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Ireland’s Compromise Rules Squad Announced

Ireland manager Paul Earley has announced his twenty-five man squad ahead of the tour to Australia for the 2014 Compromise Rules Series. Donegal’s Michael Murphy will captain the side again this year with Cork’s Aidan Walsh being handed the vice-captaincy. The squad is represented by fifteen different counties with many big names in the squad. Mayo man Pearse Hanley is …

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GAA GPA All Star Predictions – Football

At the end of the Gaelic Football season, Sean Cremin gave the Pundit Arena football all-star selection. The nominations have since been announced and the day is drawing closer to the final fifteen being named. Here we give what we think will be the GAA GPA all-star selection for 2014. Paul Durcan – Donegal No nomination for Kerry’s Brian Kelly …

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Top Four High Profile GAA Transfers Of The Last 25 Years

With the news that five-time All-Ireland winner with Kerry, Tomas O’Sé is transferring from An Ghaeltacht to Cork’s Nemo Rangers, it has once again reminded us that the GAA is changing and that transfers of this kind are becoming more and more frequent. Recently Limerick footballing great John Galvin began to play his club football in Clare with Cratloe where …

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GAA: County Football Finals Round Up

With inter county matters done and dusted for another year, the County Championships take centre stage, as teams vie for bragging rights within their own borders. Here we have a roundup of recent County Finals from around the country. Cavan SFC Cavan Gaels 0-16 – Kingscourt Stars 0-15 For the 13th time, Cavan Gaels are top of the pile after …

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2014 Gaelic Football Season: A Review

Stephen O’Leary looks back on a fantastic year of Gaelic football that saw Kerry rise above all. Predictably unpredictable. Perhaps this is the best way to describe senior inter-county championship football these days. There are certain things you can count on to happen, but there will always be the odd joker in the pack. The 2014 season proved that. A …

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Gaelic Football : End Of Season Report Card

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Sean Cremin is here with an end of season report card on the Gaelic football season. The championship had its moments and there were episodes of drama that probably papered over the cracks of what a lot of people classified as an average enough season. Best Player: James O’Donoghue The Sunday Game panel did their level best to justify other contenders …

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Five Sports Books To Look Forward To This Autumn

Maurice Brosnan provides us with five sports books that should help us to get through this Autumn. A good autobiography is a rare thing. Tony Cascarino’s ‘Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino’ and Tony Adam’s ‘Addicted’ spring to mind, but for every startling honest and insightful story there are hundreds of ordinary and uninteresting editions riddled with tedious …

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Pundit Arena’s Top 20 Post-Game Interviews

In light of Kieran Donaghy’s outburst on Sunday, we rank our twenty most entertaining post-game interviews. Did we leave any out? Let us know! 20. Rampage Jackson dry-humps reporter! He may be a beast in the Octagon, but it looks like Rampage Jackson also has a ‘softer’ side. Although it may not be too soft after this… _____ 19. Roy …

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Pundit Arena Football All-Stars 2014

The football season has come to its conclusion with Kerry lifting Sam Maguire very much against the odds. The team honours have been handed out and now attention turns to individual honours. Here is the Pundit Arena all-star selection for 2014. 1. Paul Durcan (Donegal) The Donegal stopper may be remembered for his mistake in the All-Ireland final when his …

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Top Five Players From The All Ireland Football Final

Kerry find themselves back at the top of the Gaelic football ladder after an efficient win over Donegal in Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final. John Ivory ranks the top five performers from this year’s marquee clash. 5. Neil Gallagher/ Christy Toye – Donegal From the start, Gallagher was leading the charge for Donegal, sweeping up around defence and moving his side forward. …

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Kerry Vs Donegal: All-Ireland Football Final Preview

John Ivory previews Sunday’s All-Ireland final, with Kerry hoping to claim their 37th title and Donegal aiming to win their second in three years. This Sunday in Dublin, many things will be the same as every other third Sunday in September, however this Sunday the population of the capital will increase by just over 80,000 people, all with one thing …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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All-Ireland Football Final Preview #2 – Key Men For Kerry

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The second part of our All-Ireland Football final preview looks at the players who could win the game for Kerry. Here are five of their most important players. _____ 1. James O’Donoghue The obvious key man for Kerry is their marquee forward and match winner; James O’Donoghue. He showed a lot of potential in 2012, a vast improvement in 2013 …

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All-Ireland Final: Donegal Vs Kerry – 3 Talking Points

As the All-Ireland Senior Football final between Donegal and Kerry draws ever closer, Ashling Dalton discusses three of the main talking points in the lead up to Sunday’s final.  So this week it’s all about the All-Ireland Football final between kingpins Kerry and Ulster champions Donegal. Both teams have definitely earned their place in the final, having beat Mayo and Dublin respectively; the teams everyone …

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GAA – County Form Cannot Mask Troubling Issues At Club Level

The Senior Club Championships in Donegal and Kerry face serious scrutiny regardless of this year’s success, writes Shane Kenny. There certainly isn’t a Kerry nor Donegal man alive today, outside of their respective camps, that could have envisaged being seventy minutes away from landing Sam Maguire at the start of the Football Championship. Both sides have doggedly and deservedly weaved …

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Top Players from the Weekend’s GAA Action

This weekend’s GAA semi-finals were the best games of the summer in terms of excitement, score taking, and surprise. Mayo and Kerry’s clash had everything in an enthralling climax to their exquisite two-game saga. If that wasn’t enough, Donegal caused one of the biggest upsets in recent years, sinking Dublin at HQ. John Ivory is here to rate the top …

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