Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Science at hand to fix GAA schedules

It took me a while but I caught up last week with Michael MacCambridge’s America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: When media coverage means seeing is believing

Since the Rubberbandits introduced the nation to the thoughts of Jean Baudrillard the other night the level of debate has surely risen a few notches, particularly when it comes to our awareness of what is and isn’t real. Or maybe we’ve just been conditioned to think that way (see what I mean?). For instance, forget whether anyone can hear a tree falling in an empty forest: if an Irish team doesn’t win on Irish television has it really claimed victory?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Skin in the game at Lisbon Web Summit

I almost called this column ‘lessons learned at the Web Summit’, but that would clearly be the wrong term: learnings or takeaways are far more appropriate terms.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Liverpool owner Henry a genius, says baseball stats guru James

Bill James, doyen of baseball statistical analysis, paid tribute to Liverpool FC owner John Henry at the Web Summit, identifying Henry’s statistical acumen as being key to his success, writes Michae Moynihan

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Fan theories from Croke Park to Westworld

The latest thing, I note, is not Westworld, the TV show capturing people’s attention, but rather the fan theories centred thereon.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Today’s youth set to rewire sporting rules

As previously advised, I contacted Chuck Klosterman last week — author of What If We’re Wrong: Thinking about the Present as if it were the Past. In this new book, Klosterman conducts some interesting thought-experiments about art and culture and society — and sport, and one side-effect of reading it is to be brought up short about the relatively recent development of sport.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Squeaky bum time for those governing sports

Was it Albert Reynolds who said it’s never the big things that catch you? If he did, he was correct. The notion that the small, unexpected obstacles end up being fatal impediments isn’t confined to politics, either.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Six things we know now that we didn’t know last month

Michael Moynihan looks back on the past month’s big GAA news...

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Small steps that lead to giant leaps

Some years ago this corner of the newspaper had a Christmas outing which involved a kick-about on a soccer field, an outing which necessitated football boots.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Is football ungovernable at the highest level?

The All-Ireland football final, eh? Gripping and competitive and compelling and pulsating and … Stop.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The backroom quantity must deliver quality for GAA managers

Davy Fitzgerald departed the intercounty scene last week, as you probably heard. Some of the Clare players had indicated their lack of confidence in the manager and within days he was gone.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A word of advice for players on dressing-room access

You may have seen it, you may not have, depending on your familiarity with Facebook, the website set up, according to Hollywood, to get back at a girl who dumped a nerd at Harvard.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest again raises racism issue

You know the drill. The music cranks up, you shake off the rust from your joints and you climb to your feet.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: End of Season awards: Austin Gleeson a cut above the rest

Michael Moynihan has been in touch with PwC and collected the envelope. Opening it and seeing the bribe was not as big as expected, he decided to just release his much-anticipated End of Season awards, now known by absolutely nobody as the Moynies.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Staying silent gives none of us any credit

Enjoying a new book from Anna Kessel at the moment, Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives, which examines, broadly speaking, how women can reclaim sport. As a sample, take this for a chapter title — What does a woman’s voice in sport sound like? (And when can we stop pretending to be blokes?)

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