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Did Lee Keegan Score One of The Goals of The Championship or Was it a Fluke?

Lee Keegan scored Mayo’s second goal yesterday as the westerners easily dispatched Donegal Following Mayo’s 4-17 to 1-10 victory over Donegal in 2013, there was much talk of revenge emanating from the Tir Conaill camp during the week. However, for the second time in three years, Mayo condemned Donegal to another heavy defeat in Croke Park. Although the margin of victory was …

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Should the GAA take action against Tiernan McCann for Diving?

Darren Hughes was one of three players sent off during Tyrone’s victory over Monaghan Darren Hughes was today sent off after appearing to rub Tiernan McCann’s hair. Upon feeling Hughes touch his head, McCann appeared to throw himself to the ground. The Tyrone forward has drawn scorn from many quarters, with many on social media calling for McCann to be …

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GAA Will Earn €16 Million in Just Two Months

The GAA will earn €16 million between the August bank holiday weekend and All Ireland Football Final Between last weekends football qualifiers and the All Ireland Football Final on September 20, the GAA will have raked in a massive €16 million from the thirteen games held at Croke Park. Equating to nearly €1.25 million for each fixture at headquarters. Nevertheless …

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We May Have Finally Solved How To Restucture The All Ireland Football Championship

Although we have witnessed some glimpses of magic in this year’s provincial championships, the football championship has largely remained boring and predictable. A lot of suggestions have been thrown around about how to ‘fix’ the championship, but we at Pundit Arena believe the following solution should be given strong consideration.  Firstly, let’s get some of the criticisms about restructuring the All Ireland …

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Four Teams & Four Big Questions To Be Answered At Croke Park Tomorrow

The final two All-Ireland quarter-finals are set to be played this Saturday at Croke Park but question marks still hover over all the teams involved. Monaghan face Tyrone at 4pm in an all-Ulster clash while Donegal take on Connacht champions Mayo at 6pm. Question marks will always remain over teams and here at Pundit Arena, we have one big question for each team …

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A Derryman On Their Club vs County Debate

A Derryman gives his take on how his thinking has evolved on the club vs county debate he sees in Derry right now. The big debate in the Oak Leaf county this week surrounds fixtures.  The club championship was put on hold with the county senior team’s run in the qualifiers.  The Intermediate competition is well underway and over the …

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GAA Refereeing Farce Continues as Brian Gavin Might Not Officiate All Ireland Semi Final

Brian Gavin might not referee Sunday’s All Ireland Semi Final Yesterday it emerged that inter county referee, Brian Gavin, was handed a 30 day ban for allegedly verbally abusing a match official, during an Offaly Junior Club Football Championship game between his own club Clara and Kilconfert. However, due to the fact that Gavin’s appeal against the suspension was to be heard next …

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Mayo vs Donegal – Time To Hit the Beaches

If Clive Woodward was a GAA coach he would love this. Straight knock out. Winner takes all. We all love it. It is especially true when the elite sides meet. Mayo and Donegal are well versed in the routine of Croke Park and big games. Both sides would have planned to be peaking for this weekend. The way folk talked about …

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Is A Squad Number Policy The Way Forward In The GAA?

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Derek McGrath’s Waterford side have been operating a squad number policy for this summer’s championship and it has raised the question, is it the way forward for the GAA? Some might say yes and some might say no. We take a look at both the positives and negatives associated with the modern-age policy. One of the main positives about a squad …

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Mickey Harte Is Building Tyrone 2.0

It’s August in Croke Park, and once again Mickey Harte is back with a Tyrone team ready for a Quarter-Final tilt after a successful Qualifier run. The success of Tyrone though the back door (29 games played in the Qualifiers, 24 victories) is one of the true dependables of the last fifteen years. This team is different to its predecessors. …

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The Five Main Candidates For Footballer Of The Year

The race for Sam is hotting up and so is the race for the ‘Footballer Of The Year’ award. Here at Pundit Arena we have chosen our five main candidates for the coveted award. In no particular order, here they are. _____ 1. Conor McManus (Monaghan) The Monaghan captain was in inspired form as he lead his side to Ulster glory …

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Aidan O’Shea To Start at Centre Forward Against Donegal

Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes have named Aidan O’Shea at centre for Mayo’s clash with Donegal Mayo have retained the same starting fifteen that started the Connacht Final, for their Quarter Final clash with Mayo. This of course means that Aidan O’Shea will once more be starting at centre forward, where he scored 3-04 in the Connacht final against Sligo. …

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The Five Levels of GAA Shemozzles

The word “shemozzle” has a very precise meaning for GAA fans throughout Ireland. A shemozzle is a fight which breaks out during a football or hurling match, usually after an innocuous enough tackle. There are different levels to the “shemozzle,” all of which Conor O’Mahony is here to discuss.   Level 5: A Thing of Nothing “Leave Him Go Patrick” …

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VIDEO: Michael Murphy’s Magic Against Galway

Donegal captain, Michael Murphy displayed skill and leadership when it was needed with two pieces of magic on Saturday. The Glenswilly man was a huge doubt in the lead up to Saturday’s qualifier against Galway. However, he showed no signs of a rumoured knee injury as he inspired his side to victory. Positioned at midfield for the majority of the …

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Something Is Wrong: Why Is Fermanagh’s Positivity & Pride Being Criticised?

Fermanagh have been unfairly criticised for their so-called post-match ”enjoyment” in the wake of last Sunday’s defeat to Dublin. In fact, throughout the game and after, the Ernesiders displayed huge positives that are associated with the GAA but have been missing of late. Their attitude was a breath of fresh air. In the last twenty minutes of Fermanagh’s clash with the Dubs, …

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Second-Tier Competitions Just A Token Gesture Without Proper Implementation

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Kerry and Kildare faced off in an All-Ireland quarter-final at the weekend, with the men from the Kingdom emerging victorious by a comfortable margin. The next day the Kerry senior footballers thoroughly  demolished the Lilywhites in Croke Park in a game that, for some, has highlighted the need for a second tier inter-county football championship. Confused? Well, while it may …

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Was Jim McGuinness Right to Criticise Fermanagh Supporters?

Fermanagh’s Tomás Corrigan has attacked comments made by Jim McGuinness In his Irish Times column yesterday, former Donegal manager, Jim McGuinness, wrote that he found the weekends football action to be ‘eerie and genuinely disturbing’. He admitted that the manner in which Kildare and Fermanagh were beaten led him to feeling ‘apprehensive at times in Croke Park on Sunday’, adding that, ‘he started to cringe inside’. …

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