Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The many hats of Jerry Flannery

The Michael Moynihan Interview.

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THE MASTER: Earlier this year Gary Smith announced he was stepping back from magazine writing with Sports Illustrated to focus on writing a book; inset, two covers from the magazine featuring articles from Smith.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Gary Smith points the way to the long and the short of good sportswriting

Sportswriters aren’t famous for praising other sportswriters, but one man unites his peers like no other. Gary Smith, long-time star of Sports Illustrated, has delivered some of the great reads.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sport feeling the butterfly effect

When a butterfly’s wings beat somewhere, something else happens somewhere else to someone else altogether.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Putting sexism within the GAA into the spotlight

The news that Roisin Jordan of Tyrone has become chair of Tyrone GAA was greeted warmly this week as a step forward for the Association, and that appointment wasn’t the only development of its kind in the last few days.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: UCC return for Rebel Quirke

Cork’s 2010 All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper Alan Quirke is to join UCC’s Department of Sport and Physical Activity as a sports officer.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Kimmage right to ask thorny drugs questions

We know about the stuff people like to hear. What about the stuff that people don’t like to hear? Paul Kimmage’s comments about rugby the weekend before last fall into that category.

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