John Riordan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

JOHN RIORDAN: Reaching the finish line a year later

Brian Sugrue didn’t shed a tear on Boylston Street on Monday afternoon. Not like he thought he would.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Corkman Crowley building a reputation in Empire State

Bryant ‘Peewee’ Cruz’s life changed when a local policeman took him off the Port Chester streets and hand delivered him to a boxing gym called Champs in New Rochelle, just north of New York City.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Mastering the sport much more than man and ball

I have a new found respect for golfers this week.

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JOHN RIORDAN: If this joint venture between the GAA and RTÉ Digital is run correctly, the long-term benefits will be very good

The Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t have picked a worse time to record their first win in 27 attempts.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Old reliables still strike the right chord for baseball

“It’s very… American, isn’t it?” Baseball is a cornerstone of Americana that has helped me get past that attitude.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Jackson back to bolster Knicks and renew hopes of hoop dreams again

Most basketball fans with even the slightest bit of self-respect become worn out pretty quickly by whatever the New York Knicks are selling.

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JOHN RIORDAN: NFL star tires of risking health for our entertainment

Rashard Mendenhall kind of wanted to disappear, he told the world this past Sunday.

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JOHN RIORDAN: New thinking required to reach global audience

I am back in touch with Eamonn Gormley because he is coming out with a book that is as clear-eyed as his passion about the potential for the GAA overseas.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Baseball: Oddly admirable in how it bounces back

No wonder baseball is held so close to American hearts.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Another hit for Joe as Syracuse star answers call

If you’re knee deep in the Netflix series House of Cards like me and Barack Obama, then you’ll know the office of the Vice President of the United States of America has rarely enjoyed a more glamorous or salacious depiction of its daily agenda.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Sam’s brave move brings America’s game to a new era

What makes Michael Sam so important to the gay rights movement is that he will be bringing their cause into a forbidden zone.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Fight that forever changed the lives of two champions

JOHN RIORDAN The second instalment of Ali-Liston may have produced one of the most iconic images of sport in the 20th Century but there’s a refreshing spontaneity in the boyish wonder of Cassius Clay when he won the world heavyweight title for the first time.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Manning legacy in own hands

New York takes all the credit, talking a big game and laying on the hottest Super Bowl bashes.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Gaels grow strong in shadow of gridiron giants

They might share a common cause but this weekend, the Denver Gaels and Seattle Gaels GAA clubs are split by a common desire for Super Bowl success.

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