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#Sports writing

# sports-writing - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Loughnane as high as a kite and more of the week's best sportswriting

Do yourself a favour, stick the feet up and read these superb pieces.

# sports-writing - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Remembering Jack and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and give these pieces a read.

# sports-writing - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Episode 12 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Ewan MacKenna - is out now

Host Gavin Cooney is joined by the author and journalist to talk sportswashing, social media, his criticism of the Irish rugby team and more.

# sports-writing - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Kieran Shannon - is out now

The much-respected journalist and author joins Gavin Cooney.

# sports-writing - Sunday 28 April, 2019

The X Factor of Derry club football, Gary Neville's punditry shortfall and the week's best sportswriting

Time reading these will be time well spent.

# sports-writing - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Dunphy to hurling's meaning: some of our favourite sportswriting of 2018

Get the kettle on and find that selection box.

# sports-writing - Sunday 29 October, 2017

An Italian footballer's stalker hell, the misery of Browns fans and the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and enjoy the best of what this week had to offer.

# sports-writing - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Isaiah Thomas out to prove the Celtics wrong and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Plus Bill Simmons weighs in on the controversy surrounding ESPN’s Jemele Hill, and how we can love Ireland but hate the way they play football.

# sports-writing - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Testimonial dinners, great teams to miss the World Cup and the week's best sportswriting

Plus a reflection on Gusserane O’Rahillys’ incredible journey in Wexford, and a reminder of the sins of the Qatar World Cup.

# sports-writing - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'It's a hymn to the Irish mother, hopefully' - Dave Hannigan on excavating an Irish sporting childhood

The new memoir will resonate with many of us.

# sports-writing - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The bright future of Irish athletics, living in Tom Brady's shoes and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, two American swimming siblings and their respective coming out stories.

# sports-writing - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Dr. Dalton and Mr. Andy, ‘dying in silence’ at Boavista and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, behind the scenes as the Jordan Brand goes big on Space Jam.

# sports-writing - Sunday 27 March, 2016

# sports-writing - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Colin Corkery, Drew Brees and a Cork City great... it's our favourite sports writing

Switch your phone to flight mode for 10 minutes.

# sports-writing - Sunday 13 March, 2016

The cult of Cruyff and all our favourite sports writing this week

Treat yo’ self.

# sports-writing - Sunday 18 October, 2015

# sports-writing - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Obsessed with a fictional Football Manager striker: The week’s best sportswriting

There’s also the story behind an iconic sports pic and how Bill Simmons fell out with ESPN.

# sports-writing - Sunday 8 March, 2015

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

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

# sports-writing - Sunday 8 February, 2015

# sports-writing - Sunday 24 August, 2014

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

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

# sports-writing - Sunday 29 June, 2014

# sports-writing - Sunday 13 April, 2014

# sports-writing - Sunday 16 March, 2014

# sports-writing - Sunday 26 January, 2014

# sports-writing - Sunday 15 December, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Lance's apology, Gazza's tears and the Late Late: it's our favourite sports writing

Unlike the ESB bill, here’s some writing we enjoyed this week.

# sports-writing - Sunday 10 November, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 3 November, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Argentine football, rooming with Whelo and Steve Bartman: some of the week's best sportswriting

Fire up the kettle and check this lot out.

# sports-writing - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Banner tactics, Ali, Lineker on MOTD; it’s the week’s best sports writing

Put the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.

# sports-writing - Sunday 15 September, 2013

The legend of ‘Canelo’ and 3 points for a win: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Once the kettle’s boiled, these six pieces should keep you going for the next little while.

# sports-writing - Sunday 8 September, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 28 July, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 21 July, 2013

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sports writing

Rory McIlroy’s relationship with the Irish, one former GAA star’s memories of summer and, yes, more doping.

# sports-writing - Sunday 16 June, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Dog sled racing, the Glazers and Paulie in a hoodie... the week's best sportswriting

Get that kettle on and turn the phone to airplane mode.

# sports-writing - Sunday 14 April, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 31 March, 2013

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sports writing

Declan Kidney’s future, New york’s most prolific butt-dialler and the man who hoaxed The Times.

# sports-writing - Sunday 17 March, 2013

# sports-writing - Sunday 10 March, 2013

The Sunday Papers: Keano, the Undertaker and Rory's tooth, here's some of the week's best sportswriting

Including the reason Roy Keane’s punditry is like his performance for Ireland in Seville in the early 90s.

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