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Five GAA Stars That Would Succeed In Different Sports

Following on from The Toughest Trade documentary which aired on TV3 this week, we take a look at GAA stars, past and present, who might be suited to different sports. Both Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan excelled at baseball and soccer respectively. Despite their amateur status, the pros were left impressed with Jackie Tyrell’s superb hand-eye co-ordination gaining him significant recognition State side. …

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Video: Tony Kelly – Master In Action

Tony Kelly lit up the Fitzgibbon Cup final replay at Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday night. The UL star’s performance earned him the Man of the Match award.   Plying his trade at midfield for the Limerick college, the Ballyea man starred on all fronts. His running and passing game caused all sorts of problems for the WIT midfield. Jack …

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6 players From The Fitzgibbon Cup To Watch In The Championship

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The Fitzgibbon Cup is done and dusted but who impressed enough to warrant some Championship game time come the summer.    Jason Forde The Tipperary man was a key member of winning team UL’s side, contributing to scores whether playing at centre back or in the forwards. The Silvermines man is pretty useful from the placed ball too and got …

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GAA: Are The Banner On Course For Relegation?

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After three losses in a row, in Division 1B Hurling is very real possibility for Clare should they succumb to the Dubs this weekend.  Losses to Galway, Cork and Tipperary, and a disappointing 2014 campaign have left many people thinking that something has gone badly wrong with a the team full of talented young players. Has this Clare side really …

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Will Clare Be The Tipperary Of 2015?

Clare’s start to the National Hurling League has been poor. Talks of a crisis are looming, while rumours of discontent are rife. They have won three consecutive All-Ireland under-21 titles along with a senior All-Ireland back in 2013, and now have won one of their last nine competitive senior games. So what is next for the Banner? Rewind twelve months, …

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Martin McHugh: ‘Don’t Forget About Gaelic Football’

Most of the fallout from the 2015 GAA Congress surrounded hurling. So it meant that there was little cause for discussion on RTÉ’s episode of League Sunday on March 1st seen as it was all football on show that weekend and very few of the motions in Cavan were related to football. Martin McHugh of Donegal was on the panel that …

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No Room For Error In National Hurling League

A first set of league games in March will see the standard and intensity of hurling rise.  We’ve already seen Cork overcome the Dubs in Croke Park yesterday, but here we preview Sunday’s two clashes; Galway vs Kilkenny and Clare vs Tipperary. The room for error in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League is marginal. One loss and you’re under …

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Here Are Five Other Successful GAA Retirement U-Turns

As the whole GAA world now knows, Paul Galvin is back. We all thought we had seen the end of one of the GAA’s most talked-about stars, but he’s back. Retirement u-turns have been seen to work with Kerry footballers before, so we decided to look at a number of players that have returned from retirement successfully.  ___________________________________________________________________ 1. Brian …

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Greatest Hurler Of All Time? No Contest

Who is the best of all time? This is a debate which has raged among hurling folk since Cú Culainn first laid his hands on an ash stick. Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jimmy Doyle. There has been many a pretender to the throne. However, in recent times, and the debate has been narrowed down to two. Henry Shefflin, winner of …

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