SPORTS COLUMNISTS

PADDY HEANEY: Compromise key to solving Casement Park conundrum

Unlike The Honourable Mr Justice Horner, a lot people made a rushed judgment about Casement Park on Monday morning.

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DONAL LENIHAN: Tries hold key to Munster’s rugby destiny

The difference in the perceived challenges facing Munster and Leinster over the weekend is reflected in the fact that Leinster find themselves roundly criticised despite their win over Harlequins, while Munster have received a very positive response for their achievement in rescuing a bonus point in defeat from a game that could have run away from them at one stage, writes Donal Lenihan.

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COLUMNISTS: Road Bowling: Mullins powers to Shannonvale win

Christy Mullins had a decisive win over James O’Donovan at Shannonvale.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Mick McCarthy working wonders with cut price Tractor Boys

Even now in this country that he used to captain and manage with such pride, we still don’t or can’t give Mick McCarthy due credit.

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JOHN FOGARTY: GAA players forced to make too many sacrifices

GAA players are professional in everything but name and professional everywhere but pocket, suggests John Fogarty.

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DONAL LENIHAN: Monumental Munster effort secures Euro rugby lifeline

Munster have built a reputation on delivering big performances when they’re least expected, and to survive the type of examination they were to get yesterday at the Stade Marcel Michelin, nothing less than a season’s best would suffice, writes Donal Lenihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Putting sexism within the GAA into the spotlight

The news that Roisin Jordan of Tyrone has become chair of Tyrone GAA was greeted warmly this week as a step forward for the Association, and that appointment wasn’t the only development of its kind in the last few days.

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LIAM MACKEY: Stevie G’s year of woe

If it can ever be possible to feel something approaching pity for a mega-rich Premier League footballer who has won the Champions League, captained his country and been justly feted as one of the best players of his generation, then look no further than Steven Gerrard.

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RUBY WALSH: Drop in trip key to unlocking Monterg’s potential

I have five rides at Navan tomorrow but just a couple this afternoon at Tramore.

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LARRY RYAN: All faith lost as football about profits, not prophets

Earn A Million During Breakfast Every Day.

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BRENDAN OBRIEN: Kilty a man with a mission in Rio for Team Ireland

A small ante room in the Westbury Hotel yesterday morning is the setting.

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RONAN OGARA: Sunday could be Munster rugby's finest hour

Munster can turn their Rugby Champions Cup campaign around with a win over Clermont at the Stade Marcel Michelin — but it will take their greatest performance in 20 years of European rugby to do so, suggests Ronan O'Gara.

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PADDY HEANEY: County GAA managers must adapt to suit player training needs

I will never forget the day when I realised that the ordinary people of Ireland had completely lost the run of themselves, writes Paddy Heaney.

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