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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Gavin Cooney

This year
Behind The Lines with Declan Bogue: Music, why GAA writing is a trade, and Jim McGuinness
The Gaelic games writer details his unusual route into journalism and recalls the fallout from the Jim McGuinness incident in 2012.
Katie v Vera or Roy v Mick are just sideshows to the true problem with Irish football
We obsess over the style of managers when we should be directing those arguments to more important parts of the game.
Gavin Cooney: TG4 should be better funded and become the LOI's main broadcaster
TG4 have made several success stories of unsung competitions, in spite of earning half the State funding of the Welsh-language broadcaster S4C.
Gavin Cooney: Protest and mutiny a condition of qualifying for the Women's World Cup
The women’s game has been forced to challenge authority figures – and that same fact is overshadowing Ireland and Vera Pauw.
Gavin Cooney: Who exactly are Uefa running football for?
Uefa have taken several victory laps after the Super League debacle – but several frightening incidents at high-profile matches means they have to prove they care about fans.
Stephen Kenny a hostage to the optimism he needed to get the job
Who are we to expect a win against Greece?
Who are we to expect a win against Greece?
A cold look at how grassroots football in Ireland has been resourced shows it is a near-miracle we have the players to compete in Athens.
All time
Behind The Lines: Episode 87, Dave Zirin
Gavin Cooney is joined by the American sportswriter to discuss his new book, The Kaepernick Effect, on The42′s sportswriting podcast.
Join us for a special live sportswriting event with Wright Thompson
Gavin Cooney will host a live episode of Behind The Lines.
'A comment from the press box was 'So much for the revolution'. You're thinking 'Cop yourselves on''
David Sneyd and Johnny Ward join Gavan Casey and Gavin Cooney to preview Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off on our new show, The Punt.