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Kehlan Kirwan

Kehlan Kirwan
Journalist and a love of sports of all kinds and is sure that if two flies going up a wall was in fact a real sport he'd probably watch that too. Tends to express an opinion on things he wasn’t asked about. @KehlanK on the tweet machine.

Brazil Need To Go Back To Street Football

After a humiliating beating, Brazilian football appears to be in tatters. Kehlan Kirwan looks at why Brazil should go back to street football in a bid to redeem the Samba glories of the past. Realities. Sooner or later you have to face realities, especially in football. The choices you made were wrong and what you thought you had was an …

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Wimbledon Final 2014: A Battle Of Science and Self

Kehlan Kirwan discusses the importance of mental and physical battles at the top level of tennis, a notion that was underlined by this year’s Wimbledon final. Physics is a wonderful thing. Sport relies heavily on the science of actions and reactions. How a ball is struck and the impact of tackles are a window into the science behind sport. One of the …

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Centre Court Can Be A Brutal Place

When you win everything is for you. The applause, the flash of the cameras the post match interviews. But lose and it becomes a lonely place. You want to ground to swallow you up and take you away from this empty feeling. Eugenie Bouchard knows this place. Parading her second place silver plate around Wimbledon centre court you could tell …

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The USMNT – The Team That Came In From the Cold

The 2014 World Cup has seen the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) win over fans worldwide. Can their dream continue? It’s cold out in the football wilderness. No one can save you, no one will try. The media, sponsors and fans, all are fickle in nature. The sunny days come all too rarely and are gone just as quick …

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Behind Luis Suarez Lies An Equal Madness

While the controversy surrounding Luis Suarez is justified, the attitudes of people around the Uruguayan seems even more baffling than the player’s behaviour writes Kehlan Kirwan. There is an iconic cinematic scene of brilliance from the movie Cool Hand Luke. The authoritative ‘Captain’ stands over Paul Newmans character and declares ‘…Some men you just can’t reach’. Suarez and his behaviour on the …

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Let’s Give Some Column Inches To Greece

While the world shows it’s condemnation for serial chomper Luis Suarez, we take a look at an amazing story from yesterday’s group stages of the World Cup, Greece. This summer ten years ago Greece, the Minnow of the Mediterranean, won the European Championships. Against Portugal in Portugal, the Greeks sent shockwaves through the footballing world. The Herculean effort broke Portuguese …

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