Paddy Heaney - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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The Championship structure is unfair and hopelessly outdated, club players are treated disgracefully, and excessive demands are being placed on county footballers, suggests Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: The pros and cons of an emigrant’s life down under

The scene in Dublin Airport was sad to watch yet it probably takes place every day, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: We can expect thunder Down Under as Aussies get serious

I am not really a gambling man but when I see a gap in the betting markets, I sometimes make an investment.

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PADDY HEANEY: Spare me officials preaching about the virtues of the GAA

Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help wincing ever so slightly when officials stand-up and preach about the virtues of the GAA, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: GAA needs to tackle fixture list for urban renewal

Amid all the fears that cash rich Dublin was going to dominate the Championship for years to come, it was interesting to note that two of the wildest and most remote counties in the country contested this season’s All-Ireland final.

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PADDY HEANEY: O’Rourke’s broadside raises questions over GPA’s priorities

Colm O’Rourke is no stranger to controversy, but even he was startled by the backlash that followed his column criticising the Gaelic Players’ Association.

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