The Golovkin Takeover

Killian Down predicts Gennady Golovkin to be the prophet of a new era of boxing It is not often that professional boxing breaches the back page of the newspaper, nor indeed graces the leaves of Motley. As a sport firmly in the ‘minority sport’ category, it takes a fight or fighter of momentous importance to […]

Rugby World Cup Diary: Part One

Words: Killian Down During the summer of 1994, an unruly mob of whiskey-slicked Irish soccer fans were unloaded onto American soil to bear witness to one of Ireland’s rare forays into the World Cup. Joining them was a member of the O’Connor clan of Glenageary, Dublin, a family best-known for producing the enigmatic Sinéad. It […]

Kings or Queens of Sport?

Motley’s Eoin McSweeney speaks to Sharon Hutchinson, creator of, about the lack of sporting media coverage for women. The Russian had her hand raised to the sky, defiant and brash, her gaze locked on the boisterous crowd in front her. Katie Taylor stands on the other side of the referee, exhausted and sweating, but […]

Albania Serbia Game

Following the recent clashes between Serbia and Albania in a European Championships Qualifier, Motley’s Killian Down examines the relationship between politics and sport There are few sights more innocent in a world so lacking in the benign than that of a child at play. There is a simple beauty in their hyena-like shrieks of laughter […]

“If I had stayed here I probably would have been in Love/Hate”

Motley’s Current Affairs and Sport Editor Dylan White talks to author and Irish sports commentator Eamon Dunphy about his autobiography The Rocky Road, with the hope of gaining an insight into the life of a man who has fascinated the nation for the past thirty five years. From the beginning of The Rocky Road, it […]

Football: An Insider’s View

In this special report, Current Affairs and Sport Editor Dylan White talks Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Alex Ferguson and the Republic of Ireland job with Irish media personality, broadcaster, author, RTÉ sports pundit and former professional soccer player Eamon Dunphy. For the past thirty five years, no Irish commentator on sport has been the object of so […]