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Clare And Tipperary Name Strong Teams For Munster League Final

Clare and Tipperary have both named their teams for the Co-Op Superstores Munster hurling league final in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick tomorrow afternoon. Cathal McInerney is the only change for Clare from the team that beat Waterford in the semi-final last week. Former Hurler of the Year, Tony Kelly, captains the side from midfield while Ryan Taylor moves to the half-forward …

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Monaghan’s Niall Kearns To Miss National League After Heart Surgery

kearns monaghan heart surgery

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke has confirmed that midfielder Niall Kearns will miss most of this year’s National League as he recovers from a heart operation. The young midfielder capped off an amazing debut season with an All-Star nominee as the Farney men reached their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years. However, Kearns will not be available for the foreseeable future after …

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Kieran McGeeney Believes The GAA Should Extend The National League

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Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has called upon the GAA to scrap pre-season competitions like the McKenna Cup in favour of extending the National League. Despite Armagh’s impressive early season form that has seen them win all three of their McKenna Cup group games, McGeeney feels that teams would benefit more from home and away league matches rather than the traditional …

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McKernan: Dublin Aren’t As Far Ahead As Everyone Thinks

Tyrone defender, Michael McKernan, believes that All Ireland champions, Dublin, are not as far ahead of the chasing pack as everyone thinks.  McKernan featured at centre-back in the All Ireland final as Dublin cruised past Mickey Harte’s side to claim their fourth title in a row. Few teams can close to ending Dublin’s unbeaten run in 2018 but the Ulster …

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RTE To Begin Broadcasting National League & Club Games

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The GAA have announced that RTE have signed a three-year deal to broadcast Allianz League and club championship games from 2019 onwards.  The organisation reached an agreement with RTE and Eir Sport that will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring. TG4 will retain its right to first-choice League and club games but RTE will …

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O’Shea: Younger Players Want To Step Into Leadership Roles

Sean O'Shea Kerry

There have been many changes in Kerry football recently but forward, Seán O’Shea, insists that their younger players can lead the county through the transition.  Éamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down as manager of the senior team in August after six years in charge, and was replaced by All Ireland winning minor boss, Peter Keane. Despite failing to make the semi-final stage …

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Seamus Flanagan: “Bring On Anyone Who Wants To Take Us On”

Seamus Flanagan Limerick UCD Fitzgibbon

2018 treated us to a feast of hurling with Limerick ending a 45-year famine by lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup after a nail-biting final against Galway. Many would assume that the players would still be revelling in their success, but on the contrary, Limerick full-forward, Seamus Flanagan, has long since put the celebrations behind him and is itching to take …

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No Return For 12 Players Who Left Mayo Panel

Mayo Senior Ladies Football manager, Peter Leahy is preparing to lead his side into the new season without the 12 players who departed the county panel last year.  Eight players from the Carnacon club, as well as four other members, left the panel 10 days before their championship clash against Cavan last June, citing player welfare concerns. Leahy had led …

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Watch: Leitrim & Mayo Involved In Gaelic Football’s First Penalty Shootout

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James Horan’s return to the Mayo sideline proved a triumphant and historic one after they overcame Leitrim in the FBD League preliminary round game via a penalty shootout.  The game in Carrick-on-Shannon proved to be an entertaining affair, finishing on a scoreline of 2-13 apiece after 70 minutes. Rather than playing extra-time, the game went straight into the GAA’s first ever …

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Roscommon’s Seánie McDermott Announces Retirement

Seanie McDermott Roscommon

Former Roscommon captain, Seánie McDermott, has announced his retirement for intercounty football after 14 years with the county.  The 34-year-old made his senior debut for Roscommon in 2005 and, remarkably, started every league and championship game from that point up to 2017. McDermott made 178 appearances for the Rossies and enjoyed title success in the Connacht championship in 2015 and 2017. …

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Kilmacud Crokes Forward Joins John Maughan’s Offaly Panel

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Offaly have acquired the services of Kilmacud Crokes forward Shane Horan ahead of their 2019 campaign just a week after manager John Maughan spoke of the lack of players making themselves available. The Daily Mirror reports that Horan completed an inter-county transfer last week through the parentage rule as both his mother and father hail from the Faithful County.  Horan …

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Darragh Canavan To Make First Tyrone Senior Start On Sunday

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Darragh Canavan, son of the legendary Tyrone player, Peter, will make his first senior start for the county against Ulster University in the McKenna Cup this weekend. Canavan was the star for the county’s U17 side in last year’s championship, scoring 1-03 against Roscommon alone in Croke Park. News emerged last month that he had joined the senior ranks for …

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Paraic Fanning Names First Waterford Team For Clash With Cork

New Waterford hurling boss, Paraic Fanning, has named his team for his first clash in charge as the county take on Cork in the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League in Mallow tonight.  Newly appointed captain, Noel Connors is named in the team, alongside other experienced players like Michael “Brick” Walsh who is set to begin his 17th season with the …

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