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Philly McMahon and Cillian O’Connor Free To Play In Replay As Diarmuid Connolly Appeals Red Card

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Dublin’s Philly McMahon are free to contest this Saturday’s replay. Despite footage showing Cillian O’Connor striking Rory O’Carroll and Philly McMahon headbutting Aidan O’Shea, both players will be available to play this weekend. The CCCC met last night to discuss the contents of Joe McQuillan’s match report, however no action will be taken against either O’Connor or McMahon. …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Dublin V Mayo

Dublin and Mayo drew in a physical game in Croke Park Despite both Dublin and Mayo feeling as if they should won today’s encounter, the sides will replay next Saturday. After Kevin McManamon scored Dublin’s second goal of the game in the 58th minute, it seemed as if there was only going to be one winner, however Mayo fought back and could have …

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Watch Spine Tingling Mayo Video Ahead of Semi Final With Dublin

Mayo, together with Elverys, have released a spine tingling promotional video ahead of their clash with Dublin. Mayo’s clash with Dublin this weekend is undoubtedly the biggest clash of the summer thus far. Both sets of supporters have been eager to get in on the action, with Croke Park already a sell out. Supporters from both counties are anticipating a …

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Provincial Championships Of No Relevance To Gaelic Football

The provincial championships are a huge part of GAA history. Everyone knows that. They provide us with some of the biggest days in the Irish sporting calendar. Think of Munster Football Final day in Killarney. Kerry and Cork. The colour, the noise, the tension, the passion, the buzz. But for all the attention attracted by the provincial championships, is there …

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Irish Guy Plays GAA In France For A Year & Records It All On GoPro

We all know the GAA community is thriving outside of Ireland but very few people document it. ‘C’est Pas Les Foot!’ was recorded by Alan Jennings, the Mayoman has been living in Clermont-Ferrand, France for the past two years teaching English at university. Like any GAA man, he only had to join a team, opting to play with the local GAA team, …

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Joe Brolly’s Criticism Could See More Games On Sky

Joe Brolly Armagh

Sunday Game pundit, Joe Brolly, has been censured from many quarters In the aftermath of last Sunday’s All Ireland Semi Final, Joe Brolly rounded on referee Maurice Deegan, for not awarding Padraig McNulty a penalty. In his typical flamboyant manner, Brolly stated Deegan, ‘did something to Tyrone today which normally happens between consenting adults’. Although Brolly argued, ‘it was an obvious penalty …

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In Defence Of Modern Football

We’ve all heard the constant complaints about modern Gaelic Football. The football is negative and cynical. It’s dominated by a few big teams. There are barely any shocks in the championship anymore. The provincials have lost all meaning. People would have you believe that the sport is in terminal decline. But is this really the case? Are these problems new …

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Was Joe Brolly Right To Criticise The Referee In The Manner That He Did?

Joe Brolly was critical of Maurice Deegan after his refereeing performance today After Maurice Deegan blew the final whistle this evening, Joe Brolly did not hold back in his criticism of the referee. Referencing Padraig McNulty penalty claim, the controversial pundit stated, He did something to Tyrone today which normally happens between consenting adults, It was an obvious penalty and there’s …

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5 Moments That Defined The Kerry – Tyrone Rivalry

Kerry and Tyrone will lock horns once more tomorrow Although Kerry and Tyrone only met for the first time in the championship in 1986, the rivalry between the counties is intense. In a rivalry that has spanned the first fifteen years of the 21st century, Mickey Harte and Tyrone got under the skin of football’s aristocrats by deploying tactics that were both innovative …

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Long Lost Friends: The Kerry vs Tyrone Tactical Preview

Shay Murrin gives you the comprehensive tactical run down as old friends (or foes) Kerry and Tyrone meet once more.  I always liked to get to my position before my opponent. Especially in Croke Park. I wanted to mark my territory. I’d carry myself with the weight of every victory Kerry ever had and every headline that was written about …

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The Damned Kingdom – An Alternate Universe

In preparation for Sunday’s rivalry between Tyrone and Kerry. We present the follow-up to The Damned United, starring Mickey Harte. Imagine an alternate universe where a very angry man and his internal monologue makes the move south.  You Think. Think it over. Think about the betrayal. The sense of outrage in even thinking about it. Thinking. Thinking of the possibility. Chance to fix …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Names Kerry Team To Face Tyrone

Kerry Manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has made a number of changes to the Kerry team ahead of the All Ireland Semi Final Kieran Donaghy has returned to full forward as Eamonn Fitzmaurice has decided to make three changes to the team that beat Kildare in the quarter final. Although the Kerry captain had missed the game with the lillywhites due to …

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More Rule Changes On The Way

Another Committee has been formed to suggest further rule changes in both football and hurling Both football and hurling are set to undergo further rule changes, after it was announced that a committee chaired by Armagh’s Jarlath Burns will look into possible alternatives. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Martin Breheny reported that Burns will chair a committee comprised of; Seamus Hickey, Seán Boylan, Frank Murphy, …

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