Kieran Shannon

Sports Correspondent

KIERAN SHANNON: The closing chapter on sports books of the year

If you’re following the Irish sports books scene any bit closely, then its award season has probably left you feeling a tad confused, as it has us. One appears ...

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KIERAN SHANNON: Rainbow call a missed opportunity for IRFU

When it comes to knowing and showing how to conduct your affairs properly, the IRFU appear to be leaving every other major sporting NGB or alphabet sporting organisation ...

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KIERAN SHANNON: Big Mick is now Slick Mick

SLICK.Wherever you stand on the Return of the Mac, you have to hand it to him: if Ireland’s passing game is as smooth as his performance at yesterday’s ...

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KIERAN SHANNON: Analysis: Walking away gracefully may protect Martin O’Neill’s legacy

Writing before news of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane's departure broke this morning, Kieran Shannon, reflected on why walking away from the Ireland job would ultimately ...

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KIERAN SHANNON: Weeshie typified the best of Kerry and its people’s tremendous wit

We sadly never got to ask him which it was, but in the countless number of interviews he conducted, Weeshie Fogarty had either a tick or a tactic of asking in that ...

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KIERAN SHANNON: For Ireland to succeed after Joe Schmidt would be the ultimate legacy

Whenever in football it’s announced in advance that a certain manager will be finishing up with a particular team at the end of the season, the reflex in this ...

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