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All Ireland: How Can Shaky Cats Trump Tipp Forwards?

The All Ireland replay takes place this Saturday, and Brian Barry believes Kilkenny have a lot of work to do if they are to prevent Tipperary running up another massive scoring tally. 1-28. It was a massive score to concede in an All Ireland final for Kilkenny. While their forwards did the business at the other end to ensure they live to fight another …

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3 Things To Expect In The All Ireland Final Replay

Ashling Dalton looks ahead to his weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Another year, another hurling final replay. Last year’s version will certainly go down as one of the best hurling matches in living memory, and considering the two teams on show on Saturday night, this year should be no different. It will be an entirely …

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Pundit Arena Football All-Stars 2014

The football season has come to its conclusion with Kerry lifting Sam Maguire very much against the odds. The team honours have been handed out and now attention turns to individual honours. Here is the Pundit Arena all-star selection for 2014. 1. Paul Durcan (Donegal) The Donegal stopper may be remembered for his mistake in the All-Ireland final when his …

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Top Five Players From The All Ireland Football Final

Kerry find themselves back at the top of the Gaelic football ladder after an efficient win over Donegal in Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final. John Ivory ranks the top five performers from this year’s marquee clash. 5. Neil Gallagher/ Christy Toye – Donegal From the start, Gallagher was leading the charge for Donegal, sweeping up around defence and moving his side forward. …

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Kerry Vs Donegal: All-Ireland Football Final Preview

John Ivory previews Sunday’s All-Ireland final, with Kerry hoping to claim their 37th title and Donegal aiming to win their second in three years. This Sunday in Dublin, many things will be the same as every other third Sunday in September, however this Sunday the population of the capital will increase by just over 80,000 people, all with one thing …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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All-Ireland Football Final Preview #2 – Key Men For Kerry

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The second part of our All-Ireland Football final preview looks at the players who could win the game for Kerry. Here are five of their most important players. _____ 1. James O’Donoghue The obvious key man for Kerry is their marquee forward and match winner; James O’Donoghue. He showed a lot of potential in 2012, a vast improvement in 2013 …

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All-Ireland Final: Donegal Vs Kerry – 3 Talking Points

As the All-Ireland Senior Football final between Donegal and Kerry draws ever closer, Ashling Dalton discusses three of the main talking points in the lead up to Sunday’s final.  So this week it’s all about the All-Ireland Football final between kingpins Kerry and Ulster champions Donegal. Both teams have definitely earned their place in the final, having beat Mayo and Dublin respectively; the teams everyone …

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All-Ireland Camogie Final Preview: Cork v Kilkenny

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Cork and Kilkenny will play in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final this Sunday in Croke Park with the winner going away with the O’Duffy Cup. Last year Kilkenny reached the final stage of the competition where they met Galway and were runners up on the day. This year they return after beating Galway in the semi-final stages 4-12 …

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Throwback Thursday: Wexford & Clare Play Out Titanic Draw

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In the buildup to this weekend’s U-21 All Ireland Hurling Final, we look back at Clare and Wexford’s first clash at senior level int his year’s championship. Clare vs Wexford face off in the Under-21 All Ireland final this weekend, and many of the players on show will have contested that thrilling two part special at senior level this summer. …

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How Good Was The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final?

Incredible, unbelievable, sensational, epic; the list of adjectives used to describe what Kilkenny and Tipperary served up in the drawn All-Ireland final is endless. Now that the dust has settled, let’s reflect on just how good a game it was. 3-22 to 1-28; twenty five scores to twenty nine making it a total of fifty-four scores. Of these fifty-four scores, …

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Three Things That Will Determine The Outcome Of The All Ireland

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Ashling Dalton discusses three things that could dictate the outcome of the All Ireland Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. We wait 53 years for a draw and three come along at once! Out of the the three drawn games of 2012, 2013, 2014, the last one undoubtedly takes the number one spot for entertainment value. It had absolutely everything. Sublime …

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GAA – County Form Cannot Mask Troubling Issues At Club Level

The Senior Club Championships in Donegal and Kerry face serious scrutiny regardless of this year’s success, writes Shane Kenny. There certainly isn’t a Kerry nor Donegal man alive today, outside of their respective camps, that could have envisaged being seventy minutes away from landing Sam Maguire at the start of the Football Championship. Both sides have doggedly and deservedly weaved …

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All Ireland Final – A Game For The Ages

Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final was an epic clash, perhaps even topping the exhilarating encounter that took place in 2009 between these two teams. Below Donal O’Doherty discusses. The general consensus prior to Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final was that it would be an excellent game, razor close and filled with excellent scores. What it wouldn’t be however was an …

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Top Five Hurlers From The All Ireland Final

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The greatest game of hurling ever witnessed took place in Croke Park on Sunday between Kilkenny and Tipperary. The two teams could not be separated and will go to battle at HQ all over again. Here are the top performers form the All Ireland Final. 5. Cathal Barrett – Tipperary The youngest man on the field put in arguably, the best performance of the …

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