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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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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

Na Gaeil Óga

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

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

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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