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Watch Limerick’s Cian Lynch Subtle Skills In Their Victory Over Clare

Before this weekend clash between Tipperary and Limerick, take a look at Cian Lynch’s piece of skill In anticipation of this weekend’s game between Limerick and Tipperary, we just need to remind ourselves how good this 19 year old is. Lynch was captain of the Limerick team that reached last year’s All Ireland minor final. Despite losing out to Kilkenny, Lynch was …

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Tipperary Shouldn’t Really Be Favourites To Beat Limerick & Here’s Why

Limerick are more than capable of beating Tipperary Gunning for their third consecutive championship victory over Tipperary, Limerick enter this weekends game as underdogs. This is despite the fact that the Treaty men are looking to play in their third Munster Hurling Championship final in as many years. Indeed Tipperary have to travel to Gaelic Grounds not having beaten Limerick since 2012 and under Eamon …

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Are Roscommon About To Break The Mould… And Becoming The Hipster’s Choice?

Roscommon’s clash with Sligo in Markievicz Park should indicate whether or not they can challenge Mayo. Depending on its context, the term ‘hipster’, can can be used to both complement and insult individuals. Hipster culture exists across the spectrum of Irish society. Everyday we hear people with beards, discuss food festivals, organic gardening, music and Scandinavian dramas. Why watch House of Cards …

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The Munster Championship…A Competition Apart

Limerick and Tipperary will renew their rivalry this weekend in what is looking like the most competitive Munster Championship in some time. With the summer sunshine looking to provide the backdrop to this Sunday’s Munster Hurling Championship semi-final between Limerick and Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds, news that it will be a sell out should come as no surprise. From the first …

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The 16th Man – Our New GAA Podcast

We’re delighted to be launching our first foray into podcasting, and it’s a cracker. Ladies and Gents, welcome to the ’16th Man’.  Hosts Paul Corcoran and Maurice Brosnan will take you through each week’s Championship action throughout the summer as well as focus on some of the wider issues in the GAA in ‘The 16th Man’. So that’s all matters …

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Is The Two-Year Doping Ban Handed Out To Monaghan Footballer Unfair?

The GAA yesterday handed footballer Thomas Connolly a two-year suspension for taking banned substances, but can the Monaghan man feel hard done by? Connolly, who has represented his Monaghan at minor, U21 and senior level, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. A joint statement from the GAA and Irish Sports Council confirmed the news yesterday. ”The GAA and the Irish Sports Council jointly …

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Ballyboden St Enda’s Man Among The Six Killed In Berkeley Tragedy

Ballyboden St Enda’s member Eoghan Culligan was among the six that tragically lost their lives in Berekely, California yesterday, and the club have sinced payed a touching tribute to the 21-year-old. Culligan had been a member of the Knocklyon outfit since early childhood and was part of the minor team in 2011 who lost the county final to Castlenock. After minor, Culligan …

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VIDEO: Gaelic Football Prospering In France

We know that GAA is a world-wide game at this stage but France may not be the first place one thinks of when profiling Gaelic games hotbeds.  It is still growing but there appears to be a healthy interest in the game and it is set to expand with so many young French people playing the game. In a report by …

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”The GAA Can Shape All Our Futures”- Conor Cusack

Conor Cusack addressed the 2015 GAA Health & Wellbeing Conference with a fantastic and passionate speech about GAA in society, both positive and negative. A member of the GAA’s Health & Wellbeing Committee and GPA Player Development Officer, Cusack delivered a passionate speech about the role of GAA in society and the importance of mental health and minding eachother. Cusack …

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VIDEO: Outrageous Andy Moran Point v Galway

It was score of the weekend, and an early contender for point of the season. Over on the Pundit Arena GAA Facebook page, we have posted some outrageous scores, sent in by our readers, from the end-line with the outside of the boot. However, Mayo’s Andy Moran thought he wouldn’t bother with videoing it himself, so he did it in the …

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Limerick v Tipperary: Remembering The 2007 Trilogy

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Limerick host Tipperary on Sunday seeking a third consecutive championship win over the Premier for the first time since the 1980s. The sides have clashed 65 times in the Championship. Of their 23 wins, perhaps Limerick most cherish the amazing victory in 2007 following a trilogy of games. After 250 minutes of hurling, just three points separated the sides. The …

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GAA: Talking Points From The Weekend’s Action

John Ivory discusses the talking points from the weekend’s action, including Lee Keegan’s dismissal and fixture clashes. _____ One-Game Ban For Cynical Second Yellow Cards? The black card was introduced to make Gaelic football less cynical and in its first year, it seems to have had a good impact. However, what Lee Keegan did by not releasing the football in stoppage time …

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Rewards Await Donegal As They Swap Genius For Common Sense

With just a few minutes of a largely forgettable All-Ireland final remaining, Kerry’s supporters, already teeming with anxiety, almost collapsed in unison as their team shovelled a few more pounds of tension upon them. In 2011, the Kingdom elected to use listless, lateral handpassing in a bid to make those final few units of time ebb away without incident. Within …

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VIDEO: Check Out Gary Sice’s Gorgeous Sidestep and Finish

Watch how Galway’s Gary Sice sidesteps Tom Parsons before scoring a cracking goal Corofin’s Gary Sice scored one of the goals of the Championship against Mayo at the weekend. Sice took on the Mayo defence, sidestepping a helpless Tom Parsons before guiding the ball into the back of net. Despite the club All Ireland winners best efforts, Galway were defeated 1-15 …

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UPDATED: Gaelic Football Power Rankings

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Although it’s still early days, we at Pundit Arena have updated our gaelic football power rankings on all teams challenging for the coveted Sam Maguire Cup. As we’ve done in the hurling already, we’ve positioned each team in order of quality. This is based, mainly, on league and championship (bar Sligo) form in 2015 and it’s sure to change as the championship …

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Experience Overcomes Youth in the Football Championship

The latest round of fixtures in this year’s Football Championship saw the experience of Donegal, Mayo and Kerry pay dividends. In the build up to last weekend, strong arguments could have been made for it to provide the first upset in this years Championship. Such an argument had its merits. Mayo faced a tricky tie in Salthill against what is looking like a resurgent …

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VIDEO: Aidan O’Shea Run Sees Galway Score Ridiculous Own Goal

This was more like watching the Irish international defence… Galway made a bit of an arse of themselves yesterday as, with a powerful Aidan O’Shea thundering towards goal, they seemed to get just a tad panicked. Mayo man O’Shea came through the defence like a train and looked to be on for a finish until he lost control of the …

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A Lot to Work on for Dynamic Donegal

Donegal overcame a fairly meek Armagh with consummate ease at the Athletic Grounds yesterday. After a first half we will remember, it’s the second half that Rory Gallagher won’t be allowing his players to forget. Terrific Transition The 2015 vintage of the Donegal footballers may be the best we have seen in the last five years. With no disrespect to Jim …

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