Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Religion and the GAA in the 21st century

The easiest way to approach this morning’s column is with a simple thought-experiment.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Food for thought for GAA fans

Book proposal #812: a modernist novel in which a forlorn student searches Dublin up and down for recognisable GAA food ahead of a big match.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Brexit, football and changing of the goalposts

In true nerd style, I came across an interesting documentary the other night about trains and England, and how the rail network shaped that country in terms of commuters, building, culture, architecture.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Corkness? Talk about squandermania

We were in the bowels of the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday as word started seeping through from Limerick, where the Cork footballers were beginning their game with Mayo, one which eventually went to extra time, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: What do we want from our GAA coverage?

A few questions on GAA coverage.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Thrills ‘n’ spills rolling with the Firebirds

Nothing like a good documentary to get people talking, I notice.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: OK Computer got it right with its predictions

I didn’t realise until over the weekend that it’s 20 years since Radiohead released OK Computer.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘The greatest feature sports writer in history’

Legendary sports writer Frank Deford spent five decades as one of the defining voices of Sports Illustrated.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Bringing GAA analysis into 21st century

Disclosure time. The TV programme on RTÉ One this evening, GAA Nua, is a project that is well known to me.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘Basketball was something I adjusted to quicker than the lifestyle’

History gave Edel Thornton a nudge earlier this year. The way she told the story last week, it hasn’t quite registered just yet.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: In an age of replays, one viewing enough

Oh happy day, curled up with a hitherto unread David Thomson film book.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Time waits for no man (or journalist)

Around teatime last Sunday week a pal rang: “Well, what did you think?” He was referring to Cork-Tipperary, lately ended, and was clearly settling in for a long chat. I pointed out I was not only still working, but actually right in the middle .... “What, you’re still there? Still?” 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The ancient art of sportswriting

Dan Barry of the New York Times picked up an award recently for a stunning in-depth study of a boxer’s struggles, but if I’d been on that jury, a different venture would have won him that particular gong, writes Michael Moynihan.

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