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Forgotten Friday: Ronan Clarke Arrived When Armagh Needed Him Most

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 “Armagh have the best forward in the country in Ronan Clarke” Ross Carr. The year 2002 saw breakout stars aplenty in the GAA with names likes Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Stephen Cluxton and Sean Cavanagh standing out.  However, there was one breakout star that stood tallest in ’02 defeating all three en route to an All-Ireland title and a Young Footballer …

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John Horan: ‘Pretty Clear’ Where The GAA Stand On Border Poll

GAA president, John Horan has given the clearest indication yet on where the association would fall should a border poll on Irish unity come to fruition. The subject has been discussed at great length in the past number of weeks after former Armagh captain, Jarlath Burns, stated that the nature of the GAA’s official guide meant it would take the …

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Cork & Kilkenny Duo Cleared For Respective Championship Openers

Cork and Kilkenny have received a huge boost ahead of the championship with the news that Seamus Harnedy and Conor Delaney have been cleared to play in the opening round after successfully appealing their bans in front of the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC). According to the Irish Examiner, the CAC upheld their appeals last night in Croke Park Both …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Round-Up: Down Clinch Thriller With Armagh

The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continued this weekend with three riveting games in Group H. Derry, Down and Tyrone all picked up crucial wins setting up an enticing selection of fixtures in Round 3. Read our full round-up of the weekend’s games below. _____ Derry Continue Fine Form In Celtic Challenge With Win Over Fermanagh   Derry 3-11 Fermanagh …

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Darren Hughes Set To Miss Ulster Championship With Broken Ankle

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Monaghan have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their Ulster Championship quarter-final against Cavan next month with the news that versatile veteran, Darren Hughes is out with a broken ankle.  Hughes suffered the injury while on club duty for Scotstown against Ballybay and it is thought that the midfielder will be out for 10-12 weeks meaning that he is …

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Limerick Sell Gaelic Grounds Naming Rights In Unique Partnership

Limerick GAA have sold the naming rights to their home venue, the Gaelic Grounds, in a new ‘first of it’s kind’ deal with higher education college, LIT. Over the next ten years, the third-level institute will pay €300,000 to Limerick GAA with the stadium set to be renamed the LIT Gaelic Grounds. As part of the unique deal, the university …

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Paddy McBrearty Returns To Action Just In Time For Championship

Donegal fans around the country will be buoyed to hear the news that star forward, Paddy McBrearty played a full 60 minutes for his club Kilcar yesterday. The Donegal forward was in tantalising form last season as the Tir Conaill men stormed to an Ulster title win, however, he tore his cruciate in the Ulster Final and subsequently missed his …

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Molloy & Mullen Walk Away With Club Player Of The Year Awards

Corofin defender, Kieran Molloy and Ballyhale Shamrocks attacker, Adrian Mullen have been named AIB Club Footballer and Hurler of the Year respectively following a ceremony in Croke Park last night.  Wing-back, Molloy recently collected his second All-Ireland club medal following Corofin’s dismantling of Dr Crokes last month. Molly has been in tantalising form in the past 18 months, both with …

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Allianz League Finals: Egan Powers Westmeath To Division 3 Title

Jack Cooney’s tenure as Westmeath manager continues on an upward curve after securing the Allianz Football League Division 3 title following a hard-fought win over Laois this afternoon in Croke Park.  Laois started the brighter of the two teams with Donie Kingston, in particular, looking dangerous throughout the opening exchanges. Early points from Kingston, Evan O’Carroll and Eoin Lowry had …

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