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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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In Battle For GAA TV Viewers, TG4 Is Quietly Playing A Blinder

The level of GAA coverage on television has increased in recent years to unprecedented heights. Where once upon a time the national broadcaster would only provide live coverage of the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals, there are now hundreds of live GAA matches shown every year at home and across the world. The Gaelic Athletic Association today has a very …

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Why We All Should Have A Soft Spot For Sutton Ahead Of Arsenal Tie

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: The Sutton United team celebrate after the final whistle in the changing room after the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premier League high-flyers Arsenal take on National League strugglers Sutton United on Monday evening, who are hoping to pull off one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history. But with both Arsene Wenger and the world’s oldest association cup competition fighting for modern day credibility, something has got to give on the minnows’ third generation playing surface.  Not taking …

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Roscommon; Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Elvery's McHale Park, Mayo 17/7/2016 Galway vs Roscommon Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg and Ciaran Murtagh dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Roscommon began the year as a Cinderella story.  In the dour blustery months, we all clung to hot drinks as the Six Nations was in full flow. But it was the “sheep stealers” that buoyed our sanguine Spring hearts. After leaving an opening victory behind them in a monsoonal Kiltoom, Roscommon blossomed.  On a day where no pass was secure, an intercepted kick-out …

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Championship revamp: Like The McGuinness Idea….But Better

With change now inevitably on the way, it’s time to tackle this old issue one more time. As we all know, the last three championships have witnessed an increase in appetite for a revamp of football’s premier competition. The main issues plaguing the organisation are as follows: Championship does not ‘really’ get underway until August: The formative stages of this …

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