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First-Time Winners, Second Replays & Six Halves Of Hurling

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Nine county senior champions were crowned this weekend in yet another dramatic weekend of club action. There was a first-time winner in Leinster while up north, a second replay has been organised for the Ulster champions. Meanwhile, in the small ball, the All-Ireland champions were in action while across the water, one final needed six halves of hurling to decide …

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Bernard Brogan Announces Retirement From Inter-County Football

Bernard Brogan

Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.  “After 15 amazing years on the road, now is the right time for me to hang up the boots and retire from Dublin inter-county football,” Brogan said in a statement on social media. “My GAA career has always been about the journey, not the destination. I have learnt more …

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Tipperary Dealt Huge Blow As Quinlivan Bows Out For 2020 Season

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Tipperary footballers have been dealt a huge blow with the news that ace attacker Michael Quinlivan will miss the entirety of the 2020 season.  The Clonmel Commercials club man is set to go travelling for a year meaning he will be unavailable to the Premier County as they seek promotion out of Division 3 in order to maintain their Tier-1 …

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“I Was Praying To Mammy, That She Would See It Through. Simple.”

On Sunday, Derry club O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt won the county’s Senior Football Championship for the first time since 1978 defeating Watty Grahams Glen in the final. The Derry SFC had previously been dominated by Slaughtneill and Ballinderry over the last ten years, but this season’s showpiece saw Watty Grahams Glen as first-time finalists and Magherafelt win their first title in …

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Plenty Of Draws & Dramatics As 20 County Finals Take Centre Stage

Draws and dramatic late winners. Just another weekend of county final action.  Twenty different county championships were up for grabs this weekend across both codes. The Derry football final saw a 41-year drought come to an end while one Dublin footballer got in on the act, yet again, in the hurling championship. In Cork, one of the GAA’s great clubs …

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Two-Tier Championship Proposal Passed At Special Congress

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The All-Ireland senior football championship will have two-tiers starting from 2020 after a motion was passed this afternoon at Special Congress in Cork. The new system will operate on a three-year trial basis effective immediately meaning there will be massive changes enforced ahead of the new season. The tiered system means that counties competing in Division 3 and 4 of …

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Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh Reportedly Calls Time On Waterford Career

Michael Brick Walsh

Long-serving Waterford legend Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has called time on his inter-county career, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.  According to the paper, the 36-year-old has informed the new Waterford boss Liam Cahill of his retirement over the weekend. Walsh holds the record for the most Championship appearances in hurling having made his 76th appearance from the bench …

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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

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What an epic weekend of county final action as 16 champions were confirmed across the country.  It started on Saturday afternoon when Cargin claimed back-to-back Antrim senior titles following an epic win over Lámh Dhearg. The action resumed on Sunday as 10 football finals and six hurling deciders went down tot he wire with one of the fairytale victories seeing …

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Clare Hurlers Hit Out At Managerial Process In Lengthy Statement

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The Clare senior hurling panel have expressed their frustration at being left out of the process of choosing a managerial team for 2020 in a lengthy statement. On Sunday, it was announced that manager Donal Moloney would not be seeking another term after his joint-manager Gerry O’Connor stepped away earlier this year. In a statement, Moloney said that, despite support …

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Draw For Next Year’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Confirmed

Ulster Championship Draw

The draw for next year’s Ulster senior football championship has been made.  Reigning champions Donegal will face an incredibly difficult opening match as they take on neighbours Tyrone in the quarter-finals. Last year’s beaten finalists Cavan, who made their first provincial decider in 18 years in 2019, will take on Monaghan in the preliminary quarter-final. The winner of that match …

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Supermac’s Say Complaints Led Them To Release Statement On Galway GAA

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Supermac’s have released another statement regarding Galway GAA’s use of sponsorship funds, clarifying the motivation behind their previous statement. Last week, the fast-food chain called for the Galway County Board to show how it has spent sponsorship money. Supermac’s have been the sponsor of Galway GAA since 1991 in one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in the GAA. They have …

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DJ Carey Set For Role With Kilkenny Senior Hurlers

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DJ Carey is rumoured to be joining Brian Cody’s backroom staff as the longtime Kilkenny manager looks to revamp his team ahead of 2020. According to reports, the five-time All-Ireland winner has been sought out by his former manager to replace Derek Lyng after he walked away from the set-up. Carey walked away from his role as Kilkenny U20 manager …

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Much-Deserved Provincial Final A Legitimate Goal For Clare

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After drawing Kerry at the semi-final stage in five of the last seven seasons, Colm Collins must surely believe that 2020 will finally be the year his efforts with Clare are rewarded with a provincial final berth.  The Munster SFC draw was made last night with heavy-hitters Cork and Kerry set to meet in the semi-final. Clare won’t have it …

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