Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: OK Computer got it right with its predictions

I didn’t realise until over the weekend that it’s 20 years since Radiohead released OK Computer.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘The greatest feature sports writer in history’

Legendary sports writer Frank Deford spent five decades as one of the defining voices of Sports Illustrated.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Bringing GAA analysis into 21st century

Disclosure time. The TV programme on RTÉ One this evening, GAA Nua, is a project that is well known to me.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘Basketball was something I adjusted to quicker than the lifestyle’

History gave Edel Thornton a nudge earlier this year. The way she told the story last week, it hasn’t quite registered just yet.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: In an age of replays, one viewing enough

Oh happy day, curled up with a hitherto unread David Thomson film book.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Time waits for no man (or journalist)

Around teatime last Sunday week a pal rang: “Well, what did you think?” He was referring to Cork-Tipperary, lately ended, and was clearly settling in for a long chat. I pointed out I was not only still working, but actually right in the middle .... “What, you’re still there? Still?” 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The ancient art of sportswriting

Dan Barry of the New York Times picked up an award recently for a stunning in-depth study of a boxer’s struggles, but if I’d been on that jury, a different venture would have won him that particular gong, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: An encore for the oft forgotten GAA ballad

Over the weekend, yours truly had to hike himself down to the shops to get a fidget spinner (if you don’t know what that is then you clearly don’t have children under the age of 10 running around your house but don’t worry, soon the fidget spinner will be part of your life too.)

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Páirc Uí Chaoimh rises as event centre's future is up in the air

Does Cork now need an event centre in the middle of the city when the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh is such an attractive venue, asks Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Do we expect too much of our All-Ireland champions?

Much discussion this last week of Tipperary’s defeat at the hands of Galway in the NHL final, with the size of that losing margin - 16 points - the main issue being raised over and over, writes Michael Moynihan.

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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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