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The Story Of How Two Meath Managers Almost Came To Blows

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Sean Boylan is an icon of Gaelic games and arguably the greatest Gael to hail from the Royal County of Meath. Known more for his exploits on the hurling field, the Meath county board surprised everyone back in 1983 when they took a gamble on the relatively unknown and untested Boylan, giving him the manager’s job during a period where …

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Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2016

All-Star 2016

It’s time for another All-Star hurling team of the year quiz and this time we’re turning our focus to 2016 when Tipperary reclaimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup.  In what was a very successful season for the Premier County, they first collected the Munster Cup before overcoming Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on a scoreline of 2-29 to 2-20, winning their …

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Recalling The Infamous 2012 Semi-Final From Lar Corbett’s Perspective

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“It was hard to believe how poor Tipperary were. This was their biggest championship defeat since 1897, I don’t know what was going on, it was confusing and embarrassing.”  Those were some the thoughts of RTÉ commentator Michael Duignan on the Sunday Game on the evening of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Tipperary – All-Ireland champions in 2010 and finalists …

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Four Gaelic Football Greats Unlucky Not To Win An All-Ireland

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Winning an All-Ireland senior football championship medal is seen as the pinnacle of one’s Gaelic football career. Year in, year out, players strive to get the best out of their careers living in the hope that one day they will be lucky enough to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand. However, for every Colm Cooper, there is a Ciaran …

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Quiz: Name The Hurling XV Who Took Home All-Star Honours In 2015

All-Star 2015

Next up in our series of quizzes on the All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2015 and another successful year for the Cats. Brian Cody’s side recorded back-to-back All-Ireland titles after a battle with Galway in the decider in Croke Park. The side’s had met earlier that year in the Leinster final with Kilkenny prevailing by seven points …

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Siobhan Killeen Details Fight Against Covid-19 After Contracting Virus

Siobhan Killeen

Dublin ladies footballer Siobhan Killeen has revealed that she’s tested positive for Covid-19 – and has urged people to abide by expert advice in the fight against the coronavirus. Killeen, 27, who first experienced symptoms last Sunday evening, was tested on Monday and received her result on Tuesday. She is now self-isolating at home but reports that she’s doing well …

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GAA Won’t Look To Revise Championship Structures Until End Of April

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The GAA confirmed on Thursday morning that there are no plans in place to change the format of the All-Ireland hurling and football championships. However, it has been confirmed by Feargal McGill that the May 10 start date involving Connacht champions Roscommon, who travel to Ruislip to face London, is unlikely to go ahead as planned. “The current situation is …

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Spillane Believes Knockout Championship Can Level The Playing Field

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Pat Spillane believes the All-Ireland football and hurling championships will be moved to a straight knockout format once concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have eased. The competitions have not been played in a knockout format since 1996 in hurling and 2000 in football, however, with the all sporting activity cancelled for the foreseeable future it is unlikely the GAA will …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 Scorers In The History Of Championship Football

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The All-Ireland senior football championship has been blessed with thousands of great forwards. From the great Tom Langan to David Clifford, the game has never been devoid of classy forwards, guaranteed to light up the game, bring the crowd to their feet and generally worth the entrance alone. From Croke Park to Casement Park, Pearse Stadium to Fitzgerald Stadium, thousands …

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Canning Expecting Massive Crowds If And When The Games Resume

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Joe Canning believes the GAA need to factor in county training time before making a decision on when to start to 2020 All-Ireland senior hurling championship, adding that crowds will be massive given the lack of game time.  With all sporting activity ceased due to the ongoing pandemic, like many others, Canning is training on his own. When play eventually …

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“You Will Never Be Able To Run Again, This Is Your Reality”

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Tom Parsons has opened up on being told he’d never be able to run again following a horrific knee injury in 2018.  Such was the extent of the damage that the Mayo midfielder suffered, many believed the Charlestown Sarsfields man would never play for the county again. Parsons eventually recovered, making a second half substitute appearance against Dublin in the …

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Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2013

Clare All-Star 2013

Next up in our series of quizzes of every All-Star team from the last decade, it’s 2013 and a year Clare hurling fans will never forget. It was a year of firsts, the year that went against the grain. Kilkenny were favourites to complete the three-in-a-row with Galway and Tipperary in hot pursuit. However, the provincial championships threw up more …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 All-Star Award Winners In GAA History

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To win an All-Star is among the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon a Gaelic footballer or hurler. It’s recognition of one’s individual brilliance whether or not their team won an All-Ireland. All the greats have them. From siblings such as Darragh, Tomas and Marc O’Se to father/son duo Tim Kennelly and Tadhg Kennelly, we’ve even had family …

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