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Jim Gavin Hails Successor Dessie Farrell As ‘Fantastic Choice’

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Jim Gavin has hailed the appointment of his successor Dessie Farrell as “a fantastic choice” to lead the All-Ireland champions forward. The Clondalkin man sensationally walked away two weeks ago after having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to leading the Dubs to six All-Ireland titles in seven seasons. Following his departure, Farrell was the firm-favourite to …

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Antrim Club Captain Wins Seat In Huge UK Electoral Swing

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The people of the UK took to the polling stations yesterday in one of the most divisive Westminster elections of all time.  In the end, the result was never as close as anticipated as Boris Johnson’s Conservative party won with a sizable majority. However, while a one-sided race was taking place in the mainland UK, north of the border here …

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Roscommon Club Propose Mad Rule Change For Gaelic Football

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With all the controversy surrounding county boards and conventions at present, Roscommon GAA seems to be suffering from a fear of missing out.  How else could one explain this absolutely mad rule change put forward by the Western Gaels GAA club at last night’s county convention? “Motion re aggressive fouls. Add the following to exceptions in Rule 2.2 The Rules …

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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

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Lithuanian-born former Kerry minor Deividas Uosis caught the eye of scouts at the AFL Europe Combine held in UCD this past weekend.  The 19-year-old’s parents emigrated to Ireland when he was four in search of work. Since then he’s gone on to star in Gaelic football, basketball and soccer. The All-Ireland minor winner, a talented outfield player in his own …

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Boost For Mayo As County Legend Joins Horan’s Backroom Team

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Mayo senior footballers have been bolstered by the news that Ciaran McDonald, one of the county’s most famous sons, will make up part of James Horan’s backroom team in 2020.  According to a statement from Mayo GAA, McDonald’s role will  be  to “work  closely  with  [trainer] James  Burke in  a  coaching  capacity  and  support  the  development  of  the players  in …

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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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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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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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McKenna Expresses Zero Regrets Over Decision To Play In Club Game

Conor McKenna has expressed zero regrets over lining out for his club Eglish in a relegation playoff two weeks ago.  The former Tyrone underage star has been under contract with AFL side Essendon since 2014 and has firmly established himself in the club’s first-team squad. However, upon his return to Ireland, McKenna scored a goal for his club as they …

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International Rules Series To Return In 2020 & 2022

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The AFL and the GAA have today confirmed that the International Rules Series will return in 2020 and 2022. Ireland will play host to a two-test series next year before Australia return the favour two years later. The compromised rules series, which first took place in 1984, will make a return following a three-year hiatus. The last instalment in the …

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