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RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Nominees Confirmed

2018 has been a tremendous year for Irish sport. While it hasn’t quite gone to plan for some more high-profile competitors such as Conor McGregor and the Irish football team, the depth of success for Ireland across many codes of sport is a testament to that. One of the significant recognitions of this glory comes at the RTÉ Sports Awards …

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Conal Keaney Taking ‘Wait And See’ Approach To Dublin Future

Conal Keaney

Ballyboden St Enda’s star, Conal Keaney, will wait until after this weekend’s Leinster final clash with Ballyhale Shamrocks before making a decision on his inter-county future. It’s been a tough run to the final for the Dublin champions, culminating in a 100-minute semi-final battle with Coolderry last weekend that produced 10 goals and 53 points. “I don’t know”, Keaney responded …

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Most Attacked Sports Club In Ireland Guns For Maiden Ulster Crown

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This Saturday in Armagh, North Belfast club, Naomh Éanna will take to the field against Cavan’s Mullahoran for the right to call themselves Ulster champions.  However, it is difficult to talk about the success of this Naomh Éanna side without reflecting on the history of the club which is situated in Glengormley, a once predominantly Unionist area of Northern Ireland. …

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O’Baoill on Cassidy: “Without Him We Wouldn’t Be Where We Are”

Gaoth Dobhair are entering bonus territory as they prepare for their maiden Ulster final against Scotstown on Sunday, according to star player, Daire O’Baoill. It has been a bumper season for the Donegal champions after collecting their 15th county championship title earlier this year. Their seven-point dismantling of Ulster kingpins, Crossmaglen, in the semi-final came as a shock to many …

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Signs Point To Tommy Walsh Returning To Kerry Panel

Tommy Walsh

Former All Ireland winner, Tommy Walsh, has had recent involvement with the Kerry football according to his club manager, as speculation continues over where he will feature for the Kingdom in 2019. Speaking to Radio Kerry, Kerins O’Rahilly’s manager, Mícheál Quirke, believes the 30-year-old still has much to offer Peter Keane’s panel should his fitness be good enough. Walsh won an …

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Former Tipp Underage Boss Named As Cuala Manager

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All Ireland hurling club champions, Cuala, have appointed Tipperary’s Willie Maher as their new manager, succeeding Mattie Kenny. Ballingarry native, Maher, was a coach on the U21 side who were crowned All Ireland champions in 2010 before he guided the county’s minor side to All Ireland glory in 2012. He was one of the contenders to take over from Tipperary …

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Hurling And Camogie Given UNESCO Cultural Heritage Status

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Hurling and camogie have been added to the UNESCO list of protected cultural activities around the world. After a lengthy process, hurling was declared an example of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO who describe the sport as being, “an intrinsic part of Irish culture and plays a central role in promoting health and wellbeing, inclusiveness and team spirit.” “Hurling, or …

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Watch: First Footage Of New Football Rules In Action

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The new rules for Gaelic Football that were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA in Croke Park at the weekend had their first trial during a challenge game last night.  The proposed rules have been hit with a wave of opposition with the Gaelic Players Association labelling their sanctioning as “unacceptable”. The new rules include the introduction of a …

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Andy Moran Confirms Mayo Availability For 2019

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Some good news coming out of Mayo this morning as it has been confirmed that Andy Moran is to continue playing with the senior footballers in 2019. Moran’s decision to continue his inter-county career comes after James Horan extended an invitation to the former ‘Footballer of the Year’ who admits he ‘had no hesitation’ accepting Horan’s request. James Horan, who …

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Waterford Lose Home Venue For League Game As Training Punishment

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The Waterford hurlers will play their opening league fixture against Offaly at a neutral venue after their appeal to have the game returned to Walsh Park was rejected, according to Eoghan Cormican of the Irish Examiner.  Waterford were one of four counties threatened with losing home advantage for one of their league fixtures as punishment for breaching the rules on …

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Horan To Meet With GPA But Expects No Change To New Rules

John Horan

GAA President, John Horan, has agreed to meet with the Gaelic Players Association to discuss their concerns over the experimental rules in Gaelic Football.  However, according to RTE Sport, Horan doesn’t envisage any changes to the proposed rules regardless of the meeting. Many of the proposed changes to the Gaelic Football rules were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA …

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Your Guide To A Jam-Packed Day Of Gaelic Football Action

It’s a busy day in the Gaelic Football calendar with two provincial finals in store, as well as the penultimate stage of the Leinster Championship. All eyes will be on McHale Park where the reigning All Ireland champions, Corofin, face off against the experienced Ballintubber of Mayo in the Connacht final. These two sides are no strangers to each other …

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GAA To Change Structure Of Hurling League In 2019

The introduction of a second tier football championship received “broad support” at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA in Croke Park this morning, while it was also agreed that the structure of the Allianz Hurling League will change from 2019 onwards. Many of the proposed changes to Gaelic Football were sanctioned including the three handpass rule, the sideline kick, the …

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Burke Aiming To End Successful 2018 On High with Corofin

2018 is a year that will live long in the memory of Galway forward, Ian Burke. From winning the club All Ireland final in March in Croke Park to a long summer with the Galway seniors, to being awarded his first All-Star, the Corofin man has been going from strength to strength.  The year is not over yet, however, as …

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Micheál Donoghue To Remain With Galway For A Further Two Years

Micheal Donoghue

Galway senior hurling manager, Micheál Donoghue was ratified for a further two years at a county committee meeting last night.  Donoghue succeeded Anthony Cunningham as manager in 2015 and led the county to All Ireland glory in 2017 and to the final in 2018. Micheál Donoghue has been ratified for a further two years as @Galway_GAA Senior Hurling Manager at …

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McGovern The Hero As Foxrock-Cabineteely Down Donaghmoyne

Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 1-08 Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin) 2-08 By Aisling Clery in Bray Emmets Substitute Roisin McGovern proved the match-winner for Foxrock-Cabinteely at sun-drenched Bray Emmets as her late, late goal sent the Dublin and Leinster champions into their first All-Ireland Senior Ladies Club Football Final since 2016. In a dramatic finish, the sides were level at 1-8 each when Donaghmoyne’s Cathriona …

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Club Roundup: Quick Fire Reports From A Dramatic Day Of GAA

It was a frantic and dramatic day in the GAA world as shocks and sensational scorelines rang all around the country. Read our quick-fire reports below for a roundup of the best of the club action.  Hurling Leinster club SHC semi-final: Colin Fennelly registered 4-4 as Ballyhale booked their place in the Leinster final with a 16-point win over Naomh Eanna. …

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