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Allianz Deep-Dive: Cool Costello & Comerford Causing Gavin Headaches

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Dublin restored the natural order of the Gaelic footballing landscape last night with a comprehensive eight-point hammering of Mayo in Croke Park. A lot of hype surrounded the game due to Mayo’s hot run of form and Dublin’s perceived lack thereof. However, this game never lived …

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Jim Gavin: “We’ll Play In O’Toole Park, Parnell Park, Any Other Park”

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Dublin restored some order to the Gaelic footballing landscape yesterday evening with an assured eight-point victory over Mayo in Croke Park. The All-Ireland champions dominated proceedings from the first whistle onwards and manager Jim Gavin admitted he was satisfied with what he described as a ‘workmanlike’ performance. “Yeah, I think we’ve got to be satisfied at the fact, with the …

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James Horan: “They Were Physical, They Bullied Us A Little Bit”

Mayo boss, James Horan, cut a dejected figure last night following his sides eight-point defeat to Dublin at Croke Park. The Westerners were second best from start to finish on a night where their goalkeeper, Rob Hennelly, was easily their stand-out player scoring two points and making six point-blank saves. Following the performance, Horan lamented the number of turnovers Mayo conceded …

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Dublin End Mayo Winning Run With Classy Croker Performance

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Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Dublin welcomed Mayo to Croke Park this evening in a game that was highly anticipated among supporters, however, failed to live up to the pre-game hype as Dublin swatted aside James Horan’s side. The game started tentatively with both sides wasting possession in the opening couple of minutes. The …

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Morgan Versus Beggan – Battle Of The Fly Keepers

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Tyrone and Monaghan come face to face for the fourth time in twelve months this evening in Round Four of the Allianz Football League.  The two sides have struck up somewhat of an intense rivalry over the past number of seasons and with both teams languishing around the bottom of Division One, expect tonight’s encounter to be a spicy affair …

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Teams Named For Pivotal Allianz Hurling League Games

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It’s a crucial weekend in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League with Kilkenny, Clare, and Tipperary hoping to bounce back from defeat, while in 1B, the lineup of the relegation clash will be decided. Almost all the counties have named their teams for Sunday’s Allianz League games and this is how they will lineup: Tipperary v Kilkenny – Semple Stadium, …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Hurling League Fixtures

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Following the conclusion of Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League, we have a better understanding of where teams stand as we look towards another exciting weekend.  There’s no doubt that Division 1A leaders, Limerick, are a cut above the rest and they will be brimming with confidence following last weekend’s comprehensive victory over Kilkenny. No team has beaten them yet …

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Kieran Duff: I Wouldn’t Put Money On Dublin Winning Five-In-A-Row

Dublin legend, Kieran Duff, believes that outside factors could hinder his county from achieving the elusive five All Ireland titles in a row.  As soon as the final whistle blew in last year’s All Ireland final, thoughts turned to the ‘Drive for Five’ that no one has achieved at senior inter-county level in either hurling or Gaelic Football. Duff was speaking at …

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A Look Back On The 2010 Allianz Hurling League

The news of Eamon O’Shea’s addition to the Tipperary hurling backroom team was met with widespread positivity across the Premier County last night.  The Kilruane native was a key member of the coaching staff when Tipperary won the All-Ireland back in 2010 and though he will only be an advisor to the management this time around, his presence just sparks …

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Four Players Set To Light Up The Sigerson Cup Final

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After an intriguing championship, the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup comes to a head tonight when UCC and St Mary’s clash in the decider in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.  The Belfast side stunned the reigning champions, UCD in the semi-final during the week, triumphing on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-7. On Sunday, UCC blasted their way into their first Sigerson Final …

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Four Players To Watch In Round Four Of Allianz Football League

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Come close of business this weekend in the Allianz Football League, we will begin to get a clearer picture of who’s looking at trophies and who’s looking at trouble. The situation as it stands is tight across all four divisions and teams will be looking to shut down certain individuals who have proved a thorn in many sides over the first …

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Eoin Kelly: Hierarchy In Croke Park Should Leave The Game Alone

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Tipperary great, Eoin Kelly, believes that the governing bodies within the GAA should stop pressurising referees to officiate hurling games more stringently.  Colm Lyons came under fire for his officiating of the Allianz League clash of Wexford and Tipperary with Liam Sheedy telling the media after the game that he felt his side were unfairly judged and deserved more frees …

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