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Spillane Believes Knockout Championship Can Level The Playing Field

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Pat Spillane believes the All-Ireland football and hurling championships will be moved to a straight knockout format once concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have eased. The competitions have not been played in a knockout format since 1996 in hurling and 2000 in football, however, with the all sporting activity cancelled for the foreseeable future it is unlikely the GAA will …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 Scorers In The History Of Championship Football

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The All-Ireland senior football championship has been blessed with thousands of great forwards. From the great Tom Langan to David Clifford, the game has never been devoid of classy forwards, guaranteed to light up the game, bring the crowd to their feet and generally worth the entrance alone. From Croke Park to Casement Park, Pearse Stadium to Fitzgerald Stadium, thousands …

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Canning Expecting Massive Crowds If And When The Games Resume

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Joe Canning believes the GAA need to factor in county training time before making a decision on when to start to 2020 All-Ireland senior hurling championship, adding that crowds will be massive given the lack of game time.  With all sporting activity ceased due to the ongoing pandemic, like many others, Canning is training on his own. When play eventually …

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“You Will Never Be Able To Run Again, This Is Your Reality”

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Tom Parsons has opened up on being told he’d never be able to run again following a horrific knee injury in 2018.  Such was the extent of the damage that the Mayo midfielder suffered, many believed the Charlestown Sarsfields man would never play for the county again. Parsons eventually recovered, making a second half substitute appearance against Dublin in the …

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Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2013

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Next up in our series of quizzes of every All-Star team from the last decade, it’s 2013 and a year Clare hurling fans will never forget. It was a year of firsts, the year that went against the grain. Kilkenny were favourites to complete the three-in-a-row with Galway and Tipperary in hot pursuit. However, the provincial championships threw up more …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 All-Star Award Winners In GAA History

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To win an All-Star is among the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon a Gaelic footballer or hurler. It’s recognition of one’s individual brilliance whether or not their team won an All-Ireland. All the greats have them. From siblings such as Darragh, Tomas and Marc O’Se to father/son duo Tim Kennelly and Tadhg Kennelly, we’ve even had family …

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McCarthy Hoping Tipperary Can Cut The Mustard At Senior Level

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Tipperary midfielder Aisling McCarthy says there is a fierce ambition among the county’s ladies footballers to be a force in this year’s TG4 Senior championship. McCarthy (24) only returned on Sunday from a six-month stint in Melbourne where she played with Western Bulldogs and she is currently in a self-imposed two-week isolation at her home in Cahir. While her AFLW …

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O’Neills Announce Plans To Manufacture Hospital Scrubs

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Sportswear company O’Neill’s have announced that they have begun to manufacture scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The company, whose headquarters are based in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, will produce 10,000 sets of scrubs a week, according to the Irish Times. “With immediate effect, O’Neills are manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The health and safety …

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Quiz: Can You Name This All-Star Hurling Team From 2012?

All-Star 2012

Following on in our series of the All-Star Hurling teams of the last decade, it’s time to test your knowledge of the 15 players who made the cut in 2012. Another memorable year of action saw Brian Cody’s Kilkenny side record back-to-back All-Ireland titles, though in 2012, Galway provided the opposition in the decider. In what was a historic year …

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Quiz: Name The Tricky All-Star Hurling Team From 2011

All-Star 2011

Last week, we tested your knowledge of the legendary All-Star hurling team from 2010, now it is time to move onto the 2011 edition.  As you will probably recall, that was the year Kilkenny and Tipperary met in the third instalment of their thrilling final trilogy with Brian Cody’s side winning out on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-16, avenging …

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Quiz: Name This GAA All-Star Team Containing Just Three Counties

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Earlier this week, we asked you to name the GAA Gaelic Football All-Star recipients for 2010.  The award winners from ten years ago are unique in that eight different counties were represented in the final 15, the highest proportion of representation in the 21st century. But what year was the lowest? Well, you only have to go back a further …

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Tracey Leonard Details Her Experiences Working On The Front Line

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At the heart of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak have been the medical professionals in our hospitals and surgeries. In the very front line is Galway star, Tracey Leonard. An outpatient nurse in normal times, the Corofin native has been seconded into a role as a tester in UCHG’s drive-through coronavirus clinic, as dreams of winning a first national …

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