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Watch: Paul Galvin Exudes Class In Brilliant Rebuttal Of Brolly’s Remarks About The Gooch

Colm Cooper’s retirement from inter-county football earlier this month had most in the GAA community acknowledging the positive aspects of one of the greats of the game. However, Joe Brolly, speaking on the Sunday Game two weeks ago, while mentioning how talented Cooper was did have some criticisms of the former Kerry forward. “My point about him as always been …

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The Gooch’s Influence On The Game Summed Up By All-Embracing Reaction To His Retirement

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Kerry’s Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The inter-county retirement of Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper at the age of 33 might not have come as a shock to most, but the outpouring of support since has nonetheless been widespread.  The Gooch won nine Munster titles, five All-Irelands, four National Football Leagues, eight All Stars and is Kerry’s record scorer in championship competition having amassed a stunning 23-283 over a …

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Mayo Vs Tipperary: Preview And Team News

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/7/2016 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary's Philip Austin and Kevin O'Halloran celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary take on Mayo in their first All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final since 1935 this Sunday in Croke Park at 3:30pm.  Mayo come into the game as strong favourites as they continue their chase for All-Ireland success, which has eluded them since 1951. Tipperary haven’t reached the final stage since 1920 – the year the Premier county last won an All-Ireland …

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Fortune Favours The Brave As Tipperary Bid To Make More History

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/7/2016 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford encourages his team mates before the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

“Fortune favours the brave.” That’s RTÉ’s tagline for this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final between Mayo and Tipperary. Few would, or could, have predicted at the start of the year that this encounter would take place, as Mayo, perennial favourites, take on Tipperary – a team that has not contested a semi-final since 1935. Yet here the men from the Premier find …

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The Draw For Round 4A And 4B Of The All-Ireland Football Qualifiers Has Been Made

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 3B, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford 16/6/2016 Longford vs Cork Cork Manager Peadar Healy Mandatory Credit ©

The four remaining qualifiers were paired up with the beaten provincial finalists in this morning’s draw for Round 4A and 4B of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Roscommon, Donegal, Tipperary and Westmeath all drop down to the qualifiers having been defeated in their respective finals, with Cork, Mayo, Clare and Derry all coming through their 3A and 3B qualifiers with …

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Tyrone And Donegal: Similar Beasts, Different Animals

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, St Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan 3/7/2016 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

A sweeper covering touchline to touchline in front of a disciplined, dogged and durable back row. A high-energy, swarming defence, featuring a half-back line that break with pace, incision and ruthless precision. An inside forward line that blends power, pace and deft skill seamlessly. That was Donegal in 2012. This is Tyrone in 2016. It’s taken him five years, but …

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Opinion: Paddy Andrews’ Injury Won’t Affect Dublin

For any other team in the country, the news that a player of Paddy Andrews’ caliber is to be ruled out of their upcoming Championship opener this Saturday would be worrying. Not for Dublin. The All-Ireland champions don’t have that crippling lack of depth, that dependence on a mere one star man or the insecurities that come with both of …

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Opinion: Scores Such As Adrian Flynn’s Deserve Much More Recognition

during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Middlesbrough at Griffin Park on January 31, 2015 in Brentford, England.

There was a ninety minute edition of League Sunday last weekend, where GAA supporters had another opportunity to see their county’s performance in the fourth round of the National Hurling League and the fifth round of the National Football League; if your county happens to be involved in the top divisions that is. Once again, we were treated to extended highlights of games shown …

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Offaly Star Niall McNamee Talks Gambling Within The GAA

MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 02: A punter makes a bet at the tote during the Castlepoint Beach Races at Castlepoint Beach on March 2, 2013 in Masterton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Five years ago, Offaly star Niall McNamee was at the height of his inter-county career. He had been playing for Offaly since the mid-2000s and had solidified himself as one of the top forwards in the county. But at the back of all this lay a dark addiction that took hold of his life – something that he hadn’t spoke out …

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Colm Cooper Has His Say On The All-Ireland Final Referee Wearing A Mic

Kerry football legend Colm Cooper has had his say on All-Ireland final referee David Coldrick wearing a microphone during the game as part of a television documentary.  The documentary was subsequently broadcast on RTÉ, however it has irked some members of the GAA community as the footballers playing in Croke Park that day were not made aware that Coldrick was …

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Watch: Sky Sports Just Made A Major Blunder While Reporting On GAA POTY Nominees

Although most spectators outside of Ireland are still only getting used to regularly seeing GAA on Sky Sports, you’d assume most of the presenters of Sky Sports News would already know offhand that Dublin play in the All-Ireland Championship. Unfortunately, presenter Mike Wedderburn made a regrettable mistake on Thursday morning, calling the Dubs the “All-England football champions” live on TV. Former Dublin …

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Dublin Dominate The 2015 All Star Football Nominations

Unsurprisingly, All-Ireland champions Dublin dominate this year’s 45-player All Star nominations. Eleven of the Dubs’ players feature while All-Ireland final opponents Kerry have received eight nominations, and unlike Dublin, the Kingdom’s are spread right through the field, from the goalkeeper all the way to the forwards. Tyrone and Mayo, who competed at the business end of the competition, receive a …

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Ladies Gaelic Footballers Looking To Break European Record This Weekend

This weekend the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, along with the players, are urging fans to converge on Croke Park in an effort to break a European attendance record. The current record for a European female sporting event in 2015 is the Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Notts County at the beginning of August, which was watched by 30,710 spectators at …

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Hurlers Could Raise Level Of Cat-Astrophic Kilkenny Football

Hurling and football are under the one GAA umbrella. Therefore, this writer finds it inexcusable that Kilkenny can be the recurring holders of Liam McCarthy yet fail to field a football team in National League or senior championship. Kilkenny footballers did win some silverware this year but incredibly it wasn’t even on these shores. Rather, they defeated Scotland (not entirely …

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How To Save Gaelic Football From Its Predicted Doom

As the All-Ireland final approaches again it is time to take a look at the state of Gaelic football in the year its imminent demise was forecast with a proposal which could reinvigorate a moribund and torpid championship. Anyone who has read either of the excellent “Inverting the Pyramid” by Johnathan Wilson or “The Managers: the Tactics and Thinkers that …

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Winners & Losers From The 2015 Football Championship

As the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship draws to a close this Sunday week, we reflect back on the aspects of the championship that have made both a positive and negative impacts. ______ Winners Fermanagh Nobody can deny that Pete McGrath has done a phenomenal job with this outfit in 2015. At the beginning of the calendar year, many would …

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Four Teams & Four Big Questions To Be Answered At Croke Park Tomorrow

The final two All-Ireland quarter-finals are set to be played this Saturday at Croke Park but question marks still hover over all the teams involved. Monaghan face Tyrone at 4pm in an all-Ulster clash while Donegal take on Connacht champions Mayo at 6pm. Question marks will always remain over teams and here at Pundit Arena, we have one big question for each team …

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