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GAA Talking Points – 29th of August

It has been a quiet week on the hurling front as football has taken centre stage on the GAA circuit. Here are some of the week’s main talking points. Armagh Appoint Kieran McGeeney The departure of Paul Grimley came as a bit of a surprise following Armagh’s relatively successful season. Armagh footballers had been struggling for a while. Having won …

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GAA – Greedy As Always

The GAA is seen by many as the cornerstone of Ireland’s national culture. Some say that it epitomises what is great about this country as it showcases our most unique product. But is this true? Or are the GAA starting to lose its grip on what makes it so great? This is not the first time this year that this writer …

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Throwback Thursday Video: Dublin vs Donegal 1992

While the other semi-final has still yet to be decided, Dublin and Donegal are set to do battle this Sunday. So let us go back to 1992 to when the same two sides met in the All Ireland Final. It was the first time theses two sides met in a decider and was historical from a Donegal perspective  as it …

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All Ireland Football Semi-Final Preview – Dublin V Donegal

The second All Ireland Football Semi-Final is down for decider with Donegal looking to upset the odds by beating red-hot favourites Dublin. Enda Walsh is here with an in-depth look ahead. Jim McGuinness will have his Donegal side ready for this titanic battle with Dublin. Before throw in, he will motivate his players, gather them in a huddle, restate the …

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Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds Is Perfect For Mayo v Kerry

There has been much criticism of the GAA’s decision to hold the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds. Brian Barry argues that in truth, it was the obvious choice. It was impossible for the replay to be held in Croke Park next week due to the clash of University of Central Florida and Penn State. The manner in which …

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3 Things The GAA Must Consider When Planning The Championship Calendar

The decision to stage the All Ireland Semi Final replay between Kerry and Mayo in the Gaelic Grounds has led to huge debate in GAA circles. Ashling Dalton discusses three things those in charge must consider before releasing next year’s championship calendar. In the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s draw between Kerry and Mayo, eyebrows were raised at the decision to move …

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Top 3 Players From The Weekend’s Football Championship

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In what was an enthralling weekend of football action, John Ivory takes a look at the top three players from the weekend’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. _____ 3. Aidan O’Shea – Mayo The Breaffy powerhouse showed once again why he is viewed as one of the best in the business. He got on the ball a huge amount of times and …

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TBT: 1997 All Ireland Final – Kerry V Mayo

Kerry and Mayo are ready to kick off the 2014 All Ireland football semi-finals. So to whet the appetites, this week’s Throwback Thursday jumps back to the 1997 All Ireland final between these two sides.   Picking this particular moment was easy, Kerry were back looking for Sam Maguire after 11 years on the wings, a bit like the Kerry …

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