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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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First Class Rivals: Fiercest Of Rivalries Put Aside For Common Goal

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In association with The GAA is built on the values of community and local bonds. Players and supporters are fiercely loyal to their clubs and counties and rivalries with surrounding areas naturally form. Very rarely is any middle ground formed between life-long rivals but that is exactly the unique premise that the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships are built on. …

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Joe Brolly Doesn’t Mince His Words As He Discusses RTÉ Fallout

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Joe Brolly is back. Well, that didn’t take long. Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the straight-talking Derry man, he goes and shocks us all, returning under the one pretence he so valiantly protested against. A pay-per-view subscription service. Yes, Brolly has been announced as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit ahead of their coverage of the 2020 …

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Corry’s Corner: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Corofin?

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It’s a case of David versus Goliath this weekend when Corofin and Kilcoo meet in the All-Ireland club football final. The Galway champions stand on the brink of immortality. No club side, either hurling or football, has ever managed to complete the three-peat of All-Ireland titles. While many look to one of the Rangers’ outfits (Nemo & Crossmaglen) as Gaelic …

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Major Moments From Round One Of The Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

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The Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup produced moments of sheer brilliance throughout the weekend as Round 1 of the prestigious competition kicked into gear. In Group A, DCU were made to work for their win over UL in Glasnevin while just down the road Maynooth University overcame Trinity College by a single point in Santry. In Grangegorman, Mary I had nine …

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Major Talking Points Following Electric Weekend In The Sigerson Cup

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The quarter-final pairings are official following a blistering opening weekend in the 2020 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup. Expect fireworks next weekend when Dublin and Belfast meet head-on twice over for a place in the final four. UCD take on 2017 champions St. Mary’s University College following hard-fought wins over Ulster University and Maynooth University, respectively. While, DCU survived a potential …

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Five Players To Watch In The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup

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The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup kicks into gear this weekend with a feast of college action taking place up and down the country. The highly prestigious third-level competition brings together talent from all over the country who set their county rivalries aside in pursuit of silverware alongside their fellow alumni. Throughout the years the Sigerson Cup has featured the game’s …

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Ballyboden’s All-Ireland Adventure Very Much A Community Affair

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The meeting of former All-Ireland champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s and Kilcoo of Down may just be the most intriguing fixture in the club calendar this weekend.  While it was just a few years ago that the Dublin champions picked up a maiden All-Ireland title, this is just their second foray into the final four of the All-Ireland club series. Kilcoo, …

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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

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The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

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For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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