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Owen Mulligan: “Shrewd” Harte Will Relish Chance To Beat Monaghan

Former Tyrone sharpshooter Owen Mulligan believes that his “shrewd” former manager, Mickey Harte will have a plan up his sleeve to rectify the mistakes his team made in their last outing against Monaghan. The reigning champions were knocked out of the Ulster championship by Malachy O’Rourke’s side in May, in a game that saw Peter Harte receive a straight red …

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Bryan Sheehan Discusses Hate Mail Doing The Rounds In Kerry

Kerry All Star Bryan Sheehan has revealed that there are a series of ‘poison pen’ letters being sent to those in the county’s GAA set-up. Eamonn Fitzmaurice, who stepped down as Kerry manager at the weekend after exiting the Championship at the Super 8s stage, told Off The Ball today of how a player was told to “jump off a …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To An Exciting Week Of Irish Sport

Brought to you by  We’re reaching the end of the summer and although the days are getting a little bit cooler and shorter, we can at least look forward to the Premier League kicking off this weekend. There is also another bumper week of GAA action and the European Athletics Championships are also taking place so there is no shortage …

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Ryan McCluskey Annouces Retirement After 19 Years With Fermanagh

Fermanagh’s longest-serving player, Ryan McCluskey has today announced his retirement from inter-county football after 19 years.  In a statement posted on social media, the 37-year-old thanked management, fans and his family for their support. “To the numerous managers, back room teams and my teammates it’s been one hell of a pleasure”. “To all the fans of the green and white keep …

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Tyrone Push Past Donegal To Set Up Semi-Final Date With Monaghan

Donegal 1-14 Tyrone 2-17 Tyrone have put past demons behind them to record their first victory in Ballbofey since 1973 with the result meaning they move on to the All Ireland semi-final to face Monaghan. Donegal were in the driving seat until the 61st minute when a goal from Harry Loughran levelled the game and allowed Tyrone to firmly take control. …

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Kildare’s Hyland Stars As Lilywhites End Wait For Underage Success

Kildare won the first ever Eirgrid U20’s All Ireland Championship after beating Mayo by two points in Croke Park this afternoon. David Hyland was the star in the Lilywhite’s victory with the number 13 bagging an incredible 0-10 of Kildare’s 1-18 as they edged out Mayo. The U20’s championship replaced the U21 version this year, a competition that Kildare had …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Steps Down As Kerry Manager

Following their failure to book a spot in this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals, Eamonn Fitzmaurice has stepped down as Kerry manager. It was a dominant win for the Kingdom in Killarney today as they saw off Kildare by a scoreline of 3-25 to 2-16. But with Monaghan defeating Galway in Salthill this evening, Kerry’s win would be in vain and with …

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Kerry Defeat Kildare But Fail To Avoid Championship Exit

FT: Kerry 3-25 Kildare 2-16 Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium played host to today’s Super 8’s pairing of Kerry and Kildare, a matchup that presented the home-side with a very clear path for their chances. In order to progress to the semi-finals, winning was, of course, absolutely essential but with them banking on a Monaghan loss to Galway – the nerves could be …

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Determined Monaghan Top Group 1 With Comfortable Victory Over Galway

Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-16 The result in Killarney proved irrelevant as Monaghan secured their place in the All Ireland semi-final with a comprehensive win over Galway. The result means that the Ulster men top the group, leaving Galway with the daunting task of meeting Dublin in the semi final.  It was Monaghan’s game to lose from the start. The Galway defence attempted to frustrate the Monaghan …

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Preview: Who Will Advance In Final Round Of Super 8s Clashes?

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Clones, Monaghan 17/7/2016 Tyrone vs Donegal Tyrone's Kieran McGeary scores the winner watched by Eoghan Ban Gallagher of Donegal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

It’s the final weekend of Super 8 games with four teams still vying for the remaining two semi-final places. We preview all the action ahead of a bumper weekend of games. Kerry v Kildare Kildare are already of out contention following their two losses to Galway and Monaghan but they could still have a major say in the outcome of the …

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Super 8s: All Possible Outcomes Ahead Of Tense Final Weekend

Dublin and Galway are safely through to the All Ireland semi-finals but who will join them is anyone’s guess. We break down the possible outcomes of each group. Group 1 It’s still all to play for in Group 1 after David Clifford’s brilliance save Kerry from an early championship exit. The next outing for the Kingdom is in two week’s time …

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10 Counties Expected To Be Punished By The GAA For Training Camp Breach

The GAA are expected to hand down punishment to ten counties for breaching rules surrounding training camps.  The alleged breaches occurred earlier in the season where counties travelled or undertook training camps which are outside of the rules established by the GAA. According to the GAA, no training camps, in Ireland or abroad, are allowed unless they take place within …

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Mulligan: Boring Football Championship Would “Break Your Heart”

Former Tyrone star, Owen Mulligan has lamented the defensive state of the current football championship when compared to hurling. GAA fans were treated to two thrilling hurling semi-finals at the weekend and they proved that it is the best sport in the world, according to the Paddy Power GAA Ambassador and columnist. “Hurling is the best sport in the world …

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Breaking: GAA Uphold One Match Suspension For Daniel Flynn

The GAA Central Hearings Committee have upheld a one-match suspesnion for Daniel Flynn after the Kildare sharpshooter received a straight red for a striking offence in their match against Galway. Kildare must now face into a trip to Killarney to play Kerry in their final game in the Super 8s without Flynn. He saw red after an off-the-ball clash with Sean …

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