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One-Sided Wins, Two-Tiered Systems & Three Cheers For Roscommon

Gaelic football took centre stage this weekend in the absence of the Munster Hurling Championship as fans around the country were treated to a host of provincial championship clashes. The standard on show most definitely varied from county to county. As expected, Dublin and Tyrone strolled to easy wins over Louth and Antrim respectively, while Fermanagh made Donegal sweat for …

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Monaghan Vs Fermanagh Standout Tie In First Round Of Qualifiers

Monaghan will square off with Fermanagh in an all-Ulster clash as the draw for round one of the All Ireland football championship qualifiers was made on Monday. In another standout game, the winners of Kildare and Longford – who drew yesterday – will travel to Carlow while Westmeath who were defeated by Laois were handed a home tie against Waterford. …

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GAA Round-Up: Honours Even In Salthill & Tullamore

No shocks in the GAA Championship today but plenty of talking points following draws in both the Leinster Football and Hurling Championships.  In the weekends only Liam MacCarthy Cup fixture, Galway and Wexford played out to a draw in Salthill while Longford and Kildare were forced into extra-time in Tullamore before finishing level. Elsewhere, It was a case of third …

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Conclusions Following Donegal’s Drab Win Over Fermanagh

Fermanagh 0-9 Donegal 0-15 Donegal were made to work for it but in the end, they overcame Fermanagh with six points to spare at Brewster Park this afternoon.  The Tir Conaill men got off to a slow start as they struggled to cope with Fermanagh’s defensive wall, however, they just had too much quality for last year’s Ulster finalists in …

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GAA Round-Up: Routine Wins For Dublin & Tyrone But Mayo Fall

The GAA Football Championship took centre stage on Saturday with plenty of All-Ireland contenders in action.  Dublin and Tyrone both recorded routine victories to book their spots in provincial semi-finals. However, Mayo fell to a one-point defeat against Roscommon in a cracking contest in Castlebar. Meath swatted aside the challenge of Carlow in the days’ other football game. Meanwhile, in …

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GAA Accept Invitation To March In Dublin Pride For The First Time

The GAA will be represented in this year’s Dublin Pride festival for the first time in its 36-year history. The news was announced on Friday’s airing of the Late Late Show when openly-gay referee, David Gough, confirmed that the GAA had accepted an invitation from event organisers. “As a result of our discussions, Eddie McGuinness, manager of the Pride Parade, …

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All-Ireland Contenders Out In Force As Football Takes Centre Stage

Gaelic football takes centre stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions, Dublin, start their journey towards what they hope is an unprecedented five-in-a-row.  They take on a Louth side who will be buoyed by their goal-scoring exploits in 2019. The game in Portlaoise will act as the main event in a double-header with Carlow versus Meath. Another Leinster double-header goes down …

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Louth Manager Wayne Kierans Is More Than Just A ‘Soccer Man’

The narrative surrounding Louth boss, Wayne Kierans, is one of optimism in the Wee County, however, much has been said about the fact that he is supposedly a ‘soccer man’. The soccer man, an old-school Gael’s worst nightmare. The ‘ground ball’ loving coach who’s coming in to change the way the game is played. Sure, he’ll probably be teaching the …

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No Room For Rory O’Carroll In Dublin Team For Leinster Opener

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named the returning Rory O’Carroll among the substitutes for their Leinster Senior Championship opener against Louth this evening. Gavin has stuck with 11 members of the team that started last year’s All Ireland final including Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny and Footballer of the Year, Brian Fenton. Cormac Costello and Michael Fitzsimons, who came off the …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group G: Leitrim Overcome Mayo In Thriller

It was another entertaining round of action in the 2019 Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge with Leitrim and Roscommon picking up victories. Leitrim overcame a plucky Mayo side in a game that went back and forth right to the very end, while Roscommon put a gallant Sligo side to the sword. Here is our round-up of this week’s action from …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group F: Monaghan Take Derby Day Spoils

Group F of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continued this week with Monaghan travelling to the home of Cavan GAA and coming away with a huge win over their local rivals. Elsewhere in Group F, Louth and Longford played out an entertaining draw in Kells in a game that could have gone either way but a draw probably reflected …

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Forgotten Friday: Westmeath Dethrone Laois To End Leinster Famine

Football takes centre stage this weekend in the GAA Championship as All-Ireland champions Dublin begin their journey towards a never before seen five-in-a-row.  With perennial All-Ireland contenders Mayo and Tyrone also in action it’s an opportunity for football fans to come out of the woodwork and revel in what is hopefully an entertaining weekend of action. While arguably three of …

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