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Jim Gavin Keeps Faith With Fifteen For Leinster SFC Final

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Jim Gavin has named his side ahead of this afternoon’s Leinster SFC final against Meath in Croke Park. The starting fifteen is unchanged from Dublin’s 15-point semi-final victory over Kildare two week’s ago. Dublin’s attack will be spearheaded by Paul Mannion and Cormac Costello who shot 0-15 between them against Cian O’Neill’s side. They are joined up front by Niall …

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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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Malachy O’Rourke Resigns Following Monaghan’s Shock Exit

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Malachy O’Rourke has stepped down as Monaghan boss after seven seasons in charge following their All-Ireland qualifier exit to Armagh in Clones. After reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 year’s in 2018, Monaghan endured a difficult 2019. They barely survived the drop in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League before falling to arch-rivals Cavan in the opening round …

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All-Ireland Qualifiers: Armagh Stun Monaghan In Clones

Less than a year after reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years, Monaghan have exited the Championship before July after defeat to Armagh in their All-Ireland qualifier clash in Clones. It was seen as the tie of the round following Armagh’s narrow Ulster semi-final replay loss to Cavan two week’s ago. Monaghan laboured to a win against Fermanagh on …

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Sligo Snatch Nicky Rackard Win With Late Croke Park Rally

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What a wonderful day of hurling in Croke Park where Leitrim, Down and Sligo were all crowned respective All-Ireland champions after hard-fought victories at HQ. The day started with an absolute cracker between Leitrim and Lancashire that saw the O’Rourke County come out on top after extra-time. It was then Meath’s turn to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand …

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PA Archives: Five Of The Greatest Moments From The Cork/Kerry Rivalry

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is the venue this evening as Cork and Kerry square off in yet another Munster SFC final.  Peter Keane’s Kerry side are the red-hot favourites going into the game but Cork will be buoyed by their impressive showing against Limerick coupled with Kerry’s below-par second-half performance against Clare. While the two counties seem to be headed in …

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Meath Name Side Bidding To Stop Nine-In-A-Row Chasing Dublin

Meath have named an unchanged side for their Leinster SFC final clash with Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Andy McEntee’s side defeated Laois by 11 points two weeks ago to qualify for the final against a Dublin side seeking nine provincial titles in a row. James Conlon will continue at corner-forward after impressive in his first championship start against …

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Doherty On His Semi-Final Heroics & Managing Against His Own Team

 Last week Pundit Arena obtained footage of the recent Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final between rivals, Armagh and Tyrone.  As the game entered the dying moments, Armagh held a slender lead over their neighbour’s but the game was very much there to be won. Tyrone had Armagh on the ropes and following a sustained period of pressure, they bore down on …

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McDonagh Excited For Return Following Eye-Opening Injury Experience

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After having her spring campaign disrupted by injury, Aine McDonagh is excited to return to competitive action for Galway as they prepare for the Connacht final against Mayo on Sunday.  The UCD student suffered a stress fracture during the O’Connor Cup final earlier this year and admitted that the injury was due to an accumulation of matches. “It was a …

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Eoin Kelly: Players Would Die For A Munster Hurling Medal

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During his 14-year career, Tipperary great Eoin Kelly won five Munster Hurling Championship medals, the first coming in 2001 and the last in 2012.  His former county find themselves back in the provincial decider following a two-year absence and with Liam Sheedy back at the helm, Tipperary will be desperate to reclaim the Munster Cup. The task ahead of them …

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BOI Celtic Challenge: Teams Battle It Out In Thrilling Quarter-Finals

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The national stages of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge got underway last weekend with teams competing across five different divisions. Forty teams competed across the quarter-finals of the Corn Michael Hogan, Corn John Scott, Corn William Robinson, Corn Jerome O’Leary and Corn Michael Feery. Read our round-up of the action below. _____ Derry Get The Better Of Offaly In …

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Eoin Kelly On Bonner Maher Injury: “He Will Be Back In The Tipp Jersey”

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Former All Ireland winning captain with Tipperary Eoin Kelly remains adamant that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher will return to inter-county action following his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury. Tipperary GAA confirmed on Tuesday that the 29-year-old had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s win over Limerick in Semple Stadium and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. …

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