Brendan O'Brien - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Plenty of questions but few answers at committee

Brendan O’Brien talks about the "challenges, strategies, and governance of sport in Ireland" and what the men in charge plan to do about them.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Sport set to see a lot of Trump over next four years

Brendan O’Brien reveals how Donald Trump could affect sport in the US over the next four years.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Pay for play is GAA’s inevitable destination

It must be a decade now since Dessie Farrell found space for two seats amid the organised chaos that was the Gaelic Players Association’s (GPA) old offices in Drumcondra and told this column he had no intention of staying on as chief executive beyond another few years.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: No longer stuck in a moment, it’s time we enjoyed home comforts

There’s a clever little post doing the rounds on Facebook the last while, writes Brendan O’Brien

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Player safety being compromised

There’s a moment in the second episode of the superb American football documentary Last Chance U when Brittany Wagner, an athletic academic advisor — yep, it’s a thing — with East Mississippi Community College, exhales dramatically during a tight game with rival college Co-Lin and reckons that she may have just stopped breathing for a full minute.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Even the Conor McGregor hype gets drowned out in New York

Conor McGregor could hardly have done more to make New York sit up and take notice, writes Brendan O’Brien

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Donald Trump, the golfer: ‘You never go out on a golf course and beat the president’

The United States, and the world as a whole, has entered unchartered and uncertain territory with the ascension to the White House of Donald Trump but the election result earlier this week did at least throw up some familiar territory, writes Brendan O’Brien

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Irish win against All-Blacks would be latest drama at Soldier Field

It sure seems like a good time for miracles in Chicago.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Galway big losers in Leinster’s culture of self-interest

It’s five years since Dublin GAA unleashed their ‘Blue Wave’ strategic plan on us, writes Brendan O’Brien

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