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

Dublin Meath O'Byrne Cup

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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Clare Rally Late To Lift First McGrath Cup In 11 Years

clare cork mcgrath cup

Clare footballers hit three late points to defeat Cork in the McGrath cup final on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-09. As the game entered the final ten minutes level, a brace from Keelan Sexton edged Clare in front before half-back Dean Ryan popped up in the second minute of injury time to seal a three-point victory. The first half …

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Monaghan’s Niall Kearns To Miss National League After Heart Surgery

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Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke has confirmed that midfielder Niall Kearns will miss most of this year’s National League as he recovers from a heart operation. The young midfielder capped off an amazing debut season with an All-Star nominee as the Farney men reached their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years. However, Kearns will not be available for the foreseeable future after …

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Kieran McGeeney Believes The GAA Should Extend The National League

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Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has called upon the GAA to scrap pre-season competitions like the McKenna Cup in favour of extending the National League. Despite Armagh’s impressive early season form that has seen them win all three of their McKenna Cup group games, McGeeney feels that teams would benefit more from home and away league matches rather than the traditional …

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McKernan: Dublin Aren’t As Far Ahead As Everyone Thinks

Tyrone defender, Michael McKernan, believes that All Ireland champions, Dublin, are not as far ahead of the chasing pack as everyone thinks.  McKernan featured at centre-back in the All Ireland final as Dublin cruised past Mickey Harte’s side to claim their fourth title in a row. Few teams can close to ending Dublin’s unbeaten run in 2018 but the Ulster …

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O’Shea: Younger Players Want To Step Into Leadership Roles

Sean O'Shea Kerry

There have been many changes in Kerry football recently but forward, Seán O’Shea, insists that their younger players can lead the county through the transition.  Éamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down as manager of the senior team in August after six years in charge, and was replaced by All Ireland winning minor boss, Peter Keane. Despite failing to make the semi-final stage …

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No Return For 12 Players Who Left Mayo Panel

Mayo Senior Ladies Football manager, Peter Leahy is preparing to lead his side into the new season without the 12 players who departed the county panel last year.  Eight players from the Carnacon club, as well as four other members, left the panel 10 days before their championship clash against Cavan last June, citing player welfare concerns. Leahy had led …

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Watch: Leitrim & Mayo Involved In Gaelic Football’s First Penalty Shootout

mayo leitrim penalty shootout

James Horan’s return to the Mayo sideline proved a triumphant and historic one after they overcame Leitrim in the FBD League preliminary round game via a penalty shootout.  The game in Carrick-on-Shannon proved to be an entertaining affair, finishing on a scoreline of 2-13 apiece after 70 minutes. Rather than playing extra-time, the game went straight into the GAA’s first ever …

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Roscommon’s Seánie McDermott Announces Retirement

Seanie McDermott Roscommon

Former Roscommon captain, Seánie McDermott, has announced his retirement for intercounty football after 14 years with the county.  The 34-year-old made his senior debut for Roscommon in 2005 and, remarkably, started every league and championship game from that point up to 2017. McDermott made 178 appearances for the Rossies and enjoyed title success in the Connacht championship in 2015 and 2017. …

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