Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: Time for Cork’s backseat drivers to change direction

It was a small thing but it told us a lot.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Perfect timing all part of the mind games

Watching the football over the weekend, the old Depeche Mode song and lyric kept making its way into the jukebox in our head: "It’s just a Question of Time." It started in Killarney, with...

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KIERAN SHANNON: Davy Fitzgerald must decide what’s best for Clare hurling

In this game, at this time of year, it’s the question that constantly, inevitably, crops up in the car home.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Big Interview: Gary Connaughton goes from saving goals to setting them

And there you were, thinking you’d never see him or Westmeath again, when who springs up in Croke Park and on your screen but himself. 

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KIERAN SHANNON: Killarney 2015 could be historical watershed for Cork football

Before getting into how both Cork and Kerry will be better for last Sunday, let’s start by acknowledging and appreciating that Cork-Kerry itself has hardly been better than last Sunday.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Westmeath victory finally brings sizzle to GAA summer

Well that was good for the soul, and good for the championship.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Martin O’Neill scoring an own goal by keeping players in dark

It’s off, in ways we wouldn’t have expected under a manager of Martin O’Neill’s standing.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Five things we know after the weekend’s football

Well, there it went, just like that, in something of a whimper.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Well prepared, skilful and dedicated — Waterford can go all the way

They couldn’t, could they? Go all the way?

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KIERAN SHANNON: No person in Irish society could escape reach of Bill O’Herlihy

Last year, when I met Bill O’Herlihy for the first and only time just days before his last broadcast anchoring the RTÉ football panel, he made one of those characteristic self-depreciating comments as we were finishing up.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Two brave sons of Cloyne showed us the way

You leave in the morning

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KIERAN SHANNON: The day that changed football

Kieran Shannon looks back at three epic encounters on Sunday, June 26, 2011 that proved to be momentous moments in shaping the destinies of three provincial championships.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Big-game players spreading the word

There’s little in sport as distasteful, as sly and scurrilous sledging, yet little as smile-inducing as a bit of witty in-game trash-talking either.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Derek McGrath the man to bring Waterford dream to fruition

And just like that, Waterford are again everyone’s second favourite team.

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KIERAN SHANNON: 'I'll miss the lads': Bill O' Herlihy leaves it there in one of his last interviews

In one of his last interviews as RTÉ's soccer anchor, Bill O' Herlihy spoke to Kieran Shannon about Charlton, Dunphy, Giles and retirement. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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