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Was Joe Brolly Right To Criticise The Referee In The Manner That He Did?

Joe Brolly was critical of Maurice Deegan after his refereeing performance today After Maurice Deegan blew the final whistle this evening, Joe Brolly did not hold back in his criticism of the referee. Referencing Padraig McNulty penalty claim, the controversial pundit stated, He did something to Tyrone today which normally happens between consenting adults, It was an obvious penalty and there’s …

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5 Moments That Defined The Kerry – Tyrone Rivalry

Kerry and Tyrone will lock horns once more tomorrow Although Kerry and Tyrone only met for the first time in the championship in 1986, the rivalry between the counties is intense. In a rivalry that has spanned the first fifteen years of the 21st century, Mickey Harte and Tyrone got under the skin of football’s aristocrats by deploying tactics that were both innovative …

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Is This The Worst GAA Song Ever Recorded?

Galway Band Hot Fuss have released a song ahead of the All Ireland Hurling Final Over the years we have heard many songs released to coincide with the All Ireland Final. Some become instant ear worms, infecting our very being with their catchy rhythm, while other are instantly forgotten. The most famous recent vintage of course was Jimmy’s Winning Matches, by Rory …

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Long Lost Friends: The Kerry vs Tyrone Tactical Preview

Shay Murrin gives you the comprehensive tactical run down as old friends (or foes) Kerry and Tyrone meet once more.  I always liked to get to my position before my opponent. Especially in Croke Park. I wanted to mark my territory. I’d carry myself with the weight of every victory Kerry ever had and every headline that was written about …

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The Damned Kingdom – An Alternate Universe

In preparation for Sunday’s rivalry between Tyrone and Kerry. We present the follow-up to The Damned United, starring Mickey Harte. Imagine an alternate universe where a very angry man and his internal monologue makes the move south.  You Think. Think it over. Think about the betrayal. The sense of outrage in even thinking about it. Thinking. Thinking of the possibility. Chance to fix …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Names Kerry Team To Face Tyrone

Kerry Manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has made a number of changes to the Kerry team ahead of the All Ireland Semi Final Kieran Donaghy has returned to full forward as Eamonn Fitzmaurice has decided to make three changes to the team that beat Kildare in the quarter final. Although the Kerry captain had missed the game with the lillywhites due to …

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More Rule Changes On The Way

Another Committee has been formed to suggest further rule changes in both football and hurling Both football and hurling are set to undergo further rule changes, after it was announced that a committee chaired by Armagh’s Jarlath Burns will look into possible alternatives. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Martin Breheny reported that Burns will chair a committee comprised of; Seamus Hickey, Seán Boylan, Frank Murphy, …

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Canadians React To All Ireland Hurling Semi Final On Twitter

Canadians were mesmerised by the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final after it was broadcast on Sportsnet One It seems hurling is slowly taking over the world. Last summer it was the Brits who were enthralled, now its the turn of the Canadians. Long have we told anyone who will listen that hurling is the best sport in the world. It is …

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Summer Saved By Game From The Hurling Heavens

“Jesus Christ Marty, what a f****** game heigh” – Michael Duignan at the final whistle of yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final. Right, so Duignan actually said no such thing, but surely even the most judicious prude at Montrose would have known better than to deny the Offalyman a lapse in refinement yesterday. Expletives are not to everyone’s taste, but they exist for …

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Watch Seamus Callanan’s Hat-Trick Against Galway

Seamus Callanan scored hat-trick against Galway Despite scoring a hat-trick, Seamus Callanan found himself on the losing team today. Callanan’s first came inside the opening minute, as Tipperary looked to test the Galway defence early on. His second came early in the second half, as he single handedly looked to take on the Galway defence. Callanan completed his hat-trick in the …

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Watch Colm Callanan’s Quadruple Save Against Tipperay

Galway Goalkeeper, Colm Callanan, produced a Quadruple save to keep Galway in the game against Tipp Although Shane Moloney’s last minute point won the game for Galway today, he can thank his goalkeeper with keeping his team in the game. With the game entering a critical phase and the scores level at 0-16 to 2-10, Colm Callanan produced a four saves to keep Tipperary …

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Watch Darren Gleeson’s Brilliant Double Save For Tipp Today

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson produced two brilliant saves in the first half against Galway While today’s semi final will be remembered for the epic battle between both sets of forwards, the respective goalkeepers also had a big say. No more so than Darren Gleeson, who followed up his brilliant penalty save against Joe Canning to deny Cathal Mannion moments later. His saves …

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Galway Primed To Spring Surprise

In the last 11 seasons, the Munster Champions have reached the All-Ireland final just four times. Let that sink in. For a side good enough to win such a contested championship, and to be seeded in a semi-final, this is an astounding statistic. Granted that in 2007 Waterford had to play a quarter-final, but nonetheless, it is remarkable. Kilkenny’s dominance …

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Home and Away’s Irene Misses Kerry’s Tommy Walsh

Home and Away’s Irene tweeted who she thought to be Kerry Footballer Tommy Walsh In a case of mistaken identity, the actress who plays Irene Roberts on Home and Away, Lynne McGranger, tweeted a Tommy Walsh from Ballybunion in county Kerry, and not the football star. McGranger tweeted Ballybunion’s Tommy Walsh to tell him ‘hey Tommy how’s it going? Miss seeing your cheeky mug …

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