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Guess What RTÉ’s New GAA Radio Show Is Called?

RTÉ have today announced that there will be a new, weekly GAA show each Sunday from 6-7p.m. on RTÉ Radio 1. And guess what it’s called? ‘The Marty Squad’…Joe Brolly will be delighted. As you can guess, it is to be presented by RTÉ’s popular GAA man Marty Morrisey. The show will feature a host of regular guests, including former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane …

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Hurling Power Rankings: The Race For Liam

The hurling championship is in full swing. The matches are coming thick and fast. Although, it’s early days, we here at Pundit Arena have ranked all the teams vying for the coveted Liam McCarthy Cup. 1. Tipperary Last season’s All-Ireland runners-up are in pole position to avenge last year’s hurt and disappointment of losing to Kilkenny after a replay. Eamon …

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Plenty To Look Forward To In Dublin vs Galway Replay

Yes, Dublin versus Galway should have been played second in yesterday’s double-bill at Croke Park. Yes, both sides were reluctant to play an open game. And yes, the atmosphere was a bit dead at HQ. Ok, it has been said, so can we put the negativity to one side now please? A decade ago, the Leinster Championship had lost all …

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VIDEO: The Majesty Of Croke Park As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Those accustomed to making their way down Jones’s Road will know the spine-tingling effect Croke Park can have on us all on championship day but this birds-eye view of Croke Park gives Ireland’s grandest stadium a different sense of presence altogether.  Created by Dave Berry, this fantastic footage captures glorious views of all four stands, in angles you may have never witnessed before …

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Can Galway Return To Winning Ways In The Championship?

This weekend sees the beginning of Galway’s 2015 championship campaign, with the Tribesmen taking on Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Galway haven’t beaten Dublin in Leinster since the Tribesmen began competing in the Leinster Championship in 2009, and Anthony Cunningham’s side will be eager to end that losing streak on Sunday. A disappointing 0-26 to 2-14 loss to Dublin on …

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Video: GAA Players Take Their Game From Cork To California

Just three days into their J1 to San Diego, a group of Cork lads had researched what was obviously the most important factor when travelling half way across the world – where’s the local GAA club?  Fortunately for these hurlers there was a GAA Sevens tournament taking place where they were based in San Diego. The video, put together by Jerome …

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Sports Doc Of The Week: Marooned (GAA)

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is Marooned, which chronicles Páidí Ó Sé’s first year as Westmeath football manager. The fly-on-the-wall documentary begins just weeks after Páidí left the Kerry manager role. It’s a fascinating insight in to the man and, of course, that famous 2004 Leinster title. With the Kerryman getting his own statue last week on the day …

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GAA Championship Roundup: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

The GAA Championship season stepped up another level with the first weekend of live hurling and football action. It was a jam-packed weekend, where the season really seemed to take off. All championships are now underway and the summer looks to be gathering momentum. Here we look at who is making the headlines for the right and wrong reasons, as the …

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One Of The Slickest GAA Goals You’ll Ever See

Cork defeated Tipperary 4-13 to 2-15 in the Munster Ladies Minor football final earlier this month but the game will be most remembered for a moment of magic from Cork’s Eimear Scally.    Rushing in on goal, Scally’s arm was pulled back forcing the ball to drop to her feet in a slightly awkward location. Most would perhaps have tried …

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VIDEO: The Sunday Game Panel At It Already

Brolly, Spillane and O’Rourke…. RTÉ brought out the big guns to start off this summer’s live coverage of the championship, and it’s fair to say they didn’t let us down. When Joe Brolly, slouched comfortbaly in his chair, brought up the topic of Michael Murphy, it’s fair to say the debate erupted. Although Colm O’Rourke started the disagreement, he looked up …

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Just How Big Of A Problem Is ‘Sledging’ Becoming In GAA?

The championship is just a few weeks old but the debate is well and truly under way. The GAA is renowned for being a close-knit community game but with that come disadvantages too. ‘Sledging’ has come to light of late, and it’s something the GAA may need to take a serious look at. The exact definition of ‘sledging’ is the practice …

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Championship Countdown #3: Munster Hurling Championship

A lot of the provincial championships are now underway for 2015 and next up is possibly the most eagerly anticipated one of all, the Munster Hurling Championship. Five teams will all set out with aspirations of lifting the crown and it promises to be a cracking campaign. _____ Last year’s Munster campaign was full of surprises. Limerick shocked Tipperary by …

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The Best Goals From The 2015 Allianz Hurling League

With the Hurling Championship upon us the GAA have done their part, releasing a shortlist of the best goals from the League this year. We’ve got a job for you. Pick the best goal.  Cork’s Patrick Horgan, Tipp man John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Dublin’s David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan, Waterford’s Shane Bennett and Shane O’Donnell of Clare all feature. In order to pick …

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GAA Championship Countdown #2: Connacht Football Championship

The Connacht Football Championship is the first competition to get underway every year with the annual trip to New York. Galway got their campaign off to a winning start on the east coast of America, and the trip out of Ireland will continue with London completing the contingent of non-Irish-based teams competing for Sam Maguire. Following on from part 1 of our …

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