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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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Battle Lines Are Drawn As Age-Old Rivalry Is Renewed In Galway

Tipperary Galway rivalry

There is no rivalry quite like that of Galway and Tipperary which serves up such unpredictable and thrilling contests. Historically, the teams seem to bring out the best in each other. Even when form and momentum is poor, even when there is nothing to play for, clashes between these neighbouring counties are always played with the intensity and fire of …

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Babs Keating – Sitting In The Presence Of Greatness

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Originally published March 1, 2020 Stepping out of the DART station and heading up the Rock Road on Tuesday, something in the air said this wasn’t going to be your typical GAA event. The big guns were rolled out to honour the winning teams from 1994, Meath and Tipperary, as the association celebrated a five-year extension to their 28-year partnership …

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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

oisin mcconville

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

Ireland England

Originally published February 14, 2020 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 …

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