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Incoming President Issues Concerns Surrounding GAA’s Changing Culture

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Incoming GAA president Larry McCarthy has expressed concerns around the GAA’s obsession with elitism claiming the culture of the organisation is in danger of mirroring that of American sports.  McCarthy, who will take over from John Horan as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael next year, outlined that he sees red flags in the current direction being taken by the GAA citing …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 48

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Welcome to day 48 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Today's average is 54% can you score higher?https://t.co/tYLKZPex17 — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) June 29, 2020 So, for example, if the clue …

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Croke Park Touted As Possible Venue For Ulster Gaelic Football Final

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The Ulster Council will wait until September before deciding on venues for this season’s Ulster senior football championship, however, it has been reported that Croke Park is being touted as a possible venue.  The provincial championship’s standout game between holders Donegal and 2018 All-Ireland finalists Tyrone is among those fixtures that could possibly be held in Dublin. Concerns had been …

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Michael Duignan Hits Out At GAA Over Inter-County Training Row

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Offaly GAA chairman Michael Duignan has strongly criticised the GAA and inter-county managers over the issue of players training with their counties during the club window.  While inter-county training is not permitted before September 14, GAA President John Horan stated last week that the Association have no intention of imposing penalties on teams should they resume training prior to that …

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The Five Most Effective Left-Footers Playing Inter-County Gaelic Football

There’s something mesmeric about watching left-footed footballers in full-flight. While the ‘lefties’ often find themselves at the brunt of jokes, particularly when it comes to penalty kicks, their talent and value is important as it provides teams with balance, especially in Gaelic games where scores are quite often kicked from the wing-forward positions. From Padraic Joyce to Ciaran McDonald, some …

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Pandemic Further Complicates The Issues Surrounding Inter-County GAA

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Following the news that Jack McCaffrey has stepped away from inter-county football, could we see more talent walk away ahead of this year’s unique knockout championship? Issues surrounding inter-county time commitments have been widely discussed over recent months with roughly 60 inter-county players from around the country deciding to opt-out ahead of the 2020 season. Remember, this was pre-pandemic. There …

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Pat Spillane Offers Unique Solution To Avoiding Championship Heartache

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Pat Spillane has urged GAA officials to reconsider how they settle drawn championship matches in 2020 while offering a unique and interesting solution to ensuring each game finishes on the day.  Penalty shootouts have become more and more common in Gaelic games with various club championship games up and down the country being decided via ‘spot-kicks’ in 2019. Last year …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 47

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Welcome to day 47 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. So, for example, if the clue was, ‘The All-Ireland finals take place here’ the answer would be, ‘Croke Park’. What score …

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Why Jack McCaffrey Is One Of The Great GAA Personalities

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It appears we may have seen that last of Jack McCaffrey in the sky blue of Dublin following Saturday’s shock announcement that he is stepping away from inter-county football. It is hard to fathom considering he has not yet turned 27 but various reports claim that McCaffrey has decided to take his five All-Irelands, four All-Stars and Footballer of the …

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Five Dublin Players Who Could Fill The Void Left By Jack McCaffrey

The GAA was rocked on Saturday evening following the news that Jack McCaffrey has decided to step away from inter-county football for the foreseeable future.  The former Footballer of the Year, according to reports, wishes to take a break from county football and focus more on his club, Clontarf. However, rumours continue to circulate that we may have seen the …

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Jack McCaffrey Has Reportedly Stepped Away From The Dublin Team

Former Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey has reportedly stepped away from the Dublin inter-county scene.  According to the Irish Independent, McCaffrey, who made his debut for Dublin in 2013, wishes to take a break from the inter-county scene and that his decision is not as a result of his work on the frontline as a doctor. Rather, McCaffrey reportedly …

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Can You Name Every All-Star Goalkeeper Of The 21st Century?

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Can you name every Gaelic football All-Star goalkeeper of the 21st century?  That’s what we’re asking you today. We are giving you five minutes to get them all. The only hint is the year in which they picked up All-Star awards. Good luck and let us know how you get on. If the quiz does not display correctly just click here. …

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“He Was As Close To Me As A Brother” – Davy Fitzgerald On Infamous Fallout

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It’s widely known that Davy Fitzgerald faced serious criticism during the latter stages of his five-year term as manager of his native Clare.  After winning the All-Ireland Championship in 2013, following a 16-year wait, the Banner County’s young panel failed to live up to potential. They exited the championship the following year at the qualifying stages while in March 2015, …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 46

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Welcome to day 46 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. 55% was the average score in yesterday's GAA trivia challenge. Can you top that today? 👀👇https://t.co/CtDPoOoITI — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) June …

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Wexford To Face Galway As Provincial Hurling Draws Take Place

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Leinster champions Wexford will take on Galway in the Leinster hurling semi-final as the draws for the 2020 Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships have taken place. On Friday afternoon, the GAA confirmed that that the All-Ireland Hurling Championship will revert to a straight provincial knockout format, as there was prior to the introduction of the round-robin system in 2018. There …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 45

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Welcome to day 45 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. GAA fans should find today's trivia challenge very manageable! 💪https://t.co/gjhGNtpZLD — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) June 24, 2020 So, for example, if …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 44

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Welcome to day 44 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Yesterday's average came in at a whopping 69% but can you score higher today? There are a few zingers in here. …

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