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Michael Keaveny

Part-time writer and farmer, full-time sports fan.

Combined Dublin/Mayo Selection Of The Last 15 Years

Over the course of the last few years both Dublin and Mayo have been to the forefront of GAA fans and pundits consciousness. Although Mayo have yet to make the breakthrough and claim their first Sam Maguire in 66 years they have captured the hearts and minds of the nation over the last decade and a half especially the last five …

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RTÉ’s Thunderous Promo For Dublin Vs Mayo Will Ensure You Won’t Sleep A Wink Tonight

RTÉ have only gone and done it has again and created a goosebump-inducing montage ahead of this Sunday’s All-Ireland final between the perennial bridesmaids Mayo and their all-conquering rivals Dublin. All-Ireland champions Dublin take on Mayo in tomorrow’s decider, with the biggest prize of them all on the line. The Dubs are chasing an historic three-in-a-row, aiming to become the first …

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Manchester United Add Ireland U-21 Goalkeeper To Champions League Squad

After a disappointing few weeks on the qualifying front for the Republic of Ireland, some encouragement has arrived in the shape Ireland U-21 goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara being added to Manchester United’s Champions League squad.   The Manchester-born shot-stopper, who qualifies for the Boys in Green through his grandparents on his father’s side, will come in as fourth-choice keeper in the squad …

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Nine Into Three Doesn’t Go: Leinster’s Endless Supply Of Back-Rowers And What To Do About It

Leinster’s academy is one of the most heralded in world rugby, as every year they seem to churn out outrageously talented, skilful young players who make the transition to the senior side with ease, and ultimately end up playing for Ireland. Take Garry Ringrose and Joey Carberry as the latest examples of this. However, there is one part of the Leinster …

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Tipperary , Ireland - 8 July 2017; Kilkenny manager Brian Cody near the end of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Waterford and Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Brian Cody To Serve 20th Season As Kilkenny Boss

Unsurprisingly, Brian Cody has been ratified as the Cats’ senior hurling manager by the Kilkenny County Board for what will be his 20th season in charge. His backroom team of Derek Lyng, James McGarry and Michael Dempsey are also set to continue for another year. Cody has overseen unprecedented levels of success for the black and amber side, as they …

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Celtic Pitch Invader Attempts To Kick Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint Germain visited Parkhead tonight with some of their summer signings in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe making their Champions League debut for the club.  Their domestic form has been outrageous, as the attack of the aforementioned Neymar Jr and Mbappe as well as the none too shabby duo of Edison Cavani and Julian Draxler have been prolific on the scoring front, scoring …

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PRO14 Chief Confirms American Side Will Join The League

After bringing in two clubs from South Africa to join for this season, it was announced this Tuesday that the PRO14 will expand further in the coming years. According to the chief executive of the PRO14 Martin Anayi, the league which already has teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy and South Africa, will look to add franchises from the east …

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A Premier League XI Made Up Of This Summer’s Best Signings

This summer’s transfer window has been one of the most high profile in recent times and will arguably be remembered more for the deals that weren’t done than those that were (Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Thomas Lemar, Virgil van Dijk etc.). However, the transactions that weren’t made should not completely overshadow the arrival of some fantastic players to the Premier League …

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Former Donegal GAA Player Of The Year Retires

Former GAA Player of the Year Karl Lacey has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The Four Roads club man is one of the most decorated players in Donegal’s history having lined out for his county 148 times, winning one NFL Division 2 title, one NFL Division title, three Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland title with the O’Donnell County. The accolades don’t stop there, …

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Dublin , Ireland - 1 October 2016; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Best Mayo-Kerry Combined XV Of The Last Fifteen Years

Mayo and Kerry is one of the newer rivalries in the GAA, but it is a fixture that never fails to disappoint and there have been some exceptional footballers playing with these counties over the last 15 years. Between them, they have contested a combined 15 All-Ireland finals in this time (including two between the pair in 2004 and 2006) …

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