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Tyrone’s McKenna Cup Campaign Features A Significant Return

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round, Ballybofey, Donegal 17/5/2015 Donegal vs Tyrone Donegal's Neil McGee tackles Conor McAliskey of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tyrone kicked off their Dr McKenna Cup campaign on Wednesday night with a comprehensive win over Antrim, winning on a scoreline of 4-20 to 2-11. While the result itself is not overly meaningful in the entire context of 2018, there was one significant aspect which can boost their entire year. The return of forward Connor McAliskey comes as a major lift …

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Watch: RTE Release Trailer For ‘Micko,’ The Unmissable Documentary On The Legendary Mick O’Dwyer

Micko

RTE have released a two-minute preview of what is sure to be an insightful profile of legendary football manager Mick O’Dwyer. In an intercounty career that spanned almost four decades, the 81-year-old won eight All-Ireland Senior Football Championships and eleven Munster Championships with Kerry between 1975 and 1989, before going on to win Leinster titles with Kildare and Laois. In …

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Five Footballers Who Could Be Set For A Big 2018

2018 brings with it a new era for Gaelic football. The introduction of Super 8s changes the complexion of not only the summer, but adds pressure for teams to break into the elite group towards the end of the year. The season is just getting underway as counties prepare for the Allianz National Football League and managers are looking to find the …

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Ciaran Sheehan Will Not Be Returning For The Cork Footballers In 2018

Ciaran Sheehan has confirmed that he will not be returning to Cork to play Gaelic football this year.  The 2010 All-Ireland winner with the Rebels was released by AFL side Carlton Blues in October, having signed for the club in 2013. This naturally generated speculation that Sheehan could return to Ireland in order to rejoin his club Éire Óg and …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember The 2017 Football Year?

Sam Maguire stayed in the capital as Mayo hearts were broken yet again – but how well do you remember the rest of the 2017 football year? This quiz will test how much attention you were paying during the National League, the provincial championships – with even a club question to boot. And, if you stopped paying attention when the …

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All The Results From The Opening Matches Of The New GAA Season

We’re back, baby! After an incredibly short off-season, 24 inter-county teams were laced up and out on the field today as the pre-season competitions kicked off. With a dozen matches on the cards, it was a busy day in Munster and Leinster as the 2018 season began before the New Year’s Eve celebrations did. In hurling, there was a good …

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Donegal To Be Without Three Key Players For First Half Of League

After 2017 ended with a bitterly disappointing 15-point defeat to Galway in round four of the qualifiers, a big twelve months await for the Tir Conaill men. Now under the management of Declan Bonnar for the 2018 season, the men from the north-west are in preparations for another year in Division 1 of the National Football League. With away trips …

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Five Teams With A Point To Prove As We Approach 2018

A new year brings new hopes but for some teams, there is an added pressure. With 2017 almost in the books, it is time to look ahead at the new year. While the likes of Dublin, Mayo and Kerry will be expected to light up the football championship and Tipp and Waterford the front-runners to take Liam MacCarthy off of …

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Donncha O’Connor Taking “Extended Break” To Decide On His Cork Football Future

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Kerry 5/7/2015 Kerry vs Cork Cork's Donncha O'Connor scores their second goal of the game despite Fionn Fizgerald of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Cork legend Donncha O’Connor has not yet come to a decision on whether he will be joining up with the county’s footballers for 2018 or not.  Incoming Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy has confirmed to the Evening Echo that the Ballydesmond club player has been granted time off from the squad’s opening pre-season activities to be afforded time to think about …

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Kerry And Tyrone Captains Confirmed For 2018

Tyrone Kerry

As we head for Christmas, the gaelic games fans amongst us are counting down the days until the return of intercounty action. Ahead of the new format in 2018, the All-Ireland Championship promises to be a fascinating one. As the ‘big four’ of Dublin, Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone continue as the front-runners, the chasing pack will be eager to break into …

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Galway Star Meehan Calls Time On An Injury-Stunted Inter-County Career

Galway football star Michael Meehan has decided to call time on his inter-county career ahead of the new league season in January. The 33-year-old has been decimated with injury in recent seasons and only made a return to action this past term following a three-year absence. Having overcome the ankle injury that forced him into what was a prolonged, yet temporary, retirement, …

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Has Diarmuid Connolly Just Hinted That He’s Switching To Hurling?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 17/9/2017 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly with Tom Parsons of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Diarmuid Connolly’s most recent Instagram post may be a hint that he’s about to swap the big ball for the small one.  Throughout the last few months speculation has been increasing that the 30-year-old would be making the switch, however nothing has been set in stone as of yet. The fact that he played hurling at under-21 level for his county …

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