About The Author

Author and Commentator. Matt has published a number of books including histories of the republican movement and of the Communist Party of Ireland.

He is currently working on a number of other books; His latest one is a novel entitled Houses of Pain. It is based on real events in the Dublin underworld. Houses of Pain is published by MTP and is currently available on line as paperback and kindle while book shops remain closed.

Author: Dr Matt Treacy

DR. MATT TREACY: “TAKE A KNEE” – the new wokeness in Irish sport

For some strange reason the League of Ireland Professional Players Association has decided that all players will “take a knee,” before all games until the end of September. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they don’t do this during Amhrán na bhFiann. 

The PFA’s statement said that this is to “mark the untimely death of George Floyd and stand in strong solidarity with fellow professionals, civil society and the world wide campaign for equality and fair treatment in life and sport.” Perhaps they should agree to have all games end in a draw so?

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