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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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Roundup: All The GAA Results From Sunday’s Action

Tony Kelly Clare GAA

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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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

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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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