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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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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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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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“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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Tracey Leonard Details Her Experiences Working On The Front Line

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At the heart of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak have been the medical professionals in our hospitals and surgeries. In the very front line is Galway star, Tracey Leonard. An outpatient nurse in normal times, the Corofin native has been seconded into a role as a tester in UCHG’s drive-through coronavirus clinic, as dreams of winning a first national …

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Quiz: Name The 2010 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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What a year for Gaelic football 2010 was. While the years since then has seen a blue wave swarm over the nation in the form of a rampant Dublin side seemingly hell-bent on catching up with Kerry, the year 2010 gave us some of the greatest memories. Cork defeated Down in the All-Ireland final to give a band of Rebel …

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Mayo GAA Suspend Club Levy Payments For Two Months

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The Mayo county board have announced a two-month suspension on levy payments for all clubs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the GAA announced a suspension on all sporting-related activity for both clubs and counties until March 29, however, it is thought this may be extended well into April given the severity of the virus sweeping through the …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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“To Put It Mildly, He Doesn’t Give A Shit What People Think”

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Kerry football was rocked this week with the news that Donie Buckley had stepped away from his role within the senior management team with immediate effect.  The highly-respected coach returned to coach his native county just 18 months ago with news of his departure causing shockwaves given the timing of the decision. Former Kingdom player Kieran Donaghy expressed his disappointment …

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Donie Buckley Departs Kerry Senior Management Team

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Donie Buckley has left his role with the Kerry senior footballers the county board have confirmed today. The Castleisland man was brought into the senior set-up 18 months ago as part of Peter Keane’s backroom team but he has now left his role with immediate effect with Kerry currently sitting second in the Allianz Football League. A full-forward during his …

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Corofin’s History-Makers Dominate AIB Club Players’ Awards

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Corofin’s history-making three-in-a-row All-Ireland winning side dominate the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards with seven representatives on the official Team of the Year.  Since the inception of the awards in 2018, Corofin have been utterly dominant taking home 20 of the 45 awards with defender Liam Silke and attacker Martin Farragher named in each of the three teams. Bernard Power …

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“Tyrone Will Be Waiting For Them In The Long Grass”

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Tyrone may have beaten Dublin at the weekend but all anybody is talking about is the half-time brawl that took place as both teams headed down the tunnel in Healy Park.  The All-Ireland champions headed north as heavy favourites as despite being run close by both Monaghan and Donegal in previous weeks, Dessie Farrell’s side went into round five unbeaten. …

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