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Cora Staunton Suffers Double Leg Break During Aussie Rules Game

Cora Staunton

Former Mayo footballer Cora Staunton has suffered a horrific double leg break while playing for UNSW-ES Bulldogs against Macquarie University.  Her AFLW club, GWS Giants, confirmed the news on Saturday. “The GIANTS can confirm that AFLW forward Cora Staunton has broken her leg while playing in the AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s competition on Saturday. “The Irish import was playing …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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A Father’s Smile The Constant Motivator For Clare’s Peter Duggan

Peter Duggan

Clare sharpshooter Peter Duggan is hoping to extend his hurling career for as long as possible, not so he can win endless accolades, but so he can continue painting smiles on his family’s faces. The 25-year-old recently submitted his thesis in which he investigated the increasing demands on inter-county hurlers and the corresponding effects on retirement age. His findings showed …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group F: Monaghan & Wicklow Gold Record Big Wins

Celtic Challenge

The 2019 Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge has well and truly kicked into gear following a number of first-round games taking place throughout the country. In Group F there were strong wins for Monaghan, Wicklow Gold and the Kildare Cadets at the expense of Louth, Longford and Cavan respectively. Here is a full and comprehensive round-up following the opening round …

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Derek McGrath On Training Camps, Punditry & Dealing With Mental Health

Derek McGrath agrees with his Waterford successor, Paraic Fanning, that the GAA need to focus their attention elsewhere rather than trying to ban training camps. Earlier this week, Fanning voiced his displeasure at the GAA’s ruling to prohibit foreign training camps from next year onwards. Waterford recently returned from a five-day stint in Portugal and Fanning described the change in …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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Burke And Silke Return For Galway As Walsh Hands Out Three Debuts

Corofin duo Ian Burke and Liam Silke return to the Galway starting XV for this weekend’s trip to Ruislip where they will face London in the opening round of the Connacht Championship.  Kevin Walsh had to make do without the Corofin contingent throughout the Allianz Football League as they powered their way to a second All-Ireland club title in a …

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Joe Canning: It’s Stupid Talk To Look Beyond Leinster

Joe Canning knows his championship season could be over before it gets started following a groin injury sustained in Galway’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Waterford. The former hurler of the year has been ruled out for up to 16 weeks after undergoing surgery and while that would leave him open to a return around mid to late July. Canning …

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Dublin Great Paul Flynn Announces Inter-County Retirement

Decorated Dublin star Paul Flynn has announced his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 32 due to fitness reasons  Flynn won six All-Ireland titles with the Dubs, as well as earning four consecutive All-Stars between 2011 and 2014, but has struggled to regain full fitness after back surgery in 2018. In a statement Flynn said: “After 12 proud years …

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Gaelic Football To Take A Back Seat As RTÉ Announce Live Schedule

In case you were under any illusion that Gaelic football is still the viewing choice of Gaels around the country, RTÉ are here to tell you otherwise.  The national broadcaster today released their schedule ahead of this summers provincial championships with hurling set to dominate our TV screens until the end of June. RTÉ will only broadcast just five Gaelic …

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