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Connell Believes More Counties Should Take Advantage Of Parentage Rule

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Senan Connell believes more Dublin born players should tap into the parentage rule in order to play inter-county football. A few weeks ago, Kilmacud Crokes forward Shane Horan completed a transfer enabling him to join up with John Maughan’s Offaly panel. Horan was eligible for an inter-county transfer through the parentage rule as both his mother and father hail from the …

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Shane Walsh Hungry To Continue Upward Trend In Galway

You would be forgiven for forgetting how much Galway football has improved in recent years, given their current standing as one of the main challengers to Dublin. In 2017, Kevin Walsh led his side to their first win in Croke Park in 16 years as they claimed the Division 2 National League title, securing their place in the top flight. …

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Connell Believes Another New Dub Will Make An Impact In 2019

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Since 2011 Dublin have dominated the Gaelic footballing landscape, and that could continue in 2019 as Jim Gavin’s side go in search of a first-ever five-in-a-row. The ‘Dubs’ have won six of the last eight All-Ireland titles which is impressive in itself, but what is arguably more impressive is how they have managed to improve their side year on year. …

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Cork Ladies To Play First Ever Competitive Game At Páirc Uí Chaoimh

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Last week it was announced that All-Ireland ladies football champions Dublin would play two of their National League games at Croke Park and they would act as curtain raisers for the county’s all-conquering men’s team. Now, Cork have followed suit and announced that Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host two Cork ladies division one encounters that will also act as a …

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Amy O’Connor: We Put In The Same Hours It Boils My Blood

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Amy O’Connor is realistic in her assessment that camogie will never reach the heights hurling has in terms of nationwide popularity. However, she is bang on the money when she talks of the perks that come with playing inter-county hurling or football with a men’s team as opposed to the lack thereof granted to women’s teams. In this age of …

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Roundup: All The GAA Results From Sunday’s Action

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With only two weeks left until the beginning of the Allianz National Football and Hurling leagues, today was another chance for managers to see their teams in action. Here is a round-up of all of the GAA preseason results.  _____ Hurling: Clare v Tipperary The Banner county secured a 4-20 to 1-18 win over neighbours, Tipperary, to claim silverware in the …

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Mannion & Whelan Included In Galway Side For Dublin Clash

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Galway manager, Micheál Donoghue, has named an experimental side for today’s Walsh Cup semi-final clash with Dublin in Parnell Park. Hurler of the year nominee, Padraic Mannion, is named at centre back, while Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and a host of 2018’s U21 stars make up an impressive forward unit. This is Galway’s first return to competitive action since the …

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Dublin Edge Past Meath After Penalties In O’Byrne Semi-Final

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For the second weekend in a row, a penalty shootout was required to decide the winner in the preseason competitions, as Dublin edged past Meath to reach the O’Byrne Cup final.  The game finished 1-12 apiece after normal time with the All Ireland champions prevailing 3-1 in the penalty competition, which was introduced instead of extra time. Ballyboden St Endas’ club man, …

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