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Rian O’Neill Stars For Armagh On Derby Day Debut Win Over Down

Michael Corry reporting live from Páirc Esler Down 3-13 Armagh 2-17 Wow… and breathe… what a finale. Extra-time was needed to separate Down and Armagh in front of 15,112 fans at Páirc Esler this afternoon but in the end, it was the Orchard County who came out on top.  Kieran McGeeney was looking for his first Ulster Championship win since …

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Hasty Predictions Make Sensational Headlines But Not Smart Bets

Munster Hurling Championship

Liam Sheedy was quick to downplay the significance of his side’s seven-point win against Cork in the Munster hurling championship last weekend, and wisely so. “It’s two points in the bank, nothing more. Two points won’t get you anywhere in this championship. One performance won’t get you out.”   Managing expectations will be high on his list of priorities following …

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Sean Finn: No Team Will Come Through Munster Unbeaten

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All Ireland winning corner-back Sean Finn maintains that no team will come through the Munster Championship unbeaten given the high level of competition within the province. Limerick begin their Munster campaign this weekend against Cork who are hurting following their loss to Tipperary in the opening round in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The two sides played out a thrilling draw during …

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Cavan Shock Monaghan In Huge Derby Day Upset At Breffni Park

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 Cavan caused a huge upset in Kingspan Breffni Park by dumping local rivals, Monaghan, out of the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Mickey Graham’s side dominated from start to finish in front of over 13,000 fans to send last season’s All-Ireland semi-finalists into the first round of the qualifiers. Conor Brady made his championship debut at midfield …

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Cavan To Peak At The Right Moment And Ambush Monaghan

Monaghan take on Cavan later this evening at Kingspan Breffni Park in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final. Malachy O’Rourke’s charges go into the game as strong favourites and have named an experienced starting XV, plenty of whom made a telling impact on their run to last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. As is so often the case, the Farney County will …

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All Team News Ahead Of Key Clashes In Hurling Championship

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After an intriguing opening round, the Munster and Leinster hurling championships continue this weekend with Limerick and Wexford getting their first outings. We have all your team news ahead of the weekend’s games across the provinces. _____ Saturday Joe McDonagh Cup – Laois v Antrim, O’Moore Park, 3pm Laois: Enda Rowland; Donnacha Hartnett, Matthew Whelan, Joe Phelan; Padraig Delaney, Ryan …

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Full Round-Up Of Teams Ahead Of Football Championship Action

There are a couple of tasty affairs up for grabs this weekend across the Connacht and Ulster Senior Football Championships. The action gets underway this evening when Monaghan travel to Kingspan Breffni Park to take on local rivals Cavan for a place in the Ulster semi-finals. Whoever comes out on top tonight will be watching on in anticipation tomorrow as …

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Limerick Name 14 Starters From All-Ireland Final For Cork Clash

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John Kiely has stayed faithful to the men who got Limerick over the line in last year’s All-Ireland final with 14 starters named in their line-up to take on Cork on Sunday. Seamus Flanagan is the one player to lose out as Peter Casey is named at right corner-forward with the in-form Aaron Gillane named at full-forward for Limerick. Graeme …

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Forgotten Friday: Reliving Armagh’s Breakthrough Win 20 Years On

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The beginning of the 21st century will be remembered as a golden period for Gaelic football in Armagh. The Orchard County were arguably the nation’s most successful side throughout the noughties. A plethora of Ulster titles through the century’s opening decade were wrapped nicely around All-Ireland titles in 2002 (senior), 2004 (U21) and 2009 (minor). While the 21st century ushered …

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McGeeney Names Four Debutants For Armagh’s Clash With Down

Kieran McGeeney has named four debutants for Armagh’s Ulster Senior Football Championship clash with Down on Sunday. Jarly Og Burns will make his debut at midfield where he will be partnered by the experienced Charlie Vernon. While Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill gets the nod at full-forward. Burns father, Jarlath, was captain of the Armagh side that defeated Down in the 1999 …

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Blow For Leitrim As Mulligan Steps Away But Stops Short Of Retiring

Emlyn Mulligan has opted out of the Leitrim panel for the remainder of 2019 following their defeat to Roscommon in the opening round of the Connacht Senior Football Championship. The news was reported by the Irish Sun on Wednesday with the player confirming reports to the publication on Thursday. The Melvin Gaels club man did not start last weekend’s Connacht …

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Molloy Drafted In To Galway XV For Connacht Semi-Final With Sligo

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Kieran Molloy has been drafted into the Galway starting XV as they take on Sligo for a place in this year’s Connacht Senior Football final.   The AIB Club Footballer of the Year comes into the squad at right half-back with his Corofin club mate, Bernard Power, replacing Ruairi Lavelle in the Galway goals. The other two changes from the Tribesmen’s …

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