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“There Were Times When I Was Saying, ‘Why Am I Bothering?”

Austin Gleeson

It took a summer away from hurling to reinvigorate Austin Gleeson’s love for the sport when he had been previously questioning if it was all worth it.  It’s a surprise to hear that a 24-year-old who has been a central figure in his county’s senior side for years would question his commitment to hurling but that was the situation Gleeson …

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Celtic Honoured Dublin’s All-Ireland Winners At Celtic Park On Saturday

Members of Dublin’s five-in-a-row winning All-Ireland side were honoured by Celtic during half-time of The Bhoys’ victory over Livingston in the Scottish Premiership. The Dubs were presented on the pitch at Celtic Park with their historic achievement of claiming five Sam Maguire’s in a row being honoured by the club. Paddy Andrews, Jack McCaffrey and Niall Scully were among those …

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Power Of The Mind Propelling Shane O’Sullivan To Success

Shane O'Sullivan

To become a good hurler, it takes ability, skill, and plenty of practice. When you want to become a great hurler, you have the added responsibility of preparing yourself mentally. Shane O’Sullivan is a former Waterford hurler who won three Munster titles and two National League medals with the Deise before hanging up his intercounty boots in 2016. He remains …

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“Galway Will Go Places With Him” – Fitzgerald Backs Joyce For Success

Fitzgerald Joyce Galway

All-Ireland winner with Galway Kieran Fitzgerald has backed his former teammate Pádraic Joyce to be successful in his new role as their senior football manager.  Joyce guided the county’s U20 side to the All-Ireland semi-final in his first taste of inter-county management before being handed the reigns of the senior side following the departure of Kevin Walsh. The two-time All-Ireland …

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McKenna Expresses Zero Regrets Over Decision To Play In Club Game

Conor McKenna has expressed zero regrets over lining out for his club Eglish in a relegation playoff two weeks ago.  The former Tyrone underage star has been under contract with AFL side Essendon since 2014 and has firmly established himself in the club’s first-team squad. However, upon his return to Ireland, McKenna scored a goal for his club as they …

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Brendan Maher & Borris-lleigh Lifting Spirits Following Tragic Year

Brendan Maher Borris-lleigh

The joy that burst through the Borris-lleigh following when the final whistle rang in the Tipperary county final wasn’t just as a result of winning their first title in 33 years. Rather, for this small, tight-knit community, it was a reason to celebrate following the numerous tragedies that have hit the small town in North Tipperary. “It’s nice to just …

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Club Players Association Walks Away From GAA’s Fixtures Task Force

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The Club Players Association (CPA) have withdrawn from the GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force. The decision comes just a few days before the group was due to present their recommendations to the GAA around how to revamp the calendar. The CPA released a statement today where they informed Eddie Sullivan, task force chairman, of their intentions to step away. …

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Limerick Release Statement As Two Players Sent Home From New York

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Limerick GAA have released a statement confirming that two players have been sent home from their trip to New York. The 2018 All-Ireland champions were taking part in the now annual Super 11s at Citifield, the home of Major League Baseball outfit, the New York Mets. Limerick qualified for the final of the tournament after defeating Wexford in the semi-final …

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Goalkeeper Saves Four In First Provincial Final Decided On Penalties

History was made on Sunday as for the first time ever, a provincial final was decided via a penalty shootout.  It came in the Ulster club intermediate hurling final between Antrim’s Naomh Éanna and Tyrone’s Eoghan Ruadh. When the two sides couldn’t be separated after extra time, deadlocked at 2-20 to 2-20, the game was ultimately decided by penalties. In …

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International Rules Series To Return In 2020 & 2022

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The AFL and the GAA have today confirmed that the International Rules Series will return in 2020 and 2022. Ireland will play host to a two-test series next year before Australia return the favour two years later. The compromised rules series, which first took place in 1984, will make a return following a three-year hiatus. The last instalment in the …

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Match-Winner Gives Memorable Interview As Kilcoo Progress In Ulster

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Kilcoo will go in search of their first-ever Ulster club football title after squeezing past Fermanagh’s Derrygonnelly by 1-8 to 0-9. The Down champions were pushed all the way by the five-in-a-row Fermanagh champions but in the end, it was Aaron Branagan’s goal that separated the two sides. The centre-back finished with a haul of 1-1 in a man of …

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St Mullins March On While Commercials Edge Out Miltown In Munster

Club championship

It was another busy day in the GAA club calendar with the finalists for the 2019 Munster football and Leinster hurling championships now known. After their memorable win over Cuala, Carlow’s St Mullins kept their dream campaign going with a dramatic injury-time winner over Rathdowney-Errill. They now progress to meet Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club hurling final. Meanwhile, Nemo …

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Corry’s Corner: Penalty Shootout? Why The Hell Not!

gaelic football penalty shootout

Please, please, please. Keep them coming! There seems to be a debate raging over the validity of having a penalty shootout decide the winner of a championship game and I for one cannot get my head around it. The trend began with Mayo defeating Leitrim back in January after a round of spot-kicks in their FBD League clash. However, the …

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