Inside The Vault #1: Hamed vs Kelley (December 1997)

‘Inside The Vault’ looks back at moments in history which shook the sporting landscape. In our first edition, Ronan Mullen marks the 18th anniversary of Prince Naseem Hamed’s American debut against the great Kevin Kelley. ‘If ego was a crime, the Prince would be on death row.’ remarked HBO’s Larry Merchant. The fact that the legendary announcer…

21st Century Greats – Roberto Carlos

The sight of this little Brazilian galloping up and down the wing evokes nostalgia for many a millennial football fan. Carlos was not the kind of player that you forget easily. He was a physical specimen, unusually small for a professional footballer but powerful in build and the owner of some of the most powerful…

Spike’s Island: O’Sullivan ready to take UK by storm

Millstreet’s synonymy with boxing is in many ways an apt one. After all, with a population of just over 1500, it has long since punched above its weight. The North Cork village first peaked international interest in 1993, millions tuning in to watch Niamh Kavanagh serenade her way to victory in the shadow of the…