Sean Moncrieff discussed the dangers of Christmas at home. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is, unfortunately, a familiar story. Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) hears of a benign religious tradition whose meaning and message have be(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

 Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match against Fiji  in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty

Within the last 18 months, one of the Irish provinces made contact with the Irish Sports Council regarding one of their players. The player had made h(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

What’s your favourite Roy Keane story? Is it Robbie Savage’s voicemail, John Hartson’s crisps or Abba on the bus at Sunderland? Is it the one about th(...)

Rough ride: the doping whistleblower Paul Kimmage still asks tough questions

Obsessives are the stuff of often weirdly compelling television. Take the parents in Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday). The series, back for a second y(...)

Brian O’Driscoll at training in Carton House, Co Kildare today. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie.

The sports journalist Paul Kimmage has resigned as ghost-writer of the widely anticipated autobiography of Brian O’Driscoll. Penguin Ireland has confi(...)

The continuing rise in the fortunes of Brian O’Driscol’s firm coincided with him helping Leinster to a third Heineken Cup in 2012.

Accumulated profits at the main firmed owned by Brian O’Driscoll last year increased by €310,917 to €3.19 million.The increase in profits last year by(...)

Shane Finnegan, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Joe Brolly and   First Minister Peter Robinson at the start of the Life Cycle Challenge  in Belfast today. Photograph: PA Wire

A campaigner to make organ donation the norm in Northern Ireland has said he will not rest until positive changes are made in the law. The GAA (...)