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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

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What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Brolly Is A Loss To Punditry Despite Driving O’Rourke Mad

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RTÉ analyst Colm O’Rourke has had his say on Joe Brolly’s apparent removal from his role as a pundit on The Sunday Game. The much-maligned Brolly was omitted from RTÉ’s panel for last Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay and replaced by current Donegal coach Stephen Rochford.  It is believed that the decision to remove the Derry man came as a result of …

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The Division Of Dublin Needs To Be Seriously Examined

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Celebrations continue in Dublin’s fair city as fans and players alike come to terms with the county’s historic fifth successive All-Ireland win.  Having rounded off the decade with seven All-Ireland titles, rumours are circulating that a host of players may ride off into the sunset. However, according to Colm O’Rourke, it won’t matter if the elder statesmen walk away or not, …

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Sambo McNaughton: “I Don’t Lie In Bed At Night Thinking I’m A Failure”

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Thirty years on from Antrim’s last appearance in an All-Ireland final, Terrance ‘Sambo’ McNaughton was honoured as one of six inductees into the GAA Hall of Fame earlier this week. Having qualified for just two finals in their history, Antrim’s presence in the All-Ireland decider following a 46-year absence sent the county and indeed, the country, into a frenzy. However, …

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Blow For Clare As Peter Duggan Opts Out Of 2020 Season

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Clare have been dealt a major blow with the news that sharpshooter Peter Duggan will be unavailable for the 2020 hurling season. The 2018 All-Star winner has told the Clare Echo that he is travelling to Australia for a year in November in order to gain experience in landscaping. Duggan completed a degree in Business and Sports Management from LIT …

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Jarlath Burns To Be Proposed As Next GAA President

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The Armagh county board are set to nominate Jarlath Burns as the next GAA president. The next president will be elected at Congress 2020 in February of next year with the successful incumbent set to serve a three-year term running from 2021-2024. Should Burns, a former Armagh senior captain, be successful he will take over from Dublin native John Horan …

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Tipperary Star Jerome Cahill Bags U20 Hurler Of The Year Accolade

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Following his double All-Ireland glory in August, Tipperary star Jerome Cahill has been named as the U20 Hurler of the Year.  The Kilruane McDonaghs man played an integral role for Liam Cahill’s side, scoring 1-1 in their comprehensive All-Ireland U20 final defeat of Cork. Just six days earlier, he was part of Liam Sheedy’s squad that lifted the Liam MacCarthy …

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Kerry Legend Ogie Moran On Dubs Nearing His Stellar Record

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Only five players in the history of Gaelic football have managed to collect eight All-Ireland titles. Of those five, only one has managed to play every minute of every final in the same position. Of that great Kerry side from 1975 to 1986, while the team remained largely the same, the one constant throughout was the centre forward berth held …

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Six New Inductees Included In GAA’s Hall Of Fame

The GAA Museum has announced the induction of six former players, three footballers and three hurlers, into the Hall of Fame for 2019. Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran (Kerry), Colm O’Rourke (Meath) and Larry Tompkins (Cork) were the football inductees, while hurling greats, Conor Hayes (Galway), Nicky English (Tipperary) and Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton (Antrim) were honoured as well. The six players were …

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Cian O’Neill Appointed As Coach For Cork Senior Football Team

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Cian O’Neill has been appointed as a coach for the Cork Senior Football team. The former Kildare manager will work alongside manager Ronan McCarthy for the 2020 season. He stepped down as manager of his native county back in July after four seasons in the role. Cork GAA made the announcement on Tuesday morning, releasing a statement which reads: “Cork …

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Inter-County Stars Discuss Super 8s & Tiered Championships

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The inter-county season has officially ended and as the long days stretch into the early evenings we can sit back, relax and look forward to a new decade of football in 2020. Dublin are champions for the fifth year in succession and the rest of Ireland will be gunning to stop their championship streak of 37 games without defeat. However, …

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GAA Could Be Set To Overhaul Super 8s Structures

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The GAA may be about to change the Super 8s structures following criticism of the round-robin stage over the past two seasons.  At the GAA’s Central Council meeting over the weekend steps were taken to overhaul the Super 8s system. Round 1 games will remain as is with the four provincial champions facing teams that have come through the qualifier …

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Tier Two Football Championship Proposal Confirmed For Special Congress

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A proposed new Tier 2 Football Championship will be discussed at next month’s Special Congress in Cork, the GAA have confirmed. Two proposed formats for a possible new Tier 2 Football Championship have been in circulation since late June. Following discussions, Ard Chomhairle chose to send forward one of these formats for debate and vote at the Special Congress, which …

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