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Can This Mayo Team Win The All-Ireland?

They’re really going to love a Meath man writing about Mayo winning All-Irelands. Mayo were devastating yesterday. Once again they’re one of the favourites for the All-Ireland. Once again you’d have to wonder if Mayo will ever win an All-Ireland. All the pieces are in place. Mayo have all the talent needed. As much as any county, if not more so, …

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Ranked: The Twelve Remaining Teams Vying For Sam

The race for Sam is hotting up. With only twelve teams remaining in this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship, we take a look at where each county stands. ______ 1. Dublin Having come through Leinster with ease, Jim Gavin’s men are yet to be properly tested. A quarter-final clash at Croker against the winners of Cork and Kildare, awaits for the boys …

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Was Patrick McBrearty’s Late Shot On Target?

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty late shot was deemed wide by the umpires With the Ulster Final in the Balance, Patrick McBrearty’s late shot was ruled wide by the umpires. Their decision will anger Donegal fans, as only one point separated the sides at full time. The supporters behind the goal certainly believed McBrearty’s effort curled inside the post, but the officials ruled otherwise. Although the …

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Mickey Harte Bullish After Tyrone Beat Tipperary

Tyrone overcame Tipperary in a fiery encounter on Saturday Mickey Harte’s side beat Tipperary 0-19 to 0-7 in a heated encounter yesterday. Despite Tyrone only leading by a single score at half time, Harte’s side dominated the second half, outscoring the premier county 0-12 to 0-1. Although the victory keeps Tyrone in the hunt for the Championship, their victory was not …

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Was Martin Carney right to give the man of the match to James O’Donoghue?

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James O’Donoghue was awarded the man of the match award The Saturday Game’s Munster Final commentator, Martin Carney, awarded the man of the match award to Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, despite the fact he only scored one point. Carney based his decision on O’Donoghue’s constant work rate and selfless running off the ball. However the man charged with marking the Kerry forward, James Loughrey, covered …

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Monaghan Release Promotional Video Ahead of Ulster Final

Monaghan will be appearing in their third consecutive Ulster Final for the first time in 92 years 1923 was the last year in which Monaghan played in three consecutive Ulster Finals. In fact it was the same year in which the the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign was erected in Los Angeles. It is fitting then, that Monaghan have embraced the movie …

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Are We Guilty of Over Hyping Donegal?

Donegal will face their toughest test yet against Monaghan on Sunday Much of the debate surrounding Donegal has centred on their style of play. Points have been made disputing the merits of Donegal’s tactical approach, as commentators either fawn over their system or are critical of it. However, as a means of gauging Donegal, little consideration has been given to objectively …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Drops Fionn Fitzgerald

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dropped Fionn Fitzgerald for Saturdays clash with Cork It seems that Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has shown his ruthless streak once more, by dropping Fionn Fitzgerald, scorer of Kerry’s equalising point in the drawn Munster Final. All Star centre half back, Peter Crowley, is also amongst the casualties. As Kerry aim to tighten up their defence, after conceding …

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Sean Cavanagh Will Become Tyrone’s Record Championship Appearance Holder This Weekend

Sean Cavanagh will make his 76th Championship appearance for Tyrone against Tipperary this Saturday When Sean Cavanagh takes to the field for Tyrone this weekend, he will overtake Conor Gormley’s record for the number of Championship appearances made for Tyrone. Cavanagh’s selection at full forward for Tyrone’s clash with Tipperary, will represent his 76th appearance for the Red Hand County. The Tyrone Captain has won …

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Five Reasons Why Kerry Will Beat Cork

Kerry will have to reconsider their strategy if they are to beat Cork In the aftermath of the Munster Final, many Kerry fans would have admitted that their team were lucky to come away with a draw. Nonetheless Fionn Fitzgerald’s late point has granted Kerry another opportunity to beat their bitter rivals. Here are five reasons why Kerry will do just that. 1. Kerry …

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Five Reasons Why Cork Can Beat Kerry

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Cork Replay Kerry on Saturday After a typically intense Munster Final in which Kerry and Cork could not be separated, this weekend offers the Rebels the opportunity to finish off the job they started in Killarney. Here are five reasons why the Rebels can overcome the much vaunted Kingdom. 1. Momentum Coming into the drawn game, not many people gave Cork a …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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