Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: This isn’t Year One for Cork. For them, it’s simply time

Leaders have emerged for the Rebels this championship season, writes Kieran Shannon

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KIERAN SHANNON: When Cork searched for a leader, Paul Kerrigan stepped up

It can’t be easy being a Cork footballer in recent years and had they lost last weekend, it would have been a whole lot worse, writes Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: LeBron James inspired by ghost of Jordan

Could LeBron James, at least someday, be as good as or even greater than Michael Jordan, asks Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Summer may only be one game old, but for some it feels like it’s already over

Everyone might be resigned to the inevitable but no-one will volunteer or be asked to resign, writes Kieran Shannon.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Cork hurlers high performance driven by Gary Keegan effect

They’re not half-pregnant now. For years there, that’s essentially how the Cork senior hurlers were going about the place. 

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KIERAN SHANNON: Why two referees — at least — is better than one for GAA

Okay, so it’s not going to happen, but imagine for a moment one – just one – The Sunday Game this summer without mention of a referee’s name.

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KIERAN SHANNON: At last a format worthy of the All-Ireland hurling championship

It’s a shame it’s not in place for this year, this weekend. Picture it – and with weather like this, it’s so easy to picture it.

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KIERAN SHANNON: When it comes to coaching, the truth will find a way

Listening to JJ Delaney, Tommy Walsh and Aidan Fogarty on Off The Ball last weekend, it was striking if there was one thing they loved more than winning it was simply playing and if there was one thing they hated more than losing it was not playing at all, writes Kieran Shannon

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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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