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Did Stephen Cluxton Carry The Ball Over The Line or Was he Pushed?

Sean Quigley scored an odd goal today With Dublin on their way to a comfortable win, Sean Quigley scored a goal that seemed to confuse even the referee. After a high ball was launched into the square by Fermanagh, Stephen Cluxton seemingly caught the ball without any fuss. However Sean Quigley arrived and pushed the Dublin goalkeeper over the line. The …

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Kerry Broke a Record Today

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The Margin of Kerry’s victory sees them into the record books The Kingdoms’s massive 27 point victory over Kildare is the the largest recorded at the quarter final stage, since their inception in 2001. There have been big wins in the past, but none have been as large as what we witnessed in Croke Park. The first real trouncing occurred …

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Did Ryan McHugh Score The Goal of The Championship?

Ryan McHugh’s goal may come to be remembered as the best score of the summer With ten minutes left to play, Donegal produced a special goal to kill off Galway’s challenge. Despite taking an early 1-2 to 0-1 lead, the tribesmen proved to be a stubborn opponent for Donegal. Galway employed a defensive system that contained their more illustrious rivals for …

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Who Will Win The All-Ireland Football Championship?

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As we head into the latter stages of the All Ireland football championship, we still don’t have any clear leader in the race for the Sam Maguire cup. While the state of the game at present has come under scrutiny from many high profile experts, we are, in terms of competitiveness going through a kind of a golden age, this decade. …

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Kildare May Challenge but Kerry Will Reign & Here’s Why

Kerry, having come through their most arduous Munster campaign in recent years now face Kildare who have salvaged a season that looked doomed before they ever kicked a ball in the championship following relegation to Division three. The fact of the matter is Kerry have the better players, they have beaten better teams over the last few years and barring …

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The August Bank Holiday Weekend Ain’t What It Used To Be For GAA Fans Anymore

Later today, the All-Ireland quarter-finals get underway under a blanket of unfamiliar indifference. For thirteen years, the August Bank Holiday weekend sat proudly as the best weekend on the GAA calendar. Four quarter-finals would take place over two days, virtually all of them at Croke Park, and for many it marked the real start of knockout championship action between the …

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Watch Kerry Take on Dublin in Wembley in 1976

Kerry took on Dublin in Wembley in 1976 Some rare gems have been mined since British Movietone started opening their archives and uploading footage online. Although much of their footage is associated with British political developments, on occasion items relating to Ireland can be viewed. However we were shocked to find this clip of Kerry and Dublin battling it out in …

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The Evolution of Pat Spillane

We look back on how Pat Spillane’s punditry has evolved As pundits go, Pat Spillane is one of the most outspoken. He seems to revel in controversy, using madcap metaphors to describe what he has just witnessed on the football field. In doing so Pat has brought new phrases, such as puke and shiite football, to the GAA lexicon. Pat’s incessant competition with Joe …

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VIDEO: Classy Touch From Limerick Star Lynch

Ronan Lynch’s list of admirers just got a whole lot bigger after last night’s display of quality hurling and quality sportsmanship. The Limerick u21 star produced a man-of-the-match display in last night’s Munster u21 final at Cusack Park in Ennis. The Na Piarsaigh club man scored a remarkable thirteen points as Limerick ran out winners on a scoreline of 0-22 …

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Unity In Grief: The GAA’s Togetherness Is Admirable

Yesterday, the GAA community was rocked by the news that Derry inter-county player Aaron Devlin had died in hospital after contracting an aggressive form of meningitis just last week. The 23 year-old, Ballinderry Shamrocks clubman took ill after a club challenge match last Friday evening and was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital, where he was put on life support. However, after …

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Ger Loughnane: Position of Clare County Board Chairman ‘Utterly Untenable’

Ger Loughnane has described the position of Clare County Board Chairman as ‘utterly untenable’ Lifting the Liam McCarthy in 2013 and winning three consecutive All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship titles, would suggest that Clare are in a prime position to challenge for the next decade. From the outside therefore, it would seem strange that Loughnane described Clare hurling as being ‘in …

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The Race For Liam Is Way More Wide Open Than You Thought, Here’s Why.

Only four counties remain and all four will fancy their chances of September glory. We discuss why? With respective provincial champions, Tipperary and Kilkenny placed on opposite sides of the draw, many are predicting a repeat pairing of last year’s All-Ireland final in this year’s decider. However, both Galway and Waterford have banished the memories of their provincial final defeats …

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Colm Cooper to Start From the Bench Against Kildare

Colm Cooper has been named amongst the substitutes for Kerry’s All Ireland Quarter Final against Kildare Despite delivering an influential performance against Cork, Colm Cooper will once again start from the bench against Kildare. Although the Gooch provided the spark that led to Kerry’s second half goal against the Rebels, Kerry have named an unchanged full forward line of Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue. Fitzmaurice …

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Houston Gaels Thriving In Texas

Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane took a back seat, as the Houston Gaels played Gaelic Football after a LA Galaxy match last Saturday. _____ Last Saturday night, Irish eyes around America were focused on LA Galaxy’s trip to Houston Dynamo. Steven Gerrard’s second game in the MLS garnered great attention, while promise of a Robbie Keane cartwheel kept all in high …

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Galway Hurlers Take to Body Sculpting

Galway goalkeeper, Colm Callanan, shows off his latest creation Galway’s net minder, Colm Callanan took to social media to promote his Amazing 12 fitness programme. Ironically the subject of Callanan’s Amazing 12 programme was his predecessor in the Galway goal, James Skehill.      Callanan wrote that while Skehill was ‘Already in very good shape, but by his own admission found it hard …

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TBT: That Time Dublin’s Jason Sherlock Kissed The Referee (VINE)

It was this day, 1995. It was the Leinster Football Championship final between the Dubs and Meath at Croke Park.  That day will mostly be remembered for Jason Sherlock’s contributions to Dublin’s 1-18 – 1-08 win over their Leinster rivals. However, one moment of hilarity will always be remembered from that day. After a high, lofted ball was booted up …

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