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Peter Keane Proud Of Panel & Supporters Following Final Defeat

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There’ll be a lot of sore heads this morning in the Kingdom following their heartbreaking All-Ireland final replay defeat to Dublin. The Kingdom went into the game full of confidence after rattling Dublin the last day out. Despite falling behind early on they rallied to go in level at half-time. However, Dublin turned the screw in the second half, scoring …

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Jim Gavin Confirms He Has Committed To Dublin For Next Year

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Despite winning his sixth All-Ireland title as a manager and guiding Dublin to the GAA’s first-ever five-in-a-row, Jim Gavin has no plans of stepping down just yet. Dublin put in a swashbuckling second-half performance to defeat Kerry by six points in Saturday’s replay. A visibly delighted Gavin addressed the media following that win and the question on everybody’s lips was …

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No Clifford Or Kilkenny As Sunday Game Name Team Of The Year

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Following the completion of a historic five-in-a-row Dublin have seven representatives on The Sunday Game Team of the Year. Captain and leader Stephen Cluxton is joined on the panel by Mick Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffrey, Brian Fenton, Brian Howard, Paul Mannion and Con O’Callaghan. Beaten finalists Kerry boast two players on the team with Tom O’Sullivan named at corner-back and David …

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Peter Keane Rejects Notion That Kerry Left It Behind Them

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Immediately following Kerry’s defeat to Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC final replay, Peter Keane addressed the media to dissect where it all went wrong for the Kingdom.  Kerry had Dublin rattled in their drawn encounter two week’s ago before the All-Ireland champions rallied in injury time to salvage a draw. Following that, many felt that Kerry had blown their best …

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Pundit Arena Player Ratings As Dublin Create History In Croke Park

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Dublin are All-Ireland champions for the fifth time in succession after a barnstorming second-half performance helped them defeat Kerry by six points in Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s side started the better before Kerry pegged them back as the two sides went in level at the break. However, Eoin Murchan’s goal 16 seconds after …

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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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