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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

kieran molloy

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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Rory Beggan On Ulster Buzz, Tasty Rivalries & Being A Fly-Keeper

Rory Beggan is looking forward to Monaghan’s Ulster Senior Football Championship bow this weekend when they take on Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park The two neighbouring counties lock horns on Saturday evening in their Ulster quarter-final with Beggan describing Cavan as their ‘tastiest’ rivals. “Yeah, it’s probably the tastiest rivalry we would have. A lot of people would work in …

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Dublin Selector Facing Four Week Ban Following Interference In Play

Dublin selector Greg Kennedy is reportedly facing a four-week suspension following his interference in play during his side’s game against Kilkenny last weekend. According to a report in the Irish Examiner, Kennedy is facing the ban after the bizarre incident four minutes before half-time of Dublin’s clash with The Cats on Saturday. The selector intercepted a pass from TJ Reid …

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McHugh: Paddy McBrearty Is “Flying” Since Return From Injury

Patrick McBrearty Donegal

Ryan McHugh has provided a positive update on the form of Paddy McBrearty since the return of the forward to the Donegal panel following a lengthy injury. The 25-year-old sustained a cruciate injury during last year’s Ulster Football Championship final against Fermanagh but returned to action for his club, Kilcar, last month, kicking four points against Glenswilly. McHugh maintains that …

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Championship Deep-Dive: Old Guard Prove Worth For Tipperary

Tipperary Cork deep dive feature

Much was made of Liam Sheedy’s decision to start 11 of the players from the All Ireland final in 2016, preferring their experience to the use of the U21 All Ireland winners from last year.  Of those 11 players, five were involved in 2010 when Tipperary last won the All Ireland under the Portroe man – Brendan Maher, Seamus Callanan, …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: “He Won’t Be On Cork’s Christmas Card List”

Cork’s 2019 Munster Hurling Championship campaign got off to a rocky start as they fell to a seven-point defeat against Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Liam Sheedy’s men rolled back the years Leeside to record their first win in the province since 2016 much to the dismay of the current back-to-back Munster champions. Following Cork’s loss, Diarmuid O’Sullivan took umbrage …

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Sheedy’s Faith In Class Of 2010 Pays Off As Tipperary Win In Cork

Tipperary

There were serious questions about this Tipperary side going into their Munster Senior Championship opener against Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh today.  Given their early championship exit in 2018 and their mixed performances in the league, it was hard to gauge how this team compared to their other Munster counterparts. Questions were also asked about their older contingent, the heroes …

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Major Talking Points As Tipp Take The Spoils In Cork

Tipperary have recorded their first victory in the Munster Championship since 2016 with a 2-28 to 1-24 win in Cork Here are the major talking points from the entertaining game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. _____ 1. Tipperary’s Frantic Start Liam Sheedy’s side enjoyed a blistering start to this game with a goal after two minutes from captain, Seamus Callanan. Cork’s …

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Bevan Duffy: Louth Not Looking Past Wexford Despite Dublin Dream

Bevan Duffy isn’t looking beyond Wexford, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Louth travel to the sunny south-east today for their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final and despite the Wee County being favourites and the Yellowbellies having fallen on hard times, Duffy knows all too well that they can’t be looking past the Division 4 outfit. “It’s the first round …

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