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Corry’s Corner: Corofin Making The Hand Pass Great Again

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“Kick the bloody thing in!“ A common phrase heard in grounds up and down the country as teams look to build from the back and play patience football. People love to hate the hand pass, but why? The days of just catch and kick are long gone. Long gone because they no longer work. Tactically, teams are much more organised, …

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GAA Stock Watch: Kenny Goes One Way While Sheedy Goes The Other

What a hectic weekend of Allianz League action it was.  In the Allianz Hurling League, our four semi-finalists have been confirmed. All-Ireland champions Limerick put a beating on Laois to set-up a tie with a high-flying Dublin side who shocked everybody by taking out Tipperary last weekend in Semple Stadium. The other semi-final pits 2017 All-Ireland champions, Galway against a …

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Paddy Andrews Out With Fractured Jaw Following Clash With Niall Morgan

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It has today been confirmed that Dublin star, Paddy Andrews, fractured his jaw on Saturday night following a clash with Tyrone goalkeeper, Niall Morgan.  RTE Sport’s Darren Frehill reported the news this morning that Andrews did indeed fracture his jaw on Saturday evening and has since undergone surgery as a result. The St. Brigids’ player hadn’t long entered the fray …

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Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final TV Schedule & Ticket Price Announced

There’s a double-header happening this weekend in the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals. Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park will host the two semi-finals this Sunday which sees All-Ireland champions, Limerick, take on a resurgent Dublin side at 1.30pm. Following this is the meeting of Galway and Waterford who take to the field at 3.30pm. It was announced today by TG4 Sport that they …

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Cora Staunton Will Not Return For A 25th Season With Mayo

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Cora Staunton has firmly shut the door on a return to inter-county action with Mayo following the conclusion of her second season playing in the AFLW. The 37-year-old is set to make a decision on her future with the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants soon, but the four-time All-Ireland winner has confirmed that she won’t be pulling on the green …

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Spotlight: Four Minutes Of Utter Dominance From Aidan O’Shea

Mayo ground out an important win on Saturday night against a Kerry side who, up until then, had taken on all comers and won. People will say ‘sure it’s only the league’ and to an extent that is true, the real questions will be asked come the ‘white heat’ of Championship. However, we can’t underestimate the importance that this game …

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Conclusions Following a Jam-Packed Weekend Of GAA Action

And breath… 22 games in just two days. It really was a bumper weekend of GAA action. Corofin cemented their spot as the best football team in the country, while Henry Shefflin led Ballyhale Shamrocks back to the top in his first year of management. In the Allianz Hurling League, Cork took down Kilkenny in their ‘relegation playoff’ while Dublin recorded …

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Winners & Losers From A Jam-Packed Weekend Of GAA Action

Wow! What a weekend… Between a full list of Allianz Football League games, a couple of Allianz Hurling League quarter-finals and the All-Ireland club final’s thrown in there it was quite the St. Patrick’s weekend for the GAA. The drama started early on Saturday as two games fell victim to the lovely Irish weather. The weekend was then rounded off yesterday …

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Kevin O’Brien Praises Old Guard After Corofin Dismantle Crokes

It was being plugged as the greatest club final in history. The meeting of two great teams with absolutely nothing between them. The 2017 champions versus the 2018 champions. The stage could not have been more set… However, on the day, it was Corofin who prevailed over Dr Crokes by a comprehensive 12-point margin. When the sides met two years …

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Six Quickfire Conclusions As Corofin Retain All-Ireland Crown

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Corofin 2-16 Dr Crokes 0-10 Corofin are All-Ireland club champions for the second year running following a comprehensive victory over Dr Crokes in Croke Park this afternoon. The match-up was highly anticipated given that both teams shared the last two All-Ireland titles as well as the manner in which they qualified for this final. However, the game failed to live …

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Fennelly-Inspired Ballyhale Blaze Past St Thomas’ For 7th Title

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Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 St Thomas’ 2-11 Report by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are All Ireland club champions for the seventh time after a comprehensive victory over St Thomas’ of Galway this afternoon. The Galway side were dealt a blow before throw-in when Éanna Burke was taken ill and was replaced by Damien McGlynn, but Burke’s absence made little …

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“When I First Came Into Crokes, Gooch Gave Me So Much Advice”

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The best way to measure a team’s depth is to look towards their substitutions bench and gauge what talent they can introduce. By that measuring, Dr Crokes stand above all else.  Among a host of other eye-catching names, stands Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper. The sight of him on the sidelines with 20 minutes remaining in a game must strike fear into Crokes’ …

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Allianz Hurling Round-Up: Galway & Waterford Book Semi-Final Spots

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The lineup for the 2019 Allianz Hurling League semi-finals has been completed with Dublin, Waterford and Wexford all progressing. Wexford and Waterford both recorded comprehensive victories over there respective oppositions while Dublin caused a shock in Semple Stadium, beating Tipperary by one-point to set up a semi-final date with Limerick. Meanwhile, Cork prevailed in the relegation play-off, beating Kilkenny in Nowlan …

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Cluxton and McCaffrey Drop Out Of Dublin Squad To Face Tyrone

Despite making his return to the Dublin starting XV in their win over Roscommon in two weeks ago, Stephen Cluxton has been left out of the squad to face Tyrone this evening in Round Six of the Allianz Football League. Evan Comerford returns to take his spot between the goals following an excellent display against Mayo last time out in …

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