MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Remembering everyday heroes

It was long ago, though not so far away at all. An underage game on the frozen tundra of the old Tank Field or Nash’s or some such patch barren of grass and microbes.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Naming rights ... and wrongs in sport

One of my favourite poems is an old reliable from Henry Reed, Naming of Parts.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Travel bug has sting in the tail for sports clubs

A few years ago a GAA club official was complaining to me about another sport, and its insidious hold on his players - its pernicious influence, its seductive siren song, tempting them away from righteousness.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Unearthing gold from the sidle

The sidle exists in every sport, writes Michael Moynihan

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Looking back, the GAA should have done more

From Sport In Ireland (second edition, published 2119)

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Separating truth from fiction

If you pitch up here with any regularity the name Mark Leibovich will be familiar to you.

He’s the man who’s written a book that arrived lately in my top five sports books (with a bullet) - Big Game, which told me a few things about American football I never knew and quite a few I wish I could now forget.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Wild swing at the Áras flies out of bounds

I didn’t pay that much attention to the Ryder Cup, which I believe thrashed itself out in nicely creased slacks all across the weekend. Homework off and half-days from school await, writes Michael Moynihan

This is not because of an antipathy towards golf. Nor is it because I haven’t gotten excited about an intercontinental sports clash since the Gondwana-Laurasia face-offs of the early Cretaceous.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: When a club folds, it diminishes us all

The news filtered through in dribs and drabs last week, but the bottom line was consistent in all versions of the story. Redmonds GAA club is to close down.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Sport and the presidency

If I mention the race for the Áras, will you turn the page? You won’t? Many thanks.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Digging deeper into the development of Dublin’s dominance

A couple of points about Dublin and the GAA before we all forget about it until springtime.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: A touch of parish pride in northern Spain

Glad to be back: I was in northern Spain for a few days last week — the Basque Country specifically, and San Sebastian to be precise.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Hurlers whose swing makes them identifiable

Not to overanalyse the All-Ireland final last Sunday week or anything . . . but . . . can we just talk about the very end of the game, when Joe Canning was doing his best to imitate the Grinch and steal Christmas from all of Limerick?

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Savouring every moment of a journey 45 years in the making

The colour starts south of the border.

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