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Eimear Scally: There’s Not Much Between Dublin And The Chasing Pack

Cork’s Eimear Scally doesn’t believe there is much between Dublin and the chasing pack in the race for this year’s Brendan Martin Cup.  Mick Bohan’s side will attempt to land three-in-a-row in 2019, with many feeling that they could go on to dominate the game just like Cork before them who won six-in-a-row between 2011-2016. Scally feels that, despite Dublin going …

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Eoin Kelly Plays Down Premier Expectations For Season Ahead

Former All Ireland winning captain, Eoin Kelly, believes newly re-installed manager, Liam Sheedy, will need time to make his mark and urged fans not to expect an All Ireland title immediately. The last time Sheedy was in the role was 2010, when the county ended Kilkenny’s ‘Drive For Five’ and lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The news of his return was …

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O’Sullivan: Cork Need To Find More Guys That They Can Trust

Diarmuid O'Sullivan feature Cork

Former Cork hurler and selector, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, believes John Meyler needs to unearth fresh talent that he can trust to close out a tight game as they prepare for the new season.  The Paddy Power GAA Ambassador compared the Rebel county to Limerick, and their use of subs during last year’s semi-final clash between the two teams. During that game, …

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David Hawkshaw Credits GAA Background With Rugby Rise

David Hawkshaw Ireland

Newly appointed Ireland U20 captain David Hawkshaw credits his GAA background with contributing to his rugby development.  The out-half cum centre is no stranger to leadership duties. He has been involved in three Leinster Senior Cup finals with Belvedere College, winning back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017 before captaining the side in their loss to Blackrock in 2018. He has …

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Seamus Callanan Appointed As Tipperary Captain For 2019

Seamus Callanan

Tipperary sharpshooter, Seamus Callanan, has been appointed as the county’s hurling captain for 2019 with Noel McGrath as vice-captain. The Drom & Inch club man takes over from Padraic Maher who led the county from centre-back last year. Newly-reinstalled manager, Liam Sheedy had previously confirmed to Tipp FM that he would wait until the conclusion of the Coop Superstores Munster Senior …

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Divilly: “We’re Getting Fed After Training Which Maybe Wasn’t A Thing”

Siobhan Divilly Galway NUIG

Galway and NUIG Ladies Footballer, Siobhan Divilly, has praised the impact that the growth of the sport has had on the players.  Last September, a record-breaking crowd of 50,141 attended the All Ireland final clash between Dublin and Cork, almost double that of the 27,374-strong crowd present in the 2014 final between the same counties. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association …

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Cork Carry The Lessons Of 2018 Into Promising New Season

Bill Cooper Cork

The 2018 championship may not have ended the way Cork would have wanted it to, but Bill Cooper is optimistic that everything will come right for the Rebel County in due course.  The Imokilly club man has no complaints about the manner of their exit at the hands of Limerick in the semi-final stage last July, instead, he insists the …

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“Do People Want The GAA To Give Them Money At The Gate?”

Dick Clerkin GAA

Dick Clerkin has doubled down on backing the GAA with regards to their recently announced ticket price hikes for Allianz League games.  The GAA announced last week that tickets bought on the day for Allianz League games will rise by 33% to €20 while also confirming that tickets for this year’s All-Ireland football and hurling finals will increase by €10 to …

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Horan On New Rules: We’ll Have To Wait And See How Managers Evolve

horan rule changes

John Horan has admitted that the decision to scrap the experimental handpass rule for this year’s Allianz Football League, divided opinion within the Central Council. The GAA President admitted that last Saturday’s meeting was one of the longest debates he had been involved with, and a number of factors came into making the decision. “Some people felt, having witnessed it …

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Deegan Settles Into “Dream” Of Hurling With Kilkenny

Paddy Deegan Kilkenny

Paddy Deegan grew up, as most children in Kilkenny do, wanting to play for his county. So you can understand why the nerves set in when he finally got that call to play under Brian Cody. The Kilkenny manager used the League last year to find some young, hidden gems and integrated them into the team throughout the Championship. Deegan …

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