Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: Son of Kilkenny... man of Munster

Hear the one about the Kilkenny man who played for Munster? Or even better, about the Kilkenny GAA man who now works with Tipp GAA? Ian Dowling is a walking quiz question, but wherever he turns up, success seems to follow...

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KIERAN SHANNON: THE KIERAN SHANNON INTERVIEW: Larry O’Gorman - O Brother, where art thou now?

Twenty-one years ago Larry O’Gorman was Hurler of the Year. Now, he reflects on a life in the game, how precious his All-Ireland medal is, the second father Liam Griffin became, how hard it was to finally put down his hurley, and his central role in Wexford’s band of brothers

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KIERAN SHANNON: Croke Park cracker a tantalising taste of sensational Super 8

Kieran Shannon picks out four key takeaways from the weekend’s League final.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Colm Cooper had nothing more to prove to anyone

So prodigious was Colm Cooper’s talent as a teenager that he usurped more established players, writes Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Death or glory as relegation dynamic takes hold

When Matt Le Tissier was asked recently whether he had any regrets about never moving to a bigger club, the most famous and loyal player in the history of Southampton FC explained why he hadn’t.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Mickey Whelan has had a huge impact on Dublin GAA

Always learning, even at 78. The godfather of Dublin coaching, Mickey Whelan, has left an enormous and lasting legacy on the current Dublin set-up, one those involved are more than happy to acknowledge, writes Kieran Shannon

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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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