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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

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What an epic weekend of county final action as 16 champions were confirmed across the country.  It started on Saturday afternoon when Cargin claimed back-to-back Antrim senior titles following an epic win over Lámh Dhearg. The action resumed on Sunday as 10 football finals and six hurling deciders went down tot he wire with one of the fairytale victories seeing …

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Much-Deserved Provincial Final A Legitimate Goal For Clare

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After drawing Kerry at the semi-final stage in five of the last seven seasons, Colm Collins must surely believe that 2020 will finally be the year his efforts with Clare are rewarded with a provincial final berth.  The Munster SFC draw was made last night with heavy-hitters Cork and Kerry set to meet in the semi-final. Clare won’t have it …

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Cassidy & Kelly Proving That Old Dogs Can Be Taught New Tricks

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The old adage you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was proven wrong this weekend in an absolutely cracking couple days of club championship action. At 38, Kevin Cassidy continues to age like a fine wine as the current Ulster Footballer of the Year was in sparkling form for Gaoth Dobhair in their Donegal SFC semi-final win over favourites …

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Belfast Lord Mayor Captains Club To County Senior Final

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When we think of the Lord Mayor more often than not the picture is painted of an ageing politician taking time out to complete his civic duty before retirement. While that may be a sweeping stereotype, it’s not often we hear of the local Lord Mayor leading his sporting team to success. However, that is the case for Belfast Lord …

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Major Merit: Fergal O’Donnell Chuffed With Special Merit Award Win

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In association with Electric Ireland When discussions arise surrounding the great bastions of Roscommon football, Fergal O’Donnell is one name repeatedly mentioned. His work with the county Minor set-up sets him apart from the rest despite both captaining and managing the seniors to provincial glory. O’Donnell was at the helm in 2006 when an underdog Rossies outfit went the whole …

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Only Three Counties Represented In Pundit Arena Team Of The Decade

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In years to come when we look back on this decade, the narrative will no doubt centre on Dublin and their seven All-Ireland titles including a first-ever five-in-a-row. Dublin dominated the latter half of the decade, the first five years saw Cork and Donegal both end a 20-year famine as well as an unexpected final appearance for Down. When looking …

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David Power Ratified As New Tipperary Senior Football Team Manager

David Power has been ratified as the new senior Tipperary Gaelic Football manager by the Tipperary county board. Power is the former manager of the Tipp under-21 team and was in charge when the county beat Dublin in the 2011 All-Ireland minor final. He has been granted a two-year term as senior coach. According to Tipperary Live, Power will be …

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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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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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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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Dublin To Host Bumper Double Homecoming Later This Month

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It has been a momentous weekend for Dublin as the footballers claimed the elusive five-in-a-row, while on Sunday, the ladies footballers collected the Brendan Martin Cup for the third year-in-a-row.  As expected, a bumper homecoming has been planned that will celebrate the achievements of both teams, however, in an unusual move, the event won’t be held for another two weeks. …

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