Kieran Shannon - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

KIERAN SHANNON: GAA too self-congratulatory on progress as children still lack action

This week’s column is not about what transpired at the weekend in Thurles, or Croke Park, or Celtic Park either. The setting was one of the thousands of quiet fields that help make the GAA what it is; the event, an U10 camogie blitz featuring five or six neighbouring clubs, one of which my daughter plays for.

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KIERAN SHANNON: The importance of in-house games in the GAA

Kieran Shannon talks about the in-house game a week out from a championship match, commonly known as As versus Bs.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Relegation might just be secret to long-term success

It would seem that if you were to come up with a two-year plan to win the national league, then get relegated in year one.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Cork goalkeeper Anthony Casey shows why last man standing is also the bravest

He had no idea just how right he’d be.

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KIERAN SHANNON: A day in the sun Mayo badly needed

Well, wasn’t that just mighty for the heart and the soul?

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KIERAN SHANNON: Jim Gavin has developed Project Dublin to another level

To get an idea of just how driven and focused Jim Gavin’s Dublin are to put back-to-back All Ireland titles together, cast your mind back to the first rather than the last game of this year’s national league.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Munster must do more than just stand up and fight

Well, is this what they had in mind when they talked about a return to old values?

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KIERAN SHANNON: Finding the real storylines behind the 2016 GAA league season

There’s hardly another GAA weekend like it for stirring so many permutations and palpitations... and exaggerations.

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KIERAN SHANNON: A night on the town can sometimes be the right call for players

When to drink or not to drink, that is the question anyone involved with a team must ask.

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KIERAN SHANNON: GAA have league and championship wrong way around

Watching the national leagues over the weekend, it not only felt a bit like summer – it felt what summer should be a bit more like.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Running on ego dangerous thing for a fighter’s mind

It was a rough weekend for the big name that works out of John Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Swim Ireland must learn lesson from Gráinne Murphy debacle

We always thought of her as the future. 

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