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“I’m Proud Of Jacob, He Played A Great Game” – Dan McFarland

Jacob Stockdale

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  “Desperate disappointment.”  Those were the first words which Ulster head coach Dan McFarland said to the media in the aftermath of his side’s 21-18 loss to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium this evening. The head coach was visibly dejected after the game but he praised his team for how they went toe-to-toe with …

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Leinster Edge Ulster In Titanic European Battle

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Leinster 21 Ulster 18  Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  Leinster have become the second Irish side to reach the last four of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup as they edged past Ulster 21-18 in an engrossing encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.  Ulster were absolutely superb throughout the 80 minutes with John Cooney leading the charge …

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Forgotten Friday: The Darling Of The Hill – Charlie Redmond

charlie redmond

Down through the years, Dublin have been blessed with excellent free-kick takers. Jimmy Keaveney, Dean Rock, Stephen Cluxton. However, were any as iconic as ‘The Darling of the Hill’, Charlie Redmond? He is our focus on this week’s ‘Forgotten Friday‘. Redmond is remembered by many for finally getting over the line in an All-Ireland final in 1995 following several near …

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Allianz League Final Preview: Murphy The Man To Manhandle Meath

michael murphy

The Allianz Football League Division 2 Final throws up plenty of questions in what is possibly the most intriguing of all the finals taking place this weekend. Meath head into the game safe in the knowledge that top-tier status is secured for 2020 but they’ve gone six from seven en route to the final with their only loss coming against …

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Corry’s Corner: Examining The False Dawn Of Munster Football

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July 31, 2016 The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has reached the quarter-final stages with the first of two double-headers set to go down in Croke Park. The majority of the teams involved in the last eight are as expected apart from two glaring exceptions, Clare and Tipperary. Three of the eight quarter-finalists are indeed Munster counties and it could well …

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Mick McCarthy: “Paddy Power Had Odds On Me Getting Hit On The Head”

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy outlined that the tennis-ball protest which took place midway through their 1-0 win against Georgia did not have an adverse effect on his side’s performance. Irish fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch to protest against the corporate governance in the FAI in the 33rd minute of Tuesday night’s game. Immediately after their protest, however, midfielder Conor …

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