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Profiling The Five Candidates In The GAA Presidential Election Race

This coming weekend at Croke Park will see the 40th president elected to the Gaelic Athletic Association.  As John Horan prepares to make way after three years at the helm, five candidates have put themselves in the frame to lead the association from 2021-2024. Of the five men hoping to step into the role as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, each …

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In An Era Where Sensationalism Sells – Be More Like Oisin

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There was a lot of love in the air for Oisin McConville following his appearance on RTÉ’s Allianz League Sunday highlights show. The Armagh legend has always been straight-talking and insightful, however, his time on-air with RTÉ has been limited over the last number of years despite the fact that he’s a regular fixture during BBC NI’s Ulster Championship coverage. …

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Five New Signings To Watch Ahead Of New League Of Ireland Season

With the new League of Ireland season kicking off on Friday evening, we take a look at five signings who could have a huge impact at their new clubs this campaign. _____ 1) Darragh Leahy (Dundalk) No stranger to the league, Dundalk’s signing of Irish U21 fullback Darragh Leahy from Bohemians was considered a major coup in the off-season. Despite …

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The Twickenham Win That Sparked A New Chapter For Irish Rugby

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Ireland head into their Guinness Six Nations clash with England in high spirits having recorded back-to-back wins over Scotland and Wales in Dublin. Andy Farrell’s charges head to Twickenham Stadium knowing both a Triple Crown and the Grand Slam are at stake. Despite their, still, recent World Cup final appearance, England have looked patchy at best in the opening rounds …

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Corry’s Corner: Red Hand Rising As Tyrone Strike Fear Once Again

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Tyrone deserve credit… there, I said it! For nearly two full decades, the Red Hands have dined at Gaelic football’s top table winning three All-Ireland titles and seven Ulster Championships. Despite the fact their last All-Ireland win came over a decade ago, Mickey Harte’s men have consistently competed in the latter stages of the championship. Since 2008, they’ve reached six …

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Lucas Torreira’s Improved Performances Highlight Major Contrast Between Arteta & Emery

Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira has exemplified the passion, hard work and tenacity that new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has demanded from his players, since being handed the reigns in December. The Uruguayan’s vast improvements on the pitch show us why Arteta is the perfect man to revitalise Unai Emery’s withered squad. For far too long, Arsenal were missing a major cog in …

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Expectation, Dread & Pressure: A Day at Elland Road Supporting Leeds

Last Saturday’s defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic was a perfect microcosm of what life at Leeds United is like under Marcelo Bielsa. Elland Road was as good as full with over 35,000 in attendance. For the majority of the game, the home side dominated with their free-flowing and possession-based football that has become synonymous with the iconic Argentine coach. But …

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Corry’s Corner: Stop Saying “It’s Only The League” When It’s All We’ve Got

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The Allianz Football League is underway and what an opening weekend it was. With all eyes firmly fixed on Dublin and Kerry, the nation’s top two in GAA HQ, there were exhilarating games and exciting performances up and down the country. James Durcan’s last-minute piledriver saved Mayo’s blushes in Ballybofey. Leitrim put all the naysayers back in their boxes in …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Na Gaeil Óga: Meet The GAA Club United By Language, Not Parish

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Brought to you in association with AIG Ireland.  On first impressions, Na Gaeil Óga would appear to be a GAA club like any other,  but there is one unique aspect about this Dublin club, they are formed by a love of the Irish language rather than parish loyalties. Na Gaeil Óga are based in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan and Phoenix …

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The Story Of A Dual All-Ireland Winner & A World Cup Winning Captain

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Philanthropist, humanitarian, All-Ireland winner. There’s nothing like a 20-minute chat with Alan Kerins to make you feel like you haven’t maximised a life’s potential. Despite being the only man to win senior All-Ireland titles in both club hurling and football, it’s his life outside of sport that’s really inspiring. A physiotherapist by trade, Kerins has devoted much of the last …

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