Liam Mackey - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LIAM MACKEY: When women got too big for their boots

Lily Parr. Remember the name, particularly because she should never have been forgotten in the first place, writes Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: The crock of ages: Sustaining an injury in a new sporting persuit

I’m still nobbled on the cobbles ‘cos I hobble when I wobble...

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LIAM MACKEY: The Best of times, the worst of times

Inevitably, the word ‘addiction’ features early in George Best: All By Himself, the documentary aired on the BBC this week.

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LIAM MACKEY: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...time will tell

If not always the football, then the results continue to flow in the World Cup qualifiers. writes Liam Mackey

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LIAM MACKEY: How Cork City could still lose the league

There appears to be a widespread and, dare I say, complacent acceptance in League of Ireland circles that, just because they are unbeaten and 18 points clear at the half-way mark, nothing can now stop Cork City from going on to be crowned SSE Airtricity League champions for 2017, writes Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: Tread softly because you tread on their dreams

For those who do get to live the dream, how much harder then must it be to have to let it go and wake up to grim reality, asks Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: Keeping up with the changes at No. 1

Should next Saturday’s Champions League final resolve itself into a head to head contest between Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon, the outcome might not only decide the game but also the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or.

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LIAM MACKEY: The alternative 2017 Premier League awards

With the title decided and the trapdoor closed on the bottom three, we already know the identity of the champs and chumps as the Premier League faces the final curtain for season 2016/2017, writes Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: Megan Campbell: ‘It’s Man City you play for, not Man City Women’

Megan Campbell’s comeback could hardly be better timed ahead of today’s FA Cup Final, writes Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: What Can can do, Andy Carroll did better

Eamon Dunphy was right. And then he was wrong. And then he was right again. It can be hard to keep up with the Dunph, sometimes, writes Liam Mackey.

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LIAM MACKEY: A season in the shade

When, with just 12 minutes remaining on Wednesday night, Christian Eriksen’s laser-guided 25-yarder found the corner of the net to finally break the stubborn resistance of Crystal Palace, the wild celebrations of the Spurs support – which were mirrored and even magnified on the visitors’ bench — were surely born as much of relief as jubilation, writes Liam Mackey.

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