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PA Gaelic Football Power Rankings: No. 15 – 5

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Sean Cremin is back with part two of our countdown of the Top 25 Footballers in Ireland. Here we countdown numbers 15-5. CLICK HERE FOR PA GAELIC FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS 25-15   15. Michael Daragh MacAuley (Dublin) MDMA still remains a very effective footballer. He is the prime example of a manufactured player, i.e an incredible athlete turned into a footballer. …

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PA Gaelic Football Power Rankings: No. 25 – 15

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Following the hurling selection a few weeks back, the GAA people at Pundit Arena decided to put together a selection of the top 25 footballers in Ireland.    The PA Hurling Power Rankings were heavily criticised on social media, not that it bothered us in any way. A team winning an All-Ireland can often be a collective effort as opposed to individual …

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GAA’s Proposed M50 Stadium Is A Disastrous Idea

Brian Barry discusses the GAA’s controversial plans to build a new stadium close to the M50 in order to better serve the province of Leinster. There were numerous calls from the GAA public for Dublin to play Leinster Championship games outside Croke Park. GAA President Liam O’Neill has since come out this week and suggested the construction of a 40,000 seater …

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3 Advantages Of Reforming The Football Championship

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“The whole Championship structure needs to change” Those were the words of Dublin football boss Jim Gavin who has called for a radical reform of the All-Ireland Football Championship. Gavin’s vision for the future of football involves scrapping the National League, a much earlier provincial championship, and a Champions League style All-Ireland series. If this plan was to be implemented, …

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Stars Lead Tributes To Kerry Legend Declan O’Sullivan

Kerry legend Declan O’Sullivan has retired from inter-county football, bringing an end to one of the most successful footballing careers in the modern era. The Kerry star won five All Irelands with the Kingdom and tasted All Ireland defeat on three further occasions. These successes were punctuated by six Munster Championships and three National Football League titles. O’Sullivan made his …

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Dublin Outside Of Croker? Not Up For Debate

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Brian Barry argues that the prospect of Dublin playing a game outside of Croke Park is not up for discussion.   The old debate about whether the Dublin footballers should be made play outside of Croke Park raised its ugly head again this week. Calls that it gives the Dubs an unfair advantage fell on deaf ears, and now Jim …

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3 Reasons GAA Dual Stars Are Opting For One Code

GAA dual stars look to be dwindling in numbers as the game steadily advances in commitment level, here Ashling Dalton looks at three of the main reasons dual stars are opting for one code over the other.  Last week saw the announcement that Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to only play for Jimmy Barry Murphy’s hurlers next year, now he wasn’t …

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The Club: Atticall GAC

Matt Cassidy’s journey to some of Ireland’s community clubs continues with a trip to Atticall GAC in County Down. Surrounded by the magnificent Mourne Mountains Atticall GAC nestles, representing the passionate Gaelic men and women of Atticall, County Down. Founded in 1962, this small community has achieved plenty through hard work and effort, keeping Gaelic games alive in the parish. …

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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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