Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: An early inkling of Armageddon

We all know that The Singularity is coming. I just didn’t expect my first sighting of it in Nowlan Park after a National Hurling League game.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Tribesmen add appetite to presence

The All-Ireland senior hurling championship began yesterday in earnest. Not in Limerick, technically speaking. There were round robin games in Leinster last weekend which form the foothills for the trek to September.

 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Church still in big league of modern Ireland

A cousin of mine is fond of telling a story from a day in school long ago, when her class was tasked with a question to take home to their parents: what was the most memorable event in their lives?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Munster should really try to put a Cork in it

If the big matches are confined to Thomond Park then a sense of detachment is encouraged, particularly if a larger facility is available in Cork, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: What if we take a look back at road not taken?

Last week, Colm Greaves had a terrific piece in this paper speculating on what Charles Haughey’s political and personal career would have been like if he’d retained a financial interest in a lucrative filly he sold on, Ballidaress.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: WhatsApp, Ivan, and the need to hack

It was another time and another place. The proof? Yours truly in a position of responsibility, teaching a class in northern California, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Comparing is a talent in itself

Darragh O’Connell was the name being bandied about in Croke Park on Friday last, or at least while yours truly was there (I left early, hands up but no apologies).

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Is clash of the ash the top sound in Irish sport?

The noises made by a big-match crowd probably deserve a column all of their own, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: An argument worth having — not just in sport

This week Michael Moynihan tackles the controversial issue of gender equality in sport.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Roaring 40s the golden age for GAA managers

How tricky is it for these managers to deal with players from a different generation, asks Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Adding science to the backs v forwards session

Don’t ask me why I never thought of this before, but at least I thought of it now, kind of, so that’s progress.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sarah Keane’s appointment a step in the right direction

The election of Sarah Keane as Olympic Council of Ireland President last week — not the foregone conclusion one might have thought, despite her qualifications — shone like a light in the darkness of recent developments in sports.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Could Brexit derail Ireland’s bid for Rugby World Cup?

There are only a few months left for World Rugby to ponder its options when it comes to the 2023 tournament, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sport Ireland not keeping up appearances on inclusion

During the week Sport Ireland opened a national indoor sports arena. Or manrena, maybe.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Neptune build a new golden generation for basketball

Michael Moynihan examines Cork’s Neptune basketball team and the future that may lay ahead for them given past successes.

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