Most books about sport are “opportunistic”. When reading books like those two by Sweeney I’d be more interested in whether they’re any use or not. I thought both were pretty entertaining.
I’d have thought that it’s not at all implausible to be both a Sligo Rovers supporter and a GAA fanatic.
As previously stated his newspaper columns are usually dreadful. They’re like something put together in a pub for a pub audience. He’s been phoning it in for years.
Not sure what your beef with Lynch or Morgan is, apart from their varying levels of dislike for the GAA.
Lynch generally writes good columns in a shit newspaper.
If ever anything deserved to be mercilessly mocked, it was “De Valera’s Ireland”, as you put it.