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Steven Poacher Steps Down From His Role As Carlow Coach

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Steven Poacher has announced his decision to step down from his role as coach with the Carlow senior footballers. The county Down native worked alongside Turlough O’Brien for the past three seasons that saw the Barrowsiders gain league promotion for the first time in 34 years. He also played an integral role in Carlow’s shock defeat of Kildare in 2018 …

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Forget The Bombs And The Bullets, Naomh Éanna Are Rewriting History

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They say that lightning never strikes twice, but try telling that to Naomh Éanna, Glengormley, Ireland’s most attacked sports club. The thriving dual club located on the outskirts of Belfast made headlines around Ireland last year when their senior footballers embarked on a journey that saw them claim a maiden Ulster title followed by a trip to Croke Park for …

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Paul Murphy Preparing For Life As A Kilkenny Fan During Lebanon Tour

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Brian Cody will have to plan for Kilkenny’s National League campaign in 2020 without Lieutenant Paul Murphy who is preparing for his second peacekeeping tour to Lebanon. The four-time All-Ireland winner will travel out later this month, alongside teammate Richie Ruth, and is expected to return to Ireland during the first week of May when Kilkenny are set to face …

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Penalty Shootouts To Remain In Ulster Despite Opposition

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The Ulster Council has confirmed that ‘finish-on-the-day’ protocols will remain in place for the remainder of the Ulster club championship after two games were decided by penalty shootouts at the weekend.  In Brewster Park, Derrygonnelly progressed to the senior semi-final following a classic encounter with Tyrone champions Trillick. The Fermanagh champions eventually prevailing 6-5 on penalty kicks after Lee Brennan …

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County Finals: Seven Heaven For Corofin While The Famine Ends In Tipp

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Just three county titles were up for grabs this weekend but there was still plenty of stories emanating from these cracking contests. Ballyboden St. Endas took on a Thomas Davis side looking to end a near 30-year wait for a Dublin title while Borris-Ileagh looked to end a 33-year wait in the Tipperary hurling championship. Elsewhere, All-Ireland champions Corofin took …

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More Than A Manager: How Brian Cody Helped Eoin Larkin Through His Darkest Times

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Certain words come to mind when you think of Brian Cody; success, ruthlessness, a boundless drive. In short, he’s a winner.  It’s a reputation he has developed and earned in his 21 years in charge of the Kilkenny senior hurling team. During that time, the 65-year-old has overseen 11 All-Ireland victories, 15 Leinster championship title victories and has won nine …

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Cluxton Ready To Step Aside But Decision Won’t Be Made Until January

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Long-serving Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton has been named the PwC Footballer of the Year for 2019 following the sky blues successful bid for five-in-a-row. The Parnells club man was in top form for Jim Gavin’s side throughout the season, arguably his best campaign in a number of years, beating out teammates Con O’Callaghan and Jack McCaffrey to the gong. Having …

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Dublin Dominate All-Star Football Team With Seven Players

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With the five-in-a-row secured, it’s no surprise that All-Ireland champions Dublin dominate the PwC All-Star Football Team of the Year for 2019. All-Ireland runners up Kerry have four players in the team while there are two from Tyrone and one each from Mayo and Donegal. Stephen Cluxton is named in goals, winning his first All-Star since 2013. All-Ireland finalists dominate …

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Clare Legend Brian Lohan Appointed As Senior Hurling Manager

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Clare GAA have announced the appointment of Brian Lohan as their senior manager on a two-year term with an option of a third year. Following a drawn-out process that was highly criticised, Lohan was nominated for the position alongside Louis Mulqueen however the Liam Mellows manager withdrew from the process earlier this month to focus on the Galway Senior Hurling …

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Eoin Larkin Backs Seamus Callanan For Top Gong Over “Class” TJ Reid

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Former Kilkenny hurler Eoin Larkin has backed Seamus Callanan to be crowned Hurler of the Year for 2019 but maintains that TJ Reid is “a class above everybody”.  The star forwards are nominated for the accolade alongside Cork’s Patrick Horgan and the winner will be announced during PwC All-Star Friday’s ceremony. Having led Tipperary to their third All-Ireland title of …

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Squad Named For Hurling Shinty International Against Scotland

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Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash. The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm. Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking …

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Tipperary Lead The Way With Seven Players In All-Star Team 2019

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All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary lead the way on the 2019 Hurling Roll of Honour with seven places on the PwC All-Stars team as Pádraic Maher equals a county record with his sixth award. The Thurles Sarsfields club-man equals the personal collections of Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who claimed six awards each, and he is joined by brother Ronan who …

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