Mike Quirke

Mike Quirke: You’ve proof of county training? Then ‘grow a pair’ and call it out.

Mike Quirke: You’ve proof of county training? Then ‘grow a pair’ and call it out.

As someone who is in the position of managing a senior county side, the current narrative is getting old in a hurry, writes Mike Quirke.

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Mike Quirke: The GAA will have lost nothing in waiting

Mike Quirke: The GAA will have lost nothing in waiting

"I find the constant need to ask GAA players and managers what they feel ‘should’ happen into the future in terms of returning to competition about as ...

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Mike Quirke: Securing the right result against a shared opposition is now our priority

Mike Quirke: Securing the right result against a shared opposition is now our priority

The best way I could describe jumping into your first year of senior inter-county management is like taking that freezing cold shower as soon as you step out of ...

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Like water running downhill, Dubs prove they’ll get around anything

Like water running downhill, Dubs prove they’ll get around anything

It’s hard to beat Croke Park when its packed to the rafters and bursting at the seams with colour, noise, and hope. It can be the most intoxicating place in ...

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Moran and Walsh are an example to us all

Moran and Walsh are an example to us all

You know when parents of young children are coming close to the end of their tether.

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Kerry survived the beast. Now to mount its head on their wall

Kerry survived the beast. Now to mount its head on their wall

The first instalment was one of those rare games that seem to get inside your soul and suck you into the emotional rollercoaster that was playing out before your ...

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Both Dublin and Kerry can lay claim to the Big Mo

Both Dublin and Kerry can lay claim to the Big Mo

When Diarmuid Connolly sat back into the pocket, setting himself up for power fade with the outside of his right boot, in a similar way to Ronan O’Gara and ...

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Could James O’Donoghue be the 2019 version of Seamus Darby?

Could James O’Donoghue be the 2019 version of Seamus Darby?

Talk of Dublin’s drive of five, or Kerry somehow bringing a halt to it will grow inescapably deafening in the next few days.

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Big difference between online mountains and molehills of reality

Big difference between online mountains and molehills of reality

The few weeks leading up to an All-Ireland football final tends to provide the ideal conditions for conspiracy theorists to flourish.

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At half-time, everybody outside of Dublin had what they wanted... hope

At half-time, everybody outside of Dublin had what they wanted... hope

You don’t have to be an anti-Dub to have left Croke Park on Saturday evening feeling utterly deflated at what you had just witnessed.

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Gavin has pulled off the classic diversionary tactic in front of our eyes- now just wait for the clip on the ear

Gavin has pulled off the classic diversionary tactic in front of our eyes- now just wait for the clip on the ear

I once heard a story about a wily old country school principal who liked to maintain a tight grip of the reins of the schoolyard every lunchtime — absolutely ...

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Coaching kids: Try more asking than telling, more listening than shouting

Coaching kids: Try more asking than telling, more listening than shouting

I called to a GAA club last week that was hosting a Kellogg’s Cúl camp. It was hard to miss from the road with the pitch full of the distinctive bright ...

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Kerry dominated Mayo, but Donegal will be a bigger test

Kerry dominated Mayo, but Donegal will be a bigger test

When Páraic Duffy sat back in his chair and dreamed up the idea of the Super 8s, sun-kissed days like Sunday in Killarney between two evenly matched teams ...

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