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TG4 Announce Bumper GAA Schedule For Start Of 2020

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Irish television broadcaster TG4 have announced their broadcast schedule for the 2020 Allianz Leagues and the AIB All Ireland Club Championships.  TG4 will broadcast or stream 52 matches between now and the beginning of April, including 30 games from the Allianz Hurling and Football League, starting with live coverage of the AIB All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals on Saturday 4th January. TG4’s …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Of The Decade

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Can you name every All-Ireland winning hurling captain to lift the Liam MacCarthy during this decade?  Only five counties have won the All-Ireland Hurling Championship between 2010 and 2019 but no captain has lifted the cup two years in a row. We’re challenging you to correctly guess every captain who has climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand over the …

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Shane Lowry’s Open Win Voted Ireland’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment Of 2019

Shane Lowry’s incredible Open victory at Royal Portrush has been voted Ireland’s most memorable sporting moment of 2019.  The findings of the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index (TSSI) 2019, which were released today, show that Lowry pipped Katie Taylor to take Ireland’s most memorable sporting moment – his first Major win was backed by 30% of those who were surveyed. …

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Corry’s Corner: ESRI Report A Damning Indictment Of Gaelic Games

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The ESRI report into life as an inter-county player is superb, supportive, surefooted and in the end, could be instrumental to the games’ survival. The one thing it’s not… surprising. The research paper, undertaken by Elish Kelly, Conor Keegan and Brendan Walsh, used data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affect players’ …

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GAA Players Struggle To Balance Studies With Playing Commitments

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Over 80 percent of GAA players have reported difficulty balancing the demands of studying and playing during their education course, a study has found.  The survey, conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found that Gaelic players are highly educated, with 61 per cent having at least a university degree compared to 35 per cent of the general …

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Dubs Dominate Donnybrook Ceremony As Lowry Bags Top Prize

Shane Lowry took home the top prize at this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards after the Clara man was named as Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.  The yearly event at Donnybrook highlights Ireland’s greatest sporting achievements of the year and while many thought that 2018 would have been tough to top, upon reflection, 2019 was just as successful a year …

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Jim Gavin Hails Successor Dessie Farrell As ‘Fantastic Choice’

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Jim Gavin has hailed the appointment of his successor Dessie Farrell as “a fantastic choice” to lead the All-Ireland champions forward. The Clondalkin man sensationally walked away two weeks ago after having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to leading the Dubs to six All-Ireland titles in seven seasons. Following his departure, Farrell was the firm-favourite to …

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CPA & GPA Release Joint Statement Looking To Extend Club Calendar

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The Club Players Association (CPA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have released a joint statement calling for the club-only windows in the GAA calendar to be extended.  This comes as the GAA prepares to take the Fixture Review Task Force report to be reviewed by stakeholders across the country. The call is for the club window in April and May …

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Antrim Club Captain Wins Seat In Huge UK Electoral Swing

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The people of the UK took to the polling stations yesterday in one of the most divisive Westminster elections of all time.  In the end, the result was never as close as anticipated as Boris Johnson’s Conservative party won with a sizable majority. However, while a one-sided race was taking place in the mainland UK, north of the border here …

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McClenaghan & Connolly Among Nominees For Young Sportsperson 2019

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World bronze medallist Rhys McClenaghan has once again been shortlisted for the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year award. McClenaghan collected the gong in 2018 having won gold on the pommel horse at the European Championships and 2019 brought more success for the Down man as he became the first Irish gymnast to medal at the World Championships, claiming a …

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Dessie Farrell Announced As New Dublin manager

Dessie Farrell has been appointed the new Dublin Senior Gaelic Football manager, replacing Jim Gavin, who stood down from the position at the end of November. Farrell will take over at the All-Ireland champions, where he will look to build on his work at underage level with the county. He was the manager when Dublin won the minor title in …

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Roscommon Club Propose Mad Rule Change For Gaelic Football

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With all the controversy surrounding county boards and conventions at present, Roscommon GAA seems to be suffering from a fear of missing out.  How else could one explain this absolutely mad rule change put forward by the Western Gaels GAA club at last night’s county convention? “Motion re aggressive fouls. Add the following to exceptions in Rule 2.2 The Rules …

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Eir Sport To Broadcast 15 National League Games In 2020

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Eir Sport have announced their coverage for the 202o Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues with 15 games being broadcast across seven weeks.  In total, 16 counties will feature in the live coverage with ten football games and five hurling clashes. The action kicks off on Saturday 25th January with eir sport broadcasting a triple-header across its channels. The first game …

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John Kiely: Video Assistance Would Be “Very Positive Move” For GAA

Limerick manager John Kiely believes the introduction of video assistance into GAA would be a “very positive move” for the games.  Limerick fell foul of an incorrect decision by officials in their All-Ireland semi-final loss to Kilkenny when, in the dying seconds of the game with just one point between the sides, Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut, which was sailing towards the …

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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

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Lithuanian-born former Kerry minor Deividas Uosis caught the eye of scouts at the AFL Europe Combine held in UCD this past weekend.  The 19-year-old’s parents emigrated to Ireland when he was four in search of work. Since then he’s gone on to star in Gaelic football, basketball and soccer. The All-Ireland minor winner, a talented outfield player in his own …

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