Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: Moyes damned as soon as he relinquished United’s identity

We wanted it to work out for David Moyes.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Putting a perspective on success on fringes of the Major league

It’s torture and in a way he’s tortured, but Pádraig Harrington has the good grace and awareness to realise he’s still one of the lucky ones.

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Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA Páraic Duffy, left, and JD Buckley, Managing Director, Sky Ireland. Croke Park, Dublin.

KIERAN SHANNON: Sky may be catalyst GAA needs for real change

Sorry, but is that it? Nearly a week on from all the hype and hysteria and no little fear that was triggered by the GAA’s new TV deal, has anyone actually looked at the games Sky has won exclusive rights to show?

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KIERAN SHANNON: Liverpool no longer walking alone

I don’t think I’m alone in this, but more and more recently I find myself saying something which I once thought would be the last words I’d ever say: I hope Liverpool win the title.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Mourinho proves a little love goes a long way in sport

Sometimes Jose Mourinho seems the most heartless man in football.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Always room to improve, even after biggest wins

You heard the views of the Irish camp after losing to New Zealand last November.

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KIERAN SHANNON: O’Driscoll putting the finishing touches on his Irish legend

The other day in a nice sitdown piece for RTÉ, Shane Horgan brought Brian O’Driscoll back to where it kind of all began for him: St Patrick’s weekend, 2000, Paris.

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KIERAN SHANNON: About time Ronnie was recognised as one of our greats

It hardly carried the glamour or gravitas of an induction into Cooperstown or Springfield, it wasn’t like there was a Larry Bird to welcome his Magic Johnson into this particular Hall of Fame, but there was something particularly pleasing about seeing Ronnie Whelan being honoured at the FAI International Awards on Sunday.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Remembering a star who ticked all the right boxes

Maybe he wouldn’t still be playing for Tyrone now.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Championship loses one of its luminaries

It says something about the stature and skill of the man that we’re talking more about how football will miss Colm Cooper this year than Kerry will miss him.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Hope springs eternal ahead of summer revels

It’s very possible every top-eight hurling team will improve in 2014.

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KIERAN SHANNON: An old school gent still thriving in a new hurling world

I can still hear the hurt as well as the dignity in Seán Stack’s voice.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Sixteen teams, not eight, should be jostling for league

Every year we keep hearing that the national league is the second-most important competition in Gaelic football, but it’s actually not true.

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