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Cork Football Riding Crest Of A Wave Despite Division Three Woes

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Cork welcome Offaly to Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend with Ronan McCarthy’s Rebels looking to get their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start.  The Leesiders endured a horrendous Division 2 campaign in 2019 picking up just two victories over Tipperary and Armagh as they suffered relegation to Gaelic football’s third tier. Seeing a heavyweight such as Cork in …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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The Story Of A Dual All-Ireland Winner & A World Cup Winning Captain

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Philanthropist, humanitarian, All-Ireland winner. There’s nothing like a 20-minute chat with Alan Kerins to make you feel like you haven’t maximised a life’s potential. Despite being the only man to win senior All-Ireland titles in both club hurling and football, it’s his life outside of sport that’s really inspiring. A physiotherapist by trade, Kerins has devoted much of the last …

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Double Dose Of Capitals Colliding In Sigerson Cup Quarter-Finals

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There are four semi-final spots up for grabs this weekend as the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup quarter-finals kick into gear up and down the country.  In Dublin, we have a double-dose of capitals colliding as DCU and Queens clash in Glasnevin while on the south side of the city UCD play host to St. Mary’s University College at Belfield. 'Big …

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Joe Brolly’s Intriguing Take On Live Punditry That Was Rejected By RTÉ

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Joe Brolly addressed the media on Wednesday following his unveiling as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit and the former Sunday Game analyst was as riveting and engaging as expected.  The 1993 All-Ireland winner was controversially axed by RTÉ in the wake of last year’s drawn All-Ireland final. His relationship with the state broadcaster dated back 20 years with Brolly addressing …

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Joe Brolly Doesn’t Mince His Words As He Discusses RTÉ Fallout

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Joe Brolly is back. Well, that didn’t take long. Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the straight-talking Derry man, he goes and shocks us all, returning under the one pretence he so valiantly protested against. A pay-per-view subscription service. Yes, Brolly has been announced as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit ahead of their coverage of the 2020 …

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Paul Galvin Responds To Talk Of Backlash In Wexford Camp

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Paul Galvin has responded to reports that he was close to losing the Wexford dressing room following his decision to drop two senior players weeks after taking over as manager.   The four-time All-Ireland winner was appointed manager in August much to everybody’s surprise. While the senior hurlers’ fortunes have taken an upturn in recent seasons, the Wexford footballers have struggled …

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Joe Brolly Announced As Eir Sport GAA Pundit

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Joe Brolly will make his return to TV screens over the coming months after it was announced that he’d be taking up a role with eir Sport for the Allianz Football League.  The broadcaster has confirmed that the 1993 All-Ireland winner will be part of their panel of pundits for the upcoming league campaign. The Derry man had been working …

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Billy Morgan: It’s Becoming An Elitist Association

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Billy Morgan has launched heavy criticism the GAA’s way following UCC’s thrilling win over NUIG in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup.  The prestigious higher-education tournament got underway this past weekend with the tie of the round undoubtedly being the current champions’ clash with a Galway outfit who qualified for the final in 2018. UCC prevailed by a single point in …

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Major Talking Points Following Electric Weekend In The Sigerson Cup

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The quarter-final pairings are official following a blistering opening weekend in the 2020 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup. Expect fireworks next weekend when Dublin and Belfast meet head-on twice over for a place in the final four. UCD take on 2017 champions St. Mary’s University College following hard-fought wins over Ulster University and Maynooth University, respectively. While, DCU survived a potential …

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“The Biggest Thing Is Free-Taking, Anyone Is A Free-Taker Now”

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Mayo have long been one of the most dominant forces in Gaelic football boasting some of the game’s brightest talents.  Littered with All-Stars such as Higgins, O’Shea, Keegan and Boyle, it was Diarmuid O’Connor who was handed the captaincy at the tender age of 24 last season. The two-time Young Footballer of the Year is a firm favourite with the …

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Farrell Expresses Curiosity & Concern Over GAA’s Advanced Mark

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Dessie Farrell dipped his toes into senior inter-county management for the first time yesterday when an experimental Dublin side fell to a 1-13 to 3-6 defeat to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final. With mass media attention circling the game, column inches got what they wanted as Farrell made 23 substitutions during the game while referee Alan Coyne needed an …

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Five Players To Watch In The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup

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The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup kicks into gear this weekend with a feast of college action taking place up and down the country. The highly prestigious third-level competition brings together talent from all over the country who set their county rivalries aside in pursuit of silverware alongside their fellow alumni. Throughout the years the Sigerson Cup has featured the game’s …

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Cluxton & Connolly Both Set To Continue Playing With Dublin

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Dessie Farrell gave his first press briefing on Friday morning with the new Dublin manager confirming that six-time All-Ireland winning captain Stephen Cluxton will return to the set-up in 2020. There had been speculation surrounding Cluxton’s future given the surprise nature of Jim Gavin’s resignation coupled with the fact that the current Footballer of the Year recently turned 38. Farrell …

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Mark Collins Hoping Cork Can Drag Themselves Out Of The Doldrums

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With changes to the football championship structures coming into effect in 2020 the Allianz Leagues have become more crucial than ever before. With only the top 16 teams guaranteed to compete for All-Ireland honours, more emphasis has been placed on Division two and three of the league as the final standings in both dictate who will be competing in the …

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