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Quiz: Name The 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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Dublin cemented their status as the team of the decade in 2017 with their fifth All-Ireland title of the decade having completed three-in-a-row in Croke Park.  Mayo proved to be their final victims once again losing the decider by a single point following a late rally from the Dubs in the final 10 minutes. However, the westerners deserve huge credit …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Two

In round two of our public vote to find out Gaelic football’s greatest midfielder, we’ve got an icon of the game, the son of a legend, a so-called weaker county midfielder and a Footballer of the Year who divides opinion.  As stated before, we’ve narrowed our selection down to 25 midfielders who won All-Star awards in the position dating back …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

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Quiz: Can You Name The 2016 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

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Nothing sums up Mayo’s disastrous luck in All-Ireland finals like the 2016 decider against Dublin.  Before then, an own-goal had never been scored in an All-Ireland final, however, come half-time in the 2016 drawn decider, Mayo had scored two! Of course, Cillian O’Connor salvaged a draw for the westerners with the last kick of the ball but they did go …

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Quiz: Name The 2015 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The 2015 Gaelic football season will be remembered for being the beginning of a dynasty. Following their shock All-Ireland semi-final defeat the previous season, Dublin came back renewed and reinvented, never again to be caught out in such circumstances by an underdog team. At the time of writing, Dublin have not been beaten in Championship football since. The All-Ireland final …

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David Garland Scoops Top Award As DCU Dominate Team Of The Year

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David Garland has been named the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup Player of the Year for 2020 after starring for DCU throughout their run to Sigerson Cup glory. The Monaghan man is also joined by five of his teammates on the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars 2020 Football Team of the Year. Garland was outstanding throughout DCU DÉ’s journey …

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Quiz: Name The 2012 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The year 2012 can be summed up in three words; ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The arrival of Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager a year prior went on to cause shockwaves around the country due to a style of play that was criticised from pillar to post as a blight on the great game of Gaelic football. It did, however, help Donegal …

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Five All-Ireland Winners Who Surprisingly Never Won An All-Star

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Winning an All-Star is the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon an inter-county footballer. Of course, every player has hopes and dreams of taking home the big prize in September but to win an All-Star award is in many ways the cherry on top following a hard year’s graft. Unfortunately, not all will have their All-Ireland achievements recognised …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Dublin’s Dominant Decade?

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Ever since Stephen Cluxton stepped up in the dying moments to kick the winning point in the 2011 All-Ireland final, Dublin have embarked on a dominant decade rarely seen before in Gaelic games. Since that breakthrough win over Kerry over nine years ago, Dublin [including 2011] have gone on to lift seven All-Ireland titles and have lost just twice in …

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Quiz: Name The 2011 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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When talk turns to the 2011 Football Championship, what everyone seems to remember vividly is the last seven minutes of that year’s All-Ireland final.  With Dublin back in the decider for the first time since 1995, spectators were keen to see whether Pat Gilroy’s charges could live with a dominant Kerry side who had claimed three of the previous five …

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The Story Of How Two Meath Managers Almost Came To Blows

Sean Boylan is an icon of Gaelic games and arguably the greatest Gael to hail from the Royal County of Meath. Known more for his exploits on the hurling field, the Meath county board surprised everyone back in 1983 when they took a gamble on the relatively unknown and untested Boylan, giving him the manager’s job during a period where …

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Four Gaelic Football Greats Unlucky Not To Win An All-Ireland

Winning an All-Ireland senior football championship medal is seen as the pinnacle of one’s Gaelic football career. Year in, year out, players strive to get the best out of their careers living in the hope that one day they will be lucky enough to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand. However, for every Colm Cooper, there is a Ciaran …

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GAA Won’t Look To Revise Championship Structures Until End Of April

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The GAA confirmed on Thursday morning that there are no plans in place to change the format of the All-Ireland hurling and football championships. However, it has been confirmed by Feargal McGill that the May 10 start date involving Connacht champions Roscommon, who travel to Ruislip to face London, is unlikely to go ahead as planned. “The current situation is …

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Spillane Believes Knockout Championship Can Level The Playing Field

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Pat Spillane believes the All-Ireland football and hurling championships will be moved to a straight knockout format once concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have eased. The competitions have not been played in a knockout format since 1996 in hurling and 2000 in football, however, with the all sporting activity cancelled for the foreseeable future it is unlikely the GAA will …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 Scorers In The History Of Championship Football

The All-Ireland senior football championship has been blessed with thousands of great forwards. From the great Tom Langan to David Clifford, the game has never been devoid of classy forwards, guaranteed to light up the game, bring the crowd to their feet and generally worth the entrance alone. From Croke Park to Casement Park, Pearse Stadium to Fitzgerald Stadium, thousands …

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