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Forgotten Friday: The Darling Of The Hill – Charlie Redmond

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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

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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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Whelan Starts, Doherty Drops Out As McCarthy Names Starting XI

Mick McCarthy has named his Irish starting XI for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night. Matt Doherty drops out of the starting XI after failing to impress on the right-hand side against Gibraltar while Glenn Whelan comes into the Irish midfield. Whelan had thought to be retired from international football but was called …

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Greenlight: Daire O’Connor On Catching Mick’s Eye & Being “The Irish Messi”

There’s a certain level of expectation that comes with being dubbed “The Irish Messi.”  Cork City midfielder Daire O’Connor is all too aware of his new moniker; he’s heard it from every second person ever since Pat Dolan likened him to the mercurial Argentine before the President’s Cup game against Dundalk. “Every second person I’ve met has brought that up!,” …

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