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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

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What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Brolly Is A Loss To Punditry Despite Driving O’Rourke Mad

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RTÉ analyst Colm O’Rourke has had his say on Joe Brolly’s apparent removal from his role as a pundit on The Sunday Game. The much-maligned Brolly was omitted from RTÉ’s panel for last Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay and replaced by current Donegal coach Stephen Rochford.  It is believed that the decision to remove the Derry man came as a result of …

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The Division Of Dublin Needs To Be Seriously Examined

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Celebrations continue in Dublin’s fair city as fans and players alike come to terms with the county’s historic fifth successive All-Ireland win.  Having rounded off the decade with seven All-Ireland titles, rumours are circulating that a host of players may ride off into the sunset. However, according to Colm O’Rourke, it won’t matter if the elder statesmen walk away or not, …

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Kerry Legend Ogie Moran On Dubs Nearing His Stellar Record

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Only five players in the history of Gaelic football have managed to collect eight All-Ireland titles. Of those five, only one has managed to play every minute of every final in the same position. Of that great Kerry side from 1975 to 1986, while the team remained largely the same, the one constant throughout was the centre forward berth held …

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Cian O’Neill Appointed As Coach For Cork Senior Football Team

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Cian O’Neill has been appointed as a coach for the Cork Senior Football team. The former Kildare manager will work alongside manager Ronan McCarthy for the 2020 season. He stepped down as manager of his native county back in July after four seasons in the role. Cork GAA made the announcement on Tuesday morning, releasing a statement which reads: “Cork …

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Inter-County Stars Discuss Super 8s & Tiered Championships

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The inter-county season has officially ended and as the long days stretch into the early evenings we can sit back, relax and look forward to a new decade of football in 2020. Dublin are champions for the fifth year in succession and the rest of Ireland will be gunning to stop their championship streak of 37 games without defeat. However, …

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GAA Could Be Set To Overhaul Super 8s Structures

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The GAA may be about to change the Super 8s structures following criticism of the round-robin stage over the past two seasons.  At the GAA’s Central Council meeting over the weekend steps were taken to overhaul the Super 8s system. Round 1 games will remain as is with the four provincial champions facing teams that have come through the qualifier …

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Tier Two Football Championship Proposal Confirmed For Special Congress

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A proposed new Tier 2 Football Championship will be discussed at next month’s Special Congress in Cork, the GAA have confirmed. Two proposed formats for a possible new Tier 2 Football Championship have been in circulation since late June. Following discussions, Ard Chomhairle chose to send forward one of these formats for debate and vote at the Special Congress, which …

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Dublin To Host Bumper Double Homecoming Later This Month

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It has been a momentous weekend for Dublin as the footballers claimed the elusive five-in-a-row, while on Sunday, the ladies footballers collected the Brendan Martin Cup for the third year-in-a-row.  As expected, a bumper homecoming has been planned that will celebrate the achievements of both teams, however, in an unusual move, the event won’t be held for another two weeks. …

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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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