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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Club Champion From Previous Decade

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St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, a day that was long associated with the All-Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park.  This year, the two deciders took place in GAA HQ on January 19  when Corofin triumphed over Kilcoo, who who were playing in their first ever All-Ireland final, while Ballyhale Shamrocks recorded back-to-back titles with victory over Borris-Ileigh. While Croke …

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Tipperary Hurlers To Restrict Movements Following Return From Spain

Tipperary Senior Hurlers will “restrict their movements” over the next two weeks amidst the coronavirus outbreak after their return from a warm-weather training camp in Spain. The panel flew out to Spain on Monday and stayed in private accommodation before returning to Ireland on Friday. Liam Sheedy’s men are set to follow the advice of the HSE in reducing social …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 All-Ireland Winning Counties

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The GAA plays a central part in Irish life with counties up and down the country living in the hope that one day they get to lift either the Liam MacCarthy or Sam Maguire Cup.  Many have managed to do it before, some have even lifted both, but who has done it the most? That’s what we’re asking you here. …

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FLYEFit Announces Closure Of Gyms Due To Covid-19

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The FLYEfit gym chain has announced the closure of all its outlets from 6pm today until March 30 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  The company operates 16 gyms across Dublin and Cork with an estimated 70,000 members affected by the announcement. The decision by FLYEfit comes after a statement from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in which he announced a …

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Sporting Bodies In Ireland React To Coronavirus Outbreak

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Various sporting bodies in Ireland have released statements following the restrictive measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The measures include a ban on mass indoor gatherings larger than 100 people and outdoor gatherings larger than 500 people. This afternoon, the GAA released a joint statement with the Ladies Gaelic Football …

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GAA Impose Blanket Ban On All Activity From Midnight

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The GAA have announced a blanket ban on all GAA activity at every age level which will come into effect from midnight on Thursday in an effort to contain Covid-19.  It comes in response to the measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning which include the cancellation of indoor gatherings of 100 people and outdoor gatherings of 500 …

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“To Put It Mildly, He Doesn’t Give A Shit What People Think”

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Kerry football was rocked this week with the news that Donie Buckley had stepped away from his role within the senior management team with immediate effect.  The highly-respected coach returned to coach his native county just 18 months ago with news of his departure causing shockwaves given the timing of the decision. Former Kingdom player Kieran Donaghy expressed his disappointment …

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Games In Meath To Go Ahead As Club Confirms Case Of Covid-19

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A GAA club in Meath has confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling to Italy on holiday.  Simonstown Gaels GFC released a statement which explained that two members travelled to Italy and agreed to self-isolate on their return to Ireland. The second player has shown no symptoms but remains in isolation. The full statement …

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Rian O’Neill On Legendary Links And Growing Up Football-Mad

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Armagh’s latest eye-catching attacker Rian O’Neill is deservedly receiving a lot of plaudits given his recent performances and so it comes as little surprise when you learn that stardom is in his blood.  The Crossmaglen Rangers man has registered 0-17 so far in this year’s Allianz League campaign and has been a key asset in Armagh’s push for promotion to …

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Quiz: Name The Hurling League Winning Managers From Last Decade

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Six teams remain in the hunt for the 2020 Division 1 Allianz League Hurling title with two mouth-watering quarter-finals set to take place this weekend.  The conversation surrounding the league and its importance continues to rattle on especially considering the majority of teams in the two Division 1 groups are guaranteed to meet again later in the year given the …

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Ulster Club Shut Down Following Coronavirus Detection

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St. Gall’s GAC has been forced to close its clubhouse and suspend all training following a positive test for coronavirus within the Belfast club.  The club is a heavyweight of Ulster football having featured in two All-Ireland senior club football finals since the turn of the century, winning the Andy Merrigan Cup in 2010. As reported by RTÉ, a non-playing …

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Major Talking Points As Allianz League Quarter-Finals Are Confirmed

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It was a decisive weekend in the Allianz Hurling League with the lineup for the competition’s Division 1 quarter-finals now confirmed. On Saturday, Limerick overcame Waterford in their rescheduled fixture while Galway dumped Tipperary out of the competition on Sunday following a 3-21 to 3-13 win in Salthill. Meanwhile, Antrim’s 2-14 to 0-20 draw with Offaly over the weekend saw …

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GAA Confirm Fixture Details For Hurling League Quarter-Finals

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The GAA have today confirmed the fixture details for the two quarter-finals in the Allianz Hurling League down for decision next weekend. Waterford were confirmed as quarter-finalists on Saturday night after their 1-21 to 1-17 loss to Limerick on Saturday evening saw the Treaty men top Group A and progress straight to the league semi-finals. Liam Cahill’s side will take …

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