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Naomh Colmcille “Not Currently Suspended” As Investigation Opens

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Donegal GAA today confirmed that Naomh Colmcille have not yet been suspended as an investigation opens into whether they organised an ‘unauthorised tournament’. Following on from yesterday’s news that Donegal club, Naomh Colmcille, had been suspended for eight weeks after running an ‘unauthorised tournament’, the Donegal county board have released a statement confirming that an investigation has opened but that …

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DJ Carey Leads Kilkenny Footballers On Return To Minor Championship

After a three-year hiatus, the Kilkenny footballers returned to the Leinster Minor Football Championship with hurling legend, DJ Carey, at the helm.  Kilkenny have not fielded a team in the grade since April 2016 when they suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Wexford. The five-time All-Ireland winner, who also played football with the county, offered up his services …

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“Naomh Colmcille Had Absolutely Nothing To Do With It”

A Donegal councillor has informed Pundit Arena that Naomh Colmcille had nothing to do with the organisation of an ‘unauthorised tournament’ that has seen the club sanctioned with an eight-week ban. On Monday it was reported that the club was hit with a ban by the Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) meaning all adult teams have been suspended for eight …

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Donegal Club Banned Over Fundraising Event For Member With MND

Donegal club, Naomh Colmcille GAA have appealed an eight-week ban from all adult competitions after being punished for hosting an ‘unauthorised tournament’. The Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) launched an investigation after Naomh Colmcille held a tournament in February with all the proceeds going to Newtowncunningham man Paul Dillon who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The story has …

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Forgotten Friday: The Immovable Force That Was Tony Reddin

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“Try that again and they’ll be having a by-election in Cork.” – Tony Reddin to then Cork TD, Jack Lynch, during the 1950 Munster final.  Since the retirement of Darren Gleeson in 2017, Tipperary have been having trouble nailing down their man between the sticks. This season, Liam Sheedy has juggled between Paul Maher and Brian Hogan of Lorrha. However, …

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BOI Celtic Challenge: Derry Go Top Of Group H With Win Over Down

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Derry have taken control of Group H in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge following their impressive Round 3 win over Down in Portaferry. Meanwhile, in the group’s other games, Armagh secured an away win against Antrim while Tyrone displayed their goal-scoring threat against Fermanagh. Read our round-up of all of the action from Round 3 below. _____ Derry Prove …

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Corry’s Corner: No Glitz, No Glamour, The Gavin Way Gets Results

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During my chat with Dublin legend, Vinnie Murphy, last week one particular comment stood out. Murphy was reminiscing on 1995 and how Dublin had barely fallen over the line following five years of heartache. According to Murphy, it was a weaker Dublin side compared to the 1992 & 1994 All-Ireland finals, however, the reason they won that year (apart from …

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Boost For Brennan As Former Captain Ross King Returns To Laois Panel

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Laois manager, Eddie Brennan, has received a major boost ahead of their Joe McDonagh campaign with the news that Ross King has returned to the senior panel.  The Rathdowney-Errill man stepped away from the inter-county panel at the end of last season and missed all of their 2019 Allianz League campaign. However, King returned to training on Sunday, according to Laois …

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Vinnie Murphy: How Kerry Renewed His Love Following Dublin Exile

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“Vinnie’s going to get you, Vinnie’s going to get you.” Vinnie Murphy recounts a tale of leaving a Kerry nightclub back in the early 2000s shortly after his second retirement from inter-county football. He had taken a team down to play in the famous Páidí Ó Sé tournament and after being hammered by hosts, An Ghaeltacht, they flocked to one …

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It’s A Case Of Goals Win Games As Champions Sink Ballymun Kickhams

Kilmacud Crokes 2-13 Ballymun Kickhams 0-14 There was a real heavyweight clash this evening in Parnell Park as champions, Kilmacud Crokes faced Ballymun Kickhams in the Dublin senior football championship.  The physicality was clear from the off as both shipped big challenges in the opening couple of minutes before Dublin stars, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion exchanged points to leave …

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