Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: GAA should help to redevelop Gaelic Park

How far away are you really, no matter the distance you’ve travelled?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: This Bronx tale takes you from Gaelic Park to Yankee Stadium

In the yellow taxi - literally - from JFK when the text comes through.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The tragic tale of Adrian Doherty - a lost football genius

You may be aware of a new book on the shelves by Oliver Kay about Adrian Doherty, the Northern Ireland youngster who impressed at Manchester United before dying tragically young.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: 15 reasons why this is greatest week of the year

This week will be one to enjoy for fans of Cork and Tipperary.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Tactical innovation is a given for any progressive game

The end of hurling, or the end of the end of hurling? When you have well-known players like Ken McGrath tweeting that they’re glad to have played when they did then you suspect that something is amiss in the game.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Shamefully, sexism in sport is alive and well

Not a good week for fully developed human beings interested in sport?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Dublin's financial advantage has echoes in US baseball

Imagine a national sports body at odds with its constituent parts about money.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Learning from the death of Joao Carvalho

The terrible death of Joao Carvalho last week after an MMA event in Dublin dominated many sports conversations in recent days. 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sports coverage goes from the sublime to the superfluous

Eventually you’re moved to action.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: OBITUARY: Davy Walsh, former Irish soccer international

Davy Walsh was the first Catholic to play for Linfield, in the 1940s, before moving to West Brom, writes Michael Moynihan

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A frozen heartbeat from half a century away

One of your columnist’s (many) obsessions is the pre-game team photograph.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Dick Hodgins: 'Between April and July, he’d be on the phone all night'

Dick Hodgins, former athlete and Cork City Sports administrator

 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Four horsemen of New Camp

Many things in the world have not been named; and many things, if they have been named, have never been described. — Susan Sontag.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: How much longer will sledging be tolerated in sport?

It is not true that your correspondent organises his entire life around the assembly of material for his column.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Fox-Tossing and Octopus Wrestling - Sports too cruel and crazy to be true

Last week I threatened you with Ed Brooke-Hitchings and if I have my faults, no-one has ever accused me of welshing on my threats.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: OBITUARY: Danny Bowe, first aid man with Mount Sion GAA club

’He checked himself out of hospital to attend those funerals. That’s the kind of person he was’ - Michael Moynihan looks at the life of Danny Bowe, first aid man with Mount Sion GAA club in Waterford

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Silence in west Cork in stark contrast with last year's Brian Cuthbert talk

For Cork GAA supporters in Croke Park on Saturday night there was a difference in the categories of pain on offer. Do you like your hope crushed early doors or snuffed out with the finishing line in sight?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Mark unfairly punishes those who perfected group tackling

The introduction of the mark has been criticised from several different perspectives — lack of a trial period, increasing the burden on referees — but it’s surely the first GAA rule change made for aesthetic reasons. It’s as if Oscar Wilde had joined the Association’s Standing Committee on Playing Rules.

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