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Five Footballers Who Could Have Walked Onto Any County Team

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When discussing the greats of Gaelic football, our opinions often boil down to who won the most.  It’s easy to name drop greats such as Colm Cooper or Peter Canavan given all they achieved in the game and how their careers were spent dining at the top table. But what about the so-called weaker counties? There are a plethora of …

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Five All-Ireland Winners Who Surprisingly Never Won An All-Star

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Winning an All-Star is the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon an inter-county footballer. Of course, every player has hopes and dreams of taking home the big prize in September but to win an All-Star award is in many ways the cherry on top following a hard year’s graft. Unfortunately, not all will have their All-Ireland achievements recognised …

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Five Of The Best Irish Players Never To Play At A Major Tournament

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By Robert Redmond & Oisin McQueirns _____ Over the years, Ireland has developed some incredibly talented footballers that have had the chance to shine on the biggest international stages. The likes of Ronnie Whelan at Euro 88, Paul McGrath at the World Cup in 1994, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane in Korea and Japan in 2002 – there’s been plenty. …

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The Story Of How Two Meath Managers Almost Came To Blows

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Sean Boylan is an icon of Gaelic games and arguably the greatest Gael to hail from the Royal County of Meath. Known more for his exploits on the hurling field, the Meath county board surprised everyone back in 1983 when they took a gamble on the relatively unknown and untested Boylan, giving him the manager’s job during a period where …

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Four Gaelic Football Greats Unlucky Not To Win An All-Ireland

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Winning an All-Ireland senior football championship medal is seen as the pinnacle of one’s Gaelic football career. Year in, year out, players strive to get the best out of their careers living in the hope that one day they will be lucky enough to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand. However, for every Colm Cooper, there is a Ciaran …

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Five Of The Best Sports Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

With the population confined to their houses across the nation, there’s never been a better time to escape the madness of the world with a podcast. And for those of us scrambling to consume at least some semblance of sport amid its almost worldwide cancellation across the globe, a sporting podcast can provide some much-needed respite. For your listening pleasure, …

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Goalposts May Have Moved But Goal Remains The Same For Smyth

At the turn of the decade, Jason Smyth was preparing for a run at number six and seven in terms of Paralympic gold medals. The fastest Paralympian in history was gearing up for Tokyo 2020 only for the games to be deferred for a year following the outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe. Smyth, like many athletes, now finds himself …

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Five Of The Best Sports Documentaries To Watch On Netflix Right Now

With the population confined to their houses across the nation, there’s never been a better time to explore some of the best content Netflix has to offer. And for those of us scrambling to consume at least some semblance of sport amid its almost worldwide cancellation across the globe, the universal streaming site can provide some much-needed respite. For your …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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“Gaelic Football, If You Look Back 40 Years Ago Was Pure And Utter Shite”

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There were plenty of stories stemming from GAA Congress last weekend, as delegates selected a new President-elect following a dramatic fourth count while the introduction of a black card into hurling emphatically failed.  Such matters of concern had been at the forefront of people’s minds for a number of weeks leading up to the GAA’s annual congressional meeting at Croke …

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