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Rochford: Corofin And Crokes Has Potential To Be Best Final In Years

Former Mayo boss, Stephen Rochford, believes Sunday’s AIB All Ireland senior club football final between Dr Crokes and Corofin will be one of the highest quality finals in years. With the exception of the 2017 final between Dr Crokes and Slaughtneil, the club finals over the past number of year’s have been one-sided affairs. Corofin defeated Nemo Rangers by 15 points …

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Ever-Improving Brian Howard Keeping Cards Close To His Chest

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Such was the impact Brian Howard made for Dublin last year, it’s easy to forget that 2018 was his first proper year on the senior squad.   The Raheny man slotted perfectly into their lethal forward unit and displayed skills and abilities that we are used to seeing from some of Dublin’s older, more experienced brigade. It’s no wonder that at …

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Winners And Losers From Round 5 Of Allianz Football League

Allianz Football League

It was a hectic weekend in the Allianz Football League and while some counties were celebrating their significant victories, others were left to ponder their demise.  There were wins for Dublin, Tyrone, Kerry and Galway in Division 1 while Cork recorded their first win of the competition in Division 2, leaving it all to play for. Further down the line, …

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Allianz Deep Dive: Kerry’s Winning Mentality In Final Minutes

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Many expected today’s encounter to be a routine victory for Kerry at home to a struggling Monaghan. The Kingdom had enjoyed a 100 percent record in the Allianz Football League and, though they had been far from convincing at times throughout the campaign, they had also …

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Saturday’s Allianz League Round-Up: Derry Secure Promotion

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Derry became the first team to be promoted from their division in this year’s Allianz Football League following their strong win over Limerick today. In Division 1, Tyrone secured a much-needed win that sees them into fourth place in the league table while in Division 2, Cork secured their first win over the competition in Semple Stadium this evening. In …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Football League Action

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It is another bumper weekend in the Allianz Football League with a number of teams eager to avoid relegation while the likes of Kerry and Fermanagh will be hoping to extend their leads. The Kingdom were afforded some breathing room in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League last week as they edged passed Galway in Tuam last weekend while …

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Key Talking Points Following Allianz Football League Round Four

We have officially passed the half-way point of the 2019 Allianz Football League and the drama continues to unfold as we enter the home stretch. Dublin got their league back on track with a comprehensive eight-point win over Mayo, while Kerry overcame Galway thanks to a late, late effort from Irish dancing sensation, Tomás Ó Sé. Division Two and Three are …

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Jim Gavin: “We’ll Play In O’Toole Park, Parnell Park, Any Other Park”

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Dublin restored some order to the Gaelic footballing landscape yesterday evening with an assured eight-point victory over Mayo in Croke Park. The All-Ireland champions dominated proceedings from the first whistle onwards and manager Jim Gavin admitted he was satisfied with what he described as a ‘workmanlike’ performance. “Yeah, I think we’ve got to be satisfied at the fact, with the …

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James Horan: “They Were Physical, They Bullied Us A Little Bit”

Mayo boss, James Horan, cut a dejected figure last night following his sides eight-point defeat to Dublin at Croke Park. The Westerners were second best from start to finish on a night where their goalkeeper, Rob Hennelly, was easily their stand-out player scoring two points and making six point-blank saves. Following the performance, Horan lamented the number of turnovers Mayo conceded …

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Dublin End Mayo Winning Run With Classy Croker Performance

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Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Dublin welcomed Mayo to Croke Park this evening in a game that was highly anticipated among supporters, however, failed to live up to the pre-game hype as Dublin swatted aside James Horan’s side. The game started tentatively with both sides wasting possession in the opening couple of minutes. The …

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Kieran Duff: I Wouldn’t Put Money On Dublin Winning Five-In-A-Row

Dublin legend, Kieran Duff, believes that outside factors could hinder his county from achieving the elusive five All Ireland titles in a row.  As soon as the final whistle blew in last year’s All Ireland final, thoughts turned to the ‘Drive for Five’ that no one has achieved at senior inter-county level in either hurling or Gaelic Football. Duff was speaking at …

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Four Players Set To Light Up The Sigerson Cup Final

Sigerson Cup

After an intriguing championship, the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup comes to a head tonight when UCC and St Mary’s clash in the decider in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.  The Belfast side stunned the reigning champions, UCD in the semi-final during the week, triumphing on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-7. On Sunday, UCC blasted their way into their first Sigerson Final …

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Kieran Fitzgerald: “Talented” Galway Should Express Themselves More

Former Galway footballer and current Corofin star Kieran Fitzgerald feels that the defensive style of football is not the way to beat reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin. Fitzgerald was a part of Galway’s infamous All-Ireland winning side in 2001, capturing an All-Star in what was an immensely impressive season for the Corofin man. Despite still playing for his club at 38 …

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