Brendan O'Brien - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Italy are the only winners in keeping Six Nations closed shop

Brendan O'Brien wonders if Italy are still worthy of their Six Nations spot.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Form shouldn’t be sole selection criteria

Tiernan O’Halloran has been touted for selection as Ireland full-back, on the basis of his good form, but elite sides are delicate eco-systems, and changes can have knock-on effects, writes Brendan O’Brien.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: ‘Vets’ trying to grow old gracefully

Charlie Conerley had a heck of a life.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Disingenuous Dylan Hartley a dangerous disgrace

This probably comes across as premature given we’re still over a week out from the first round of games, but you can take it as read that, regardless of what happens between now and March 18, the worst day of the Six Nations has already come and gone as far as the six captains and coaches are concerned.

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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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