MacKenna On Monday

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

1 month 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

MacKenna On Monday: We Must Accept Harsh Realities To Reach True Equality

It was on Thursday when the Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports journalist Grant Wahl took to Twitter. And, in a… Read More

6 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: McCarthy Reminding Us What’s Good About Irish Football

Mick McCarthy picked up the phone. Or at least it was his phone that had been picked up. For the… Read More

6 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Money Destroyed Leinster & Ireland Is Next

Once upon a time, the GAA were terrified of the supposed strides being made by rugby. It wasn't even that… Read More

6 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Sports Coverage Has Become Vacuous Pap To Fill Space

The week of Diana Spencer's death back in 1997, the phones in the magazine Private Eye started ringing and the… Read More

7 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Rice Saga Brought Out Ugliest Of Irish Tendencies

Consider the following scenario. A soccer player is born within a Fifa-recognised jurisdiction, has the talent, gets some luck, and… Read More

10 months ago

MacKenna On Monday: Club Game The Soul Of The Sport

Last weekend, a tiny sliver of a story was predictably buried beneath so much quantity. It was from no more… Read More

1 year ago

MacKenna On Monday: Populism & Piggy-Backing Won’t See Irish Sport Succeed

You can tell Shane Ross doesn't know a whole lot about our sporting history. Last Monday, when the women's hockey… Read More

1 year ago