Dick Clerkin - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DICK CLERKIN: The peaks in a summer of troughs

So there we have it, another season finishes with Dublin as All-Ireland champions...


DICK CLERKIN: Closing the deal

Sunday’s All-Ireland final may remain in the balance until the closing moments. And if it does, Dublin have the perfect tag-team of closers.


DICK CLERKIN: Winding down after the pain and gain

Under lights last Friday, the curtain fell on our club championship campaign. We lost by the minimum in what was a replay after an extra-time thriller the previous weekend.

Dublin keeper Stephen Cluxton is tackledby Mayo's Aidan O'Shea during last week'sAll-Ireland SFC semi-final in Croke Park.

DICK CLERKIN: Hitting back on behalf of the imperfect wonder that is the Championship

It would be easy to jump on the negativity bandwagon and take a pop at any one of the easy pickings in the aftermath of the drawn All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Mayo.


DICK CLERKIN: Everybody fair game as ‘controversialists’ get roaming role

I recently read an article in The Guardian in which the columnist was bemoaning the closure of the fabled Sports Illustrated library in New York. A sure sign of how the changing demands of readers is dictating how mainstream media now operates.

Tyrone's Conor Meyler is dismayed after referee Marty Duffy shows him a black card in the recent All-Ireland SFC quarter-final againstMonaghan. Picture: Dáire Brennan

DICK CLERKIN: Put physicality back into football

When it come to the physical side there needs to be an acceptance that the lines can be crossed at times without the game being called into disrepute. It’s accepted in hurling, so why not in football, asks Dick Clerkin

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