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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

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The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

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For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

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July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Bizarre Gaelic Football Moments That Will Live Long In The Memory

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It started with the return of Down’s prodigal son and ended with another piece of history for Dublin’s favourite son. The 2010s will be looked back upon with mixed emotions when it comes to Gaelic football. Dublin’s dominance, as impressive as it is, has been shrouded in controversy due to claims of financial doping while Jim McGuinness was branded the …

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Darragh O’Connor: From Playing Next To Sheep To Becoming A Fox

—- Originally published October 5th—– _____ Picture the scene; It’s the beginning of March at St Colman’s Park in Cobh, Co Cork. In the 50th minute of the game, Wexford concede their fourth goal via a cruel deflection as a third league defeat on the spin is all but confirmed. At the same time, 20-year-old Wexford-born defender Darragh O’Connor comes …

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Corry’s Corner: ESRI Report A Damning Indictment Of Gaelic Games

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The ESRI report into life as an inter-county player is superb, supportive, surefooted and in the end, could be instrumental to the games’ survival. The one thing it’s not… surprising. The research paper, undertaken by Elish Kelly, Conor Keegan and Brendan Walsh, used data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affect players’ …

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Corry’s Corner: Lowry Or Taylor For The Win But Cluxton Is King

There are only two in the final 10-person shortlist for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year award who look like winning.  Shane Lowry is the overwhelming favourite following his historic Open win on Irish soil. Katie Taylor is close behind having unified the lightweight division before becoming a two-weight world champion. One of these two will win, not many will …

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