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Corry’s Corner: Stop Saying “It’s Only The League” When It’s All We’ve Got

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The Allianz Football League is underway and what an opening weekend it was. With all eyes firmly fixed on Dublin and Kerry, the nation’s top two in GAA HQ, there were exhilarating games and exciting performances up and down the country. James Durcan’s last-minute piledriver saved Mayo’s blushes in Ballybofey. Leitrim put all the naysayers back in their boxes in …

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Fitzgibbon Cup Preview: Mouth-Watering Quarter-Final Battles Await

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The quarter-final stage of the Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup is upon us with four scintillating clashes in store.  The action begins on Wednesday afternoon with a local derby in Limerick before attention turns to the Mardyke in Cork where reigning champions UCC take on UCD. On Thursday, there is the highly-anticipated clash of DCU and WIT, which will …

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Ronan Steede Handed Galway Senior Debut At 28-Years-Old

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Corofin made history ten days ago by becoming the first club side ever to win three successive All-Ireland senior football titles when they defeated Kilcoo at Croke Park. In what was a scrappy game overall, Kilcoo will have walked away with regrets knowing that Corofin were there for the taking on a cold day in HQ. The Galway men performed …

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Shane Long Explains How He Chose Soccer Over Hurling

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We all know by now that Shane Long used to play hurling. His exploits in the GAA’s small-ball code have been well documented since his meteoric rise from Cork City teenager to Premier League star. The Gortnahoe-Glengoole man played two years county minor with Tipperary before concentrating on his burgeoning soccer career. Tipperary hurling’s loss was Irish football’s gain as …

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Electric Ireland To Stream Exciting DCU v WIT Fitzgibbon Cup Clash

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Electric Ireland will be providing a double dose of Higher Education Championships live stream this week beginning with the Sigerson Final on Wednesday before the highly-anticipated Fitzgibbon Cup clash between DCU and WIT on Thursday. After topping Group A, Eoin Roche’s DCU DE side earned themselves a home quarter-final in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup. In round one, they narrowly …

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Talking Points Following Intriguing First Round In Allianz Hurling League

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The Allianz Hurling League returned with a bang this weekend with major wins for Limerick, Kilkenny and Waterford, among others. The action began sensationally on Saturday evening as Limerick snuck past Tipperary during a thrilling affair. Following that, Wexford impressed as they comprehensively overcame Laois. Meanwhile on Sunday, Kilkenny, Clare, Waterford and Galway all recorded wins to get their campaigns …

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Peter Keane Happy Heading Home With A Point In The Pocket

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Peter Keane was his usual coy self as he addressed the media following Kerry’s entertaining draw with Dublin in the opening round of the Allianz Football League.  The Kerry boss settled into his chair and was immediately pressed on whether it was a point gained or a point dropped for the Kingdom in Croke Park. “I suppose we could look …

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Kerry Versus Dublin Always Warms The Heart, Even In Cold Conditions

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Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. There really is something to be said for Saturday night football. Making the journey through town this evening, there was a sense of optimism flowing through the air as Drumcondra drew closer. Dublin versus Kerry, opening game of the season, under lights and a healthy crowd in HQ, you …

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Cork Dominate Proceedings On Historic Night In Pairc Ui Chaoimh

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Cork 1-9 Westmeath 0-6 On a historic day at Páirc Uí Chaoimh the Cork ladies footballers got the defence of their Lidl National Football League Division 1 title off to a winning start thanks largely to Orla Finn’s early flurry of scores. This league clash against Westmeath was the first time the Cork senior ladies played a competitive game at …

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QUIZ: Name The Teams From The 2017 Allianz Football League Final

Dublin and Kerry renew their rivalry this evening in the opening round of the 2020 Allianz Football League.  Stretching back to the 1940s, clashes between these two great footballing counties have been well documented. While Kerry have lifted eight more All-Irelands and seven extra Allianz League titles, Dublin are quickly catching up having lifted seven and five in each respectively …

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Team News Ahead Of Exciting Opening Round In Allianz Hurling League

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The Allianz Hurling League returns with a bang on Saturday evening as All-Ireland champions Tipperary welcome current league holders Limerick to Semple Stadium.  That clash takes place in the newly formed Division 1, Group A, while in Group B this evening, Wexford travel to Laois to face Eddie Brennan’s charges. On Sunday, Galway and Westmeath go head-to-head before Waterford and …

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Moran Believes McDonald Addition Is A Huge Boost For Elder Statesmen

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Andy Moran believes the addition of Ciaran McDonald to the Mayo backroom team will come as a huge boost to James Horan’s side. The recently-retired Moran feels that Mayo’s more experienced contingent will benefit most from McDonald’s presence in the squad. McDonald is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Mayo jersey and in his …

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“It Was Disappointing Not To Win It, It Would Have Been A Nice Reward”

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“Kerry’s star performer throughout 2019. O’Brien caused continual headaches for opposition teams in the championship and turned the screw when Kerry needed him in the final 15 minutes against Tyrone. Kerry looked like they were heading for the exit until O’Brien’s goal flipped the script. “Touch and go as to whether he will receive an All-Star, such is the competition …

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Fitzgibbon Review: Limerick Sides Set Up Derby Following Group Games

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The quarter-final lineup for the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup is complete following an entertaining final round of group games on Thursday.   Both Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick came out on top in their respective games against Waterford IT and Maynooth University setting up an exciting derby clash next week. Also on Thursday, NUIG overcame CIT, booking their …

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