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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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Allianz Hurling League Round-Up: Limerick Rescue Draw With Clare

It was a case of deja vu today as the weather wreaked havoc with the Allianz Hurling League fixtures today. Prior to throw-in, two games in Division 1A were called off with Pairc Ui Rinn deemed unsuitable for the meeting of Cork and Tipperary while Innovate Park was also waterlogged where Wexford and Kilkenny were set to go head-to-head. In Division 1B, …

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Saturday’s Allianz League Round-Up: Derry Secure Promotion

Allianz Round-Up feature

Derry became the first team to be promoted from their division in this year’s Allianz Football League following their strong win over Limerick today. In Division 1, Tyrone secured a much-needed win that sees them into fourth place in the league table while in Division 2, Cork secured their first win over the competition in Semple Stadium this evening. In …

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Team News Ahead Of Final Round Of Allianz Hurling League

Allianz hurling League teams feature

There are still seven places up for grabs in the quarter-finals of the Allianz Hurling League and with only one round remaining, it is sure to be a hectic weekend.  Here is a reminder of how the Division 1A and 1B teams will lineout in the final round. _____ Allianz Hurling League Division 1A: Wexford v Kilkenny – Innovate Wexford …

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Your Guide To Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Fixtures

Allianz Hurling League feature

It is the final round of the Allianz Hurling League and with every team in 1A still in with a chance of making the quarter-finals, it’s sure to be a hectic one. Limerick are safely through to the knockout stages of the Allianz Hurling League but following last week’s loss to Cork in the Gaelic Grounds, they will be hoping …

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Katie O’Connor On Captaining Her Childhood Heroes At 22

Katie O'Connor

At just 22 years of age, Katie O’Connor is preparing to lead her team into the AIB All Ireland Senior Camogie Club final on Sunday, and if that wasn’t daunting enough, among her teammates are a number of her childhood heroes. O’Connor has never been short of GAA mentors growing up with her father and uncles heavily involved in hurling …

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Mickey Burke: Playing Both Codes Can Become Fashionable Again

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Versatile Meath man, Mickey “The Honeybadger” Burke, has been representing Meath footballers since 2004 and is the last remaining link to Sean Boylan. Since his debut under county royalty, he’s always been ahead of the curve. While it’s not uncommon these days to see players covered in tattoos, Burke donned the ink up and down his arm long before having …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Football League Action

Allianz League

It is another bumper weekend in the Allianz Football League with a number of teams eager to avoid relegation while the likes of Kerry and Fermanagh will be hoping to extend their leads. The Kingdom were afforded some breathing room in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League last week as they edged passed Galway in Tuam last weekend while …

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Allianz Football League Four Players To Watch In Round Five

A lot can happen in Round Five of the Allianz Football League as a county’s entire season can sway on one result this weekend. Round Four saw some classy performances. Peter Harte was majestic in Tyrone’s win over Monaghan, Evan Comerford came of age and Donal O’Hare fired Down to the top of the league with a hat-trick. The leagues …

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Despite Vast Experience Clonduff Leaning On Youth Ahead Of Final

Despite having 10 representatives on the Down camogie panel, Clonduff may be looking to their younger camogs for peace and serenity ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland intermediate club final.  For those 10 this Sunday is almost like returning to the scene of a crime after their last outing in Croke Park ended in a heartbreaking All-Ireland intermediate final defeat to …

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Cian O’Sullivan Still Hungry As Ever Despite His Impressive CV

Cian O’Sullivan returned to the Dublin fold on Saturday evening, playing the full 70 minutes in their comprehensive eight-point win over Mayo. The Kilmacud Crokes defender admits that himself, as well as a host of other Dublin stars, are still working towards full match fitness admitting that Dublin had a ‘short’ January. Speaking at the launch of the AIG Dub …

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Chris Crummey: The Atmosphere In Parnell Park Is Unreal

A lot has been said following Congress last weekend when a motion to deny the Dublin footballers using Croke Park as their home venue was strongly opposed.  Dublin have been using the Jones’ Road venue for all their league and championship home games since 2011 which has ironically coincided with a dominant run that has seen them win six out the …

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