Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: It’s time Cork's kingmaker also makes way

So, the king’s tenure is dead — though long live JBM. Above all, long lives the kingmaker.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Don’t chase scapegoats: control your own performance

You wouldn’t want to be a camogie referee in Wexford now. Make a wrong call or two in a tight game down there, sorry, but it’s all your fault, the whole thing will have to be played again.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Hurling: Where the best games are ones you’ll never see

Oh, how we all laughed. And oh, how we were all outraged. By The Camogie Association, and Tossgate, and the idea that whoever progressed to the next round of the All-Ireland series could be selected as randomly and flippantly as that.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Defensive progress indicates Mayo ready for final step

Aidan O’Shea is right. No sooner had he completed his latest wrecking-ball display then he’d tell reporters before they’d tell him, “The reality is we’re always going to be judged on whether we get over the line.”

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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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