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Ewan MacKenna

One of the country's top sports journalists, and a recipient of Irish Sports Journalist of the Year.

MacKenna On Monday: Manchester City’s Name Is Mud

On 22 October 1984, in a Dunnes Stores on Dublin’s Henry Street, a random and baffled customer was put through a minor and mild inconvenience. Yet this was a moment that would soon become seminal in an Irish humanitarianism sphere that more and more is about back-slapping rather than any actual do-gooding, certainly from an official state stance. Mary Manning …

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MacKenna On Monday: Liverpool, A Rose Among Football’s Many Thorns

Back in November, after Virgil van Dijk had scored the Netherlands’ last-gasp equaliser against Germany in the Nations League, what followed quickly took over in terms of both headlines and chatter. Well-known now due to the reaction then, he went to referee Ovidiu Hategan at the final whistle, put his arms around him, and offered the weeping official his sincere …

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