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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

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For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

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July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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2020 Holds More Promise For Brendan Maher Following Defining Year

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By any measure, it’s been a successful and memorable year for Borrisoleigh and Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher.  In 2019 alone, the 30-year-old won his third All-Ireland senior medal, was named an All-Star for the third time and inspired his club Borrisoleigh to their first Tipperary and Munster club titles in 33 years, all while establishing his own gym business. However, …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Kilkenny Dominate Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Decade

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As the decade comes to a close, we reflect on what has been a defining era of hurling.  Over the past 10 years, five counties have lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup during a period of structure changes, transitioning squads and ever-increasing competition. We have seen outrageous levels of skill and talent across the board from established and emerging players. Here at …

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Greg Kennedy & Tipp v Wexford: The Top Five Hurling Moments Of 2019

It’s been another year of thrills, disappointments and shocks in the 2019 hurling championship as Tipperary were crowned champions for the third time this decade. While the final pairing of Kilkenny and Liam Sheedy’s men felt familiar and, perhaps, slightly underwhelming, there were plenty of twists and turns in the build-up to that deciding battle. Here we look back at …

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Bizarre Gaelic Football Moments That Will Live Long In The Memory

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It started with the return of Down’s prodigal son and ended with another piece of history for Dublin’s favourite son. The 2010s will be looked back upon with mixed emotions when it comes to Gaelic football. Dublin’s dominance, as impressive as it is, has been shrouded in controversy due to claims of financial doping while Jim McGuinness was branded the …

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Corofin’s Success Has Come At A Price For Michael Farragher

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For Michael Farragher, Corofin’s continued success has come at a price. The ace attacker has been pivotal for the Galway side whose search for a first-ever three-in-a-row of All-Ireland club titles continues when they face Nemo Rangers on the first weekend of 2020. However, the 2011 All-Ireland U21 winner has struggled for playing time with the Galway senior side. Speaking …

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Chrissy McKaigue: “It’s A Very Dangerous Precedent To Be Setting”

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When the topic of Derry football is broached, top tier names spring to mind such as Henry Downey, Paddy Bradley, Enda Muldoon and Chrissy McKaigue. Unfortunately, for the latter, despite his brilliance, the harsh reality is that he will be competing in a second-tier championship in 2020 when Gaelic football officially splits the inter-county competitions in two. The introduction of …

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TG4 Announce Bumper GAA Schedule For Start Of 2020

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Irish television broadcaster TG4 have announced their broadcast schedule for the 2020 Allianz Leagues and the AIB All Ireland Club Championships.  TG4 will broadcast or stream 52 matches between now and the beginning of April, including 30 games from the Allianz Hurling and Football League, starting with live coverage of the AIB All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals on Saturday 4th January. TG4’s …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Of The Decade

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Can you name every All-Ireland winning hurling captain to lift the Liam MacCarthy during this decade?  Only five counties have won the All-Ireland Hurling Championship between 2010 and 2019 but no captain has lifted the cup two years in a row. We’re challenging you to correctly guess every captain who has climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand over the …

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Shane Lowry’s Open Win Voted Ireland’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment Of 2019

Shane Lowry’s incredible Open victory at Royal Portrush has been voted Ireland’s most memorable sporting moment of 2019.  The findings of the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index (TSSI) 2019, which were released today, show that Lowry pipped Katie Taylor to take Ireland’s most memorable sporting moment – his first Major win was backed by 30% of those who were surveyed. …

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Corry’s Corner: ESRI Report A Damning Indictment Of Gaelic Games

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The ESRI report into life as an inter-county player is superb, supportive, surefooted and in the end, could be instrumental to the games’ survival. The one thing it’s not… surprising. The research paper, undertaken by Elish Kelly, Conor Keegan and Brendan Walsh, used data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affect players’ …

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GAA Players Struggle To Balance Studies With Playing Commitments

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Over 80 percent of GAA players have reported difficulty balancing the demands of studying and playing during their education course, a study has found.  The survey, conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found that Gaelic players are highly educated, with 61 per cent having at least a university degree compared to 35 per cent of the general …

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Dubs Dominate Donnybrook Ceremony As Lowry Bags Top Prize

Shane Lowry took home the top prize at this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards after the Clara man was named as Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.  The yearly event at Donnybrook highlights Ireland’s greatest sporting achievements of the year and while many thought that 2018 would have been tough to top, upon reflection, 2019 was just as successful a year …

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