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Watch: Leitrim & Mayo Involved In Gaelic Football’s First Penalty Shootout

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James Horan’s return to the Mayo sideline proved a triumphant and historic one after they overcame Leitrim in the FBD League preliminary round game via a penalty shootout.  The game in Carrick-on-Shannon proved to be an entertaining affair, finishing on a scoreline of 2-13 apiece after 70 minutes. Rather than playing extra-time, the game went straight into the GAA’s first ever …

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Roscommon’s Seánie McDermott Announces Retirement

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Former Roscommon captain, Seánie McDermott, has announced his retirement for intercounty football after 14 years with the county.  The 34-year-old made his senior debut for Roscommon in 2005 and, remarkably, started every league and championship game from that point up to 2017. McDermott made 178 appearances for the Rossies and enjoyed title success in the Connacht championship in 2015 and 2017. …

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Kilmacud Crokes Forward Joins John Maughan’s Offaly Panel

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Offaly have acquired the services of Kilmacud Crokes forward Shane Horan ahead of their 2019 campaign just a week after manager John Maughan spoke of the lack of players making themselves available. The Daily Mirror reports that Horan completed an inter-county transfer last week through the parentage rule as both his mother and father hail from the Faithful County.  Horan …

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Darragh Canavan To Make First Tyrone Senior Start On Sunday

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Darragh Canavan, son of the legendary Tyrone player, Peter, will make his first senior start for the county against Ulster University in the McKenna Cup this weekend. Canavan was the star for the county’s U17 side in last year’s championship, scoring 1-03 against Roscommon alone in Croke Park. News emerged last month that he had joined the senior ranks for …

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Paraic Fanning Names First Waterford Team For Clash With Cork

New Waterford hurling boss, Paraic Fanning, has named his team for his first clash in charge as the county take on Cork in the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League in Mallow tonight.  Newly appointed captain, Noel Connors is named in the team, alongside other experienced players like Michael “Brick” Walsh who is set to begin his 17th season with the …

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Remembering The Time Joe Schmidt Played GAA For Mullingar

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Joe Schmidt will long be remembered when he packs his bags and leaves Ireland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The New Zealander has brought an unprecedented level of success to the nation and raised the standard for all coaches across all sports. However, there is one little pocket of Ireland that Joe Schmidt holds very close to his heart; Mullingar. …

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South Africa Gaels Steal The Show At The 2018 Asian Gaelic Games

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November 2018 saw Gaels from all over Asia come together for the 2018 Fexco Asian Gaelic Games tournament hosted by Thailand GAA in Bangkok. The 23rd annual tournament included 65 teams from 20 clubs across 18 different countries with 182 games played over the two-day festival. The success story of the 2018 games wasn’t actually an Asian team, but one …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2019 Irish Sporting Calendar

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2019 will be an incredible year for sport and to ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. January 2019 26/27th: The Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues begin _____ February 2019 1st: Ireland v England – Women’s Six Nations 2nd: Ireland v England – Six Nations 8th: Scotland v …

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End Of Year Poll: Who Will Lift The Liam MacCarthy In 2019?

As we bid farewell to 2018, it’s almost impossible to guess who will be lifting the Liam MacCarthy next year but we want you to predict your winner anyway. Not many would have thought Limerick would be the team celebrating come All Ireland final day but with the standard in hurling rising year-on-year, the competition is fiercer than ever. The …

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Former Wexford Footballer Scott Doran Dies Aged 44

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Wexford GAA have paid tribute to their former footballer, Scott Doran, who has died at the age of 44. He made his debut for the Model county in 1992 and made 103 competitive appearances for them during a 14-year period. Doran notched up 25-174 before deciding to leave the county panel at the end of the Allianz Football League in …

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Ranking The Top Five GAA Scores Of The Summer

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It was a summer filled with shocks, drama and unrivalled skill and as the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the highlights of the GAA season 2018. With new systems in place in both hurling and Gaelic Football, we were treated to one of the best GAA seasons in recent times as Limerick and Dublin …

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Watch: RTE To Air Fascinating Documentary On Jason Sherlock

RTE have treated us to some brilliant sporting documentaries this year but they are not finished yet as a programme on the life of Jason Sherlock is set to air later this week. ‘Jayo’ will take you through the life of the revered Dublin footballer, addressing the racism he suffered as a child, his understanding of his heritage and of …

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New Year, New Me: Jack Canning To Pursue Rugby In Australia

Highly-rated Galway hurler Jack Canning has decided to take a sabbatical from hurling to pursue a rugby career in Australia, he has exclusively revealed to Pundit Arena. For most talented young hurlers, the dream is to progress from inter-county minor to U21, and eventually onto senior level. However, one of Galway’s young hopefuls has decided to buck the trend and step …

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