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Summer Saved By Game From The Hurling Heavens

“Jesus Christ Marty, what a f****** game heigh” – Michael Duignan at the final whistle of yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final. Right, so Duignan actually said no such thing, but surely even the most judicious prude at Montrose would have known better than to deny the Offalyman a lapse in refinement yesterday. Expletives are not to everyone’s taste, but they exist for …

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Watch Seamus Callanan’s Hat-Trick Against Galway

Seamus Callanan scored hat-trick against Galway Despite scoring a hat-trick, Seamus Callanan found himself on the losing team today. Callanan’s first came inside the opening minute, as Tipperary looked to test the Galway defence early on. His second came early in the second half, as he single handedly looked to take on the Galway defence. Callanan completed his hat-trick in the …

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Watch Colm Callanan’s Quadruple Save Against Tipperay

Galway Goalkeeper, Colm Callanan, produced a Quadruple save to keep Galway in the game against Tipp Although Shane Moloney’s last minute point won the game for Galway today, he can thank his goalkeeper with keeping his team in the game. With the game entering a critical phase and the scores level at 0-16 to 2-10, Colm Callanan produced a four saves to keep Tipperary …

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Watch Darren Gleeson’s Brilliant Double Save For Tipp Today

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson produced two brilliant saves in the first half against Galway While today’s semi final will be remembered for the epic battle between both sets of forwards, the respective goalkeepers also had a big say. No more so than Darren Gleeson, who followed up his brilliant penalty save against Joe Canning to deny Cathal Mannion moments later. His saves …

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Galway Primed To Spring Surprise

In the last 11 seasons, the Munster Champions have reached the All-Ireland final just four times. Let that sink in. For a side good enough to win such a contested championship, and to be seeded in a semi-final, this is an astounding statistic. Granted that in 2007 Waterford had to play a quarter-final, but nonetheless, it is remarkable. Kilkenny’s dominance …

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Home and Away’s Irene Misses Kerry’s Tommy Walsh

Home and Away’s Irene tweeted who she thought to be Kerry Footballer Tommy Walsh In a case of mistaken identity, the actress who plays Irene Roberts on Home and Away, Lynne McGranger, tweeted a Tommy Walsh from Ballybunion in county Kerry, and not the football star. McGranger tweeted Ballybunion’s Tommy Walsh to tell him ‘hey Tommy how’s it going? Miss seeing your cheeky mug …

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Kerry Family Face €12 million Fine Over ‘Kerry For Sam’ Sign

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Kerry Family face €12 million fine as their ‘Kerry for Sam’ sign does not have planning permission The Moloney family from Moyvane in county Kerry face a fine of up to €12 million or two yeas imprisonment, for erecting a 26 by 18 inch sign without planning permission. The Kerryman newspaper reported that planners in Kerry County Council consider the sign …

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James Horan ‘Not Interested’ in Roscommon and Cork Jobs

James Horan has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant posts at Roscommon and Cork Former Mayo manager, James Horan, has denied any interest in returning to inter county management. When asked if he was attracted to the Cork job on Newstalk’s Off The Ball, Horan said, ‘I’m not interested in any job at the moment.’ However when asked about the newly opened …

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Kerry May Have To Face Tyrone Without Two Of Their Best forwards

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Kerry could be without star forwards James O’Donoghue and Michael Geaney for Tyrone Clash Ahead of their semi final show down with Tyrone, Kerry have announced that they will definitely be without the services of Michael Geaney, while James O’Donoghue is still a doubt. Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has revealed that Geaney injured his back prior to the Kingdom’s quarter final victory …

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GAA Introduce Hawk Eye 2.0 To Scare Off Croke Park Pigeons

A few extra spectators packed in to Croke Park last weekend and the GAA have taken an unusual step to prevent this from happening again this weekend. On Saturday evening, during the two All-Ireland football quarter-finals, pigeons were present on the pitch for the majority of the game. Again on Sunday for the hurling, they re-appeared, only moving when it was …

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Is Gaelic Football The Most Self-Critical Sport In The World?

With evey championship season comes controversy and with that controversy comes criticism. Do we criticise too much? Are we too critical of our own games? In Aaron Kernan’s weekly column on GAA.ie, Kernan said that ”Gaelic football can be particularly hard on itself.” ”Gaelic football can be particularly hard on itself, particularly in terms of the way we discuss the …

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Noel McGrath Is Set To Return For Tipperary After Battling Cancer

Tipperary’s Noel McGrath is poised to return to action following being diagnosed with cancer Last April news broke that Tipperary’s Noel McGrath would undergo surgery for testicular cancer. Consequently few would have thought that the forward would see any action this summer. However McGrath has made a rapid recovery, returning to action with his club, Loughmore-Castleiney, and is set to make an …

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Should Football Take Note Of The GAA’s Actions For Diving?

Should football follow in the GAA’s footsteps after Tiernan McCann’s lengthy ban for diving was announced? Pundit Arena investigate. Diving has been a plague, particularly in English football for longer than any of us can remember. David Bentley’s failed attempts to win free kicks amused us, Ashley Young’s spectacular collapses infuriated many, whilst Gareth Bale was the boy who cried …

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If The Gaelic Football All-Stars Had To Be Picked Now

With four teams and three games left in this year’s championship, we pick a team of fifteen players that have stood out in the Gaelic Football world of 2015. 1. Rory Beggan (Monaghan) Rory Beggan has been the most consistent goalkeeper in this year’s championship. The Scotstown club man didn’t concede a goal all year which is a credit to …

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Conor McManus Argues For Introduction Of TMO

Following last weekend’s controversy, Conor McManus has argued for the introduction of a television match official The unfortunate Conor McManus returned to Croke Park yesterday to collect his GAA-GPA Player of the Month Award. Although Monaghan’s defeat to Tyrone was still fresh in the mind of McManus, he did return to the scene of Sunday’s bitter clash with a suggestion …

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The Good Wall: How It Should Read

One of the most controversial rankings in Irish sport easily beating 50th in the world in Soccer or 2nd in Rugby Union is the ranking of Ireland’s greatest sporting heroes maintained by TV and Podcast show Second Captains. Never could they have envisioned it would become such a hot topic of debate. So with great trepidation, below from 10th to …

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