Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A word of advice for players on dressing-room access

You may have seen it, you may not have, depending on your familiarity with Facebook, the website set up, according to Hollywood, to get back at a girl who dumped a nerd at Harvard.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest again raises racism issue

You know the drill. The music cranks up, you shake off the rust from your joints and you climb to your feet.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: End of Season awards: Austin Gleeson a cut above the rest

Michael Moynihan has been in touch with PwC and collected the envelope. Opening it and seeing the bribe was not as big as expected, he decided to just release his much-anticipated End of Season awards, now known by absolutely nobody as the Moynies.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Staying silent gives none of us any credit

Enjoying a new book from Anna Kessel at the moment, Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives, which examines, broadly speaking, how women can reclaim sport. As a sample, take this for a chapter title — What does a woman’s voice in sport sound like? (And when can we stop pretending to be blokes?)

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: All that’s good in the GAA encapsulated by Tony Forristal tournament

Last Saturday, I was in Waterford watching some games in the Tony Forristal tournament: under-14 intercounty hurling.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Mayo shake, then move, towards the final September hurdle

Michael Moynihan reflects on the first of the football semi-finals which saw Mayo limp over the line against Tipperary. 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Why do we still bother with paper tickets?

On the basis that citing a certain name here will probably send you into the arms of the business section, or the TV listings, I’ll spare everyone the trauma.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A penny for our athletes’ thoughts after Pat Hickey soap...

Perhaps something along the lines of the Pat Hickey soap story was inevitable in Brazil, where the telenovela is a TV staple.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Games need equal reporting. Here you go...

There’s been a sharp reaction to some of the commentary on the Olympic Games in Rio, and I don’t mean the astonishment that people from Skibbereen speak like people... from Skibbereen.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hurling thunder and lightning: And a storm’s on the way

Forked and playful as the lightning, crested as the serpent. Hazlitt wasn’t talking about the weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals, though he might as well have been. 

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: When all else fails — blame the media

It all goes back to Flann O’Brien, of course, as most column-related innovations do.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: OBITUARY: Limerick GAA stalwart and former West Board chairman, Gerry Molyneaux

The secretary always gets the tough jobs. Just ask Mike O’Riordan in Limerick.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: It’s time for cliches to adjust to the new realities

Every year, it happens. You hear comments spewed out without correction or clarification, and pretty soon they calcify into cliche.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: They’ll recall this one as the Austin Gleeson final

Call it the Gleeson final, because last night’s Munster U21 final in Walsh Park will be linked always to one name.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Elite sport costs money - a lot of money

This is the height of the GAA season, with the proof visible all over. All-Ireland semi-final slots are filling up, heroic comebacks and stunning defeats are heralded on the back pages, the sun’s out, costs are rising...

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The little things that make Big Sam a master

It’s funny, all those references that slip past you as white noise.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: What did you do for your sport today?

The great Gloria Steinem was in these pages recently, and she had this to say about action and activism, or maybe their opposites.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Cork people no longer animated by hurlers’ defeats

“ . . . one vast impacted havoc which the years accrete And slowly heave up, fused and wrecked . . .” Maybe we should get Stephen Edgar to write about Cork hurling, though the first thing to realise about Cork hurling is that the whole problem can’t be taken in at one glance.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A reminder of the true values of the Olympics

At times you’d wonder how much more this Olympic ideal can actually take.

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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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