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GAA Round-Up: Routine Wins For Dublin & Tyrone But Mayo Fall

The GAA Football Championship took centre stage on Saturday with plenty of All-Ireland contenders in action.  Dublin and Tyrone both recorded routine victories to book their spots in provincial semi-finals. However, Mayo fell to a one-point defeat against Roscommon in a cracking contest in Castlebar. Meath swatted aside the challenge of Carlow in the days’ other football game. Meanwhile, in …

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GAA Accept Invitation To March In Dublin Pride For The First Time

The GAA will be represented in this year’s Dublin Pride festival for the first time in its 36-year history. The news was announced on Friday’s airing of the Late Late Show when openly-gay referee, David Gough, confirmed that the GAA had accepted an invitation from event organisers. “As a result of our discussions, Eddie McGuinness, manager of the Pride Parade, …

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All-Ireland Contenders Out In Force As Football Takes Centre Stage

Gaelic football takes centre stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions, Dublin, start their journey towards what they hope is an unprecedented five-in-a-row.  They take on a Louth side who will be buoyed by their goal-scoring exploits in 2019. The game in Portlaoise will act as the main event in a double-header with Carlow versus Meath. Another Leinster double-header goes down …

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Louth Manager Wayne Kierans Is More Than Just A ‘Soccer Man’

The narrative surrounding Louth boss, Wayne Kierans, is one of optimism in the Wee County, however, much has been said about the fact that he is supposedly a ‘soccer man’. The soccer man, an old-school Gael’s worst nightmare. The ‘ground ball’ loving coach who’s coming in to change the way the game is played. Sure, he’ll probably be teaching the …

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No Room For Rory O’Carroll In Dublin Team For Leinster Opener

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named the returning Rory O’Carroll among the substitutes for their Leinster Senior Championship opener against Louth this evening. Gavin has stuck with 11 members of the team that started last year’s All Ireland final including Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny and Footballer of the Year, Brian Fenton. Cormac Costello and Michael Fitzsimons, who came off the …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group G: Leitrim Overcome Mayo In Thriller

It was another entertaining round of action in the 2019 Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge with Leitrim and Roscommon picking up victories. Leitrim overcame a plucky Mayo side in a game that went back and forth right to the very end, while Roscommon put a gallant Sligo side to the sword. Here is our round-up of this week’s action from …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group F: Monaghan Take Derby Day Spoils

Group F of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continued this week with Monaghan travelling to the home of Cavan GAA and coming away with a huge win over their local rivals. Elsewhere in Group F, Louth and Longford played out an entertaining draw in Kells in a game that could have gone either way but a draw probably reflected …

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Forgotten Friday: Westmeath Dethrone Laois To End Leinster Famine

Football takes centre stage this weekend in the GAA Championship as All-Ireland champions Dublin begin their journey towards a never before seen five-in-a-row.  With perennial All-Ireland contenders Mayo and Tyrone also in action it’s an opportunity for football fans to come out of the woodwork and revel in what is hopefully an entertaining weekend of action. While arguably three of …

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Mayo Name Their Starting XV For Semi-Final Clash With Roscommon

Mayo manager James Horan has unveiled the fifteen men who will represent his side for their crucial semi-final clash with Roscommon on Saturday. With a spot in the final up for grabs for the winner, Mayo and Roscommon will go to battle over seventy minutes in this weekend’s Connacht Senior Football semi-final in McHale Park. With Galway awaiting the victor …

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Niall Burke: Cooney And Glynn Are “Ready To Go” For Galway

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Galway forward Niall Burke has said that Johnny Glynn and Joseph Cooney are “fully integrated” back into the county panel. Cooney returned from his stint in Australia in April, making an immediate impact for his club Sarsfields with a fine display against Kilnadeema-Leitrim. Meanwhile, Glynn, who is based in New York, has been commuting home to play in the maroon …

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Wicklow Hurling Thriving Among Heavyweights Of Celtic Challenge

This year’s Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge has proven to be a breeding ground for some of the top young hurlers from across the country to showcase their talents on the county stage. Over the first three matchdays, the competition has seen some titanic, fiercely fought clashes between counties whose hurling rivalries are as old as time. There are however …

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Corry’s Corner: Comparing Sports Is Futile And Pointless

They talk about shithousery in sport but what about shithousery in punditry? Dick Clerkin, must be the king of pundit shithousery these days. He made Twitter headlines around the country a few months back with his views that children under eight shouldn’t be given All-Ireland final tickets. The former Monaghan captain was at it again following Armagh’s exciting extra-time win …

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Meyler: Doug Howlett Key To Developing Cork Winning Culture

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The sporting culture surrounding the New Zealand rugby team is not only one of winning, but one of consistency and constant improvement, and that is what Doug Howlett is instilling in the Cork hurlers, according to John Meyler. Howlett was announced as the “high-performance lead” for Meyler’s side in February and has been a regular feature in the dugout throughout …

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