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Deegan Settles Into “Dream” Of Hurling With Kilkenny

Paddy Deegan Kilkenny

Paddy Deegan grew up, as most children in Kilkenny do, wanting to play for his county. So you can understand why the nerves set in when he finally got that call to play under Brian Cody. The Kilkenny manager used the League last year to find some young, hidden gems and integrated them into the team throughout the Championship. Deegan …

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UL Sweat On Fitness Of Key Men Ahead Of Crunch NUIG Clash

Gary Kirby Limerick UL

Reigning champions, UL, have left themselves with a mountain to climb in their tough group following their Round 1 loss to UCC in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup. The Limerick side fell by six points in their only home game of the group stages as Kerry’s Shane Conway inspired their Cork rivals to victory, scoring nine points of their 0-26 total, …

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Proposed Handpass Rule Will Not Continue In National League

GAA Gaelic Football rule changes

The GAA Central Council have voted to scrap plans to introduce the proposed three handpass rule into Gaelic Football for the National League.  All four other proposed rule changes – the sin bin, the attacking mark, the amendments to the kick out and the forward sideline change – will come into effect for the competitions. There was widespread objection to …

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Darran O’Sullivan: “Kerry Need Cork” To Test Themselves

Darran O'Sullivan

Former Kerry footballer, Darran O’Sullivan, strongly believes that the Kingdom need to be challenged in the Munster championship if they are to be serious All Ireland contenders. In June of last year, Kerry recorded their sixth Senior Munster Football title in a row when they dismantled rivals, Cork, in the final on a scoreline of 3-18 to 2-4. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s …

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O’Brien On Clifford: “He’s Unbelievable At Singing… He Just Has It All”

Stephen O'Brien on David Clifford

Though the championship didn’t exactly go to plan for Kerry, one major positive from 2018 was the emergence of David Clifford as one of their star players. The 19-year-old scored a phenomenal 4-18 throughout Kerry’s campaign, including 1-5 during the otherwise dismal encounter with Galway and that all important goal against Monaghan that saw them live to fight another day. …

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Four Players To Watch In The Fitzgibbon Cup 2019

Fitzgibbon Cup

The Electric Ireland third level colleges hurling competition, the Fitzgibbon Cup, throws in for the 2019 season this weekend and ahead of the action, we have profiled some of the players that are sure to light up the competition. 1. Seamus Flanagan (UCD) This time last year, you might not have known the name Seamus Flanagan, but after an incredible …

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Wylie On Long Commutes, Demanding Schedules & Marking The Best

Ryan Wylie

Ryan Wylie may be used to lining out against the blue jerseys of Dublin, but off the field, the Monaghan defender is settled into life in the capital.  The 24-year-old first moved to Dublin when he began his studies in Radiography in UCD and it was there that he struck up friendships with Paul Mannion, Jack McCaffrey and Michael Fitzsimons, …

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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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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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