Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Bouncing ideas for a better basketball future

July and August mean different things to different people, but for a lot of readers it means one thing no matter what sport they follow. Summer sports camps for the kids.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Fifa’s dizzy attitude to concussion danger

Sorry about that World Cup jinx, everybody.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Dual player nothing but an easy target

One of the side-effects of Cork’s heavy defeat at the hands of Kerry last Sunday is the general agreement that it has finally nailed down the coffin lid on the dual player in the 21st century. He’s gone. History. Finished.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Weekend of drama on a biblical scale

Devotees of the traditional championship structure probably woke today with a thumping headache.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: It’s okay to like both soccer and hurling

I like to call it the chocolate cake versus apple tart debate, because that’s how I roll. I keep the metaphors on the basic side, me.

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American sportswriter Steve Rushin has had an amazing career, one of the highlights being when he was sent to Antarctica for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition with Kate Upton. Picture: AP Photo

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The writer who used a baseball glove for a chair

Acclaimed American sportswriter Steve Rushin has been to the North and South Poles and most places in between. However, his love of the written word remains undimmed

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Big game cameras put discipline in focus

It wasn’t very long after Galway and Kilkenny had fought out their dramatic draw yesterday week when we got word in Tullamore that the replay wouldn’t be televised.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Are we ignoring a gambling epidemic?

Lately, I notice quite the competition between betting outlets in the advertisements on television.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Even the World Cup is fair game for fixers

Lord I wasn’t born a gambling man, as the Allman Brothers never sang.

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Cork and Waterford players tangle off the ball after Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash had a penalty saved by Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Failing to hit the target from 20m

Before last Sunday’s Munster SHC replay between Cork and Waterford, both teams were prevented from going out onto the Semple Stadium field.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A closer look at Tipp identity crisis

Mark Zuckerberg may be an unlikely port of call in a discussion centred on the Tipperary hurlers, but the Facebook guru, or Satan of social media, depending on your viewpoint,offers a good starting point in this particular debate.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Where I stand on leading question

No doubt many readers are watching GAA games from the traditional perspective this summer, but depending on your familiarity with stadium seating plans, some of you may be trying to peer past the increasingly large squadrons of backroom staff clogging up the sidelines of the nation.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Fantasy football of the worst kind

The World Cup kicks off shortly in Brazil, with associated nonsense either starting soon or already well under way (exhibit A: Wayne Rooney’s faux outtrage, with the English media’s interest in him and his family). This story is enriched with multi-media content

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A tourist in the reality of others

Quite the kerfuffle over a man bringing a computer to the FA Cup final, I notice. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The danger of too much analysis

Are we looking for too much in our analysis?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The fluctuating price of Sterling

The controversy about racist comments from Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers NBA team, is bubbling along in the US.

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