MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hurling meets The Right Stuff

The great Tom Wolfe passed away last week. Master of the masters of the universe, he was 88, and if his last book was an oddity — The Kingdom Of Speech, really? — some of its predecessors are well known to you, gentle reader, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Players aren’t the only ones sweating

The summer is cranking into full gear, though the weather isn’t exactly playing along — a shame that the rain washed out that first Test cricket game in Dublin over the weekend, of which more elsewhere.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Taking sports laws into your own hands

If you’re reading this column there’s a good chance you’re a member of a sports club. If so, you may be familiar with a phenomenon best encapsulated by the experience of a man I know in a government organisation.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: GAA should make Croke Park pitch to NFL

I see that Wembley is up for sale, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Great expectations and grand designs ahead of Cork campaign

The Cork senior hurling championship goes up a notch this weekend, with a raft of games down for decision today and tomorrow.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: We do treat sportsmen as adults

I see that Australian sportsman Israel Folau got himself in hot water over the last few weeks with remarks about gay people.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A helping hand to understanding sports stars

It’s funny to consider how much talk there is about hands in Irish sport once you concentrate on it, writes Michael Moynihan

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A culture of contempt and entitlement revealed by Belfast rape trial

The Belfast rape trial ended last week. The past few weeks saw the mix seethe, as preoccupations intersected in Belfast’s Court No. 12: crime, celebrity, sex, power, class, sport. All of it.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: The small details that land the biggest rewards

I had an enjoyable chat last week with Ger Carmody, the IRFU’s head of operations.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: All children will benefit from PE in schools initiative

Creating an outlook and attitude in young teens that physical activity is a habit worth having has positive implications for every sport, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Price of cutting yourself off social media

There was quite the buzz last week about a New York Times piece by one Farhad Manjoo, in which he said he’d given up on social media for a couple of months, relying instead for his news on three newspapers delivered daily (the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and his local paper, the San Francisco Chronicle).

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: GAA needs to pay more than lip service to dual clubs

Chrissy McKaigue’s comments bear repeating, writes Michael Moynihan.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Slip sliding away from South Korea

Michael Moynihan offers a few random observations form the Winter Olympics.

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