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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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Analysing Rob Hennelly’s Croke Park Redemption

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Mayo travelled to Croke Park on Saturday evening looking to go four wins from four in Division One of the Allianz Football League. It wasn’t to be for James Horan’s side as they fell to a comprehensive eight-point defeat against a Dublin side who, despite not firing on all cylinders, never really looked in trouble from the get-go. On the …

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Talking Points From A Telling Weekend In Allianz Hurling League

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It was a busy weekend in the Allianz Hurling League as key fixtures took place across the divisions.  In 1A, Kilkenny and Clare returned to winning ways while All Ireland champions, Limerick, fell to their first defeat of 2019 to a rejuvenated Cork side. All the talk last week about Division 1B was that the loser of Carlow and Laois would …

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Key Talking Points Following Allianz Football League Round Four

We have officially passed the half-way point of the 2019 Allianz Football League and the drama continues to unfold as we enter the home stretch. Dublin got their league back on track with a comprehensive eight-point win over Mayo, while Kerry overcame Galway thanks to a late, late effort from Irish dancing sensation, Tomás Ó Sé. Division Two and Three are …

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Allianz Deep-Dive: Cool Costello & Comerford Causing Gavin Headaches

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Dublin restored the natural order of the Gaelic footballing landscape last night with a comprehensive eight-point hammering of Mayo in Croke Park. A lot of hype surrounded the game due to Mayo’s hot run of form and Dublin’s perceived lack thereof. However, this game never lived …

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Jim Gavin: “We’ll Play In O’Toole Park, Parnell Park, Any Other Park”

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Dublin restored some order to the Gaelic footballing landscape yesterday evening with an assured eight-point victory over Mayo in Croke Park. The All-Ireland champions dominated proceedings from the first whistle onwards and manager Jim Gavin admitted he was satisfied with what he described as a ‘workmanlike’ performance. “Yeah, I think we’ve got to be satisfied at the fact, with the …

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James Horan: “They Were Physical, They Bullied Us A Little Bit”

Mayo boss, James Horan, cut a dejected figure last night following his sides eight-point defeat to Dublin at Croke Park. The Westerners were second best from start to finish on a night where their goalkeeper, Rob Hennelly, was easily their stand-out player scoring two points and making six point-blank saves. Following the performance, Horan lamented the number of turnovers Mayo conceded …

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Dublin End Mayo Winning Run With Classy Croker Performance

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Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Dublin welcomed Mayo to Croke Park this evening in a game that was highly anticipated among supporters, however, failed to live up to the pre-game hype as Dublin swatted aside James Horan’s side. The game started tentatively with both sides wasting possession in the opening couple of minutes. The …

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Morgan Versus Beggan – Battle Of The Fly Keepers

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Tyrone and Monaghan come face to face for the fourth time in twelve months this evening in Round Four of the Allianz Football League.  The two sides have struck up somewhat of an intense rivalry over the past number of seasons and with both teams languishing around the bottom of Division One, expect tonight’s encounter to be a spicy affair …

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Teams Named For Pivotal Allianz Hurling League Games

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It’s a crucial weekend in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League with Kilkenny, Clare, and Tipperary hoping to bounce back from defeat, while in 1B, the lineup of the relegation clash will be decided. Almost all the counties have named their teams for Sunday’s Allianz League games and this is how they will lineup: Tipperary v Kilkenny – Semple Stadium, …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Hurling League Fixtures

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Following the conclusion of Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League, we have a better understanding of where teams stand as we look towards another exciting weekend.  There’s no doubt that Division 1A leaders, Limerick, are a cut above the rest and they will be brimming with confidence following last weekend’s comprehensive victory over Kilkenny. No team has beaten them yet …

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Kieran Duff: I Wouldn’t Put Money On Dublin Winning Five-In-A-Row

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Dublin legend, Kieran Duff, believes that outside factors could hinder his county from achieving the elusive five All Ireland titles in a row.  As soon as the final whistle blew in last year’s All Ireland final, thoughts turned to the ‘Drive for Five’ that no one has achieved at senior inter-county level in either hurling or Gaelic Football. Duff was speaking at …

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