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The Drive For Five Is Complete, Give Cluxton What He Deserves

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Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. A statue, freedom of the city, even a golden cleric! Time to give Stephen Cluxton what he deserves. Let’s start with Footballer of the Year 2019. The ‘drive for five’ is complete, Dublin have etched their names into GAA folklore and the Parnells man has lifted Sam Maguire for …

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Eoin Murchan Scores Searing Goal Of The Year Contender

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What a time to grab your first score in the championship, and what a way to do it.  As if the first half of the All-Ireland final replay wasn’t entertaining enough, 23-year-old Eoin Murchan has set the game alight by scoring a cracking solo goal just seconds after Conor Lane blew the whistle at the start of the second-half. Murchan …

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Dublin & Kerry Unchanged For All-Ireland Final Replay

Dublin and Kerry have named two unchanged teams ahead of this evening’s All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park. Both Peter Keane and Jim Gavin have elected not to change their starting teams ahead of the game as they look to clinch Sam Maguire glory. There had been talk of Bernard Brogan being included in the 26-man squad for this evening’s …

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The Reluctant Goalkeeper Aiming To Stop The Drive For Five

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“By all accounts, Jack (O’Connor) did promise him he’d give him a run out the field. So in Shane’s second year of minor he said to Jack: ‘Can I go out the field this year?’ “Jack’s famous quote to Shane was: ‘If I can get a better goalie than you, I’ll leave you out the field.’”  Kerry and Dublin pick …

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GPA Call For Delay On Two-Tier Championship Vote

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The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have called upon the GAA’s central council to delay Saturday’s vote on the proposals for a tiered football championship.  The organisation want the GAA to wait until the Fixtures Task Force have been provided with ample time to propose their own recommendations. The Fixtures Task Force have been tasked with developing recommendations for redrawing the …

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Dublin & Galway Name Sides For TG4 All-Ireland Final

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Dublin and Galway have both named their sides for Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland senior ladies football final in Croke Park. Dublin manager Mick Bohan has made two changes to the side that defeated Cork in their semi-final with former Footballer of the Year Noelle Healy due to start alongside Cuala youngster Jennifer Dunne. Healy makes way for Clontarf teenager Niamh Hetherton …

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Sports Psychologist Helped Relieve Pressure For Gough Ahead Of Final

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All-Ireland finals are clearly stressful for players and managers but what about the referee? The man in the middle is so often overlooked when it comes to big games but that proved otherwise for last Sunday week’s drawn game when the pre-match build-up focused on David Gough’s affiliation to Dublin. Gough’s credibility was questioned in some quarters but in the …

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Bernard Brogan Reportedly Set For Return To Dublin Squad

Dublin forward Bernard Brogan is reportedly set for a recall to the Dublin squad ahead of Saturday‘s All-Ireland final replay against Kerry. According to The Irish Examiner, the 35-year-old will be included in Jim Gavin’s drive-for-five chasing squad at Croke Park this weekend, after missing out on the drawn game two weeks ago. Brogan, who will be chasing his seventh …

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Eamon Dunphy Launches Attack On RTE Over Joe Brolly Replay Omission

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Former RTE soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has strongly criticised the broadcaster for their decision to remove Joe Brolly from their All-Ireland final replay panel.  The Derry native will be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for Saturday’s clash between Kerry and Dublin following comments he made during their original encounter earlier this month. Brolly accused referee David Gough of …

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Mike Quirke To Take Over As Laois Senior Football Manager

The former Kerry footballer Mike Quirke is reportedly being lined up to take the reins as Laois senior football manager.  Quirke, who will leave his current role as the manager of Kerins O’Rahillys as a result, has tasted All-Ireland glory on four different occasions during his playing career – which lasted between the years 2003 and 2011. According to reports …

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TG4’s Underdogs To Take On League Champions Mayo In Series Finale

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The much loved TG4 series ‘Underdogs’ returns to our screens tonight as a brand new set of footballers, who have never played at a senior intercounty championship level before, test themselves against the best in the country. Ahead of the series premiere, TG4 have announced that the Underdogs team will face Allianz League champions and All-Ireland semi-finalists, Mayo, in the …

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Major Stars: Minor Football XV Made Up Of Names To Remember

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In association with What a season it was in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championships. Cork finished as champions, but the campaign had a lot of twists and turns along the way. Kerry were seeking their sixth consecutive title only to be stopped in their tracks by Galway in the semi-final while Mayo and Dublin played out a quarter-final classic …

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Joe Brolly Reportedly Parts Ways With RTE After Replay Omission

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Joe Brolly will no longer appear on RTE’s The Sunday Game after being left out of their panel for the All-Ireland final replay, according to a report in the Irish News.  The broadcaster announced earlier this week that the controversial pundit would be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for their coverage of the highly-anticipated replay between Kerry and …

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Joe Brolly Replaced By RTÉ For All-Ireland Final Replay

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RTÉ will replace Joe Brolly for this Saturday’s All-Ireland football final replay with Stephen Rochford set to take his place on the panel alongside Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane.  As first reported by the Irish Examiner, Rochford, who previously managed Mayo and is currently part of the Donegal management team, impressed while on punditry duty during last month’s All-Ireland semi-final …

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Former Tipperary All-Ireland Winner Confirmed As New Antrim Manager

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Darren Gleeson has been named as the new Antrim hurling manager. The 2016 All-Ireland winning goalkeeper has been involved with the Antrim hurling squad for the past two seasons where current Premier boss Liam Sheedy also worked in an advisory role. Gleeson, who retired in 2017 after winning two All-Ireland’s with Tipperary, was officially ratified as Antrim’s new senior hurling …

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TG4 Announce Extensive GAA Coverage For September

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TG4 have announced their schedule of Gaelic Games for the next month with the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals, and the hurling and football club championships. Next Sunday sees live coverage of the All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals from Croke Park. From there, TG4’s weekly flagship programme GAA BEO will continue to provide live coverage each weekend up to mid-December and it …

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