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Allianz Football League: Key Talking Points In Round Six

The penultimate round of the Allianz Football League talks place throughout today with a bumper 16 game fixture list to sink our teeth into. So far, the only confirmed league final we have is that between Leitrim and Derry in Division 4 with the two sides coming face-to-face today in Celtic Park, Derry. Mayo travel to Tralee looking to get …

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Conor Moynagh: ‘Rivalry Takes On A New Meaning This Weekend’

Cavan travel to Clones this afternoon to take on neighbours and staunch rivals Monaghan in a league clash that has become about more than just a rivalry this weekend. With the two sides joint bottom of the division and only points difference separating them, it could transpire that both Ulster counties end up relegated from Division 1. Cavan defender, Conor …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Football League Action

We have reached the penultimate round of the Allianz Football League group stages with a number of eye-catching fixtures in store this weekend.  In Division 1, Monaghan take on Cavan in Clones in what is essentially a relegation battle between the two bottom teams. Malachy O’Rourke’s side began the campaign with such promise in that victory against Dublin but have …

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Diarmuid Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day Masterclass

For the week that’s in it, we are going with a St. Patrick’s Day special in this week’s ‘Forgotten Friday’.  In 2014, Diarmuid Connolly literally ruled the roost. Dublin were coming off the back of a second All-Ireland crown in three seasons and the St. Vincents man had marked himself out as one of the country’s top forwards in the …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Hurling League Fixtures

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The group stages of the Allianz Hurling League are finally wrapped up with attention turning to the remaining quarter-final fixtures. We may be a week behind due to the fixture chaos two weeks ago but the lineup for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals will be finalised following this weekend’s games. Wexford are flying high on the back of their win …

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Hurling Quarter-Finals To Be Decided By Penalties After Extra-Time

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The GAA have confirmed that the Allianz Hurling League quarter-finals will be decided by a penalty shoot-out should the teams be level after two periods of extra-time.  The new ‘Result on the Day’ regulation was approved by Ard Chomhairle on January 19 this year. In accordance with the new regulation, a period of extra-time with 10 minutes a half will be …

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Joey Holden Following Unconventional Path To Success

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Should Ballyhale Shamrocks prevail over St Thomas’ on Sunday, it would result in a third club All Ireland medal for Joey Holden, to add to his two All Ireland titles with Kilkenny.  Given that he only made his senior debut for the Cats in 2014, that’s not a bad return. The former captain has cemented his place in the Kilkenny …

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Kingdom Ace In Line For Shock Return Against Mayo This Weekend

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Kerry star, David Clifford is in line for a shock return to the Kingdom side for this weekend’s sold out clash with Mayo at Austin Stack Park. According to Kerry manager, Peter Keane, Clifford is not far away from making his 2019 bow after undergoing shoulder surgery in the off-season. Clifford is not the only Kingdom scoring machine who is …

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GAA Stock Watch: Seamus Harnedy’s Petulance Pays A Price

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A hectic weekend in the Allianz Hurling League saw a lot of the counties fates sealed ahead of next year’s league campaign.  With the leagues restructuring for the 2020 season, this year’s campaign meant that counties were fighting to remain in Division 1 ahead of next year. The GAA today announced a whopping 20-game fixture list for Saturday as the …

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Conor Cooney: Keep The Club Finals On St Patrick’s Day

Conor Cooney

St Thomas’ captain, Conor Cooney, believes that the AIB All Ireland senior club finals should continue to be played on St Patrick’s Day.  Given that the GAA calendar is so tightly packed this time of year, there were calls to move the finals back in order to give them more prominence. Last month, Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald suggested that the club …

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