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Shane Walsh Hungry To Continue Upward Trend In Galway

You would be forgiven for forgetting how much Galway football has improved in recent years, given their current standing as one of the main challengers to Dublin. In 2017, Kevin Walsh led his side to their first win in Croke Park in 16 years as they claimed the Division 2 National League title, securing their place in the top flight. …

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Connell Believes Another New Dub Will Make An Impact In 2019

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Since 2011 Dublin have dominated the Gaelic footballing landscape, and that could continue in 2019 as Jim Gavin’s side go in search of a first-ever five-in-a-row. The ‘Dubs’ have won six of the last eight All-Ireland titles which is impressive in itself, but what is arguably more impressive is how they have managed to improve their side year on year. …

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Cork Ladies To Play First Ever Competitive Game At Páirc Uí Chaoimh

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Last week it was announced that All-Ireland ladies football champions Dublin would play two of their National League games at Croke Park and they would act as curtain raisers for the county’s all-conquering men’s team. Now, Cork have followed suit and announced that Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host two Cork ladies division one encounters that will also act as a …

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Roundup: All The GAA Results From Sunday’s Action

Tony Kelly Clare GAA

With only two weeks left until the beginning of the Allianz National Football and Hurling leagues, today was another chance for managers to see their teams in action. Here is a round-up of all of the GAA preseason results.  _____ Hurling: Clare v Tipperary The Banner county secured a 4-20 to 1-18 win over neighbours, Tipperary, to claim silverware in the …

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Dublin Edge Past Meath After Penalties In O’Byrne Semi-Final

For the second weekend in a row, a penalty shootout was required to decide the winner in the preseason competitions, as Dublin edged past Meath to reach the O’Byrne Cup final.  The game finished 1-12 apiece after normal time with the All Ireland champions prevailing 3-1 in the penalty competition, which was introduced instead of extra time. Ballyboden St Endas’ club man, …

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Clare Rally Late To Lift First McGrath Cup In 11 Years

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Clare footballers hit three late points to defeat Cork in the McGrath cup final on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-09. As the game entered the final ten minutes level, a brace from Keelan Sexton edged Clare in front before half-back Dean Ryan popped up in the second minute of injury time to seal a three-point victory. The first half …

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Monaghan’s Niall Kearns To Miss National League After Heart Surgery

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Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke has confirmed that midfielder Niall Kearns will miss most of this year’s National League as he recovers from a heart operation. The young midfielder capped off an amazing debut season with an All-Star nominee as the Farney men reached their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years. However, Kearns will not be available for the foreseeable future after …

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Kieran McGeeney Believes The GAA Should Extend The National League

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Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has called upon the GAA to scrap pre-season competitions like the McKenna Cup in favour of extending the National League. Despite Armagh’s impressive early season form that has seen them win all three of their McKenna Cup group games, McGeeney feels that teams would benefit more from home and away league matches rather than the traditional …

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McKernan: Dublin Aren’t As Far Ahead As Everyone Thinks

Tyrone defender, Michael McKernan, believes that All Ireland champions, Dublin, are not as far ahead of the chasing pack as everyone thinks.  McKernan featured at centre-back in the All Ireland final as Dublin cruised past Mickey Harte’s side to claim their fourth title in a row. Few teams can close to ending Dublin’s unbeaten run in 2018 but the Ulster …

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O’Shea: Younger Players Want To Step Into Leadership Roles

Sean O'Shea Kerry

There have been many changes in Kerry football recently but forward, Seán O’Shea, insists that their younger players can lead the county through the transition.  Éamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down as manager of the senior team in August after six years in charge, and was replaced by All Ireland winning minor boss, Peter Keane. Despite failing to make the semi-final stage …

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No Return For 12 Players Who Left Mayo Panel

Mayo Senior Ladies Football manager, Peter Leahy is preparing to lead his side into the new season without the 12 players who departed the county panel last year.  Eight players from the Carnacon club, as well as four other members, left the panel 10 days before their championship clash against Cavan last June, citing player welfare concerns. Leahy had led …

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Watch: Leitrim & Mayo Involved In Gaelic Football’s First Penalty Shootout

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James Horan’s return to the Mayo sideline proved a triumphant and historic one after they overcame Leitrim in the FBD League preliminary round game via a penalty shootout.  The game in Carrick-on-Shannon proved to be an entertaining affair, finishing on a scoreline of 2-13 apiece after 70 minutes. Rather than playing extra-time, the game went straight into the GAA’s first ever …

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Roscommon’s Seánie McDermott Announces Retirement

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Former Roscommon captain, Seánie McDermott, has announced his retirement for intercounty football after 14 years with the county.  The 34-year-old made his senior debut for Roscommon in 2005 and, remarkably, started every league and championship game from that point up to 2017. McDermott made 178 appearances for the Rossies and enjoyed title success in the Connacht championship in 2015 and 2017. …

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Kilmacud Crokes Forward Joins John Maughan’s Offaly Panel

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Offaly have acquired the services of Kilmacud Crokes forward Shane Horan ahead of their 2019 campaign just a week after manager John Maughan spoke of the lack of players making themselves available. The Daily Mirror reports that Horan completed an inter-county transfer last week through the parentage rule as both his mother and father hail from the Faithful County.  Horan …

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Darragh Canavan To Make First Tyrone Senior Start On Sunday

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Darragh Canavan, son of the legendary Tyrone player, Peter, will make his first senior start for the county against Ulster University in the McKenna Cup this weekend. Canavan was the star for the county’s U17 side in last year’s championship, scoring 1-03 against Roscommon alone in Croke Park. News emerged last month that he had joined the senior ranks for …

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