Home GAA Gaelic Football (page 122)

Gaelic Football

GAA President Calls on Cork Supporters Not to Fly Confederate Flag

GAA President, Aogán Ó Fearghail, has asked Cork supporters not to fly the controversial flag Cork supporters have come in for much criticism for flying the Confederate flag at the Munster Final in Killarney and the Rebels hurling qualifier against Clare last weekend. Speaking at the launch of the All Ireland Hurling Championship series at Dicksboro GAA Club, Ó Fearghail said the …

Read More »

Fermanagh Star Criticises The Sunday Game

Fermanagh’s Tomas Corrigan has lashed out at The Sunday Game Tomas Corrigan has criticised The Sunday Game for only showing two minutes worth of highlights from Fermanagh’s clash with Roscommon. In what was one of the more exciting fixtures of last weekend, Fermanagh came back from five points down with six minutes to play, to beat the Rossies 1-14 to 0-16. Corrigan …

Read More »

Two Heartwarming Gestures Which Sum Up What The GAA Is All About

cluxton kick out goalkeepers

It was a bumper weekend of Gaelic Games this past weekend, with grounds packed out all over the country. The GAA is renowned for the selfless efforts of amateur players to promote the game, and we have seen players signing autographs following a bitter defeat time and time again. It is a long way from professional sports, where players are …

Read More »

Well That’s That Then, The Qualifiers Aren’t Working

If this weekend has taught us anything, it’s that the Qualifiers aren’t working, that in football they are a failing enterprise. A weekend filled with brutal hammerings for Longford and Louth, as well as a large defeat for Wexford shows that more than ever, the rich are becoming richer and the poorest are getting treated worse than ever. When we look back in the mists of time …

Read More »

Last Weekend Proves GAA Players Are Still Getting A Raw Deal

Much has been said about the commitment every player makes in the pursuit of inter-county glory. Player welfare has become a phrase used weekly, yet the organisation still has fundamental flaws that let down the men on the field. Last week Davey Byrne received a battering on the pitch and there has been a disgraceful silence regarding the matter from …

Read More »

Did Hawk Eye Get It Wrong?

Did Hawk Eye make the right call With the game between Dublin and Westmeath all but over, Bernard Brogan’s 68th minute point was ruled out by Hawk Eye.. Although it had no bearing on the game, as Dublin ran out easy winners 2-13 to 0-6, the decision of the camera based system has got many people talking. What do you think? …

Read More »

Should Paul Galvin Start For Kerry Against Cork

Kerry take on Cork next Saturday For many GAA fans, Paul Galvin is a bit like Marmite. People either love him or loath him, as his off field interest in fashion seems to be contrary to the masculine persona some expect GAA players to hold. Although his personality can be off putting, his footballing ability has never been in doubt. His …

Read More »

What’s The Impact Of A New GAA Championship Structure?

The true crisis of the GAA is a bit existential. I know, that’s deep. You’re probably thinking “Oh God, here we go again, another pseudo-intellectual hipster gobshite probably going on about how the GAA is the soul of the Irish or some such twaddle.” Nope. Sorry. The question the GAA is facing is very, very simple. All the talk about …

Read More »

GPA’s Proposed Reform Of Championship Structures

The Gaelic Players Association has outlined how it would reform the Football Championship. At an event held to announce the link up between the GPA and the Childhood Cancer Foundation in early June, GPA CEO, Dessie Farrell, declared that, ‘I just firmly believe the championship structure needs to change’, adding ‘It’s our premier competition and I don’t think we’re maximising the …

Read More »

Cavan GAA & Terry Hyland Yet To Sit Down

Reports are emerging that Terry Hyland has not yet sat down and had discussions with the Cavan County Board around extending his tenure as Cavan manager, one week on from their championship defeat to Roscommon. Hyland, who has been involved with Cavan for the last four seasons, has expressed interest in staying in the position and says that he is …

Read More »

Why Is Dublin’s Style Of Play Not Being Imitated At Club Level?

In a recent Irish Times article Jim McGuinness explained the subtle but definitive changes to the Dublin system, writing about how they have abandoned their man-to-man defensive principles. But for club coaches there was a very interesting line. “Most teams take their lead from the top teams – and Dublin are the most frequently imitated.” This writer has yet to see any …

Read More »

Galway and Armagh And The Plight Of Perennial Underachievers

Paul McGrane gathers the ball about 30 yards from his own goal on the Canal End side of Croke Park. His attempted clearance is smothered by Michael Donnellan and Paul Clancy collects the ensuing loose ball. With a swing of his right leg, Clancy strokes the ball over. The final whistle is sounded upon Benny Tierney’s kickout and Galway have …

Read More »

Galway & Armagh: Two Of Gaelic Football’s Fallen Giants

Three All-Irelands in five years. Five All-Ireland final appearances. A glut of All Stars. Numerous stone cold legends of the game. The biggest folk hero in recent memory. Numerous provincial titles. This is the legacy of Armagh and Galway since the turn of the millennium. Two of the dominant teams of the period, both were well-liked by many neutrals. Both were …

Read More »

Championship revamp: Like The McGuinness Idea….But Better

With change now inevitably on the way, it’s time to tackle this old issue one more time. As we all know, the last three championships have witnessed an increase in appetite for a revamp of football’s premier competition. The main issues plaguing the organisation are as follows: Championship does not ‘really’ get underway until August: The formative stages of this …

Read More »