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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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Diarmuid O’Connor Buoyed By Returning Mayo Legends

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Diarmuid O’Connor is looking forward to getting his sixth season with Mayo underway having recently returned from an extended break ahead of the Allianz Leagues.  Mayo have a tough start if they are to retain their Division One title with Donegal (away) and Dublin (home) proving to be formidable opposition in the opening two weeks. However, before all of that, …

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Marty Clarke – Mickey Harte’s Take On McShane Saga Is ‘Comical’

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Cathal McShane, will he or won’t he?  That is the question on everybody’s lips as we countdown towards the beginning of the 2020 Allianz League campaign. The All-Star Tyrone full-forward looks set to link up with AFL outfit Adelaide Crows for their preseason training following a breakthrough 2019 campaign that saw him finish as the championship’s top scorer. Following Tyrone’s …

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Adelaide Crows Set To Win Race For McShane Signature

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AFL outfit Adelaide Crows have confirmed that All-Star full-forward Cathal McShane will train with the club later this month.  Last week, teamtalkmag.com reported that the Tyrone attacker was set to link up with the Brisbane Lions following a breakthrough season that saw him finish the Championship as joint-top scorer. However, Crows’ general manager Justin Reid confirmed via their website that …

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Audacious Flick The Highlight Of Well-Worked Kilcoo Goal

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It’s Kilcoo who hold a slight advantage in their All-Ireland club football semi-final clash with Ballyboden St. Enda’s thanks for a beautifully taken goal from Ryan Johnston. With Corofin comfortably dispatching of Nemo Rangers in the earlier semi-final, the two sides met in Breffni Park this afternoon with the prize of taking on the defending All-Ireland champions at stake. Ballyboden …

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Corofin Score Incredible Team Goal After Just 33 Seconds

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Corofin and Nemo Rangers are in the midst of a battle down in Ennis as the fight it out for a spot in this year’s All-Ireland club football final. The Galway champions are chasing an unprecedented three-in-a-row while Ireland’s most successful club side are looking to enact some revenge having fallen to Corofin in the 2017 club final. It was …

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The John McEntee Speech That Forged Believers In Kilcoo

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Kilcoo have been coming.  They’ve been knocking on the door for Ulster for quite some time now after ending a 73-year wait for a county title back in 2009. After losing two Ulster club finals, they finally got over the line in 2019 and now stand one game away from an All-Ireland club final. It’s been a remarkable rise for …

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Farragher On Advantages Of Sevens Football & Burke The Machine

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How do you solve a problem like Corofin? The Galway champions continue in their pursuit of history this weekend when they face Nemo Rangers in the All-Ireland club semi-final on Saturday in Ennis. Corofin are looking to become the first club side ever to clinch three successive All-Ireland senior men’s titles and have blazed a trail through the competition en …

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Ballyboden’s All-Ireland Adventure Very Much A Community Affair

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The meeting of former All-Ireland champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s and Kilcoo of Down may just be the most intriguing fixture in the club calendar this weekend.  While it was just a few years ago that the Dublin champions picked up a maiden All-Ireland title, this is just their second foray into the final four of the All-Ireland club series. Kilcoo, …

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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

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What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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