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“You Will Never Be Able To Run Again, This Is Your Reality”

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Tom Parsons has opened up on being told he’d never be able to run again following a horrific knee injury in 2018.  Such was the extent of the damage that the Mayo midfielder suffered, many believed the Charlestown Sarsfields man would never play for the county again. Parsons eventually recovered, making a second half substitute appearance against Dublin in the …

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Tracey Leonard Details Her Experiences Working On The Front Line

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At the heart of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak have been the medical professionals in our hospitals and surgeries. In the very front line is Galway star, Tracey Leonard. An outpatient nurse in normal times, the Corofin native has been seconded into a role as a tester in UCHG’s drive-through coronavirus clinic, as dreams of winning a first national …

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Mayo GAA Suspend Club Levy Payments For Two Months

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The Mayo county board have announced a two-month suspension on levy payments for all clubs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the GAA announced a suspension on all sporting-related activity for both clubs and counties until March 29, however, it is thought this may be extended well into April given the severity of the virus sweeping through the …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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“To Put It Mildly, He Doesn’t Care What People Think”

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Kerry football was rocked this week with the news that Donie Buckley had stepped away from his role within the senior management team with immediate effect.  The highly-respected coach returned to coach his native county just 18 months ago with news of his departure causing shockwaves given the timing of the decision. Former Kingdom player Kieran Donaghy expressed his disappointment …

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Donie Buckley Departs Kerry Senior Management Team

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Donie Buckley has left his role with the Kerry senior footballers the county board have confirmed today. The Castleisland man was brought into the senior set-up 18 months ago as part of Peter Keane’s backroom team but he has now left his role with immediate effect with Kerry currently sitting second in the Allianz Football League. A full-forward during his …

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Corofin’s History-Makers Dominate AIB Club Players’ Awards

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Corofin’s history-making three-in-a-row All-Ireland winning side dominate the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards with seven representatives on the official Team of the Year.  Since the inception of the awards in 2018, Corofin have been utterly dominant taking home 20 of the 45 awards with defender Liam Silke and attacker Martin Farragher named in each of the three teams. Bernard Power …

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“Tyrone Will Be Waiting For Them In The Long Grass”

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Tyrone may have beaten Dublin at the weekend but all anybody is talking about is the half-time brawl that took place as both teams headed down the tunnel in Healy Park.  The All-Ireland champions headed north as heavy favourites as despite being run close by both Monaghan and Donegal in previous weeks, Dessie Farrell’s side went into round five unbeaten. …

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The Lost Identity Of Meath Football & How To Rediscover It

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Over the past two decades, Meath football has seen somewhat of a downturn in fortunes. There was an All-Ireland semi-final appearance in 2007 and 2009, as well as their Leinster Championship victory in 2010. But ultimately, since their All-Ireland final defeat to Galway in 2001, the glory days have long since left them. Before that, it’s important to remember that …

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Successful Season Making Meath All The More Hungrier

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After a number of years in relative wilderness, Meath stepped out of the shadows in 2019 to announce themselves as a force in Gaelic football once more.  The Royals won six of their seven Allianz Football League games en route to a Division 2 final appearance that resulted in promotion to Division 1 for the first time in 13 seasons. …

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In An Era Where Sensationalism Sells – Be More Like Oisin

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There was a lot of love in the air for Oisin McConville following his appearance on RTÉ’s Allianz League Sunday highlights show. The Armagh legend has always been straight-talking and insightful, however, his time on-air with RTÉ has been limited over the last number of years despite the fact that he’s a regular fixture during BBC NI’s Ulster Championship coverage. …

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