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Carnacon Players Free To Play After County Board Appeal Rejected

Carnacon will be back to full strength against Moy Davitts in their championship semi-final on Sunday after the Mayo Ladies County Board’s appeal was rejected last night.  The County Board were appealing against the leniency of the punishment handed down to the eight Carnacon club women who stepped away from the intercounty panel earlier this summer. Originally, the club were …

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Mayo County Board Appeal Leniency Of Suspension To Carnacon Players


The Mayo County board have voted heavily in favour of appealing the decision of the National Appeals Committee of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to hand down a suspension to eight Carnacon players because they believe the original action taken was too lenient.  The LGFA suspended eight Carnacon players for four weeks and fined the club €500 as a consequence …

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Breaking: Peter Keane Confirmed As New Kerry Manager

Kerry GAA have confirmed that Peter Keane has been ratified as the new senior football manager after a county board meeting tonight.  Keane, who led the Kerry minors to three successive All Ireland minor football titles, will be joined by Donie Buckley, Maurice Fitzgerald, Tommy Griffin and James Foley. The management team have been ratified for a three-year term. Peter Keane …

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James Horan Ratified For Four-Year Term As Mayo Manager

James Horan has been ratified by the Mayo county board after a meeting this evening. Horan managed the Mayo senior footballers between 2011 and 2014 and will take control once again, following in the footsteps of Stephen Rochford, who left the camp this year. The Ballintubber man managed to get Mayo into both the 2012 and 2013 All-Ireland finals where …

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Peter Keane Set To Be Named As New Kerry Manager

Peter Keane is reportedly set to take the reins in Kerry’s senior football team after it was announced that he will be confirmed into the role on Monday. Keane, 47, managed to lead the Kerry minor footballers to three successive All-Ireland titles and on the strength of his recent showings, now appears to be the man who will succeed Eamon …

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Philly McMahon Takes Up New Position With Dublin Camogie

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philly McMahon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Six-time All-Ireland winner Philly McMahon has taken up a new role with Dublin Camogie, joining as the Head of Performance, with his company BeDo7 forming an exciting partnership with the set-up. McMahon, who won the latest of his six Sam Maguires in September, will oversee the strength and conditioning of all Dublin squads from U14 level up to senior, beginning his …

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Collins: New Rule Change Proposals May Require Second Referee

Clare football manager Colm Collins has welcomed the five proposed experimental rules but questioned whether can be enforced by just one referee. The GAA’s Standing Committee on the Playing Rules (SCPR) has outlined the five changes, including significant changes to kick-outs, handpassing and the mark. When feedback from managers and players is gathered, a decision on which proposals to put …

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Kerry’s Anthony Maher Retires From Inter-County Football

Two-time All Ireland winner Anthony Maher has announced his retirement from inter-county football as he calls time on his Kerry career. Maher has been a part of the Kerry setup for a decade and has won eight Munster medals and two league crowns, to accompany his two All-Ireland successes. The 32-year old who won an All-Star with the Kingdom in …

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Use Of Sin Bin Among Proposed Changes To Gaelic Football Rules

GAA championship Gaelic Football rule changes

The GAA’S Standing Committee on the Playing Rules has issued a list of five proposed experimental rule changes for Gaelic Football, including the introduction of the sin bin. If approved by Coiste Bainistíochta, the proposed rule changes would be implemented as a trial during the 2019 Allianz Football Leagues. However, they would not feature in the championship until approved by …

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Door Opens For James Horan To Be Named New Mayo Manager

james horan mayo

It looks like James Horan will become the Mayo senior football manager for the second time after candidate Mike Solan withdrew from the race for the vacant post.  The western county have been on the lookout for a new manager after Stephen Rochford announced his departure recently. Mayo suffered a disappointing campaign where they failed to win the Connacht Championship …

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Massive Sinkhole Destroys Grounds Of Monaghan GAA Club

Monaghan GAA club damage

A massive sinkhole has severely damaged the grounds of a Monaghan GAA club today which is believed to be caused by the collapse of a nearby mine. Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club in Co. Monaghan has stated that nobody was hurt in the incident and that they are currently in correspondence with the owners of the mine who are investigating the …

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JP McManus Has Donated €100,000 To Every County Board In The Country

JP McManus

JP McManus, the famous Irish businessman and racehorse owner, has donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country.  The €3.2 million investment has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland hurling final success this summer as the Treaty country ended their 45-year wait to bring the Liam MacCarthy cup back to Shannonside. The €100,000 which …

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Cavanagh Injuries Deemed ‘Accidental’ In Tyrone GAA Statement

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 3/8/2013 Monaghan vs Tyrone Monaghan's Darren Hughes and Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

There will be no disciplinary action taken in the case of Sean Cavanagh after deliberation from Tyrone GAA. The county stalwart was hospitalised after mass violence took place in a game between Edendork and Moy, which saw six red cards issued. Tyrone GAA announced that they would be investigating all incidents in relation to the match, and the Competitions Control Committee …

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Kerry Star Donnchadh Walsh Announces His Inter-County Retirement

Three-time All Ireland winner, Donnchadh Walsh has announced his retirement from inter-county football with Kerry. The 34-year enjoyed an illustrious career in the green and gold since making his breakthrough in 2008, winning three All-Ireland titles, eight Munster crowns and an All-Star. Walsh is the second Kerry star to announce his retirement in recent weeks, after the news of Kieran …

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Jamie Clarke Set To Rejoin Armagh Squad

Jamie Clarke has reportedly indicated his willingness to rejoin Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh squad after a period spent in the US. Clarke doesn’t seem to have lost a step since last togging out in the Armagh colours and after several trips abroad to play in the United States – has gained some valuable experience under very different circumstances. Representing Longford across …

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Sean Cavanagh Speaks Of ‘Heavy Concussion’ In First Interview Since Tyrone Drama

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh came off the worse for wear after the violence that took place in the county championship match last week. The Tyrone senior football championship match between Edendork and Moy saw 26 cards issued by the referee, with six of those being red cards. Cavanagh was the real unfortunate case to emerge from the brawls.  The 35-year-old was put …

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25 Years Ago Today: Derry Clinch First Sam With Captivating Cork Win

Twenty-five years ago today, Derry beat Cork 1-14 to 2-8 in an exhilarating final to win their first, and only, senior football championship.  The Context: Derry went into their second All-Ireland final looking for their first victory. Down had won the Sam Maguire in 1991 and Donegal were the reigning champions, so Derry aimed to bring Sam to the north …

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