Michael Moynihan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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Alan Quirke

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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Kieran Donaghy

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Donaghy’s glowing tribute to the Nire

Kieran Donaghy won’t forget The Nire anytime soon, writes Michael Moynihan.

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Jack Kyle

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A sporting life taken before time

The passing of two sportsmen this week gave everybody pause, and little wonder.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Devil in detail for meticulous Joe

These are the good days for Joe Schmidt, and there may be a slight danger of looking ahead a little too fast.

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Anto Finnegan leaves the field  with his daughter Ava after Ulster Allstars XV played Dublin 2013 in the #GameForAnto at Ravenhill. Picture: Oliver McVeigh

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Michael Moynihan column: Not every sports star is role model material

The Ched Evans controversy in Britain has provided plenty of talking points in the last couple of weeks.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hawk talk takes unlikely turn

I promise to enforce a statute of limitations on Web Summit references. It was only last week, though, so surely you’re not jaded with the coverage just yet. You’re not? Good.

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Bill James: Now working for the Boston Red Sox as a consultant, his work in the field of baseball data has had a huge influence on the game.

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Pioneering James opens up on the numbers game

In appearance, Bill James reminds you of Michel Lonsdale, the French actor best known for his portrayal of Lebel, the detective who catches the assassin in Day of The Jackal.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Michael Moynihan, Web Summit 2014

David Epstein got the Sports Stage section of the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin off to a terrific start yesterday with a strong plea for the usefulness of small data in sport.

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Kieran Kingston

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Keeping it simple key, says Kingston

Outgoing Cork hurling selector Kieran Kingston says nothing prepares coaches for the cutting edge of senior inter-county team preparation.

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Colin Regan

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Bringing mental fitness into play

Maintaining mental fitness requires work and skill development in the same way as maintaining our physical fitness does.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Managers and coaches gatekeepers for players’ well-being

Everyone welcomes the new focus and openness on mental health within the GAA – recent efforts to remove the stigma about discussing such issues are doing wonders for people facing these challenges all over the country.

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