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BOI Celtic Challenge Group G: Leitrim Overcome Mayo In Thriller

It was another entertaining round of action in the 2019 Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge with Leitrim and Roscommon picking up victories. Leitrim overcame a plucky Mayo side in a game that went back and forth right to the very end, while Roscommon put a gallant Sligo side to the sword. Here is our round-up of this week’s action from …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group F: Monaghan Take Derby Day Spoils

Group F of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continued this week with Monaghan travelling to the home of Cavan GAA and coming away with a huge win over their local rivals. Elsewhere in Group F, Louth and Longford played out an entertaining draw in Kells in a game that could have gone either way but a draw probably reflected …

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Forgotten Friday: Westmeath Dethrone Laois To End Leinster Famine

Football takes centre stage this weekend in the GAA Championship as All-Ireland champions Dublin begin their journey towards a never before seen five-in-a-row.  With perennial All-Ireland contenders Mayo and Tyrone also in action it’s an opportunity for football fans to come out of the woodwork and revel in what is hopefully an entertaining weekend of action. While arguably three of …

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Mayo Name Their Starting XV For Semi-Final Clash With Roscommon

Mayo manager James Horan has unveiled the fifteen men who will represent his side for their crucial semi-final clash with Roscommon on Saturday. With a spot in the final up for grabs for the winner, Mayo and Roscommon will go to battle over seventy minutes in this weekend’s Connacht Senior Football semi-final in McHale Park. With Galway awaiting the victor …

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Niall Burke: Cooney And Glynn Are “Ready To Go” For Galway

Glynn Cooney Burke

Galway forward Niall Burke has said that Johnny Glynn and Joseph Cooney are “fully integrated” back into the county panel. Cooney returned from his stint in Australia in April, making an immediate impact for his club Sarsfields with a fine display against Kilnadeema-Leitrim. Meanwhile, Glynn, who is based in New York, has been commuting home to play in the maroon …

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Wicklow Hurling Thriving Among Heavyweights Of Celtic Challenge

This year’s Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge has proven to be a breeding ground for some of the top young hurlers from across the country to showcase their talents on the county stage. Over the first three matchdays, the competition has seen some titanic, fiercely fought clashes between counties whose hurling rivalries are as old as time. There are however …

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Corry’s Corner: Comparing Sports Is Futile And Pointless

They talk about shithousery in sport but what about shithousery in punditry? Dick Clerkin, must be the king of pundit shithousery these days. He made Twitter headlines around the country a few months back with his views that children under eight shouldn’t be given All-Ireland final tickets. The former Monaghan captain was at it again following Armagh’s exciting extra-time win …

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Meyler: Doug Howlett Key To Developing Cork Winning Culture

John Meyler Doug Howlett Cork

The sporting culture surrounding the New Zealand rugby team is not only one of winning, but one of consistency and constant improvement, and that is what Doug Howlett is instilling in the Cork hurlers, according to John Meyler. Howlett was announced as the “high-performance lead” for Meyler’s side in February and has been a regular feature in the dugout throughout …

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Spotlight: Alan Cadogan’s Classy Championship Comeback

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The Rebels were gone, finished, done for… Now, where have we heard that before? Limerick were heavily fancied going into their weekend meeting with John Meyler’s side. Not only were the All-Ireland champions making their 2019 bow in front a boisterous home crowd at the Gaelic Ground but Cork were put to the sword by Tipperary a week previous in …

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“I Don’t Have The Skill Of Hoggy Or Lehane” – Walsh Happy In Worker Role

Aidan Walsh was the only change to the Cork full-forward line on Sunday in Limerick from their Munster Championship opener against Tipperary seven days earlier, replacing Shane Kingston. He was the only forward not to score and yet his contribution was vital in winning clean possession from puck-outs, something Cork struggled to do in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, and making himself …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: I Don’t Remember Someone Being Killed From A Bit Of Handbags!

Diarmuid O'Sullivan feature Cork

Diarmuid O’Sullivan has given his take on the changing attitudes in the sport of hurling and how they have an affect on the decisions made by referees. Cork hurling legend and columnist for Paddy Power News Diarmuid O’Sullivan gave his take on the performance of referee Paud O’Dwyer during yesterday’s meeting between themselves and All-Ireland champions Limerick. Citing difference in standards …

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Ten-Minute Murnin Cameo A Masterstroke From McGeeney

There will be a few sore bodies in Down and Armagh today following Sunday’s gruelling 90-minute thriller in Páirc Esler. However, Andrew Murnin will be nursing aches and pains for a different reason following his match-winning 10-minute cameo that saw Armagh take the spoils on derby day and give Kieran McGeeney his first Ulster Championship win as a manager. The …

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Lee Brennan Quits Tyrone Panel Citing Lack Of Game Time

Lee Brennan has stepped away from the Tyrone panel citing a lack of game time as the reason. Niall Gartland of the Ulster Herald reported on Monday that the tricky Trillick forward informed Mickey Harte of his decision over the weekend before subsequently playing for his club on Saturday. News of Brennan’s departure is a further blow to Tyrone following …

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