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Corry’s Corner: Donegal Are Wasting Michael Murphy’s Talents

September 23, 2012 It’s All-Ireland final day in Croke Park and Gaelic football’s showpiece event has taken on an extra special meaning. There was no Kerry for just the second time in eight years. Dublin had faltered, while Cork and Tyrone had regressed. Donegal faced Mayo in a game that guaranteed history. Either Mayo were finally going to break the …

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GAA Stock Watch: Arise David Gough, Sit Down Joe Brolly

It was a busy weekend in the Football Championship with plenty to dissect following shock wins, drab encounters and talk of two-tiers. Roscommon pulled off their first win in Castlebar since 1986 to condemn Mayo to the qualifiers. Dublin, as expected, got their campaign off to a facile 26-point win over Louth while Tyrone had 16 to spare against Antrim …

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One-Sided Wins, Two-Tiered Systems & Three Cheers For Roscommon

Gaelic football took centre stage this weekend in the absence of the Munster Hurling Championship as fans around the country were treated to a host of provincial championship clashes. The standard on show most definitely varied from county to county. As expected, Dublin and Tyrone strolled to easy wins over Louth and Antrim respectively, while Fermanagh made Donegal sweat for …

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Louth Manager Wayne Kierans Is More Than Just A ‘Soccer Man’

The narrative surrounding Louth boss, Wayne Kierans, is one of optimism in the Wee County, however, much has been said about the fact that he is supposedly a ‘soccer man’. The soccer man, an old-school Gael’s worst nightmare. The ‘ground ball’ loving coach who’s coming in to change the way the game is played. Sure, he’ll probably be teaching the …

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Forgotten Friday: Westmeath Dethrone Laois To End Leinster Famine

Football takes centre stage this weekend in the GAA Championship as All-Ireland champions Dublin begin their journey towards a never before seen five-in-a-row.  With perennial All-Ireland contenders Mayo and Tyrone also in action it’s an opportunity for football fans to come out of the woodwork and revel in what is hopefully an entertaining weekend of action. While arguably three of …

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Five Championship Wonderkids Man United Could Sign This Summer

Manchester United’s first piece of business during what’s sure to be a busy summer appears to be the signing of winger Daniel James from Swansea. Numerous reports suggest that United are closing in on a £15 million deal for the Welsh wonderkid who impressed in the Championship this season. The imminent signing of James, as well as United’s links to …

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Corry’s Corner: Comparing Sports Is Futile And Pointless

They talk about shithousery in sport but what about shithousery in punditry? Dick Clerkin, must be the king of pundit shithousery these days. He made Twitter headlines around the country a few months back with his views that children under eight shouldn’t be given All-Ireland final tickets. The former Monaghan captain was at it again following Armagh’s exciting extra-time win …

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Spotlight: Alan Cadogan’s Classy Championship Comeback

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The Rebels were gone, finished, done for… Now, where have we heard that before? Limerick were heavily fancied going into their weekend meeting with John Meyler’s side. Not only were the All-Ireland champions making their 2019 bow in front a boisterous home crowd at the Gaelic Ground but Cork were put to the sword by Tipperary a week previous in …

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“We Use The Phrase ‘Are You Lucky Or Are You Unlucky?'” – Dan Van Zyl

Rugby Academy Ireland

Becoming a professional rugby player in Ireland requires talent, hard work and often, a tremendous amount of luck.  The pathway generally involves representing a province throughout the age grades, hopefully culminating in national underage honours and the procurement of a much sought after spot in a provincial academy. There are only four provincial academies in Ireland; Leinster, Munster, Connacht and …

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