Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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KIERAN SHANNON: A seventh year for Daly wouldn’t be right for him or Dublin

It’s all about time. Anthony Daly knows it.


KIERAN SHANNON: Writing is on the wall for Ireland legend McIlroy

Maybe now he’ll make it onto the Good Wall.


KIERAN SHANNON: New Model welcome, but old order will be restored

Sometimes like in boxing there are matchups that the hurling public craves but doesn’t get.


KIERAN SHANNON: We’ll leave it there so

For the past few weeks on Planet World Cup, Bill O’Herlihy found his head spinning as sure as any planet’s axis.

For some reason he’d been sleeping poorly.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

KIERAN SHANNON: Love it or hate it, the Páirc gave us days we’ll never forget

It’s hard not to get nostalgic as a Cork person in a week such as this, but it doesn’t necessarily mean getting all romantic either.

Picture: Eamonn Keogh

KIERAN SHANNON: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan: Still making a difference

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan was the first footballer to score a goal in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and all going well was meant to be coaching the Kerry minors on the last day the old ground hosted a Munster football final as well.


KIERAN SHANNON: Nothing that happens in Brazil occurs in isolation

For fans over a certain age following a World Cup, you’re never really watching just that World Cup.


KIERAN SHANNON: Peters has become a victim of his own fine work

Turns out he can’t get everything right.


KIERAN SHANNON: Banner football’s Special K

At 27, Paudie Kissane still hadn’t played Championship football for Cork. But he retired with one All-Ireland title, two Munster crowns, three National Leagues and an All Star award. And now he’s plotting Kerry’s downfall.

Cork manager Jimmy-Barry Murphy on the sidelines during the Munster SHC semi-final clash against Clare on Sunday. Picture: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

KIERAN SHANNON: Barry-Murphy’s second coming recaptures hearts and minds

The same day the Cork hurlers played their last game under Denis Walsh, the Limerick footballers met Offaly in the curtain-raiser in the Gaelic Grounds.

Clare legend and current GAA pundit with Sky Sports, Jamesie O'Connor, at his home outside Ennis, Co Clare this week. Picture: Eamon Ward

KIERAN SHANNON: Jamesie O’Connor: Taking Sky to another level

Well before last Saturday Jamesie O’Connor was a Sky Sports man.


KIERAN SHANNON: GAA not playing it fair with Westmeath and Kildare

You could hardly call the face-off between Westmeath and Kildare the £100 million game like they tend to call the English Championship play-off final in Wembley, but it’s actually hurling’s equivalent.

Picture: Kieran Clancy

KIERAN SHANNON: Clare and Cratloe to the core

He’s the father of Podge Collins, one of the brightest young players in the GAA, but Colm Collins is his own man too. He’s the manager of the county’s senior footballers who are aiming to shake their tag as bridesmaids in Munster, starting tonight


KIERAN SHANNON: Preening star Ronaldo still can’t win with grace

For a guy whose skills you can only admire, doesn’t Cristiano Ronaldo make himself so hard to like?


KIERAN SHANNON: Even reach of the greatest can’t touch everyone

Watching Des Bishop travelling and breaking China the other week, it struck us just how far a certain sport has travelled as well.

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KIERAN SHANNON: The Mourne’s supreme athlete

mickey Linden’s sporting career was as long as it was illustrious but two All-Ireland titles and three Ulster crowns don’t tell half the story about a man who, along with Peter Canavan, was probably the most electrifying inside forward in the country during the 1990s.


KIERAN SHANNON: McCartan’s men still believe they can be high kings of Ulster

He’ll always be Wee James to us and nearly anyone who saw him play, but when it comes to inter-county management there’s a case a certain Mr McCartan could be termed Old James.


KIERAN SHANNON: Lesson from the coach’s coach

The name probably means nothing. If some radio sports show were to have a panel discussion about top coaching and top coaches in this country, it’s doubtful Liam Moggan’s name would crop up. His profile is hardly prominent.


KIERAN SHANNON: NBA playoffs not the only place ‘where amazing happens’

Turns out, there is something like it.