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Darragh Fitzgibbon The Shy & Unassuming Star Leading His Club To Glory

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The most striking thing about Darragh Fitzgibbon upon meeting him is his shyness. As he tugs on his compression top whilst answering questions you can’t help but think ‘is this really the All-Star midfielder?’. A humble and unassuming character, it’s clear that the Cork star struggles with being so well known, but how exactly does he deal with it? It’s …

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Saturday’s Allianz League Round-Up: Champions Dublin & Limerick Comfortable In Victory

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Solid wins for defending champions Dublin and Limerick in today’s Allianz football and hurling fixtures saw very little in the way of surprises in the marquee matchups. Here is our round-up of Saturday’s Allianz League fixtures. Allianz Football League Division One Dublin 1-15 – 0-7 Galway …

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Fitzgibbon Cup Round-Up: Trinity College Secure Historic First Win

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The Fitzgibbon Cup kicked into action today and as per usual the esteemed college’s tournament failed to disappoint as inter-county stars turned out up and down the country. The big story of the weekend came out of Borrisoleigh as Trinity College secured their first ever Fitzgibbon cup victory overcoming Garda College by five points (0-13 1-15). Whilst Trinity tore it …

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GAA Round-up: Watch As Wonder Goal Sends Naomh Eanna Into Final

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The role of the fly-keeper has become more and more common following the antics of All-Star Rory Beggan, and Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody, but it was only a matter of time before this happened. Galway and Connacht champions, An Spidéal entered into today’s All-Ireland intermediate final against Antrim’s Naomh Eanna buoyed by goalkeeper Magnus Breathnach’s performances up until this point. …

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Roundup: All The GAA Results From Sunday’s Action

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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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Seamus Flanagan: “Bring On Anyone Who Wants To Take Us On”

Seamus Flanagan Limerick UCD Fitzgibbon

2018 treated us to a feast of hurling with Limerick ending a 45-year famine by lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup after a nail-biting final against Galway. Many would assume that the players would still be revelling in their success, but on the contrary, Limerick full-forward, Seamus Flanagan, has long since put the celebrations behind him and is itching to take …

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The Armagh Goalkeeper Who Will Manage Against Armagh This Weekend

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Long-serving Armagh hurler Simon Doherty faces a unique challenge this weekend when the Ulster University side he manages takes on the Armagh side he plays for. “I play for Armagh, but I’m also the Ulster University manager, so it’ll be an interesting one but I’ really looking forward to the game on Saturday” Doherty told Jerome Quinn. “It’s interesting coming …

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Anthony Daly On Board With Antrim Hurlers For 2019

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Anthony Daly has agreed to come on board the Antrim hurling set-up in an advisory capacity to new manager Neal Peden in 2019. Peden was appointed as the Saffron county’s new hurling manager after joint bosses Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley stepped down. Peden will step up into the leading role having been part of the former regime’s backroom team. …

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All-Star Nominee Daniel Flynn Opts Out Of Kildare Squad For 2019

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Daniel Flynn has opted out of the Kildare panel for 2019 as Cian O’Neill announced his squad for the upcoming O’Byrne Cup.  Full-forward, Flynn was nominated for an All-Star this year off the back of some impressive performances for the Lilywhites and news of his exclusion will come as a huge blow for Kildare as they seek to bounce straight …

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Cork’s Conor Lehane Optimistic For Future Of Rebel Hurling

Conor Lehane says Cork hurling is “going in the right direction” as consecutive provincial crowns continue to bring hope back to the rebels. Speaking at the GAA youth forum in Croke Park last weekend, he spoke about the steps that Cork have made in the last few years. “Definitely, just going by the last few years it’s going in the right direction, previous …

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MacKenna On Monday: Club Game The Soul Of The Sport

Last weekend, a tiny sliver of a story was predictably buried beneath so much quantity. It was from no more than the Limerick Junior A hurling final as tiny Tournafulla made the half-hour journey to Dromcollogher to win what they never had before. This was life rather than merely a game, and was captured superbly by Stephen Barr in the …

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