Paddy Heaney - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

PADDY HEANEY: Tyrone out to lay down a marker in Allianz Football League

Some fixtures transcend the importance of the Allianz Football League and Sunday’s clash between Donegal and Tyrone is one such game.

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PADDY HEANEY: Celebrating all GAA clubs on Patrick’s Day

With a bit of luck and good sense, the St Patrick’s Day finals in Croke Park will soon be consigned to history. Starting next year, the GAA’s leadership wants to play the All-Ireland club finals on the second Sunday of December, writes Paddy Heaney.

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PADDY HEANEY: Gaelic games the loser when players can’t express personality

When it comes to interviewing Gaelic footballers, the face-to-face conversation always delivers the best results.

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PADDY HEANEY: ‘Lord Moyola’, a fly-fishing aristocrat with a forensic knowledge

I once read that the average American big-game fisherman spends $10,000 before he hooks his first marlin, writes Paddy Heaney.

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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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