Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Caveats come with hosting global events like World Cup

Dublin in the lunar light of a raw dawn last Friday. I was up early in the capital for a Sport for Business gig looking ahead to the year to come, and kudos to Rob Hartnett and Mick O’Keeffe for a smooth operation at the unearthly hour (a fact-checker writes: 8.05am is nobody’s idea of ‘unearthly’, Michael).

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Donald Trump’s sporting dalliance

At the end of this week Donald Trump will officially become President of the United States.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Soccer is about to score in China, bigtime

I see that Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent recently claimed that his client was offered a hefty €100 million per year contract to play soccer in China, a sign of the financial muscle being exerted by the Far East.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Truth getting hazy in the dawn of 2017

Welcome to 2017. Already it’s better than last year simply because it’s not 2016, even if some of you are probably still a little fragile this morning.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A Yorkshire Tragedy offers a warning from history

When I read a review of Anthony Clavane’s new book last weekend, the sketchy outline convinced me immediately it had to be read.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Find out what lay behind the birth of the 'blood and bandage'

Tonight there’s a documentary on TG4 which I heartily recommend, and not for the viewer-retardant fact that I appear in it.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Literary journal shows it has pulling power

Winter Papers, the literary journal edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, was launched, or re-launched, on Saturday in Cork.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Engaging in a different kind of sports debate

I stumbled across a very interesting chat the other day between Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Simmons on the future of American football - and whether it has a future.

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