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LGFA Set Another New Attendance Record For Croke Park Final

It just keeps growing and growing.  What a time to be involved in women’s sports in Ireland. The 20×20 movement has given female athletes all over Ireland a bigger platform than ever before and it is paying off. Fans all over the country are getting to hear more and more about the incredible female talent this country possesses. One sport …

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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: The Clutch Moments That Made Dublin Immortals

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What was once deemed impossible is now possible as Dublin are All-Ireland Champions for the fifth year in succession.  Jim Gavin’s men were put to the pin of their collars by Kerry over 150 of high-intensity Gaelic football but their heart, desire and steely determination shone through on both days. Kerry will reflect on what could have been having led …

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Peter Keane Proud Of Panel & Supporters Following Final Defeat

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There’ll be a lot of sore heads this morning in the Kingdom following their heartbreaking All-Ireland final replay defeat to Dublin. The Kingdom went into the game full of confidence after rattling Dublin the last day out. Despite falling behind early on they rallied to go in level at half-time. However, Dublin turned the screw in the second half, scoring …

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Jim Gavin Confirms He Has Committed To Dublin For Next Year

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Despite winning his sixth All-Ireland title as a manager and guiding Dublin to the GAA’s first-ever five-in-a-row, Jim Gavin has no plans of stepping down just yet. Dublin put in a swashbuckling second-half performance to defeat Kerry by six points in Saturday’s replay. A visibly delighted Gavin addressed the media following that win and the question on everybody’s lips was …

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No Clifford Or Kilkenny As Sunday Game Name Team Of The Year

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Following the completion of a historic five-in-a-row Dublin have seven representatives on The Sunday Game Team of the Year. Captain and leader Stephen Cluxton is joined on the panel by Mick Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffrey, Brian Fenton, Brian Howard, Paul Mannion and Con O’Callaghan. Beaten finalists Kerry boast two players on the team with Tom O’Sullivan named at corner-back and David …

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Peter Keane Rejects Notion That Kerry Left It Behind Them

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Immediately following Kerry’s defeat to Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC final replay, Peter Keane addressed the media to dissect where it all went wrong for the Kingdom.  Kerry had Dublin rattled in their drawn encounter two week’s ago before the All-Ireland champions rallied in injury time to salvage a draw. Following that, many felt that Kerry had blown their best …

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Pundit Arena Player Ratings As Dublin Create History In Croke Park

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Dublin are All-Ireland champions for the fifth time in succession after a barnstorming second-half performance helped them defeat Kerry by six points in Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s side started the better before Kerry pegged them back as the two sides went in level at the break. However, Eoin Murchan’s goal 16 seconds after …

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The Drive For Five Is Complete, Give Cluxton What He Deserves

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Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. A statue, freedom of the city, even a golden cleric! Time to give Stephen Cluxton what he deserves. Let’s start with Footballer of the Year 2019. The ‘drive for five’ is complete, Dublin have etched their names into GAA folklore and the Parnells man has lifted Sam Maguire for …

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Eoin Murchan Scores Searing Goal Of The Year Contender

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What a time to grab your first score in the championship, and what a way to do it.  As if the first half of the All-Ireland final replay wasn’t entertaining enough, 23-year-old Eoin Murchan has set the game alight by scoring a cracking solo goal just seconds after Conor Lane blew the whistle at the start of the second-half. Murchan …

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The Reluctant Goalkeeper Aiming To Stop The Drive For Five

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“By all accounts, Jack (O’Connor) did promise him he’d give him a run out the field. So in Shane’s second year of minor he said to Jack: ‘Can I go out the field this year?’ “Jack’s famous quote to Shane was: ‘If I can get a better goalie than you, I’ll leave you out the field.’”  Kerry and Dublin pick …

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GPA Call For Delay On Two-Tier Championship Vote

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The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have called upon the GAA’s central council to delay Saturday’s vote on the proposals for a tiered football championship.  The organisation want the GAA to wait until the Fixtures Task Force have been provided with ample time to propose their own recommendations. The Fixtures Task Force have been tasked with developing recommendations for redrawing the …

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Dublin & Galway Name Sides For TG4 All-Ireland Final

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Dublin and Galway have both named their sides for Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland senior ladies football final in Croke Park. Dublin manager Mick Bohan has made two changes to the side that defeated Cork in their semi-final with former Footballer of the Year Noelle Healy due to start alongside Cuala youngster Jennifer Dunne. Healy makes way for Clontarf teenager Niamh Hetherton …

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Sports Psychologist Helped Relieve Pressure For Gough Ahead Of Final

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All-Ireland finals are clearly stressful for players and managers but what about the referee? The man in the middle is so often overlooked when it comes to big games but that proved otherwise for last Sunday week’s drawn game when the pre-match build-up focused on David Gough’s affiliation to Dublin. Gough’s credibility was questioned in some quarters but in the …

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Major Stars: Minor Football XV Made Up Of Names To Remember

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In association with What a season it was in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championships. Cork finished as champions, but the campaign had a lot of twists and turns along the way. Kerry were seeking their sixth consecutive title only to be stopped in their tracks by Galway in the semi-final while Mayo and Dublin played out a quarter-final classic …

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Joe Brolly Reportedly Parts Ways With RTE After Replay Omission

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Joe Brolly will no longer appear on RTE’s The Sunday Game after being left out of their panel for the All-Ireland final replay, according to a report in the Irish News.  The broadcaster announced earlier this week that the controversial pundit would be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for their coverage of the highly-anticipated replay between Kerry and …

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Joe Brolly Replaced By RTÉ For All-Ireland Final Replay

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RTÉ will replace Joe Brolly for this Saturday’s All-Ireland football final replay with Stephen Rochford set to take his place on the panel alongside Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane.  As first reported by the Irish Examiner, Rochford, who previously managed Mayo and is currently part of the Donegal management team, impressed while on punditry duty during last month’s All-Ireland semi-final …

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