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Penalty Shootouts To Remain In Ulster Despite Opposition

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The Ulster Council has confirmed that ‘finish-on-the-day’ protocols will remain in place for the remainder of the Ulster club championship after two games were decided by penalty shootouts at the weekend.  In Brewster Park, Derrygonnelly progressed to the senior semi-final following a classic encounter with Tyrone champions Trillick. The Fermanagh champions eventually prevailing 6-5 on penalty kicks after Lee Brennan …

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County Finals: Seven Heaven For Corofin While The Famine Ends In Tipp

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Just three county titles were up for grabs this weekend but there was still plenty of stories emanating from these cracking contests. Ballyboden St. Endas took on a Thomas Davis side looking to end a near 30-year wait for a Dublin title while Borris-Ileagh looked to end a 33-year wait in the Tipperary hurling championship. Elsewhere, All-Ireland champions Corofin took …

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Cluxton Ready To Step Aside But Decision Won’t Be Made Until January

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Long-serving Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton has been named the PwC Footballer of the Year for 2019 following the sky blues successful bid for five-in-a-row. The Parnells club man was in top form for Jim Gavin’s side throughout the season, arguably his best campaign in a number of years, beating out teammates Con O’Callaghan and Jack McCaffrey to the gong. Having …

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First-Time Winners, Second Replays & Six Halves Of Hurling

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Nine county senior champions were crowned this weekend in yet another dramatic weekend of club action. There was a first-time winner in Leinster while up north, a second replay has been organised for the Ulster champions. Meanwhile, in the small ball, the All-Ireland champions were in action while across the water, one final needed six halves of hurling to decide …

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Tipperary Dealt Huge Blow As Quinlivan Bows Out For 2020 Season

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Tipperary footballers have been dealt a huge blow with the news that ace attacker Michael Quinlivan will miss the entirety of the 2020 season.  The Clonmel Commercials club man is set to go travelling for a year meaning he will be unavailable to the Premier County as they seek promotion out of Division 3 in order to maintain their Tier-1 …

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Two-Tier Championship Proposal Passed At Special Congress

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The All-Ireland senior football championship will have two-tiers starting from 2020 after a motion was passed this afternoon at Special Congress in Cork. The new system will operate on a three-year trial basis effective immediately meaning there will be massive changes enforced ahead of the new season. The tiered system means that counties competing in Division 3 and 4 of …

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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

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What an epic weekend of county final action as 16 champions were confirmed across the country.  It started on Saturday afternoon when Cargin claimed back-to-back Antrim senior titles following an epic win over Lámh Dhearg. The action resumed on Sunday as 10 football finals and six hurling deciders went down tot he wire with one of the fairytale victories seeing …

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Much-Deserved Provincial Final A Legitimate Goal For Clare

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After drawing Kerry at the semi-final stage in five of the last seven seasons, Colm Collins must surely believe that 2020 will finally be the year his efforts with Clare are rewarded with a provincial final berth.  The Munster SFC draw was made last night with heavy-hitters Cork and Kerry set to meet in the semi-final. Clare won’t have it …

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Cassidy & Kelly Proving That Old Dogs Can Be Taught New Tricks

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The old adage you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was proven wrong this weekend in an absolutely cracking couple days of club championship action. At 38, Kevin Cassidy continues to age like a fine wine as the current Ulster Footballer of the Year was in sparkling form for Gaoth Dobhair in their Donegal SFC semi-final win over favourites …

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Belfast Lord Mayor Captains Club To County Senior Final

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When we think of the Lord Mayor more often than not the picture is painted of an ageing politician taking time out to complete his civic duty before retirement. While that may be a sweeping stereotype, it’s not often we hear of the local Lord Mayor leading his sporting team to success. However, that is the case for Belfast Lord …

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Major Merit: Fergal O’Donnell Chuffed With Special Merit Award Win

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In association with Electric Ireland When discussions arise surrounding the great bastions of Roscommon football, Fergal O’Donnell is one name repeatedly mentioned. His work with the county Minor set-up sets him apart from the rest despite both captaining and managing the seniors to provincial glory. O’Donnell was at the helm in 2006 when an underdog Rossies outfit went the whole …

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Only Three Counties Represented In Pundit Arena Team Of The Decade

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In years to come when we look back on this decade, the narrative will no doubt centre on Dublin and their seven All-Ireland titles including a first-ever five-in-a-row. Dublin dominated the latter half of the decade, the first five years saw Cork and Donegal both end a 20-year famine as well as an unexpected final appearance for Down. When looking …

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Narrative Reflects Poorly On Memorable Decade Of Football

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The decade belongs to the Dubs. That much cannot be disputed. A team that was once viewed as a band of also-rans are now running away with it and show no signs of stopping after seven All-Ireland titles in ten seasons. We aren’t going to discuss the ins and outs of “financial doping” in this column. Whether or not there …

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