Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Boring boors who bash women’s game miss the point

Amanda Marcotte of the online magazine Slate did the state some service recently when pinpointing a flaw or two in the admittedly tired criticism of the Women’s World Cup, which was running over the past few weeks.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Being there all the way quite the challenge

The GAA line you’ve heard and seen all summer is a simple one.

A fitting tribute for Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle, near the Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: VIDEO: They wept for a departed friend: Farewell Jimmy Doyle

THURLES, but not as we know it.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hard to beat early season local fare

Typically you see the All-Ireland final heralded as the tip of the pyramid, the pinnacle of the GAA year (even if it comes in September).


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Professional approach must work both ways

I enjoyed my holidays, thanks very much. Catalonia is a nice place to be any time, but particularly in the week that Barcelona won the European Cup, with plenty of fireworks in our locality. 


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: We could do with our very own negotiator

Between Mr Sepp ‘Steering The Ship’ Blatter (see elsewhere on this page), Mr Patrick ‘Golf Balls’ Neary (see the finance/comedy section) and Mr REDACTED REDACTED’REDACTED (see various legal eagles), it hasn’t been a great few days for prominent personages.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Added baggage to hosting global games

You’re backing the bid for the Rugby World Cup? 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Friday is the chance to take a stance and vote ’yes’

For this observer there’s a sense of the 1968 US Presidential election about the forthcoming marriage referendum.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: It’s time to shut sledgers up for good

I see verbal intimidation is now coming under the microscope of GAA discipline. Maybe under the dictaphone would be a better term, though. Or the boom microphone.

Donal Óg Cusack, GPA Chairman

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: GPA shred the fig leaf of unevolved

Last week we told you in these pages that the Gaelic Players Association had polled its members seeking their approval for a simple proposal — whether or not the organisation should support a yes vote in the forthcoming marriage referendum.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Acute case of a hack’s diagnosis

I met a member of the medical profession for a coffee the other day, and as we chatted I felt I had to correct her on some of the clinical terminology on offer, to tidy up the doctor-speak, if you like.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Balancing rugby’s need with Páirc life

A couple of weeks ago, yours truly touched on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh funding issue with reference to the wider context, namely the Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, and the other, well-equipped challengers for that honour, like Italy and South Africa.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Opening up the big questions

John Sawatsky has made a career of asking the right questions.


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Time for a new word game in Gaelic football

The time comes in every columnist’s life when he is forced to offer a glossary, and for me that time is now.

Special One: Jose Mourinho - obsessive attention to detail.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sports’ big winners and the secrets behind their success

Alastair Campbell opens with a compliment about an old mate. Kind of.