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Basquel & Boden Looking To Avoid Another Dublin Giant-Killing Act

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Ballyboden St. Enda’s are red-hot favourites heading into this weekend’s Leinster senior club football final but their name’s not on the trophy just yet. While the inter-county scene may be hopelessly one-sided in Leinster, the same cannot be said for the club game. In the past two seasons, the Dublin champions’ have succumbed to shock defeats against minnow counties. In …

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Dates, Times & Venues Confirmed For All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals

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The GAA have today confirmed the dates and timings for the All-Ireland club semi-finals in both football and hurling.  The revised fixture schedule sees the penultimate stage of the club championships take place on the first weekend in January and it’s All-Ireland football champions Corofin who get the action underway when they face Nemo Rangers in Ennis. Kilcoo await the …

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How The Rising Resulted In Less Dublin & Kilkenny Shirts In Carlow

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Carlow GAA has experienced an upturn in fortunes across both hurling and football over the last few seasons and it is paying dividends when it comes to the support that each team garners.  In years gone by it was easier for Carlow Gaels to support one of their Leinster counterparts, namely Kilkenny and Dublin, consistently competing on the bigger stages. …

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Jim Gavin Speaks Publicly For The First Time Since Dublin Departure

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Jim Gavin has spoken publicly for the first time since departing from his role as Dublin senior football manager.  Gavin stepped down after seven years in charge last weekend having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to six All-Ireland titles. Many expected him to return for 2020 as Dublin go in search of an unprecedented six-in-a-row. However, …

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Two Clifford’s Better Than One As Paudie Gains Kerry Call-Up

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As East Kerry stormed their way to a first county title in two decades last month much of the talk centred on the magic of David Clifford whose scoring exploits drove on the divisional outfit.  While the name Clifford was uttered repeatedly throughout their march to glory, it’s fair to say that much of the praise was being lavished onto …

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“You’re Entitled To Your Own Opinions But Not Your Own Facts”

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Dublin GAA CEO John Costello has hit out at RTÉ’s decision to air a Prime Time investigation into the county’s funding just a few days after completing their historic five-in-a-row. Ahead of next week’s Dublin GAA convention, Costello has published his annual report which expresses strong views on the decision taken by the national broadcaster. Costello questioned both the standards …

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Johnny Glynn Joins Backroom Team Of New York Footballers

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All-Ireland winning hurler with Galway Johnny Glynn has joined the backroom team of the New York footballers for the 2020 campaign. Glynn has been based in New York for three years but travels back every summer to feature for the Galway senior hurlers. Having missed the 2016 season with Galway, Glynn featured for the New York footballers and was part …

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Full Draw For The 2020 Electric Ireland Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Cups

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The draw for the 2020 Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cups has taken place as UCC go on the hunt to retain their titles in both codes.  Last year’s Fitzgibbon Cup winners UCC have been drawn in Group C alongside Cork rivals CIT and last year’s semi-finalists, NUIG. This year’s group of death sees 2017 winners Mary Immaculate College drawn …

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Provisional Date Set For Unveiling Of New Dublin Manager

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The process of finding Jim Gavin’s successor as Dublin senior football boss began last night in Parnell Park. Following the meeting, it was confirmed that the county board hope to have unveiled a new manager by December, 12. “There is no white smoke as such,” stated Dublin County Board chairman, Seán Shanley told the Irish Independent. “All we have done …

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Kavanagh: “It Doesn’t Bother Us If We Don’t Get Respect”

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When Marty Kavanagh was growing up there wasn’t much to write home about when it came to Carlow hurling.  The man they call ‘Mouse’ had to look beyond the confines of his own county for inspiration in his youth. Thankfully, the aristocrats of hurling, Kilkenny, lay just over the border. Kavanagh was just 11 when Kilkenny recaptured the Liam MacCarthy …

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Nemo Rangers’ Success Ensures It Is A Club Devoid Of Egos

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Nemo Rangers will look to add to their already impressive trophy cabinet this weekend when they go in search of a 17th Munster club football championship.  The Cork city heavyweights have been the regular standard bearer for club sides throughout Ireland since first making the breakthrough in 1972 – 50 years after the club was founded. With that maiden county …

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Commercials Fully Respect Nemo Following Bank Holiday Wake-Up Call

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Four years ago, Clonmel Commercials recorded a dramatic win over Nemo Rangers in the Munster club football final but situations have changed for both sides since that meeting.  The Tipperary club have failed to reach the provincial decider since while Nemo claimed the title in 2017 and progressed to the All-Ireland final that season. The gulf between the sides was …

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