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Was Martin Carney right to give the man of the match to James O’Donoghue?

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James O’Donoghue was awarded the man of the match award The Saturday Game’s Munster Final commentator, Martin Carney, awarded the man of the match award to Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, despite the fact he only scored one point. Carney based his decision on O’Donoghue’s constant work rate and selfless running off the ball. However the man charged with marking the Kerry forward, James Loughrey, covered …

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Monaghan Release Promotional Video Ahead of Ulster Final

Monaghan will be appearing in their third consecutive Ulster Final for the first time in 92 years 1923 was the last year in which Monaghan played in three consecutive Ulster Finals. In fact it was the same year in which the the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign was erected in Los Angeles. It is fitting then, that Monaghan have embraced the movie …

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Are We Guilty of Over Hyping Donegal?

Donegal will face their toughest test yet against Monaghan on Sunday Much of the debate surrounding Donegal has centred on their style of play. Points have been made disputing the merits of Donegal’s tactical approach, as commentators either fawn over their system or are critical of it. However, as a means of gauging Donegal, little consideration has been given to objectively …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Drops Fionn Fitzgerald

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dropped Fionn Fitzgerald for Saturdays clash with Cork It seems that Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has shown his ruthless streak once more, by dropping Fionn Fitzgerald, scorer of Kerry’s equalising point in the drawn Munster Final. All Star centre half back, Peter Crowley, is also amongst the casualties. As Kerry aim to tighten up their defence, after conceding …

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2015 Freestyle Hurling Video Released

The GAA yesterday unveiled its 2015 Freestyle Hurling Competition After much anticipation, the GAA yesterday released its first Free Style Hurling promotional video of 2015. The clip features Cork’s own Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan, who attempts the block the paths of a number of young hurlers. In the Game of Thrones meets The Hobbit themed promotional video, the Cloyne man reveals …

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Sean Cavanagh Will Become Tyrone’s Record Championship Appearance Holder This Weekend

Sean Cavanagh will make his 76th Championship appearance for Tyrone against Tipperary this Saturday When Sean Cavanagh takes to the field for Tyrone this weekend, he will overtake Conor Gormley’s record for the number of Championship appearances made for Tyrone. Cavanagh’s selection at full forward for Tyrone’s clash with Tipperary, will represent his 76th appearance for the Red Hand County. The Tyrone Captain has won …

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Five Reasons Why Kerry Will Beat Cork

Kerry will have to reconsider their strategy if they are to beat Cork In the aftermath of the Munster Final, many Kerry fans would have admitted that their team were lucky to come away with a draw. Nonetheless Fionn Fitzgerald’s late point has granted Kerry another opportunity to beat their bitter rivals. Here are five reasons why Kerry will do just that. 1. Kerry …

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Costs/Benefits Of Keeping On TJ Ryan As Limerick Manager

To say that Limerick’s qualifier loss last weekend was a disaster would be an understatement. Eight points up and cruising after David Breen’s first half goal, the Treaty looked all set to make it to the quarter finals to take on either Galway or the loser of the Munster final. Dublin were on the ropes, and all Limerick had to do was …

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Five Reasons Why Cork Can Beat Kerry

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Cork Replay Kerry on Saturday After a typically intense Munster Final in which Kerry and Cork could not be separated, this weekend offers the Rebels the opportunity to finish off the job they started in Killarney. Here are five reasons why the Rebels can overcome the much vaunted Kingdom. 1. Momentum Coming into the drawn game, not many people gave Cork a …

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Clare: Underachievers In Waiting?

Between 2000 and 2002, Limerick won three consecutive All-Ireland u21 Championships. Ultimately, the u21 class of 2002 underachieved, and throughout the ensuing decade, could only muster up one All-Ireland Final appearance, without any Munster triumph. It would be a cop-out to simply dismiss that Treaty side, stating that they simply couldn’t follow through at senior level, which is partially true. …

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GAA President Calls on Cork Supporters Not to Fly Confederate Flag

GAA President, Aogán Ó Fearghail, has asked Cork supporters not to fly the controversial flag Cork supporters have come in for much criticism for flying the Confederate flag at the Munster Final in Killarney and the Rebels hurling qualifier against Clare last weekend. Speaking at the launch of the All Ireland Hurling Championship series at Dicksboro GAA Club, Ó Fearghail said the …

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Fermanagh Star Criticises The Sunday Game

Fermanagh’s Tomas Corrigan has lashed out at The Sunday Game Tomas Corrigan has criticised The Sunday Game for only showing two minutes worth of highlights from Fermanagh’s clash with Roscommon. In what was one of the more exciting fixtures of last weekend, Fermanagh came back from five points down with six minutes to play, to beat the Rossies 1-14 to 0-16. Corrigan …

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Two Heartwarming Gestures Which Sum Up What The GAA Is All About

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It was a bumper weekend of Gaelic Games this past weekend, with grounds packed out all over the country. The GAA is renowned for the selfless efforts of amateur players to promote the game, and we have seen players signing autographs following a bitter defeat time and time again. It is a long way from professional sports, where players are …

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“Say What You Want… Just Don’t Say That” – Why Sports Commentary Is Dead

We all give out about commentators and analysts. They’re boring, their biased, they don’t understand the game, they’re there just because they played. Revulsion of Joe Brolly’s latest outburst or George Hook’s inanities is a national past time. In a land of blind monkeys, Gary Neville is the one-eyed monkey thanks to his ability to string two sentences together and …

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