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#Tommy Martin Column

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 9 February, 2018

Brains, not balls, are what matter in the big moments

Tommy Martin says it’s what’s between your ears that counts.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 2 February, 2018

Zen and the art of National Leagues maintenance

How the opening weekend of the national leagues taught Tommy Martin how to live in the moment.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 19 January, 2018

We can only offer second chances when we get honesty and openness in return

Sometimes they come at a price, says Tommy Martin.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 15 December, 2017

Can admiration for Man City overcome distaste about Abu Dhabi?

Tommy Martin wonders if you can separate what Pep’s side do on the pitch from how they’re funded off it.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 10 November, 2017

It's time for sport to call time on alcohol sponsorship

Tommy Martin argues that alcohol sponsorship has no place in sports.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 30 June, 2017

Tennis gives women equal pay but still treats them as second class citizens

Tommy Martin on a week that apples and oranges were being compared by those who should know better.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 23 June, 2017

Strange as it seems, Gatland's no-nonsense approach makes sense for the Lions

Tommy Martin on what the New Zealander brings to the tourists.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 16 June, 2017

They're repeat offenders, but GAA needs characters like Connolly and Davy

Tommy Martin puts a case forward for GAA needing controversial figures to add a bit of colour to the season.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 2 June, 2017

GAA players are a special case - so they should be drug tested even more

Tommy Martin believes drug testing of GAA players should be increased.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 26 May, 2017

Whatever happened to the Manchester United way?

Tommy Martin on a club that should be about more than winning trophies.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ulster says no one likes us, but we don't care

Tommy Martin explains why Ulster football is the equivalent of an imaginary condom tossed across a theatre in 1950s Dublin.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 12 May, 2017

In or out? Barcelona are treading a fine line in the Catalan independence debate

Tommy Martin reflects on how a global club may struggle to keep everyone happy.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 21 April, 2017

Will next season see English clubs finally stop being the Champions League's novelty act?

Tommy Martin asks what next after Leicester City, the Honey G of this year’s competition, took their final bow this week.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 24 March, 2017

New heads maybe, but same trusty broom for Martin O'Neill against Wales

The Ship of Theseus is in port with Tommy Martin’s column this week.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 3 March, 2017

The greats will be remembered long after they're gone and long after we're gone too

Tommy Martin on the the passing of Tommy Gemmell and the nature of sporting immortality.

# tommy-martin-column - 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.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 27 January, 2017

Welcome to the pit stop of sporting weekends

In his latest column, Tommy Martin says there might not be much sport on this weekend, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 20 January, 2017

Is 23-year-old Paul Pogba really to blame for other people's expectations of him?

Tommy Martin on how the United midfielder learned about the fickleness of the British media and fans.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 29 July, 2016

Athletes, not infrastructure, make the Olympics great and Rio will be no different

Tommy Martin on how horror stories around the Olympic Games distract from why we really watch them.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 22 April, 2016

What defines a collapse and can Leicester do enough to avoid the notoriety it brings?

In his regular column, TV3′s Tommy Martin ponders on whether the Foxes’ season may be about to fall to pieces.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 15 April, 2016

The Allianz League is a pre-season competition but we convince ourselves it matters

In his column, TV3′s Tommy Martin says fans should save their money for the real business to begin.

# tommy-martin-column - Friday 4 March, 2016

Conor McGregor's success lifting the gloom for a generation who adore him

He combines the key attributes of any great pop culture anti-hero – the look, the attitude, the other-worldly talent, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# tommy-martin-column - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Redefining Celtic: Champions League can make derby days irrelevant

Tommy Martin says if Celtic want to be a big club, they have to act like one.

# tommy-martin-column - Monday 11 May, 2015

Lay down your heat maps and savour the Messi show

After his breathtaking performance in the first leg, Lionel Messi makes Tommy Martin want to put tactical analysis aside and embrace his inner child.