Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: Thunderstruck Ballyea will never be the same again

Nothing, upon losing an All-Ireland final, quite prompts you to bite the lip and the tears to well as arriving back at the hotel and seeing and walking through your people.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Kerry’s Noughties stars have a lot more to say than ‘yerrah’

Pat Spillane has forged a successful career as an analyst and other Kerry players are now also showing their class as pundits.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Kieran Donaghy - From crouching Tiger to Warriors’ star attraction

The Irish Superleague has benefited hugely from Kieran Donaghy’s qualities this season, writes Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Hurling holding out for a hero in Congress fallout

There is nothing wrong in thinking the Super 8 will be great – and that it should still not have got through.

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KIERAN SHANNON: When McIlroy becomes a Trump asset, it matters

Trump could do with some help from a major sports star these days, writes Kieran Shannon

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KIERAN SHANNON: Guardiola’s display reveals sport’s common humanity

Twenty years ago this month, one of the first films to cover the burgeoning commercialisation of sport was playing in cinemas all around the country.

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KIERAN SHANNON: How Patriots coach Bill Belichick the found perfect soldier in Tom Brady

Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick have a special understanding, writes Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Roger Federer’s love for tennis reminds us of the true essence of sport

Federer’s longevity is rooted in how emotionally unaffected he was by setbacks.

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KIERAN SHANNON: The GAA needs 2020 vision

It was impossible not to have some empathy and even sympathy for Páraic Duffy yesterday morning.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Paddy Kelly did Cork some service by venting his frustrations

There are a couple of ways of looking at the fact the Cork footballers are in a makeshift gym in a warehouse in Fermoy close to the football field where they’ve trained this winter.

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KIERAN SHANNON: There’s more to training than sweat and tears

All over the country teams are back training, aspiring and vowing to “work hard” every night.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Remember the sporting heroes lost in 2016

They shook stadiums. Some of them even shook up the world. All of them heroes, and not just for one day.

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