Paddy Heaney - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

PADDY HEANEY: Kingdom’s unique structure keeps them well ahead of all pretenders

When outfoxed by superior coaching methods or tactics, Kerry have been swift to absorb lessons and make the necessary changes, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: Slaughtneil conjuring magic once again

Have you ever experienced something in your life that was so magical that you’ve come to doubt that it actually took place? It has happened to me only once, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: A slavish, relentless obsession to his trade McCoy’s biggest asset

When Anthony Tohill played a game for the Manchester United reserves, the reports in the local press referred to him as Tony Tohill.

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PADDY HEANEY: Ulster must stand up for its valuable club competitions

It’s not just Unionists who have a deep-rooted pride in their northern identity. Ulster Gaels also possess a loyalty to their province which simply doesn’t exist in the other green fields.

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PADDY HEANEY: Make a pledge and go for it, you might never get another chance

Every year provides an opportunity to reach a new height. Once you go past your prime, that’s it. You can never scale those summits again, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: GAA’s unworkable calendar is dragging our games down

Joe Brolly reckons county footballers are "indentured servants", writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: Results remain only true judgment of a manager’s success

Once a manager earns the name of being a dictator, he can cut all the deals he wants, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: GAA must clarify GPA role in future of Gaelic Games

Younger and hungrier, the GPA has been quick to spot opportunities where money streams can be created or increased

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PADDY HEANEY: Casement Park residents allowed their hearts rule their heads

Last Wednesday afternoon the Mooreland/Owenvarragh Residents Association had their proverbial day in court.

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PADDY HEANEY: Compromise key to solving Casement Park conundrum

Unlike The Honourable Mr Justice Horner, a lot of people made a rushed judgment about Casement Park on Monday morning, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: County GAA managers must adapt to suit player training needs

I will never forget the day when I realised that the ordinary people of Ireland had completely lost the run of themselves, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: GAA Championship structures need sledgehammer approach

The Championship structure is unfair and hopelessly outdated, club players are treated disgracefully, and excessive demands are being placed on county footballers, suggests Paddy Heaney.

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