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Time To Ask Serious Questions Of Camogie Association

Over the last week, camogie has occupied a space that it’s almost entirely alien to: a seat at the forefront of Irish media attention. It’s a placing that the sport struggles to reserve even on its All-Ireland final day, and one that it never keeps to itself for any more than a few hours.  Sadly, the reservation in question was …

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Four Managers Who Can Make Cork Football A Force Again

With Brian Cuthbert stepping down yesterday, Cork are on the hunt for a football manager. Who might fit the bill?  _____ #1 John Cleary Cleary is the obvious candidate to succeed Brian Cuthbert as the Rebels boss. He is the bookies favourite and many will feel that he should have been appointed two years ago instead of Brian Cuthbert. The …

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Cork Footballers Come Out in Support of Brian Cuthbert

Cork’s embattled footballers have hit out at the criticism levelled at Brian Cuthbert Following Cork’s capitulation against Kildare last weekend, news of Brian Cuthbert’s decision to step down as Cork Senior Football manager came as no surprise. The manner of the defeat drew much criticism from those both inside and outside the Rebel county, and as a result, Cuthbert’s resignation was seen as …

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Donegal Have Changed But The Rumours Never Will

On July 12th 2004 the Killybegs u-14 team were just finishing their session on a beautiful day in Fintra.  The talk among the young lads was about how “class” Armagh were in the previous days Ulster final dismantling of Donegal.  It was the first Ulster final to be played at Croker.  It was supposed to be Armagh V Tyrone, a …

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Analysing The Four Candidates Who Can Rebuild Cork Football

Following the announcement that Brian Cuthbert would be stepping down as Cork football manager, Killian Healy takes a look at the four potential candidates for the job, now that the Bishopstown clubman has stepped aside. _____ #1 John Cleary Cleary is the obvious candidate to succeed Brian Cuthbert as the Rebels boss. He is the bookies’ favourite and many will …

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Colm Cooper Will Make His 80th Appearance For Kerry This Weekend

Colm Cooper is set to make his 80th appearance for the Kingdom on Sunday Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper was always destined for greatness it seems. People began to take note of Cooper’s ability after he made his debut for Dr. Crokes in the 2000 Kerry Senior Football Championship at sixteen years of age. In his autobiography former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor wrote, …

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Where To Now For Dublin Hurling?

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In 2005, Dublin won the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship for the first time since 1983. 32 years ago was the sole victory following a 1965 triumph at the grade. But in 2005, things were different. In the preceding years, the Dubs were in chaos. Little publicised players’ strikes, poor training attendances, and unequal treatment to the footballers meant that the hurlers …

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Brian Cuthbert Steps Down As Cork Football Boss

Brian Cuthbert will not seek re-appointment for another year The Irish Examiner has this reported that Brian Cuthbert has decided to step down as Cork football manager. Following two Championship defeats in a single week, Cuthbert had come under significant pressure. Cork’s season began to unravel after coming within seconds of defeating Kerry in the Munster Final. Fionn Fitzgerald’s last gasp effort seemed to take the …

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VIDEO: Mayo Footballers Deliver Superb Performance In ‘Header-To-Bin’ Challenge

Mayo Gaelic footballers have been renowned for coming up short on the big stage. However, the current football squad delivered a superb performance in the ‘header-to-bin’ challenge. The header/bin challenge has become a popular task over the summer for many soccer teams globally. However, the Mayo team took it to a new level with a sensational performance while using a …

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Coin Toss Saga Damaging For The Game Of Camogie

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The coin toss saga involving both Clare and Dublin has damaged the reputation of the Camogie Association. The issue is yet to be resolved and time is running with just five days remaining until Wexford are scheduled to play either the Banner or the Dubs. It’s just five days out from the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship quarter-finals and …

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Cork GAA In Crisis: What Has Happened In The Rebel County?

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This week, Cork people’s sense of anticipation and pride in the red and white rebel jersey has been thrown away, recordings of the Sunday Game are on repeat and the “Up Cork” signs have been torn down in the wind. Even down by the railway station, someone has taken the time, amid all the scrambling for answers, to paint “R.I.P. …

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Ranking The Ten Remaining Teams In This Year’s Football Championship

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After a weekend which saw Cork surprisingly beaten by Kildare, here we rank the ten remaining teams in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.  _____ #10 Sligo The pinnacle of Sligo’s summer had to be when they shocked the country and knocked out Roscommon to set up a Connacht final against Mayo. It’s shocks like those that make the provincial championship …

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Why Cork’s Capitulation Does Dublin No Favours

At this juncture in last year’s All Ireland Championship, this writer wrote an article questioning Dublin’s credentials as many people’s champions elect. Having swept aside Laois, Wexford and Meath en-route to yet another Leinster title the Dubs were unbackable favourites to claim back-to-back Sam Maguire trophies. Of course their unexpected collapse against Donegal at the semi-final stage is now notorious and …

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The Greatest GAA Song Of The Summer Has Just Been Released

The Corrigan Brothers have come up with some classics in their day, but this latest belter, titled Tipp Thumpin’, is sure to be an instant classic. We’ve had it on repeat here at Pundit Arena HQ all morning and it’s set to be a bigger hit than Irish classics ‘G-G-G-Galway’ from DJ Gaillimh, and the iconic ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ from …

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