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Seán Ó Murchú

A lover of all sports, Seán has a particular interest in all things GAA.

Dublin v Kerry: Three Key Battles

Dublin will face Kerry in next weekend’s second All-Ireland semi-final with the winner facing Mayo in next month’s decider. Here, we outline the three key battles which must be won on Sunday. Question marks remain surrounding the Kerry team and their capabilities. Without being significantly tested this year, Kerry head in to this weekend’s semi-final as a very much unknown package. …

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GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/8/2016 Mayo vs Tipperary The Mayo team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

2011-2016: Seven Mayo Players Who Have Played In Eight All-Ireland Semi-Finals

Much has been made of Mayo’s consistent ability to reach the latter stages of the All-Ireland championship, without actually getting over the line. Since 2011, Mayo have played in a staggering eight semi-finals (including two replays). Seven players have played their part in each of those eight games. Interestingly, mainstays and veterans Alan Dillon and Andy Moran have both missed …

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Gaelic Football: The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

Mayo defeated Tipperary to claim a place in this year’s All-Ireland final. Here, we take a look at the top five performers from this weekend’s Gaelic football action. Keith Higgins (Mayo) Higgins was deservedly voted RTÉ‘s man-of-the-match after yesterday’s game. Higgins has been a mainstay in the Mayo defence for years and the Ballyhaunis man once again illustrated his importance to …

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U-21 Hurling: The Top Five Performers From Saturday’s Clashes

Saturday’s BGE All-Ireland Hurling U-21 semi-finals saw Waterford and Galway run out winners. There were some fine displays on show from all teams. Here, we name five of the most prominent performers. Waterford’s victory over Antrim was marred by the facile nature of the win. Waterford were 2-05 to 0-00 up inside the first fifteen minutes, which put an end …

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Tipperary Vs Mayo: The Three Key Battles

Mayo and Tipperary are set to do battle later today at Croke Park in what will be a novel All-Ireland semi-final clash. Outlined below are three key battles which will have a huge bearing on today’s outcome. Brian Fox vs Kevin McLoughlin Although Fox and McLoughlin won’t be in direct opposition, both players have been hugely influential in occupying sweeper …

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Exclusive: Michael Fennelly Talks Croker, Injuries, All-Irelands And More

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in last Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Waterford, Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly will miss next month’s All-Ireland final clash with Tipperary. Today, he spoke exclusively to Pundit Arena to chat all things hurling. Fennelly described the injury as “a tough one” but stated that there’s not much he could do. Having suffered numerous injuries throughout his …

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Gaelic Football: Top Ten Half-Backs In The Game

In what is arguably the most influential line in a Gaelic football match, we take a look at the Top 10 half-backs in the game. 1.Lee Keegan (Mayo) Keegan has been a mainstay in the Mayo jersey for a number of years now. The Westport man is true a leader on the field. His football brain, athletic ability and ability …

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Hurling: Waterford’s Quest For U21 Glory Takes On Added Significance

Waterford’s bid for a first All-Ireland u21 title since 1992 is now of more significance than ever. Here’s why. After two thrilling games between the Déise and Kilkenny in the senior championship, Derek McGrath’s young side were eventually knocked out of this year’s championship. Having given two remarkable performances, this year was labelled as significant progress for the Déise. However, McGrath …

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Here Is The Team If The Hurling All-Stars Were Picked Now

With only one game remaining in this year’s hurling championship, we select our hurling All-Star team based on what we have seen so far, bearing in mind the fact that the All-Ireland final has a huge impact on the selction. The players who are most unlucky to miss out are Daithi Burke of Galway and Ronan Maher and Michael Breen of …

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The Five Main Contenders For Hurler Of The Year

The All-Ireland final is usually the deciding game in terms of who wins Hurler Of The Year but after this weekend’s superb action, we can’t help but think about the five potential candidates for the award. 1. Richie Hogan (Kilkenny) 2014 Hurler Of The Year Richie Hogan is the bookies favourite to claim the coveted accolade once again this year. …

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Hurling: Significant Room To Improve For Tipperary

Tipperary showed a side we haven’t seen too many times before from them. Although, they weren’t at their best, they battled hard and dug out the win against Galway at Croke Park yesterday. Tipperary were nowhere near their best yesterday at Croke Park and were in many ways, very lucky to come out of Croke Park with a win. The …

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Hurling: The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

After being treated to two exciting and high-quality games of hurling, we take a look at who exactly were the top five performers of the weekend. On Saturday evening, Kilkenny edged out Waterford in Thurles after a thrilling contest. Yesterday, it was the turn of Galway and Tipperary and the Premier county exacted revenge for their last four defeat at …

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