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Corry’s Corner: The Rise, The Fall & Rise Again Of Ulster

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The baking heat, ham sandwiches, ice-cold finches and a packed out Clones, the Ulster final is a day like no other. My first taste of Ulster final day coincides with my earliest memory of following Armagh. The year was 1999 and a youthful, yet fancied Armagh side went in search of their first Ulster title in 17 years where they …

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The Future Of Galway Football Is In Good Hands Despite Grim Weekend

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It was a tough weekend by all accounts if you’re a Galwegian. It started with the small ball on Saturday as the Galway camogie side got their Championship campaign underway with a tough two-point loss to Kilkenny followed later that evening by Dublin’s heroic victory over Micheál Donoghue’s hurling side that ultimately lead to their unusually early exit from the …

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Spotlight: Conor Cox The Hero Roscommon Badly Needed

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Roscommon are Connacht champions for 2019 and they won it the hard way.  It started with a trip to Castlebar where they defeated Mayo on their home turf for the first time since 1986. Their attention then turned to Pearse Stadium and Galway and despite the fact that the Rossies defeated the Tribesmen in the same fixture at the same …

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Conclusions As Roscommon Rally To Be Crowned Kings Of Connacht

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Roscommon are Connacht champions for 2019 following an impressive second-half comeback win over Galway in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.  The Rossies trailed Kevin Walsh’s side by five points at half time but a Diarmuid Murtagh goal in the second half set them up for a comeback win which was helped a lot by Galway’s struggles up front. …

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Blow To Mayo As Matthew Ruane Suffers Broken Collar Bone

They never get it easy in Mayo that’s for sure.  Throughout their run to this year’s Allianz Football League title, newcomer, Matthew Ruane, had forged a blossoming partnership with his Breaffy clubmate, Aidan O’Shea. Ruane was a colossus in the engine room for James Horan’s side. He was their best performer by a mile in their fourth round drubbing to …

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Mayo Disappointed At ‘Unfair’ Treatment Of Fans & Players

The Mayo County Board have slammed the GAA’s scheduled throw-in time for their second-round qualifier fixture with Down next Saturday.  The first championship meeting between the two counties was fixed for 7 pm at Páirc Esler meaning that the Mayo supporters face a long trek across the country for the evening time fixture. Following the decision, Mayo PRO Paul Cunnane …

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Alan Kerins: “Pearse Stadium Can Be A Nightmare”

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Former Galway dual star, Alan Kerins, believes his native Tribesmen should have too much for Roscommon in this Sunday’s Connacht SFC final with Roscommon in Pearse Stadium. The two sides meet for the fourth year in a row following the Rossies huge upset win over Mayo last month while Galway have dispatched off London and Sligo en route to Sunday’s …

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GAA Stock Watch: Neil McManus’ Punditry Debut A Breath Of Fresh Air

An intriguing weekend of GAA action across both codes. Munster Hurling again failed to ignite and was completely overshadowed by Galway and Kilkenny’s game for the ages in Leinster.  Cavan ended an 18-year barren run by reaching the Ulster final following a classic encounter with Armagh while Donegal flipped the script to down Tyrone and qualify alongside them. Meanwhile, Dublin …

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Gaelic Football Team Of The Week: Cavan & Donegal Dominate

Another great weekend in the Gaelic Football Championship as Cavan qualified for a first Ulster final in 18 years where they will meet an on-fire Donegal outfit.  As expected, Dublin strolled into the Leinster final where they will meet Meath who had 11 points to spare over Laois in Croke Park. Here is our team of the week. 1. Shaun …

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Concern For Burns After Armagh Star Reportedly Left Game In Ambulance

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Armagh star Jarlath Óg Burns was hospitalised following Sunday’s loss to Cavan in Clones, according to a report in today’s Irish Sun. The paper is reporting that the youngster was still suffering from the effects of a concussion that was picked up during last weekend’s draw. However, during the week the county denied that Burns was concussed. Speaking to The …

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Cian O’Neill On Media Misinterpretation: “It Was Sly, It Was Devious”

Cian O’Neill admitted his disappointment in how his comments were portrayed in the media in the build-up to their Leinster SFC semi-final against Dublin. Kildare overcame Longford last Sunday after a replay to set-up yesterday’s meeting with Jim Gavin’s side and O’Neill was quoted after the game as saying “we are going to win that match”. The Kildare manager’s comments …

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Mayo Draw Down But Tie Of The Round Sees Monaghan Host Armagh

Mayo will travel to Páirc Esler to take on Down in the second round of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers. The tie of the round, however, sees Ulster rivals, Monaghan host Armagh in Clones. Elsewhere, after defeat to Donegal on Saturday, Tyrone face a trip to Longford as they begin their road through the qualifiers. After defeating Wicklow on …

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Conclusions As Costello & Mannion Shoot 0-16 In Win Over Kildare

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Dublin 0-26 Kildare 0-11 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Kildare battled hard but it was to no avail as Dublin swatted aside their challenge with an accomplished second-half performance. Cian O’Neill’s men gave Dublin everything they had throughout an entertaining first half before going in at half-time just four points behind and full of hope. However, they coughed …

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