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Kingston: “What Pulled Us Through Was Sheer Courage And Grit”

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University College Cork (UCC) are the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup champions for the second year running following a dramatic one-point win over IT Carlow on Wednesday evening.  The Cork outfit overcame all the odds with late points from Darragh Fitzgibbon and Shane Conway seeing them over the line at DCU Sportsground on a scoreline of 0-18 to 2-11. Celebration time …

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Former All-Star Nominee Steps Out Of Retirement To Help Antrim Cause

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Michael McCann has returned to inter-county football and looks set to be included in the Antrim squad ahead of their Division 4 clash with Carlow in two week’s time.  The versatile midfielder called time on his inter-county career in 2016 having represented the Saffron County for the better part of a decade with distinction. However, the Cargin man, who led …

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Corry’s Corner: Red Hand Rising As Tyrone Strike Fear Once Again

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Tyrone deserve credit… there, I said it! For nearly two full decades, the Red Hands have dined at Gaelic football’s top table winning three All-Ireland titles and seven Ulster Championships. Despite the fact their last All-Ireland win came over a decade ago, Mickey Harte’s men have consistently competed in the latter stages of the championship. Since 2008, they’ve reached six …

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GAA Reveal Aggregate Salaries Paid To Senior Management

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The GAA have today revealed, for the first time, the aggregate salaries paid to senior management via their annual report.  Director-General, Tom Ryan’s review revealed that there are 14 members of the senior executive team whose salaries amounted to €1,761,840 in 2019. Salaries are not included for each individual but the average wage across the 14 works out at €125,845. …

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Conor McKenna Reportedly Set For ‘Indefinite’ Return To Tyrone

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Essendon’s Conor McKenna has unexpectedly returned to Ireland just a few weeks prior to the 2020 AFL season.  McKenna starred on the Tyrone minor team that won an All-Ireland title in 2012 before impressing several AFL clubs at a talent combine in December 2013. By the end of 2014, the Eglish club man had signed a two-year rookie contract with …

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Fitzgibbon Final Preview: IT Carlow Look To Make History Against UCC

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After a captivating tournament, the final of the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup takes place on Wednesday with UCC and IT Carlow battling it out for the top honour.  Following their 2019 success, UCC enter the decider as favourites given the calibre of players in their squad. Tom Kingston’s side boasts a number of Cork senior stars, including Darragh Fitzgibbon, Mark …

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IT Carlow Boss Carey Laments Introduction Of Advantage Rule In Hurling

Kilkenny selector and IT Carlow manager DJ Carey has shared his frustrations over the use of the advantage rule in hurling, describing it as “terrible.”  IT Carlow advanced to their second-ever final in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup on Saturday following a 5-14 to 0-15 win over Mary Immaculate College. Cathal Dunbar (2), Stephen Bergin, Liam Blanchfield and Chris Nolan …

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First Class Management: Deegan Striving To Savour Sigerson Experience

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In association with  When Queens University Belfast appointed Conor Deegan ahead of this season’s Electric Ireland Higher Education campaign they knew they were bringing in somebody with a wealth of experience.   A double All-Ireland winner in his playings days with Down, Deegan has forged a successful reputation as a manager having overseen clubs such as Dublin heavyweights Kilmacud Crokes and …

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Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh Previews The Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Finals

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We’ve reached the penultimate stage in the Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup with four teams battling it out for a place in the final.  On Saturday, 2017 winners Mary Immaculate College face DJ Carey’s IT Carlow (2 pm) in the first of a semi-final double-header in the DCU Sportsgrounds. While, later that day, reigning champions UCC take on DCU …

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