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Steven Poacher: “There Is A Person Behind The Coach”

Steven Poacher has made a lot of headlines over the past two years, some of it good, some of it bad. However, what many may not know about the Newry native is that the hours he puts into Gaelic Games is unparalleled. Poacher recently took up a post with Lismore Comprehensive. A great school by all accounts but not a …

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Allianz Hurling League Talking Points Heading Into this Weekend

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures following a rain-soaked Sunday forced the cancellation of a number of key games last weekend. The fixture list has been thrown into chaos after last week’s weather mishap meaning that this weekend will see a number of Round Five ties played, as well as the first of …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Hurling League Action

Allianz Hurling League

It’s not the weekend we were expecting in the Allianz Hurling League but it is an exceptionally busy one nonetheless.  Last week’s postponed Division 1A and 1B fixtures will take place on Sunday, the day the quarter-finals were meant to be played. Given that Clare and Limerick went ahead last week, as well as Laois against Dublin, the All Ireland …

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O’Connor & Dolan Call Upon GAA To Adopt Two-Tier Championship

As Dublin continue to dominate Gaelic football and only a few strongholds like Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone etc. looking capable of challenging them in the near future. Is it time we adopted a two-tier championship? Everybody has an opinion on where the future of Gaelic Games lies, but when it comes to whether we should adopt a two-tier championship, it’s probably …

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Week In GAA: Hurling Fixture Chaos & Healy Defects To Mourneabbey

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Footballers around the country get a moment to relax this week as the Allianz Football League goes into hibernation, meanwhile, the hurling takes centre-stage, but not the quarter-final ties as originally planned.  Here is the pick of the news from around the GAA world this week. ___ Allianz Hurling League Fixture Crisis. On Monday, the GAA announced that last weekend’s …

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Cooney Eager To Tap Into Kieran Donaghy Knowledge

Conor Cooney Kieran Donaghy feature

Galway forward, Conor Cooney, has warmly welcomed the addition of Kerry legend, Kieran Donaghy to the Galway hurling set-up.  It was announced last week that the four-time All Ireland winner will join Micheál Donoghue’s backroom team in a performance coaching role. Given his vast level of experience as a player, Cooney is eager to see what he can bring to the …

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GAA Stock Watch: Gallagher On The Up While Geezer Takes A Tumble

Following another epic weekend of Allianz Football League action we now get a clearer picture of how the four divisions are shaping up ahead of the final two fixtures. There were plenty of talking points following the weekend’s action. Sligo are now a confirmed Division 4 team following an eight-point defeat to Westmeath. Leitrim and Derry are going in the …

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Ever-Improving Brian Howard Keeping Cards Close To His Chest

Brian Howard

Such was the impact Brian Howard made for Dublin last year, it’s easy to forget that 2018 was his first proper year on the senior squad.   The Raheny man slotted perfectly into their lethal forward unit and displayed skills and abilities that we are used to seeing from some of Dublin’s older, more experienced brigade. It’s no wonder that at …

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Winners And Losers From Round 5 Of Allianz Football League

Allianz Football League

It was a hectic weekend in the Allianz Football League and while some counties were celebrating their significant victories, others were left to ponder their demise.  There were wins for Dublin, Tyrone, Kerry and Galway in Division 1 while Cork recorded their first win of the competition in Division 2, leaving it all to play for. Further down the line, …

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Details Confirmed For Rescheduled Allianz Hurling League Clashes

For the second year in-a-row, the Allianz Hurling League has faced disruption due to poor weather conditions.  In the final week of group games, three games were postponed. In Innovate Wexford Park, the pitch was deemed unplayable 30 minutes before throw-in between Wexford and Kilkenny. Prior to that, Cork v Tipperary, due to be played in Pairc Ui Rinn, was …

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Allianz Deep Dive: Kerry’s Winning Mentality In Final Minutes

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Many expected today’s encounter to be a routine victory for Kerry at home to a struggling Monaghan. The Kingdom had enjoyed a 100 percent record in the Allianz Football League and, though they had been far from convincing at times throughout the campaign, they had also …

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