Paddy Heaney - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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PADDY HEANEY: We are all remembered by how we played the game

Years after he hung up his boots, the late Brendan Mulholland was asked to assess himself as a footballer.

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PADDY HEANEY: Football is in dire need of a third way

Do you remember the days when the All-Ireland football champions set the template for everyone else?

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PADDY HEANEY: McGuinness a stout defender of The System

The best football manager I have ever met believes with every fibre of his being that "the best system wins". — This column, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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PADDY HEANEY: Winning isn’t just about hard work: It’s in the genes

Kieran McGeeney can make men tick.

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Kerry's Jonathan Lyne, left, Brian Kelly, centre, and James O'Donoghue with the Sam Maguire cup. Picture: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

PADDY HEANEY: Pundits should remember winning ugly beats losing a classic

Midway through the first half of Sunday’s All-Ireland final, I felt a tight, heaving sensation in the pit of my stomach.

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PADDY HEANEY: McGuinness hoping Ferguson formula works for Donegal

For the princely sum of €2.44, aspiring managers can discover the secret to Jim McGuinness’s success, reports Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: General Jimmy leads from the front

If Celtic Football Club wants to improve their jersey sales in Donegal, they might have to give Jim McGuinness an offer he can’t refuse.

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PADDY HEANEY: Respecting those who seek glory and risk humiliation

Fifteen years ago, I found myself faced with a difficult decision. Back then, I worked in the real world. But I had a notion of becoming a journalist. In order to make the leap, I had to quit a job, take a loan from the bank, and return to full-time education.

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