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Did The Economic Collapse Create A Dublin GAA Legacy?

Ciaran Priestly discusses the connection between economic strife and the success of Dublin’s football team in recent years. As the 2016 Senior Football Championship sprouts to life beneath the media haze of Euro 2016, much analysis will focus on repetition of recent trends and the inevitability of most results. Informed debate now questions whether the serious competition begins at either …

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Twitter Reacts As 14 Man Tipperary Dig Deep To See Off Limerick

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's John O'Dwyer is sent off by Referee James McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary have secured a place in the Munster Final against Waterford after they saw off Limerick in Semple Stadium this afternoon, on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-16. The Premier were reduced to 14 men early in the game, after John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer was dismissed for striking an opponent. A powerful image that sums up the task ahead of Tipp …

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Laois vs Armagh: An Intriguing Afternoon Awaits

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Kingspan Breffni Park, Co. Cavan 29/5/2016 Cavan vs Armagh Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

In 2003, the pairing of Armagh and Laois in the All-Ireland series was an exciting prospect. Led by Kieran McGeeney, Armagh were the most complete team in the country while Laois, under Mick O’Dwyer’s stewardship, were finally beginning to build on the foundations laid by their all-conquering minor sides of the mid-1990s. Sadly, tomorrow’s game is a much less attractive …

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Twitter Reacts To Tipperary’s Historic Win Over Cork

Tipperary claimed their first senior football championship win over Cork since 1944. Although Tipperary have invested heavily in establishing themselves as a footballing force in recent years, few would have given them a chance against Cork this afternoon. Nevertheless, history was made this afternoon, after Kevin O’Halloran kicked two late points, one from a 45 and another from a free,  to …

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Thursday Top 10 – The Best Kilkenny Hurlers This Millennium

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Seen as Kilkenny are about to kick off their 2016 Championship season and go for another three-in-a-row, this week’s Thursday Top 10 will look at the top 10 Kilkenny hurlers since the year 2000. Over those 16 seasons, Kilkenny have won ten All-Ireland titles and played in an incredible thirteen All-Ireland finals. Safe to say then that this wasn’t easy to …

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The Date For The Christy Ring Cup Final Has Been Changed

Meath Antrim Christy Ring Cup hurling

The date for the final of the Christy Ring Cup has been changed. Although the CCCC had originally decided to to replay the Christy Ring Cup final next Saturday evening in Newry, Meath quickly objected to the scheduling of the replay so after last weekend’s embarrassing mix up. Citing player welfare and the lack of proper preparation time for the …

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Meath And Antrim Disagree Over Date Of Christy Ring Cup Final Replay

Meath lifted the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday in Croke Park, but will they have to play for it again?

The CCCC decided on Tuesday that the replay of the Christy Ring Cup final will be on Saturday evening in Newry. While the result of the original match was shrouded in controversy, perhaps the GAA felt this was the fairest settlement. However, Meath GAA are unhappy with this arrangement. With the players believing that they had secured promotion to the top …

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Tuesday Team selection – Our ‘Rest of Leinster’ XV

Dublin are dominating Leinster, and nobody has a hope of beating them. So they say. The boys in Blue have won ten of the last eleven titles including two five-in-a-rows. As part of a new weekly Tuesday Team Selection feature, we’ll look at picking topical teams to get people talking. This week we will pick the best fifteen in the Leinster Football …

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The CCCC Have Made A Decision On The Christy Ring Cup Final

Meath Antrim Christy Ring Cup hurling

The CCCC has made a decision that Antrim and Meath will replay the controversial Christy Ring Cup final, it has been confirmed this afternoon. Meath won the game by a point on Saturday evening in Croke Park, but it soon became clear in the aftermath that the score was incorrectly recorded, and the match was in fact level. Meath were …

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Tribute Tuesday – Declan Browne

Another week, another new Pundit Arena GAA feature. Every Tuesday we will pay tribute to a GAA legend – looking to acknowledge cult heroes, obscure names and the greatest players to grace the turf of GAA grounds over the years. Our first tribute goes to Tipperary footballer Declan Browne. Tipperary footballers will be looking to cause an upset against Cork in the …

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The Draw For The All-Ireland Football Qualifiers Has Been Made

Derry Tyrone Football qualifiers

The draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Football qualifiers was made today. 16 teams who made their exit from the provincial championships in the first round will face off to keep their summer dreams alive. The most interesting tie of the round is arguably Laois vs Armagh. Kieran McGeeney’s Orchard County outfit came in for much criticism following their …

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GAA: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not

Our new weekly feature on Pundit Arena GAA has landed. After all the dust settles on the weekend, we will look at those whose stock has risen and fallen over the weekend’s action by looking at who’s hot and who’s not. _____ Who’s Hot Dublin Fans On Their Travels We gave it plenty of negative press on these pages and …

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Opinion: Clare Will Come Back Stronger

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 5/6/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare’s Patrick Kelly looks on as Waterford's Maurice Shanahan's shot goes into the goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare were banished to the qualifiers on Sunday after Waterford overwhelmed the newly-crowned league champions with a seven-point victory in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The result is in startling contrast to the League final replay, which saw Clare triumph after a last-gasp Tony Kelly point. Derek McGrath’s side now progress to the Munster final for the second year in a row …

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Pundit Arena Football Power Rankings #1

Brian Barry has provided the public with Hurling Power Rankings for the last few weeks. Now Sean Cremin is taking over with the football side of things. Since there are so many more counties playing football in the one championship, we are going to keep it to the top 10 every week. , So here it goes; Dublin Top of the …

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