Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Lyon leaves us questioning the nature of time

So, that Christy Ring Cup final replay... Just kidding. Only one story this morning, let’s be honest.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Could be out of jail for Italy game, mam!

Hi Mam, How is everybody at home? Just a quick note to make sure you got my Conor McGregor duvet cover washed, like I asked. And to ask you to get in touch with the Department of Foreign Affairs for us when you get the time.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Success all about getting back to basics, says Limerick’s Gavin O’Mahony

The system. What was almost a dirty term in hurling circles is now part of the build-up to championship games. Gavin O’Mahony of Limerick accepts that: he’s around long enough to remember the early tactical innovations, writes Michael Moynihan

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: An evening at one of sport’s great theatres - Yankee Stadium

Michael Moynihan took his place in the press tribune at Yankee Stadium in New York and in between gorging on the smorgasbord of free food, indulged in one of America’s great sporting pastimes: Baseball at Yankee Stadium.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Cork’s defeat means no Munster football final when Páirc Uí Chaoimh re-opens

No doubt the calls will be sounded again soon. Root and branch reform. Sweeping change. Not good enough.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: In US sport, Head Office calls all the shots

I’ll finish talking about my trip to America sometime soon, but I refer to one interesting conversation before the moratorium kicks in.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: It was Muhammad Ali’s humanity that people responded to

One of the contributors to Thomas Hauser’s biography of Muhammad Ali told a story that sums up one — just one — aspect of the boxer.

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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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