Ewan MacKenna

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

MacKenna On Monday: Blame Must Also Lie With Those That Supported John Delaney

Picture the scene. Better again, consider the mindset. Last Tuesday night, three of our elected representatives made their way to… Read More

5 days ago

MacKenna On Monday: Jim Gavin Was Good But Not The Greatest

Homer: That little Timmy is a real hero. Lisa: What makes him a hero dad? Homer: Well he fell down… Read More

2 weeks ago

MacKenna On Monday: Rhasidat Adeleke Embodies The Positives Of Modern Ireland

It was back in summer, and a friend was walking to his apartment in the north inner-city of Dublin at… Read More

3 weeks ago

MacKenna On Monday: Manchester City Continue To Smugly Act Above The Law

There are stories. And then there are STORIES. For The Athletic, a publication with wonderful disruptive qualities, this was big.… Read More

4 weeks ago

MacKenna On Monday: Mayo Debacle A Combination Of Genuine Idiocy & Complete Incompetence

For those of us who've realised The Underdogs has long since passed its sell-by date, there was no need to… Read More

1 month ago

MacKenna On Monday: A Short History Of My Love Affair With Football

For quite a few years, I'd a buddy that I considered to be completely crazy. In a good way of… Read More

1 month ago

MacKenna On Monday: So Much Changes, But Irish Rugby Remains Exactly The Same

It's worse that it gets. Not long ago claiming to be the best about, Ireland's stock slides as if October… Read More

2 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Ireland Performances Were Heartless And Spineless

There were a spectacular handful of seconds caught on television on Saturday morning. With a little over 78 minutes gone… Read More

2 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: World Rugby’s Lack Of Contingency Plan Reeked Of Amateurism

Last September, with a year to go until tournament kick-off, World Rugby were busy ticking boxes. To mark the final… Read More

2 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: In This Ireland, Sport Is Merely For Some

Poor, old Eddie O'Sullivan. If he thinks he got it bad around the 2007 World Cup - despite three Triple Crowns… Read More

2 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: The Reasons For Dublin’s Success Are Not That Complicated

Perhaps it was lost between the All Ireland roars and the whoops and whines of the rugby brigade. Perhaps it… Read More

2 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Haka Gives New Zealand An Unfair Advantage & Needs To Stop

Given what would follow, it wasn't what David Campese was best remembered for that day. However, it may have been… Read More

3 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Five Sentences Won’t Wash Away An Episode That Should Concern All Gaels

Last month, an envelope arrived at an address in Athenry. It contained a mere two pages, the first of which… Read More

3 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Ireland Must Show Us Not Tell Us They Are Best In The World

Rory Best was still out on the pitch, taking in his final farewell, when my phone started buzzing. One after… Read More

3 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: One Drawn Game Doesn’t Make The Millions Pumped Into Dublin Acceptable

For much of this decade, the modern sound of success has been this. "Please place your item in the bagging… Read More

3 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: We Should Be Better Than Turning Our Backs On McGregor Collapse

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's… Read More

4 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Inter-County Football Didn’t Die On Saturday, It Was Already Dead

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage… Read More

4 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: After Much Promise, Dundalk Left With No True Ambition

Friday passed by without much reflection. Probably because of what has been, rather than what might have been. It was… Read More

4 months ago