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Video: GAA Players Take Their Game From Cork To California

Just three days into their J1 to San Diego, a group of Cork lads had researched what was obviously the most important factor when travelling half way across the world – where’s the local GAA club?  Fortunately for these hurlers there was a GAA Sevens tournament taking place where they were based in San Diego. The video, put together by Jerome …

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Sports Doc Of The Week: Marooned (GAA)

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is Marooned, which chronicles Páidí Ó Sé’s first year as Westmeath football manager. The fly-on-the-wall documentary begins just weeks after Páidí left the Kerry manager role. It’s a fascinating insight in to the man and, of course, that famous 2004 Leinster title. With the Kerryman getting his own statue last week on the day …

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GAA Championship Roundup: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

The GAA Championship season stepped up another level with the first weekend of live hurling and football action. It was a jam-packed weekend, where the season really seemed to take off. All championships are now underway and the summer looks to be gathering momentum. Here we look at who is making the headlines for the right and wrong reasons, as the …

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One Of The Slickest GAA Goals You’ll Ever See

Cork defeated Tipperary 4-13 to 2-15 in the Munster Ladies Minor football final earlier this month but the game will be most remembered for a moment of magic from Cork’s Eimear Scally.    Rushing in on goal, Scally’s arm was pulled back forcing the ball to drop to her feet in a slightly awkward location. Most would perhaps have tried …

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VIDEO: The Sunday Game Panel At It Already

Brolly, Spillane and O’Rourke…. RTÉ brought out the big guns to start off this summer’s live coverage of the championship, and it’s fair to say they didn’t let us down. When Joe Brolly, slouched comfortbaly in his chair, brought up the topic of Michael Murphy, it’s fair to say the debate erupted. Although Colm O’Rourke started the disagreement, he looked up …

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Just How Big Of A Problem Is ‘Sledging’ Becoming In GAA?

The championship is just a few weeks old but the debate is well and truly under way. The GAA is renowned for being a close-knit community game but with that come disadvantages too. ‘Sledging’ has come to light of late, and it’s something the GAA may need to take a serious look at. The exact definition of ‘sledging’ is the practice …

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Championship Countdown #3: Munster Hurling Championship

A lot of the provincial championships are now underway for 2015 and next up is possibly the most eagerly anticipated one of all, the Munster Hurling Championship. Five teams will all set out with aspirations of lifting the crown and it promises to be a cracking campaign. _____ Last year’s Munster campaign was full of surprises. Limerick shocked Tipperary by …

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The Best Goals From The 2015 Allianz Hurling League

With the Hurling Championship upon us the GAA have done their part, releasing a shortlist of the best goals from the League this year. We’ve got a job for you. Pick the best goal.  Cork’s Patrick Horgan, Tipp man John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Dublin’s David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan, Waterford’s Shane Bennett and Shane O’Donnell of Clare all feature. In order to pick …

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GAA Championship Countdown #2: Connacht Football Championship

The Connacht Football Championship is the first competition to get underway every year with the annual trip to New York. Galway got their campaign off to a winning start on the east coast of America, and the trip out of Ireland will continue with London completing the contingent of non-Irish-based teams competing for Sam Maguire. Following on from part 1 of our …

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POLL: Is There Really A Drug Problem In The GAA?

The issue of doping in the GAA has dominated the headlines this week following the revelation that a Monaghan footballer ‘failed a drugs test’. We want to hear from you, the real fans of the GAA, all 151,000 of you that follow Pundit Arena GAA. Is there a problem, let us know? Don’t be afraid to comment with your opinion …

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Act Now Before Drug Use Becomes A Real Problem Within The GAA

Following last weekend’s revelations, John Ivory contends that the GAA must move quickly to stamp out drug use before it ruins our national game. Last Sunday saw the news break of a failed drugs test by a gaelic footballer from Monaghan. Since then the reaction has been varied, and many details are yet to emerge. Who is this player? What exactly …

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David vs Goliath – O’Neills vs Adidas

The fascinating tensions between O’Neills and Adidas have been simmering for years. Alex Kirwan documents this ‘Cold War’ of GAA jersey production. Messi, Mata, Neuer and Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper – what do they have in common in addition to being the very best in their particular sport? They all wear Adidas football boots while plying their trade. What sets …

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Remembering The Legend That Is Paul Flynn

Paul Flynn, along with many of his comrades for Waterford, will go down as one of the best players never to win an All-Ireland. That Déise side have been described as a team of great players, rather than a great team, and perhaps that is true. Having had a trial with Aston Villa as a goalkeeper, the Ballygunner man followed …

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5 Players Who Will Light Up The Munster SHC

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Following Thursday’s piece on five players who will light up the Leinster SHC, Brian Barry gives us his Munster equivalent. Cormac Murphy (Cork) Now in his second season in the Cork squad, Cormac Muphy has made the wing-back position his own. After stints in the UCC Fitzgibbon Cup side, the Mallow man has done enough to impress Jimmy Barry-Murphy. You …

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