Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Christopher Joyce: I’m a positive person

The game in Croke Park hadn’t been on 10 minutes when Christopher Joyce tumbled 20 metres from his own goal, challenging for a ball with Dublin’s Liam Rushe.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Managers have duty of care to their players

You could probably assemble your own Davy Fitzgerald/Clare discipline piece at this stage. If you need help, just root around in this bag — letter, players, statement, Banner, humiliation, breach, policy — and put the words together in no particular order.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Looking past the game face

Last week, in these pages, it was interesting to read the thoughts of Donegal footballer Eamon McGee on the upcoming marriage referendum.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Jockeys face a clear and present danger - every day

In 2007 John Carter published a book about horse racing, following a group of people involved in the sport around one major course.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Farewell to Tony Reddin - a true sporting legend

I was delighted to see Pádraig Harrington pick up a title during the week, as the golfer still comfortably tops my list of interviewees index-linked according to accomplishment and manners, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘A la carte’ GAA counties neglect duty of care

Earlier this week, in these pages, Paddy Heaney wrote about the Kerry football conveyor belt of talent — the headline, ‘Kingdom’s unique structure keeps them well ahead’, conveys the general spirit of the piece.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Tommy Griffin: ‘They’re 18-19, you’ve to keep them interested — and keep them employed too’

The great revival is well underway in West Kerry schools football. 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: How to tune up for throw-in

One of the most important meetings of my year took place earlier this week in the front seat of the car, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: US ‘commissioner’ model a worthy idea

I noted last week that there was a position vacant on the Kilkenny hurling team — that of full-back, given the departure of JJ Delaney into retirement. I think there might be even more significant vacancies in Irish sport, however.

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Kilkenny players, from left, Jackie Tyrell, Eoin Larkin, captain Joey Holden, Paul Murphy and Colin Fennelly at the Glanbia Agri/Gain sponsorship launch at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture: Matt Browne

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Brian Cody hails departing stars as JJ Delaney was simply ‘the best’

Brian Cody paid a glowing tribute to his retired players yesterday, saying JJ Delaney was the “best defender I have ever seen”. 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Finding a balance in hurling key to developing the game

For an overview before the hurling season started, Michael Moynihan spoke to GAA coach/tutor Damien Young, who lectures in strength and conditioning at Limerick IT and Setanta College as well as working as a performance analyst for the Tipperary senior hurlers

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Learning a lesson from US dilemma

Among the many newsletters I subscribe to — The New Taxidermy, The Modern Man’s Guide to Panache — is The New Yorker’s daily offering, which never fails to uplift, educate, and spell out the pressing concerns of the Manhattan middle class, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The importance of eating right in modern sport

I still chuckle at the story of the (All-Ireland-winning) inter-county team management who decided to spring surprise car inspections on players rolling into training, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Cork County Board may sell Páirc Uí Chaoimh naming rights

The Cork County Board estimates that it will face a debt of just over €5 million when Páirc Uí Chaoimh is redeveloped, while officials will consider naming rights as a revenue stream for the stadium as well as a premium ticketing scheme.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The next stage in sports coverage

Over the weekend I got chatting to an acquaintance about stadia and it put me in mind of an event I attended a few ago., writes Michael Moynihan.

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At the announcement of details of the Higher Education GAA Hurling Championships Weekend at the host venue, LIT. (Picture Alan Place)

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hurling icon Eoin Kelly says Tipp need strong start

Tipperary hurling icon Eoin Kelly says the Premier County must hit the ground running this year, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Challenges facing the GAA are all about enforcement

Burnout. Calendar issues. Fixtures. Money challenges. Michael Moynihan reflects.

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AN IRISHMAN ABROAD: Donal Óg Cusack in Moscow for the RTÉ documentary Coming Out Of The Curve.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Coming Out Of The Curve documentary, another sort of pitch battle

Parts of Donal Óg Cusack’s RTÉ’s documentary make for uncomfortable viewing, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Little bit of ‘agro’ from Paul McGinley

Last week, your columnist rolled north on the iron horse to visit the Business of Sports Science conference in the RDS, and a rewarding trip it was, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Did Shefflin dismissal play role in card proposal?

Big picture or tiny details? Yesterday’s launch of the Hurling 2020 report gives you panorama and thumbnail in one day’s work.

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TEA TIME: Stewards Noel Hughes and Barney Mone having  a cup of tea before the tempestuous  Armagh and Tyrone McKenna Cup clash at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Picture: Oliver McVeigh

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Dubs deserve to keep full funding

A couple of months ago we broke a story here about the GAA’s plans to cut funding to the Dublin County Board, something which even now is exercising minds in the capital.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: All-women’s show with a difference

Gas what you end up watching over Christmas, and I don’t mean your own waistline, expanding softly over your belt like a runaway pudding.

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