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Dublin Double On The Cards?

After last week’s assessment of Cork GAA and their chances of doing the double, we now take a look at how Dublin can fare.   In many people’s eyes, it is Dublin who are the one team that can claim All-Ireland honours in both codes come September. As things stand, they are in a very healthy position to do so. …

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Would A Draft System Work In The GAA?

With a draft system being implemented across the majority of America’s major sports, Brian Barry discusses whether or not such a system would work in the GAA.  Carlow for Sam 2022? Read this and it might not seem so far-fetched! First things first. This is a hypothetical analysis, not necessarily advocating for such a system, rather merely pondering its plausibility. Now …

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Is The Double A Reality For Cork GAA?

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The start of the 2015 season has brought an end to the dual debate down south. However, is achieving both All-Irelands a reality for the Rebel County in the near future? While the glorious year of 1990 for Cork GAA will not fade in the minds of the rebel faithful for a long time, there is a growing sense that it may …

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GAA: Stop Punishing Those Who Love The Game?!

Chris Prendergast argues the GAA’s disciplinary system is inconsistent, unnecessarily harsh and altogether broken.   The purpose of imposing a ban on a player in any sport is two-fold. First and foremost the player must be punished for whatever his infringement. Secondly, and equally important, any punishment must act as a deterrent to other players. Simple right? The introduction of the …

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GAA News: IT Sligo & Queens Removed From Sigerson Cup

Controversy has struck this year’s Sigerson Cup after IT Sligo and Queens University have been expelled from this year’s competition. RTÉ report that Both IT Sligo and Queens University have been found to have fielded ineligible players in their opening round match, in which IT Sligo beat the Belfast college on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-08. The controversy arose after …

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Five Talking Points from the Opening Weekend of the National Football League

The 2015 National Football League kicked off this weekend without much of a fuss. There were no major incidents to grab the headlines but here are five talking points from the opening weekend of GAA action for 2015. ___________________________________________________________________________ Mayo For Sam 2015? We start off on a bit of sarcastic note as the annual ‘Mayo For Sam’ campaign gathered …

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The GAA’s Pre-Season Problems

Pre-season is a crucial period in any teams preparations for the upcomimg season, and in any sport. With the level of professionalism within the GAA on the rise however, the level of training is increasing dramatically and many managers aren’t keen on their teams playing in pre-season competitions.  The effects of the hard slog of pre-season training is clear to be seen …

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Five Returning Players To Watch Ahead of The National Football League

Our preview of the National Football League continues with a look at five players that could make a difference as GAA returns to the TV screens. Most of these players are returning to their sides for different reasons after a period away. *Younger players often fail to see significant league action as they tend to be involved with under-21 or third-level sides and …

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TBT: THAT Seamus Quinn Point For Leitrim In 2000

As inter­-county teams gear up for the first round of the National Football league this weekend, we look back on one of the finer moments from the Connacht Senior Football Championship. This week’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ looks at the winning point from Leitrim All ­Star Seamus Quinn in the Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-­final between Leitrim and Roscommon in 2000. In the same year, Quinn …

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Five Teams To Watch In The 2015 National Football League

The GAA preseason takes a big leap forward this weekend with the football league ready to commence. It is not the be-all and end-all for counties but can often be the starting point of momentum for the season ahead. Media coverage, television and column inches will begin to be centred around GAA as new players and management begin to show …

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The Evolution Of Gaelic Football

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Gaelic football has evolved rapidly within the last decade. The physicality, the professionalism and most notably the tactical aspect has been totally revolutionised. The modern style has come under much scrutiny but is it just a result of the times we live in?   In the aftermath of last year’s All-Ireland Final, it was labelled ”the worst final in years.” It was …

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GAA’s Biggest Underachievers: Armagh

In the first of a series of articles examining the major underachievers of the GAA world, Killian Healy takes a look back at the Armagh teams between 2000-2008.   Armagh achievements from 2000-2008 – Won All-Ireland at U21 level in 2004 – Won the NFL in 2005 – Won 2 Ulster U21 Championships, 2004 & 2007 – Won 6 Ulster titles …

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GAA: Is The O’Byrne Cup A Glorified Distraction?

With the month of January almost up, many inter-county football teams have already tasted cup competition. The final of the O’Byrne cup takes place this Sunday between Kildare and Dublin in Newbridge at 2.00 pm. With these competitions starting so early in the year, inter-county players are forced out in the harsh December and January cold. Considering the All-Ireland final was …

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Top 10 Gaelic Football Moments Of 2014

As we enter into 2015, Sean Cremin looks back at the top 10 football moments of the year. Outside of the All-Ireland semi-finals there was not a whole lot to write home about in the football championship. But, here are Pundit Arena’s Top 10 Football Moments. ___________________________________________________________________________ 10. Tom Flynn goal The Galway midfielder scored one of the goals of the championship …

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Achoimre na Bliana 2014

Mar thír, táimid gafa le spórt. N’fheadar an mbaineann sé leis ár gcúlra, ár ndúchas, nó fiú ár nósanna, ach cuid mhór d’ionnanas an Éireannaigh atá ann. Agus ard-bhliain spóirt a bhí ann i 2014. Sna chluichí gaelacha, tháinig Cill Chainnigh agus Ciarraí chun cinn arís chun ord agus eagair a chur ar an scéal. Ach samhradh corraitheach a bhí …

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Did Del Boy Win Two All Irelands With Kerry In The 1980s?

Following the news that the Kerry team were presented with Celtic Cross rings at their awards night last week in Killarney, we’re wondering if Del Boy was part of the famous Kerry side that won a number of All Irelands in the 1980s. Here’s a picture of the Kerry team’s Celtic Cross rings: And here’s Del Boy sporting two rings that look …

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