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Kilkenny Star Larkin’s All-Ireland Win Pales Into Insignificance Compared To Next Personal Challenge

Eoin Larkin will today still be celebrating victory with his beloved county Kilkenny in Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final win over Galway. However, the next personal task the forward must encounter goes far beyond the importance of an All-Ireland final.  While most inter-county players will have the usual stresses of work in Ireland to deal with, which is by no means easy after …

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5 Quick Conclusions From The All Ireland Hurling Final

Kilkenny defeated Galway 1-22 to 1-18 in the All Ireland Hurling Final. Kilkenny’s superb second half performance saw them claim yet another All Ireland title. Galway dominated the first half and led 0-14 to 1-8 at the break. However Kilkenny brought physicality to their second half display, only allowing the Tribesmen score 1-4 in the second half. Galway’s First Half …

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Video: Some Of Ireland’s Greatest Hurlers Explain What’s Needed To Take On Kilkenny

With the All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Galway up for decision today, here’s a selection of Ireland’s greatest hurlers explaining just what is needed to take on Kilkenny on All-Ireland final day.  The promo video, produced by RTÉ, asks hurling legends John Mullane, Eoin Kelly, Damien Hayes, Seánie McMahon, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Oliie Moran to explain what it’s like …

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The Enigma That Is Galway

Galway take on Kilkenny today in a repeat of the 2012 All Ireland Final. Many of us have a soft spot Galway. Our fondness has been perpetuated by our image of the city in particular. The massive student population keeps the city buzzing throughout the winter months. It maintains a vibrant atmosphere through the summer with an almost endless stream of festivals. While …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Dublin V Mayo

Dublin beat Mayo 3-15 to 1-14 in Croke Park this evening. Dublin overcame Mayo this evening after a brilliant second half display saw them win convincingly in the end. For Mayo, this defeat represents yet more heart break in Croke Park, however for Dublin it sets them up for another All Ireland Final clash with Kerry. 5. Mayo’s persistence with …

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The Reason For Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal

The Disputes Resolution Authority released a statement following Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal. In the early hours of this morning news of Diarmuid Connolly’s successful appeal began to filter through. The timing of the announcement and the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) caught many by surprise. Indeed when Dublin GAA Tweeted an update at 5:02 am announcing, ‘Diarmuid Connolly appeal …

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GAA Website Attempts To “Explain” Diarmuid Connolly’s Suspension U-Turn

The GAA world just went into shock… Diarmuid Connolly is now permitted to play for Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final replay. The GAA’s independent arbitration tribunal, the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA), chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Hugh O’Flaherty made the drastic decision, upholding Connolly’s appeal. No details of the determination have been released – it will be published in …

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Dublin Fan Page Deletes Post Calling For Supporters To Chant Dermo In The 12th Minute

All Dublin GAA Fans Facebook Page has deleted a controversial post. Dublin GAA fan page, All Dublin GAA Fans, has removed a post calling on supporters to chant Dermo on the 12th minute of this weekend’s Semi Final Replay. The fan page called for the action after Diarmuid Connolly failed to overturn his red card, suspending him from playing this weekend. The post asked fans to …

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Tomás O Sé Demands That The GAA Dump Black Card

Tomás O Sé has urged the GAA to get rid of the black card. Writing in the Irish Independent today, Tomás O Sé labelled the black card as a ‘disaster’. The Kerry legend made the comment after a summer in which refereeing decisions have dominated the headlines. In his column, O Sé argued that the introduction of the black card has led …

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“Honestly Ref, He’s Only A First Year Minor”

We’ve all been there. Knocking about the local GAA club in the evening, hoping to see a match, but then it happens. The lads are short players, and the game might not go ahead. There’s only one thing for it; you’ve got to answer the call. This was the scenario in Liatroim, Co.Down recently when the local GAA side played …

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ICYMI: The Biggest Punch Of The Week Came In The Minor Game

The furore that has surrounded Diarmuid Connolly’s red card and subsequent ban has overshadowed the most cynical piece of thuggery that occurred last weekend. Following Tipperary’s 0-11 to 0-09 win over Kildare in the All Ireland Minor Semi-Final, all hell broke loose. An old-fashioned slobberknocker seemed to unfold between one of the Lillywhite’s replacements and the Tipp’s centre back. To be …

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Another Night Passes, Another Diarmuid Connolly Appeal Fails

You have got to admire the persistence… With just over 24 hours to go until the sold-out replay between Mayo and Dublin, the Metropolitans have continued their attempts to rid Diarmuid Connolly of the chains of suspension. Following the decision by the Central Hearings Committee to reject an appeal just twenty-four hours ago, the county board decided to take their …

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Guess Who Could Be Back For Mayo’s Replay With Dublin?

This time last year Mayo fan, Mick Barrett, stormed the field to confront the referee. As extra time came to a close during Mayo’s defeat to Kerry in last year’s All Ireland Football Semi Final, the tension boiled over as scuffles erupted between both sets of players. Throughout the game, Mayo fans felt aggrieved by the decisions of the referee, and fuelled …

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VIDEO: Hurling Reaches New Heights… On The French Alps

We all know by know hurling has reached almost every inch of the planet but the French Alps is certainly a new one on us. With a thirst to keep their first touch intact on a four-week climbing trip however, Ryan O’Hanlon and his pals made sure not to forget their hurleys and sliotars even when encountering the perils of a mountain …

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Diarmuid Connolly – A Troubled Talent

Diarmuid Connolly’s talent is not in doubt but his disciplinary record stands against him. Few were surprised to hear this morning that Diarmuid Connolly’s appeal against the red card he received for striking Lee Keegan had failed. Connolly’s loss will be felt by Dublin, after he was their top marksman against Mayo, scoring 1-2. Apart from his scoring threat, Connolly’s power …

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Mayo Name Same Starting Fifteen For Replay

Mayo joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly have named the same starting fifteen that played in the drawn game with Dublin. Mayo have decided to stick with the same team that took to the field against Dublin last Sunday. Some expected changes in Mayo’s attack after they struggled to create scores in the first half of the drawn game. Indeed …

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Connolly Appeal Fails – Misses Replay

Dublin’s heavy artillery has withstood a whopping blow in advance of their Senior Championship replay against Mayo this Saturday. As everyone and their mother knows at this stage, Diarmaid Connolly was sent off by referee Joe McQuillan for striking the marauding Lee Keegan in the dying moments of an enthralling encounter in Headquarters. Originally, the appeal was scheduled for Thursday evening but …

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