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Con Houlihan (6 December 1925 – 4 August 2012) was an Irish sports journalist who wrote for The Evening Press and The Sunday World for 6 decades.
- A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything.
- Greenslade, Roy (6 August 2012). "Con Houlihan, Ireland's premier sportswriter, dies at 86". The Guardian.
- Paddy dashed back towards his goal like a woman who smells a cake burning. The ball won the race and it curled inside the near post as Paddy crashed into the outside of the net and lay against it like a fireman who had returned to find his station ablaze.
- The Evening Press, 25 September 1978. As reprinted in the Irish Independent following Houlihan's death.