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Jamie Clarke: Friendship & Trust Key To Armagh Progression

Despite not having picked up a league win yet, Armagh’s Jamie Clarke, believes that the team is going in the right direction.  Armagh sit seventh in Division Two following draws with Kildare and Clare respectively, followed by a defeat to Meath last week. However, it must be said that the all three of the Orchard County’s games were played away …

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Jackie Tyrrell: I Don’t See Limerick Or Kilkenny In The Top Three

Kilkenny and Limerick face off against one another in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League this afternoon, and Jackie Tyrrell has added another layer to the conversation by claiming that neither team are in the top three in the country.  The All Ireland champions have been in impressive form since returning to action in 2019, beating both Wexford and …

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Tomás Ó Sé: They Thought He Was Just This Wild Man From Kerry

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This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Páidi Ó Sé Gaelic Football Tournament which is held in the West Kerry Gaeltacht in February of each year. The popularity of the tournament reflects that of Ó Sé who remains an icon of the GAA and Ireland whose legacy has continued to grow with each passing year. Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé …

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Allianz Hurling League Round-Up: Cork Get Off The Mark

Allianz Hurling League

It was a busy evening in the Allianz Hurling League with important results for Cork and Laois in Division 1A and 1B respectively.  The result in the top flight now means that five counties lie on two points though Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary have a game in hand. Division 1B has all but taken shape with Waterford maintaining their 100 …

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Corofin Will Face Dr Crokes In 2019 All-Ireland Senior Club Final

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The 2019 All-Ireland senior club football final will see defending champions, Corofin, put their title on the line against Dr Crokes next month. Both sides qualified for the St. Patrick’s Day decider with wins over Gaoth Dobhair and Mullinalaghta respectively, following two action-packed games that displayed everything fans love about Gaelic football. Saturday’s action got underway in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada …

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John Morrison: A Devoted Club Man To The Very End

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John Morrison was laid to rest this weekend and as tributes continue to pour in from all over the country it’s clear that he left a mark wherever he went. However, the greatest mark he left in this world is arguably with his club. He coached Armagh, Derry, Mayo, Antrim, Donegal and Leitrim, but through it all, John Morrison was …

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Kieran Fitzgerald: “Talented” Galway Should Express Themselves More

Former Galway footballer and current Corofin star Kieran Fitzgerald feels that the defensive style of football is not the way to beat reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin. Fitzgerald was a part of Galway’s infamous All-Ireland winning side in 2001, capturing an All-Star in what was an immensely impressive season for the Corofin man. Despite still playing for his club at 38 …

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O’Shaughnessy: “Stupid To Think That Limerick Are Miles Ahead”

Limerick’s return to Division 1A has proved to be very fruitful so far this season having recorded two impressive wins over Wexford and Tipperary.  However, despite their impressive start, former attacker, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, believes it’d be stupid to suggest that the All-Ireland champions are miles ahead of the chasing pack considering that a single puck of the sliothar would have …

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Fitzgerald Not Buying Into Dr Crokes Heavy Favourites Tag

Dr Crokes go into this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final with Mullinalaghta as heavy favourites to overcome the Longford minnows who have shocked the GAA world in getting this far. The tiny Longford half-parish are viewed as perennial underdogs, however, Fionn Fitzgerald has looked at their track record and believes that they’re a very strong team who cannot be underestimated. “Everyone has …

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Liam Silke: The GAA Is Letting Us Down, It’s A Disaster

Liam Silke has been all over the news this past week and unfortunately, it has nothing to do with his footballing talents. A vital member of a Corofin side looking to retain their All-Ireland club title, Silke is also part of a star-studded UCD side looking to complete back-to-back Sigerson Cups. A fixture clash means Silke is set to miss …

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Five Potential Breakthrough Stars Set For A Big 2019

With the Allianz Football League taking a back seat this weekend, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we have seen so far. Whilst the league is a great chance for teams to blood in fresh talent ahead of the Championship, the nature of promotion and relegation means that teams are fighting tooth and nail for those vital …

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Mulligan Happy That Mullinalaghta Buzz Died Down Ahead Of Dr Crokes

How do you fix a problem like the GAA fixture schedule? The answer… you can’t, because for every Gael that would love to see the club championship series rattled off within a calendar year, another will tell you it’s sacrilege to move the All-Ireland senior club finals away from St. Patrick’s Day. Take the case of Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald who …

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Exclusive: 2018 Champions Mary I Ejected From Trench Cup

Trench Cup

Reigning Trench Cup champions, Mary Immaculate College, have been ejected from the competition without warning due to a fixtures debacle, according to their captain, James McNeive. Following a series of events, Mary I were unable to fulfil their quarter-final fixture with GMIT and were subsequently removed from the competition though they have not received official confirmation from the governing board, …

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Chopping & Changing Highlights The Beauty Of The Allianz Leagues

While there may be a lot of discontent surrounding championship structures at present, the same cannot be said about the leagues.  Following Round Three of the Allianz Football League, each of the four divisions have begun to take some sort of shape as we head into the break. The chopping and changing of each division on Sunday really highlighted the …

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Kevin Cassidy: “I Thought My Chance Was Gone”

Kevin Cassidy Gaoth Dobhair

At 37 years of age, Kevin Cassidy thought his chances of challenging for an All Ireland football medal were well behind him. The Gaoth Dobhair man was dropped from Jim McGuinness’ squad in 2011 after contributing to a book entitled ‘This Is Our Year’, and thus missed out on his county’s first All Ireland in 20 years back in 2012. Seven …

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Charleville Will Dust Themselves Down For Cork Senior Championship

Charleville

Charleville manager, John Moloney, has insisted that his side will dust themselves down and “go again” as they prepare for the Cork senior hurling championship. The North Cork side coughed up a six-point half-time lead to lose the AIB All Ireland Intermediate final to Oranmore Maree in Croke Park yesterday. Despite a goal from Andrew Cagney and 10-points from the …

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“They Got Away With It Years Ago But They Got Caught Today”

McInerney Oranmore Charleville-min

Oranmore Maree became the first ever Galway intermediate club to be crowned All Ireland champions following their six-point win over Charleville of Cork yesterday. County star, Niall Burke was in sensational form for his club, finishing with a tally of 1-11 as Oranmore overturned a six-point deficit to win by six in Croke Park, despite the best efforts of Darragh …

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