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Colm Cooper Will Make His 80th Appearance For Kerry This Weekend

Colm Cooper is set to make his 80th appearance for the Kingdom on Sunday Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper was always destined for greatness it seems. People began to take note of Cooper’s ability after he made his debut for Dr. Crokes in the 2000 Kerry Senior Football Championship at sixteen years of age. In his autobiography former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor wrote, …

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Brian Cuthbert Steps Down As Cork Football Boss

Brian Cuthbert will not seek re-appointment for another year The Irish Examiner has this reported that Brian Cuthbert has decided to step down as Cork football manager. Following two Championship defeats in a single week, Cuthbert had come under significant pressure. Cork’s season began to unravel after coming within seconds of defeating Kerry in the Munster Final. Fionn Fitzgerald’s last gasp effort seemed to take the …

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VIDEO: Mayo Footballers Deliver Superb Performance In ‘Header-To-Bin’ Challenge

Mayo Gaelic footballers have been renowned for coming up short on the big stage. However, the current football squad delivered a superb performance in the ‘header-to-bin’ challenge. The header/bin challenge has become a popular task over the summer for many soccer teams globally. However, the Mayo team took it to a new level with a sensational performance while using a …

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Cork GAA In Crisis: What Has Happened In The Rebel County?

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This week, Cork people’s sense of anticipation and pride in the red and white rebel jersey has been thrown away, recordings of the Sunday Game are on repeat and the “Up Cork” signs have been torn down in the wind. Even down by the railway station, someone has taken the time, amid all the scrambling for answers, to paint “R.I.P. …

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Ranking The Ten Remaining Teams In This Year’s Football Championship

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After a weekend which saw Cork surprisingly beaten by Kildare, here we rank the ten remaining teams in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.  _____ #10 Sligo The pinnacle of Sligo’s summer had to be when they shocked the country and knocked out Roscommon to set up a Connacht final against Mayo. It’s shocks like those that make the provincial championship …

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Why Cork’s Capitulation Does Dublin No Favours

At this juncture in last year’s All Ireland Championship, this writer wrote an article questioning Dublin’s credentials as many people’s champions elect. Having swept aside Laois, Wexford and Meath en-route to yet another Leinster title the Dubs were unbackable favourites to claim back-to-back Sam Maguire trophies. Of course their unexpected collapse against Donegal at the semi-final stage is now notorious and …

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Fermanagh: The Story Of The 2015 Football Championship

Fermanagh are through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 after a man of the match display by corner forward Tomás Corrigan saw them defeat Westmeath by 1-13 to 0-7. Pete McGrath’s side enjoyed an impressive Round 3A qualifier win over Roscommon and gave another fine display on Saturday in Breffni Park, producing a strong second half …

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The Most Jay Z-Inspired GAA Jerseys In Ireland

“If you’re having championship troubles I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a kit ain’t one…” No, the genius lyricism above was not influenced by the recent scandal in Westmeath. It was in fact related to the hilarious GAA jersey combination sent into our Pundit Arena GAA Facebook page by Stephen Pierce. As people up and …

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VIDEO: Highlights Of Aidan O’Shea’s Performance v Sligo

Aidan O’Shea produced one of the greatest ever performances seen in a Connacht Final last Sunday. 3-4 for a personal tally is simply phenomenal. That is more than the entire Donegal, Monaghan, or Cork teams could muster up in their respective provincial finals last weekend. This video captures O’Shea’s dominant display, with both scores and assists. Mayo’s emphatic victory over …

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A Need For Clarity In The Dublin Finances Debate

Yesterday, Ben Brosnan created considerable controversy after expressing his opinion on the consequences of Dublin’s access to significantly more finance than other Leinster GAA teams. He listed the benefits of this for players, with free meals and training facilities being two of his examples. It was an honest account of the frustration felt by Wexford players, whose team could compete …

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Monaghan Not Hoping For Another False Dawn

Monaghan, it could be argued, were once included in that clichéd GAA grouping of the “so-called weaker counties” as the nineties turned into the noughties and the new millennium dawned. 1988 was the last time the Anglo-Celt Cup spent it’s days in the Farney county, and as Ulster had dominated the All-Ireland roll of honour in the early 90’s, Monaghan …

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