The Author

Donal McCarthy
Donal McCarthy

The Dan Petrescu of football writing: limited flair but reliable. Hint of pathos. Sad eyes.

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Man and Ball: Opening Day

by Donal McCarthy

On the eve of opening day, if you’re not excited you’re not looking hard enough, writes Donal McCarthy.

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Man & Ball: Pre-Season

by Donal McCarthy

It’s pre-season, best time of year to spot the football obsessive writes Donal McCarthy in the first of a new series about following football and its side-effects.