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#Well read

# well-read - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Coleman's rise to the top, Jim McClean's forgotten glory years at Dundee and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the last days of Aaron Hernandez’s life before his death this week.

# well-read - Sunday 16 April, 2017

The hunt for Tom Brady's missing jersey and more of the week's best sportswriting

Enjoy this lot with your chocolate breakfast.

# well-read - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Axing the academy, 105-mph baseball to the head and more of this week's best sportswriting

Out in the sun too long yesterday? Chill out with some of the best writing on the internet this week.

# well-read - Sunday 2 April, 2017

A football interview with a difference, the rise of Tiger and the week's best sportswriting

Wrestlemania, doping in football and the loss of the Oakland Raiders’ ‘Black Hole’ were also the subject of excellent journalism.

# well-read - Sunday 26 March, 2017

The 'Tinderization' of the NBA, the racial implications of Mayweather-McGregor and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, an emotional tribute to late Derry skipper Ryan McBride.

# well-read - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The troubled life of Pele's son, the driving force of Russell Westbrook and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, James McCarthy on the moment he’ll take to the grave.

# well-read - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Barca build something beautiful, the Warriors in Tralee and the week's best sportswriting

Stan Bowles, Russell Westbrook and Diego Simeone also feature.

# well-read - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Why Jordi Cruyff sacked himself, Ranieri exit laced with deceit and the week's best sportswriting

Leicester City and American sports feature prominently in this selection of articles from the last seven days.

# well-read - Sunday 19 February, 2017

The game that changed the face of European football and this week's best sportswriting

Conor McGregor, Bob Bradley and a teenaged Tiger Woods are also topics of our latest picks.

# well-read - Sunday 12 February, 2017

# well-read - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Xabi Alonso's GAA past, Brady's friendship with Trump and all the week's best sportswriting

Sit back and enjoy the best sports journalism of the week.

# well-read - Sunday 22 January, 2017

How football failed a Man United legend and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, how a fake All-Star team inspired Ireland to play basketball.

# well-read - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Ronaldinho's letter, Darren Fletcher on Roy Keane and more of this week's best sportswriting

Also, Serena Williams’ path to greatness.

# well-read - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Lapira remembers his unlikely Ireland cap and more of the week's best sportswriting

Put the kettle on, pour yourself a brew and savour some of the pieces we’ve enjoyed over the past seven days.

# well-read - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus Sue Ronan banned from street football and ‘Dear Football Gods, we need to talk’.

# well-read - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

# well-read - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dejan Lovren talks about how he became a refugee at just three years old.

# well-read - Sunday 13 November, 2016

McGregor's comparison to Ali, the joy of the club championship and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how golf should treat the USA’s president-elect, Donald Trump.

# well-read - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting

The Chicago Cubs, homophobia in soccer and an interesting Ray Allen letter also feature this week.

# well-read - Sunday 30 October, 2016

The secret diary of 'Jose Mourinho' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cleveland’s traumatic sports history and the beautiful game of basketball.

# well-read - Sunday 23 October, 2016

# well-read - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Paul O'Connell autobiography among the nominees for eir Sports Book of the Year

20 books are in the running to claim the award, with a winner to be announced in December.

# well-read - Sunday 16 October, 2016

The man who provides the Premier League lifestyle and more of the week's best sportswriting

Put the kettle on, get out the jaffa cakes and enjoy this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Reasons to hate Tom Brady, Kosovo's troubles and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a reflection of this summer’s GAA championship.

# well-read - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sympathy for Sam, KD is a villain and all this week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cruyff on Cruyff and a frightening tale of a pre-match fire.

# well-read - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting

Plus the cautionary tale of Robert Swift:’a millionaire at 18 and junkie at 27′.

# well-read - Sunday 18 September, 2016

The greatness and gaffes of David Luiz and more of the week's best sportswriting

Get the kettle on and sink your teeth into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Clough's alcoholism as a punchline, the Irish NFL player and the week's best sportswriting

Also included is a detailed look at the lack of Irish players at Manchester United and what it means for football here.

# well-read - Sunday 4 September, 2016

What's it like to get an Olympic gold medal in Burger King and the week's best sportswriting

We also examine the fight for LGBTQ rights in professional wrestling.

# well-read - Sunday 28 August, 2016

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

# well-read - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting

It’s been a busy week on and off the track at the Olympic Games.

# well-read - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Thinking again about England in '66, Smith '96 and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the importance and legacy of The Stone Cold Stunner.

# well-read - Sunday 17 July, 2016

The little-known boycott that changed the World Cup forever and more of the week's sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 10 July, 2016

The harrowing ordeal of Antoine Griezmann's sister and the week's best sportswriting

Also, in praise of David Trezeguet choosing love over money and the hope that Kieren Fallon’s life will be kinder to him now.

# well-read - Sunday 26 June, 2016

The evolution of Lionel Messi into a great and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a profile of Eamon Dunphy ahead of his 71st birthday.

# well-read - Sunday 19 June, 2016

The myth of the English hooligan and more of the week's best sportswriting

Sink your teeth into these quality pieces.

# well-read - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Next-gen basketball, soccer for white kids and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a step-by-step look back at the finest minutes in the Graham Taylor documentary.

# well-read - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Managerial arsery returns to the Premier League and more of the week's best sportswriting

Our favourite things we’ve read over the past seven days.

# well-read - Sunday 15 May, 2016

'The warm feeling of being urinated upon' at Upton Park: the week's best sportswriting

Pour yourself a strong coffee and get stuck into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 8 May, 2016

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