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Owen Mulligan: London Camp On The Same Level As Tyrone

The All-Ireland Championship kicks into gear this weekend when London welcome Galway to McGovern Park, Ruislip, for the quarter-final of the Connacht Senior Football Championship. It’s a tough ask for London taking on last year’s All-Ireland semi-finalists with former player, Owen Mulligan, admitting as much. However, the Tyrone legend was adamant in his assessment that there is no difference between …

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Dublin Handed Huge Boost With Return Of Rory O’Carroll

Dublin have received a huge boost on the eve of the championship with the news that Rory O’Carroll has rejoined the panel. The three-time All-Ireland winner left Ireland following Dublin’s Sam Maguire cup success in 2015 opting to spend the past three seasons travelling and working in New Zealand. Despite Dublin’s continued dominance, O’Carroll’s absence left a huge hole in …

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Former GAA Official Suggests Introduction Of Two Referees

Rory Hickey Referees

Retired Gaelic Football referee, Rory Hickey, has suggested that the GAA should introduce two referees into the game.  The Clare native retired earlier this week when he failed to make the national panel for 2019 following a 20-year career during which he took charge of an All Ireland minor final and a club final. Speaking to RTE Sunday Sport, Hickey …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All Ireland Football Champions 2019?

Football championship

The Connacht Football Championship throws-in next weekend meaning it is time to start thinking about who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup later this year.  Obviously, Dublin are favourites to claim the coveted ‘five-in-a-row’ and we are yet to see much that will prove us otherwise. Granted, they had a relatively quiet Football League campaign by their standards but we …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All Ireland Hurling Champions In 2019?

Hurling championship

We are just over two weeks away from the start of the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships and who will lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup is anyone’s guess. Last year’s champions Limerick are the favourites given their performances throughout the Allianz League campaign but with a tough Munster championship to get through, nothing is certain. John Kiely’s side will battle …

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Henry Shefflin Dismisses Talk Of Succeeding Brian Cody

Brian Cody Henry Shefflin

At the launch of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge, while praising Henry Shefflin on his success with Ballyhale Shamrocks, Liam Sheedy quipped that the Kilkenny management conveyor belt was as efficient as that of their players.  It is hard to look past the 10-time All Ireland winner when musing over possible replacements for one of the game’s greatest managers …

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Naomh Colmcille “Not Currently Suspended” As Investigation Opens

donegal gaa

Donegal GAA today confirmed that Naomh Colmcille have not yet been suspended as an investigation opens into whether they organised an ‘unauthorised tournament’. Following on from yesterday’s news that Donegal club, Naomh Colmcille, had been suspended for eight weeks after running an ‘unauthorised tournament’, the Donegal county board have released a statement confirming that an investigation has opened but that …

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DJ Carey Leads Kilkenny Footballers On Return To Minor Championship

After a three-year hiatus, the Kilkenny footballers returned to the Leinster Minor Football Championship with hurling legend, DJ Carey, at the helm.  Kilkenny have not fielded a team in the grade since April 2016 when they suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Wexford. The five-time All-Ireland winner, who also played football with the county, offered up his services …

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“Naomh Colmcille Had Absolutely Nothing To Do With It”

A Donegal councillor has informed Pundit Arena that Naomh Colmcille had nothing to do with the organisation of an ‘unauthorised tournament’ that has seen the club sanctioned with an eight-week ban. On Monday it was reported that the club was hit with a ban by the Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) meaning all adult teams have been suspended for eight …

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Donegal Club Banned Over Fundraising Event For Member With MND

Donegal club, Naomh Colmcille GAA have appealed an eight-week ban from all adult competitions after being punished for hosting an ‘unauthorised tournament’. The Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) launched an investigation after Naomh Colmcille held a tournament in February with all the proceeds going to Newtowncunningham man Paul Dillon who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The story has …

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Forgotten Friday: The Immovable Force That Was Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin

“Try that again and they’ll be having a by-election in Cork.” – Tony Reddin to then Cork TD, Jack Lynch, during the 1950 Munster final.  Since the retirement of Darren Gleeson in 2017, Tipperary have been having trouble nailing down their man between the sticks. This season, Liam Sheedy has juggled between Paul Maher and Brian Hogan of Lorrha. However, …

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BOI Celtic Challenge: Derry Go Top Of Group H With Win Over Down

Celtic Challenge

Derry have taken control of Group H in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge following their impressive Round 3 win over Down in Portaferry. Meanwhile, in the group’s other games, Armagh secured an away win against Antrim while Tyrone displayed their goal-scoring threat against Fermanagh. Read our round-up of all of the action from Round 3 below. _____ Derry Prove …

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Corry’s Corner: No Glitz, No Glamour, The Gavin Way Gets Results

jim gavin

During my chat with Dublin legend, Vinnie Murphy, last week one particular comment stood out. Murphy was reminiscing on 1995 and how Dublin had barely fallen over the line following five years of heartache. According to Murphy, it was a weaker Dublin side compared to the 1992 & 1994 All-Ireland finals, however, the reason they won that year (apart from …

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