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VIDEO: Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s Abrupt Reply To Question On Cork Future

The Cork hurlers were unceremoniously cast from this year’s All-Ireland Championship yesterday at Semple Stadium, following the same path as the Cork footballers the day before.  After the game, it was clear to see that Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy was far from pleased with the day’s action, with Galway beating the Rebels convincingly on a scoreline of 2-28 – 0-22. Speaking …

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Here’s Why Yesterday Proved That This Waterford Team Will Win An All-Ireland

Waterford have been the story of the hurling year. Led by an array of young and upcoming talent, Derek McGrath’s men now find themselves preparing for an All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny. Yesterday, the Déise bounced back in impressive style after suffering their first defeat of the year at the hands of Tipperary in the Munster final. Led by the magnificent Maurice …

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Admit It Frank, Cork Hurling Has A Serious Problem

They say admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery. Come on Frank, repeat after me: ‘Cork hurling is in crisis, and has been for some time’. To be fair to county board secretary Frank Murphy and his ilk, they are not the only men and women that could be accused of an oversight. Oddly, very little national …

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Fermanagh: The Story Of The 2015 Football Championship

Fermanagh are through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 after a man of the match display by corner forward Tomás Corrigan saw them defeat Westmeath by 1-13 to 0-7. Pete McGrath’s side enjoyed an impressive Round 3A qualifier win over Roscommon and gave another fine display on Saturday in Breffni Park, producing a strong second half …

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Fire-Power Key To Galway Progression

After the Leinster Final, Anthony Cunningham promised Brian Cody that they would meet again in the All-Ireland Final. Brian Barry argues that Galway hold the most potent forward line in the country, and it ought to be enough to see them past Cork on Sunday. _____ 2012 was the last time the country witnessed Galway hurl to their true potential. They …

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The Most Jay Z-Inspired GAA Jerseys In Ireland

“If you’re having championship troubles I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a kit ain’t one…” No, the genius lyricism above was not influenced by the recent scandal in Westmeath. It was in fact related to the hilarious GAA jersey combination sent into our Pundit Arena GAA Facebook page by Stephen Pierce. As people up and …

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VIDEO: Highlights Of Aidan O’Shea’s Performance v Sligo

Aidan O’Shea produced one of the greatest ever performances seen in a Connacht Final last Sunday. 3-4 for a personal tally is simply phenomenal. That is more than the entire Donegal, Monaghan, or Cork teams could muster up in their respective provincial finals last weekend. This video captures O’Shea’s dominant display, with both scores and assists. Mayo’s emphatic victory over …

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A Need For Clarity In The Dublin Finances Debate

Yesterday, Ben Brosnan created considerable controversy after expressing his opinion on the consequences of Dublin’s access to significantly more finance than other Leinster GAA teams. He listed the benefits of this for players, with free meals and training facilities being two of his examples. It was an honest account of the frustration felt by Wexford players, whose team could compete …

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Monaghan Not Hoping For Another False Dawn

Monaghan, it could be argued, were once included in that clichéd GAA grouping of the “so-called weaker counties” as the nineties turned into the noughties and the new millennium dawned. 1988 was the last time the Anglo-Celt Cup spent it’s days in the Farney county, and as Ulster had dominated the All-Ireland roll of honour in the early 90’s, Monaghan …

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Cork vs Galway: The Three Key Battles Up Front

Cork and Galway boast two of the best forward lines in the country and here at Pundit Arena, we feel that the game on Sunday will be decided based on the performances of both side’s attacks. Cork and Galway face off this Sunday in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. A clash with Tipperary at Croke Park is the reward …

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#PressUpChamp: Diabetes Ireland Launch New Initiative In Association With The GAA

Diabetes Ireland, an official charity to the GAA have recently launched a new initiative named, the #PressUpChamp Challenge. Last night, Westmeath footballers launched the iniatitive at training as they prepared for their qualifier against Fermanagh. As a group, the Lake County men posted a combined total of 2,123 press-ups. Suitable recognition must go to John Heslin as he completed his press-ups in …

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GAA To Commemorate 1916 With Event At Croke Park

The GAA announced last week that they are set to commemorate the centenary of 1916 with an event at Croke Park on the same day as the National Football League finals of 2016. The celebratory event will take place on the same day as the Allianz Football League Division 1 and 2 finals on Sunday 24 April, 2016. The date, the …

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The Westmeath Jersey Scandal Is Shameful To Say The Least

The Westmeath County Board have been the topic of much controversy since minor hurling manager Johnny Greville broke the news via Twitter that the county had withdrawn from the All-Ireland Minor ‘B’ Championship due to the fact that they had no jerseys to play in. Greville originally broke the news yesterday, via the tweet below, that the Westmeath county board had withdrawn their minor …

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