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Cork Football Riding Crest Of A Wave Despite Division Three Woes

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Cork welcome Offaly to Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend with Ronan McCarthy’s Rebels looking to get their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start.  The Leesiders endured a horrendous Division 2 campaign in 2019 picking up just two victories over Tipperary and Armagh as they suffered relegation to Gaelic football’s third tier. Seeing a heavyweight such as Cork in …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Na Gaeil Óga: Meet The GAA Club United By Language, Not Parish

Na Gaeil Óga

Brought to you in association with AIG Ireland.  On first impressions, Na Gaeil Óga would appear to be a GAA club like any other,  but there is one unique aspect about this Dublin club, they are formed by a love of the Irish language rather than parish loyalties. Na Gaeil Óga are based in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan and Phoenix …

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Sigerson Cup Semi-Final Preview: Two Mouth-Watering Clashes In Store

Sigerson Cup UCD

We’re down to the final four teams in the Electric Ireland Higher Education Sigerson Cup with UCD, DCU, Letterkenny IT and IT Carlow all battling it out for a place in this year’s final. Both Sigerson Cup semi-finals take place on Tuesday with DCU welcoming UCD to their Sportsground for a highly-anticipated Dublin derby while Letterkenny and Carlow go head-to-head …

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Fitzgibbon Cup Round-Up: All To Play For Following Exciting Weekend

Fitzgibbon Cup round-up

A number of teams booked their spots in the Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup over the weekend with a spate of outstanding displays.  There are still more places to play for heading into an all-important final round of group games with plenty more to look forward to. Read our round-up of all the weekend’s action below. _____ Group A …

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Electric Ireland To Livestream Sigerson Cup Semi-Final Between DCU & UCD

Electric Ireland will livestream the semi-final of the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup, featuring DCU Dóchas Éireann v University College Dublin on Wednesday. The game takes place at 6pm at the Dublin City University Sportsground and can be watched on Electric Ireland’s website as well as through GAA.ie. The home side reached the competition’s last four with an impressive 7-14 to 0-09 win over …

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“The Lads Were Shining Down On Us” – Ballyhale Dedicate Historic Win

Ballyhale

Ballyhale Shamrocks collected a historic eighth All-Ireland club title in Croke Park on Sunday with a narrow three-point victory over Borris-Ileigh but manager Henry Shefflin admitted it was also “a very sad day”. Like Borris-Ileigh, Ballyhale have experienced much tragedy, losing two players – Eoin Doyle and Eugene Aylward – who would have otherwise been lining out with the panel …

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Sigerson Round-Up: Champions Defeated While Dublin Teams March On

Sigerson Cup

It was another exciting weekend in the Electric Ireland Higher Education Sigerson Cup as reigning champions UCC bowed out of the competition at the hands of IT Carlow. Read our round-up of all the action below. _____ Reigning champions UCC exited the competition on Sunday afternoon following a surprise four-point loss to IT Carlow. The home side got out of …

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Ballyhale Shamrocks Create History As Most Successful Club Side Ever

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Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-18 Borris-Ileigh 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are the most successful club side in the history of Gaelic Games after collecting an unprecedented eighth senior club All-Ireland at Croke Park on Sunday.  Borris-Ileigh provided stiff opposition in what was the first-ever Kilkenny/Tipperary final at senior club level. Jerry Kelly shows great skill and …

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The Story Of A Dual All-Ireland Winner & A World Cup Winning Captain

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Philanthropist, humanitarian, All-Ireland winner. There’s nothing like a 20-minute chat with Alan Kerins to make you feel like you haven’t maximised a life’s potential. Despite being the only man to win senior All-Ireland titles in both club hurling and football, it’s his life outside of sport that’s really inspiring. A physiotherapist by trade, Kerins has devoted much of the last …

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Double Dose Of Capitals Colliding In Sigerson Cup Quarter-Finals

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There are four semi-final spots up for grabs this weekend as the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup quarter-finals kick into gear up and down the country.  In Dublin, we have a double-dose of capitals colliding as DCU and Queens clash in Glasnevin while on the south side of the city UCD play host to St. Mary’s University College at Belfield. 'Big …

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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Preview: Two Exciting Derbies In Store

Fitzgibbon Cup

Following an intriguing opening round, the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup continues this weekend with plenty more action to enjoy. The second round begins on Friday evening when IT Carlow welcome GMIT to their grounds before the action continues all across the weekend. Read our preview of the games below. _____ Group A Maynooth University v DCU Dochas Eireann: Sunday, January …

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Joe Brolly’s Intriguing Take On Live Punditry That Was Rejected By RTÉ

Interview originally published on January 17, 2020. _____ Joe Brolly addressed the media following his unveiling as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit and the former Sunday Game analyst was as riveting and engaging as expected.  The 1993 All-Ireland winner was controversially axed by RTÉ in the wake of last year’s drawn All-Ireland final. His relationship with the state broadcaster dated …

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First Class Rivals: Fiercest Of Rivalries Put Aside For Common Goal

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

In association with The GAA is built on the values of community and local bonds. Players and supporters are fiercely loyal to their clubs and counties and rivalries with surrounding areas naturally form. Very rarely is any middle ground formed between life-long rivals but that is exactly the unique premise that the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships are built on. …

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