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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

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What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

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With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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Down Footballer Reportedly Hospitalised Following Alleged Assault

Down inter-county star Caolan Mooney has reportedly been hospitalised after sustaining head injuries in an alleged assault in the early hours of Monday morning. According to a report in The Irish News, the 26-year-old was outside Newry’s Canal Court Hotel when he sustained the head injuries and is said to be in a stable condition at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital. …

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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

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The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

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For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

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July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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2020 Holds More Promise For Brendan Maher Following Defining Year

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By any measure, it’s been a successful and memorable year for Borrisoleigh and Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher.  In 2019 alone, the 30-year-old won his third All-Ireland senior medal, was named an All-Star for the third time and inspired his club Borrisoleigh to their first Tipperary and Munster club titles in 33 years, all while establishing his own gym business. However, …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Kilkenny Dominate Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Decade

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As the decade comes to a close, we reflect on what has been a defining era of hurling.  Over the past 10 years, five counties have lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup during a period of structure changes, transitioning squads and ever-increasing competition. We have seen outrageous levels of skill and talent across the board from established and emerging players. Here at …

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Greg Kennedy & Tipp v Wexford: The Top Five Hurling Moments Of 2019

It’s been another year of thrills, disappointments and shocks in the 2019 hurling championship as Tipperary were crowned champions for the third time this decade. While the final pairing of Kilkenny and Liam Sheedy’s men felt familiar and, perhaps, slightly underwhelming, there were plenty of twists and turns in the build-up to that deciding battle. Here we look back at …

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Bizarre Gaelic Football Moments That Will Live Long In The Memory

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It started with the return of Down’s prodigal son and ended with another piece of history for Dublin’s favourite son. The 2010s will be looked back upon with mixed emotions when it comes to Gaelic football. Dublin’s dominance, as impressive as it is, has been shrouded in controversy due to claims of financial doping while Jim McGuinness was branded the …

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Corofin’s Success Has Come At A Price For Michael Farragher

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For Michael Farragher, Corofin’s continued success has come at a price. The ace attacker has been pivotal for the Galway side whose search for a first-ever three-in-a-row of All-Ireland club titles continues when they face Nemo Rangers on the first weekend of 2020. However, the 2011 All-Ireland U21 winner has struggled for playing time with the Galway senior side. Speaking …

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Chrissy McKaigue: “It’s A Very Dangerous Precedent To Be Setting”

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When the topic of Derry football is broached, top tier names spring to mind such as Henry Downey, Paddy Bradley, Enda Muldoon and Chrissy McKaigue. Unfortunately, for the latter, despite his brilliance, the harsh reality is that he will be competing in a second-tier championship in 2020 when Gaelic football officially splits the inter-county competitions in two. The introduction of …

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