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Massive Sinkhole Destroys Grounds Of Monaghan GAA Club

Monaghan GAA club damage

A massive sinkhole has severely damaged the grounds of a Monaghan GAA club today which is believed to be caused by the collapse of a nearby mine. Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club in Co. Monaghan has stated that nobody was hurt in the incident and that they are currently in correspondence with the owners of the mine who are investigating the …

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JP McManus Has Donated €100,000 To Every County Board In The Country

JP McManus

JP McManus, the famous Irish businessman and racehorse owner, has donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country.  The €3.2 million investment has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland hurling final success this summer as the Treaty country ended their 45-year wait to bring the Liam MacCarthy cup back to Shannonside. The €100,000 which …

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Fennelly: GAA Should Invest In Players’ Physical & Mental Health

Former Kilkenny hurler Micheal Fennelly has said that he believes the GAA should invest in the “physical and mental well-being” of its players. Speaking at the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year announcement, the eight-time All-Ireland winner outlined that he believes county boards around the country should “invest money into the qualified people” in a bid to aid …

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Waterford Appoint New Senior Hurling And Football Managers

The Déise are ringing in the changes in both codes. Derek McGrath stepped down from the managerial role of the Waterford Senior Hurling team in June, after they failed to emerge from the Munster Senior Championship. In football, Tom McGlinchey then resigned the month after, having guided them to a first Championship win since 2011 with victory over Wexford. These …

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Interesting Stats Emerge From Dublin And Limerick’s All-Ireland Triumph

It was another unforgettable summer of GAA, especially for Dublin and Limerick. Dublin’s dominance continued as they steamrolled to a fourth successive All Ireland senior football championship and the ‘Drive For Five’ will certainly be the focus in 2019 for Jim Gavin’s side. Limerick, meanwhile, ended the 45-year wait for an All-Ireland as the Liam MacCarthy cup finally returned to …

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Galway Pair & Limerick Star Nominated For Hurler Of The Year

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Galway pair Joe Canning and Padraic Mannion have been nominated for 2018 Hurler of the Year.  Canning is aiming to retain his 2017 title and would be the first hurler to win the honour in two successive years. While this is Canning’s third nomination, it is the first time for both Mannion and Lynch, with the …

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15 Limerick Hurlers Nominated As Treaty Dominate All-Star Contention

Limerick

2018 All-Ireland champions Limerick, capped off a fantastic year by leading this year’s hurling All-Star nominations, with 15 players in contention for selection. The 45 players shortlist was released today with the Treaty dominating proceedings following their first Liam MacCarthy triumph in 45 years. There are a total of eight counties represented in the nominations with beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway, just …

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Club Roundup: Shock Defeat For Dr Crokes While Nemo Progress

One of the biggest shocks in the club championship this weekend came in Kerry where Kerins O’Rahilly’s came from nine points down to record a 3-18 to 2-17 victory over champions, Dr Crokes.  Dr Crokes looked to have the win secured with ten minutes to go but two goals from Tommy Walsh helped them to a 13-point swing in the final …

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Brian Cody Expected To Continue The Course With Kilkenny Hurlers

It is being reported today that Brian Cody will decide to stay on as manager of the Kilkenny senior hurling team.  The Cats have been in a transitional period over the last two years but 2018 was promising as Cody’s side claimed a league title, in addition to losing to eventual champions Limerick by just two points in the All-Ireland …

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Westmeath To Appoint Limerick Legend Quaid As He Departs Kildare

Former Limerick goalkeeper, Joe Quaid has left his role as Kildare hurling manager after three years in charge. It is expected that the two-time All Star winner will now take over as boss of Westmeath, following the departure of Michael Ryan earlier this summer. Ryan was with the county for almost four years, guiding them to the Joe McDonagh final …

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Late Tipperary Goal Seals Dramatic U21 Final Win Over Cork

Cork 1-16 Tipperary 3-13 In front of a crowd of 16,173, Tipperary were crowned U21 hurling champions for the first time since 2010. A burst of scores from Cork looked to have sealed the win for the Rebels before the substitutes for the Premier County combined to edge the win in dramatic style. Determined not to repeat the mistakes of the …

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Mannion Narrowly Beats Mulcahy To PA Hurler Of The Year Award

Following a suitably dramatic All Ireland final that finished an epic summer of hurling, we asked our readers to vote for their Hurler and Young Hurler of the Year.  After some brilliant performances, the nominees for Hurler of the Year were Joe Canning and Padraic Mannion of Galway and Graeme Mulcahy from the All Ireland champions, Limerick. Cork’s Mark Coleman …

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Cork Make One Change To Strong Team For U21 Final Against Tipp

Cork have made one change to their side to face Tipperary in the All Ireland U21 hurling final tomorrow evening in Gaelic Grounds.  David Griffin is named at full-back after recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained in a senior training session prior to Cork’s All Ireland semi-final. The Cork U21 hurling team for the All-Ireland Final on Sunday 26th …

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“It’s Cool That They Finally Won” – Tiger Weighs In On Limerick’s Triumph

Limerick’s hurlers have been receiving their fair share of praise from around the sporting world, following their All-Ireland senior hurling final triumph last Sunday. One of the biggest and most surprising names to congratulate John Kiely’s men was golfer and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods. Woods is a close friend of JP McManus who sponsors the hurlers through Sporting Limerick …

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Micheál Donoghue Vows Resilient Galway Will Bounce Back

Galway manager, Micheál Donoghue has vowed that his side will recover from their one-point loss to Limerick in the All Ireland final at the weekend and come back stronger.  The Tribesmen found themselves eight points down after 68 minutes but fought their way back to within a point during additional time. Donoghue has hailed the character of his players to recover …

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