Paddy Heaney - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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The Championship structure is unfair and hopelessly outdated, club players are treated disgracefully, and excessive demands are being placed on county footballers, suggests Paddy Heaney.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