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Nigel Owens Backs The Use Of The TMO In GAA

Rugby World Cup Final referee, Nigel Owens, advocates using the TMO in GAA. Although many rugby fans have criticised the amount of time referees spend referring decisions to the Television Match Official, the use of such technology has aided the game greatly. Not only can referees refer try scoring decisions to the Television Match Official, but the TMO can bring incidents of …

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GAA Plan Major Revamp Of Underage Grades And Calendar

Player burnout has been a much debated issue in the GAA in recent times, with most in agreement that our young stars face too hectic a schedule. A dual player could be playing in both codes for club at minor, u21, senior, for the county at minor, and then his/her college/school. Many suggestions have been mooted in recent times, and …

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Video: Tipperary Minor Aidan Buckley Shaves Beard For Charity

Aidan Buckley, a Tipperary minor footballer, rose to fame over the summer for his fantastic beard as he helped Tipperary on their run to the All-Ireland Minor Final. Along with Séamus Darby’s goal, the beard is up there with the most iconic images in the GAA. However, the beard is sadly no more, but all in the name of charity. Buckley’s mother …

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Five Contenders For the All-Ireland Club Football Championship

Yesterday in Pundit Arena, we highlighted five teams in the running to capture the All-Ireland Club Hurling title. Today, we turn to the big ball. Many of the traditionally strong clubs are in contention for the Andy Merrigan Cup this year, with a few new names knocking about too. As always, we’d love to hear from you. If you fancy …

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Podcast Reveals Passion And Pride Of Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Club

Ballyboden St Enda’s are one of the strongest dual clubs in the country. Having won five Dublin senior hurling championships in a row between 2007 and 2011, they yesterday captured the senior football title. They remain the only club in the country to win county titles in senior hurling, football, ladies’ football, and camogie. Eimear Deane, a DIT Media and Broadcasting …

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Video: TG4 Celebrate 15 Years Of GAA Club Championship Coverage

TG4 have provided an impeccable service to GAA club competitions over the last 15 years, and this has brought about the rise in popularity in the club game. To pick a standout moment over the period is almost impossible, but the Irish language television channel has made one hell of a stab at just that, compiling the best goals with some …

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Five Best Club Football Teams Of All Time

County finals took place all over the country this weekend, and the contenders for the race for the Andy Merrigan Cup are beginning to emerge. As part of our coverage of the competition, we profile the five best club football sides since the All-Ireland competition began in 1970. Following on from our hurling list, we turn to the big ball. …

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Donegal Players Bet On Their Own Match In 2014

According to the Irish Examiner today, Jim McGuinness has revealed that some Donegal players had backed themselves to beat Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. Going into the game, the Dubs were raging hot favourites, having not lost a championship match in two years, and they were generally available at around 1/10. However, Donegal pulled off a famous victory, defeating Jim Gavin’s side …

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Peadar Healy Announced As New Cork Football Manager

The Cork County Board have ratified Peadar Healy as the new manager of the senior footballers. The Naomh Abán clubman previously worked as selector under Conor Counihan when the Rebels last captured Sam Maguire, defeating Down in the All-Ireland final in 2010. He worked under Counihan from 2008-2013. In more recent times, Healy has coached with Dr Crokes and O’Donovan Rossa. …

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Where Have All The Full-Backs Gone?

Kevin Reilly’s retirement has triggered a wave of nostalgia and reminisce in Meath this week. Certainly, there is a strong strain of sadness in among that, a wave of remorse at the loss of one of our leaders so young. It’s not just the loss of Reilly the man that’s set off these emotions, it’s what he represents as well. …

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Kieran Donaghy Contemplating Retirement

Kerry full forward, Kieran Donaghy, has admitted that he is thinking of retiring. In an interview with the Kerry’s Eye newspaper, Kieran Donaghy has admitted considering his future as an inter county footballer. Donaghy captained Kerry to this year’s All Ireland Final, but saw his side lose to Dublin. Although ‘The Star’ turns 33 next March, he his unsure whether …

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Dublin To Face Laois Or Wicklow In 2016 Leinster Championship

The draw for the 2016 Provincial Football Championships has been made.  Dublin, aiming for their 26th All-Ireland title, will begin the defence of their Leinster crown in a quarter-final against either Laois or Wicklow. Meanwhile, the Munster Championship sees Kerry and Cork automatically through to the semi-final stage while Galway and Sligo will definitely be in the last four of …

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#GAAyouth Forum: Have Your Say on Your Game

Dublin Croke Park hurling

The second annual #GAAyouth forum will be held in Croke Park on October 24th and Kilkenny hurler, Michael Fennelly, is urging people aged 12-21 to apply to be delegates. ‘’It’s an excellent opportunity, and an excellent resource the GAA have developed. I never had anything like this access to top strength and conditioning coaches or top nutritionists, and I think …

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Was Slaughtneil’s Treble A First In The GAA?

It was an historic day in Derry over the weekend as Robert Emmet’s of Slaughtneil completed the treble – Derry Senior Camogie, Football and Hurling championships, all in the same season. A few weeks back, their hurlers saw off Swatragh to complete their third successive title.  On Sunday in Celtic Park, the football team – back-boned by quite a number …

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Mayo GAA Make Official Statement About Management

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the Mayo management this week, after the vote of no confidence by the players. However, last night, closure was brought upon the reign of joint managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes. Despite winning the Connacht title and coming desperately close to knocking out eventual All-Ireland champions Dublin in the semi-final, the …

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The GPA Unveil Plan To Reform The Football Championship

The Gaelic Players Association have published their plan to reform the Football Championship. The GPA have today revealed their plan to reform the Football Championship. The players organisation believes that their proposal will act as a catalyst ‘for a productive debate regarding the restructuring of the football season’. Although many have highlighted the need to create a tiered championship structure, …

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