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Forgotten Friday: The Magic Versatility Of Brian Whelahan

Brian Whelahan Offaly

Offaly hurling is in dire straits at the moment and in an effort to contextualise their downfall, many have referred back to the great team of the 1990s.  That era is littered with famed players like the Dooleys, Johnny Pilkington, John Troy and, of course, the Whelahans. Simon, Barry and Brian all represented Offaly with honour and Brian is the …

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Hurling Power Rankings Following Exciting Allianz League Campaign

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With the Allianz Hurling League wrapped up for another year, the countdown to the provincial championships and the Joe McDonagh Cup has begun. Limerick finished top of the class while the competition raised questions about a number of different teams that will need to be addressed before May. With all that in mind, here are our Hurling Power Rankings following …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Football Team Of The League

Mayo collected their first Allianz Football League crown on Sunday after an 18-year wait and it is difficult to begrudge many of their stars a national winners medal. Overall, it was a fantastic league campaign from start to finish. It began with Monaghan shocking Dublin and ended with Mayo finally winning a Croke Park final after nine unsuccessful attempts. With …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Round-Up: Group H Off To A Flying Start

The 2019 Bank Of Ireland Celtic Challenge got underway this weekend, with three cracking games in Group H opening the proceedings as Derry, Down and Armagh all picked up hard-fought victories. Read our full round-up of the games below. _____ Derry Edge Out Tyrone In Cracking Owenbeg Opener Derry 3-15 – 3-12 Tyrone Derry edged this thrilling Group H opener …

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Controversial Cork County Board Motion Rejected By Delegates

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The controversial proposal to play a number of Cork club championship games without the county contingent was rejected following a specially convened county board meeting at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Tuesday night. The proposal was presented to Cork club delegates last week alongside two other options; Common to all three were group systems, with the creation of a new Senior …

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GAA Stock Watch: Jim Gavin Gives Hope To The Chasing Pack

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The Allianz Leagues wrapped up on Sunday (almost) as Mayo and Limerick lifted their first Allianz League trophies in 18 and 22 years respectively in Croke Park. For some teams, it was a league campaign to remember, for others it was one to forget. With that in mind, we have decided to select our GAA Stock Watch based on the …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Division 1 Hurling Team Of The League

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An exciting Allianz Hurling League campaign has come to a close with Limerick winning their first title in 22 years following a comprehensive victory over Waterford in Croke Park. The structure of this year’s league was altered to make way for the redefined groups as of 2020 and there was no relegation from Division 1A. However, it did not make …

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Ballyfermot De La Salle: From Surviving To Thriving

Brought to you in association with AIG Ireland.   For those who believe life as a GAA club in Dublin is easy, they clearly haven’t come across Ballyfermot De La Salle. A small club run by a smaller number of people in an area where soccer is the dominant sport, the club has gone from being on its knees and …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: A Radical Overhaul Needed In Cork Championships

Cork legend, Diarmuid O’Sullivan has weighed on the debate surrounding the decision to propose three new club championship restructures within the county. The three proposals were circulated to Cork club delegates last week and are due to go to a vote at a special county board meeting tomorrow evening. O’Sullivan believes a ‘radical overhaul’ is needed because the club championship …

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Allianz Deep-Dive: Hegarty & Morrissey Typify Limerick Work Rate

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Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Back in January, Seamus Flanagan was up for interview at the launch of the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships and, of course, he was asked about Limerick and their aspirations for the year ahead. While Flanagan gave a detailed insight into the mentality of this young …

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Quickfire Conclusions As Limerick Power To Allianz League Crown

Limerick 1-24 Waterford 0-19 Limerick are the Allianz League Division 1 champions for the first time in 22 years following an eight-point win over Waterford this afternoon.  Aaron Gillane’s 26th-minute goal proved crucial as it came a time when Waterford were enjoying a period of resurgence following a blistering Limerick start. The goal provided the catalyst for Limerick to finish …

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