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Rating The Six Contenders For Footballer Of The Year

Ciarán Kilkenny Aidan O'Shea Dublin Mayo Footballer of the year

The Player of the Year accolade usually goes to a footballer from the All-Ireland winning team. We are not sticking our necks too far out by suggesting that the same will apply in 2016. Not since 2010 in football (Bernard Brogan) and 2007 in hurling (Dan Shanahan) has there been a player to win the prize who did not collect a celtic …

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Mayo Name Side For All-Ireland Final Replay Against Dublin


Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has named his side to take on Dublin in the All-Ireland football final. The two sides played out an intriguing draw a fortnight ago, with Cillian O’Connor’s late late show meaning that they must do it all over again. The Connacht side are bidding for their first All-Ireland title since 1951, while the Dubs are bidding …

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Dublin Could Be Facing A Fine After All-Ireland Final Draw

replay GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin and Mayo players take to the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Dublin and Mayo played out an enthralling draw on Sunday to bring the All-Ireland football final to a replay. The two counties will have to do it all over again on Saturday week, as the Dubs look for their first two-in-a-row since 1977, while Mayo are seeking to end a 65 year wait. On Sunday evening, reports emerged of a …

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Connolly May Have Been Targeted But Dublin Are Not Victims Of Modern Football

Another weekend, another buzz word for Gaelic football to add to an increasingly laden vocabulary. Targeting. Saturday evening’s All-Ireland football quarter-final double header at Croke Park has raised the issue of the targeting of high profile players by opposition players. Seán Cavanagh, Aidan O’ Shea and Diarmuid Connolly have all been discussed as players that received such treatment last weekend. While …

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Pauric Duffy Rubbishes The Notion Of A Television Match Official In GAA

GAA Pauric Duffy

GAA Director General Pauric Duffy has rubbished the notion of introducing a Television Match Official into hurling and gaelic football. Huge controversy arose following Mayo’s narrow victory over Fermanagh last week. Aidan O’Shea was awarded a penalty after he fell to the ground in the second half, and many felt it was a dive. This is not the first time that …

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Watch: Fermanagh Manager Blasts Referee For Awarding Aidan O’Shea Penalty

Mayo Fermanagh Aidan O'Shea GAA

Fermanagh lost out to Mayo in the All-Ireland Football Championship qualifiers yesterday afternoon, and although the Westerners fought back bravely to secure victory, the end of the game was undoubtedly controversial. Aidan O’Shea was awarded a questionable penalty when pushed in the back. Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath, speaking to RTÉ after the match, reviewed the incident and was not one …

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Video: The NFL Player Who Has Exchanged With Aidan O’Shea Is A Serious Footballer

The Toughest Trade is quickly becoming one of our favourite programmes on television. This season, Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea is crossing the pond to try his hand at American Football. Meanwhile, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace has come the opposite direction, and will line out for Breaffy in a challenge game this weekend. While there are many transferable skills for …

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Mayo Crisis Deepens As County Board Are Surprised By Players’ No Confidence Vote

Mayo Players voted 27-7 in favour of a no confidence resolution against management. Mayo will end the season in turmoil after the County Board Secretary has claimed that they were surprised by the actions of the players. Although the Irish Independent have this morning reported that the players no confidence vote took place on the weekend of the All Ireland Football Final, County …

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Mayo In Turmoil As Players Revolt Against Management

Mayo’s players have lost confidence in joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. The Irish Independent have today reported that Mayo Captain, Keith Higgins, and Vice Captain, Cillian O’Connor, met with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly over the weekend to inform the duo that the players had lost confidence in them. Although Holmes and Connelly were controversially appointed to replace James Horan last season, …

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Pundit Arena’s Gaelic Football All Star Selections For 2015

It wasn’t the most memorable final in memory, and Dublin’s victory over Kerry on Sunday heralded an end to what was perhaps an underwhelming 2015 championship. Nonetheless, it’s the time of year where we turn to the All-Star Awards. It is always likely to cause some debate, but here is our selection. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with your thoughts …

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