Mike Quirke - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

MIKE QUIRKE: Time to cut O'Shea some slack

It’s rare you can identify precisely when a game of football turns against you. It’s usually a series of small incidents that culminate in a shift in momentum you just can’t reel back in.

 

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MIKE QUIRKE: Croke Park must be more proactive to halt player drain

I found myself searching sports channels on Saturday morning trying to catch a glimpse of Dingle’s Mark O’Connor making his AFL debut for the Geelong Cats against Essendon.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Winning, losing, and learning to keep things in perspective

Training camps have numerous benefits but probably the greatest is just the time everybody gets to spend away from the normal pressures associated with time, work, and family, says Mike Quirke.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Let’s take the facts over footballing fake news

This is always the worst part of every inter-county football season — the lull between the league and start of the provincial championships.

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MIKE QUIRKE: Vince presented the jersey like a midwife passing over a newborn

You might have heard the name of Vince Linnane in the past few days. 

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MIKE QUIRKE: Colm Cooper: The icon at 13 is no more. Long live the king

For 15 years Colm Cooper represented everything that we love about traditional Kerry football. Our game will be a poorer one for his absence, writes Mike Quirke

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MIKE QUIRKE: RTÉ are missing a trick with with paltry league coverage

For those of us who love Gaelic football, even this modernised version of the game, last Sunday was a brilliant day full of possibilities, permutations and performances. 

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