killybegs.
Friday 7 October, 2016
Tommy Martin wonders if we should be turning to PHDs rather than pundits to analyse Ireland’s struggles.
Friday 30 September, 2016
Tommy Martin on the myth-making around Ryder Cup captaincy.
Friday 23 September, 2016
Tommy Martin reflects on the departure of one of hurling – and Ireland’s – most colourful characters.
Friday 16 September, 2016
“This is the fable of the scorpion and the frog, and United may be about to feel Mourinho’s sting.”
Friday 9 September, 2016
Tommy Martin believes the Lions tour in its current state could be in trouble due to the self-interests of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Friday 2 September, 2016
Tommy Martin on the enduring brilliance of the Kilkenny manager.
Friday 26 August, 2016
He may not have always got the credit he deserved during his playing days but there is no doubt he will be remembered as one of our greatest, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.
Friday 19 August, 2016
The exploits of the O’Donovans, Annalise Murphy and others shouldn’t distract us from the bloated movement’s major problems, writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 29 July, 2016
Tommy Martin on how horror stories around the Olympic Games distract from why we really watch them.
Friday 22 July, 2016
England’s next manager might prove that there’s never a right time to have the wrong idea, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.
Friday 15 July, 2016
“Tyrone have the firepower, but Donegal have the guile, and a punch of their own,” writes Tommy Martin.
Friday 8 July, 2016
“The football hasn’t been much good but the stories have been brilliant.”
Friday 1 July, 2016
Columnist Tommy Martin charts the echoes of Brexit through England’s usual tournament exit.
Friday 24 June, 2016
Tommy Martin on a night when Irish football made sense.
Friday 17 June, 2016
Tommy Martin channels his inner Craig David to reflect on a hectic opening week at the Euros.