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The GAA Weekend In Numbers

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 9/4/2017 Dublin vs Kerry Referee Paddy Neilan black cards Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It is almost here. If all goes to plan, the 2017 All-Ireland football pairing will be known by 6:00 p.m on Sunday evening. The four heavyweight teams and the ones that everyone identifies as being significantly better than the rest are prepared to battle it out on consecutive days at the winners of Sam Maguire for the season become clearer. …

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals?

Dublin , Ireland - 20 August 2017; Stephen O'Brien of Kerry celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Kerry and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With the weekend approaching, here is some easy Friday reading for those counting down to a real bumper weekend of football action. Kerry and Mayo start off proceedings with a replay of last Sunday’s drawn encounter where both teams kicked 2-14 in another classic clash between the two sides. Sunday will then see Dublin and Tyrone meet in the championship …

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A Win On Sunday Would Be Mickey Harte’s Greatest Achievement

When Mickey Harte became manager of the Tyrone minor football team in 1991, no-one could have anticipated the journey ahead. Twenty-six years later he is now into his 15th season in charge of the Red Hand county. And only another seventy minutes stand between his side and the fourth All-Ireland final appearance of his tenure. At each of his managerial …

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Opinion: Dublin Won The All-Ireland Final In Beating Kerry On Sunday

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Take it as read. Dublin will be crowned All-Ireland Senior Football champions on September 18. I trotted up to Croke Park with former Mayo star Conor Mortimer on Sunday afternoon. Conor’s a guy who’s experienced final heartbreak with Mayo in 2004 and 2006, when they came into both finals against Kerry from different backgrounds. In 2004, Mayo flattered to deceive against …

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Tribute Tuesday – Kerry’s Colm Cooper

Munster Gaa Senior Championship Quarter-Final 26/5/2013 Kerry Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

This week we pay tribute to Kerry footballer Colm Cooper. Kerry face Dublin in the second of this year’s All-Ireland football semi-finals and as part of our look ahead to the game, we reflect on one of the best performers in the most recent games between the two sides.  Colm Cooper will go down as one of the greatest forwards …

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Twitter Reacts To A Proud Season For Tipperary

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/8/2016 Mayo vs Tipperary The Tipperary team huddle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The story of the championship has come to an end. It is not what they want to hear, but Tipperary have to be very proud of their efforts and achievements in 2016. They outplayed Mayo for large parts of the semi-final but two prevenetable goals were the difference in the end. Here we have some the public reaction. Well done …

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Twitter Reacts To Mayo’s Victory Over Tipperary

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/8/2016 Mayo vs Tipperary The Mayo team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Mayo For Sam has moved one step closer to reality. They were not overly impressive against Tipperary but they are back in the All-Ireland final. Here is what people had to say online. Said it before but Mayo are the Portugal of Gaelic football — Zozimus (@Fearganainm) August 21, 2016 #MAYvTIPP Well done Mayo very well deserved we fought till …

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GAA: International Soccer Stars Show Their GAA Roots

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 18/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Belgium Ireland's Shane Long Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

As we know by now, All-Ireland Semi-Final day sees Mayo take on Tipperary in Croke Park. We all know how GAA sticks with people whether in Ireland or abroad and ahed of today’s game, two big Irish sportsmen have taken to Twitter to get behind their teams. Shane Long may well be better known for being on fire to Irish …

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Gaelic Football: Top 10 All-Ireland Semi-Finals Since 2000

Thursday means it’s time for another weekly Top 10 list. Seen as the All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals throw in this Sunday, we will follow up our hurling list from a few weeks ago. Here, we rank the Top 10 All-Ireland Football Semi-Final clashes since the year 2000.  10. Kerry 2-11 Armagh 2-11 – 2000 In the first of our years involved …

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Tipperary’s Unsung Heros In Their Run To The Semi-Final

Until last weekend, the story on everyone’s tongue for 2016 was the Tipperary footballers. The quality of the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals has somewhat taken away from their coverage. Michael Quinlavan, Peter Acheson and Conor Sweeney have received most of the headlines so far, but here we pick out who we classify as three key members of the team who have …

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Mayo: Five Key Men If They Are To Beat Tipperary

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 5/9/2015.Mayo vs Dublin.MayoÕs Keith Higgins, Cillian OÕConnor, Tom Parsons and Lee Keegan.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie..

Mayo For Sam could become three very dangerous words this weekend. The excitement regarding its possibility is in danger of creating architects of downfall as Mayo must play Tipperary before the get to any final. Complacency and ‘Mayo For Sam’ should be parked right away. Here we pick five men who we think will be vital to Mayo’s chances. 1. Keith Higgins Higgins …

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Tipperary: Can The Premier Do The Double?

It was last achieved back in 1990 with close calls in both 1999 and 2001, now Tipperary are in one All-Ireland final and in another semi-final this weekend. Is there any chance of Tipperary pulling of a remarkable double? The odds may still be stacked against them, but Tipperary should be daring to dream. They have qualified for the All-Ireland …

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Twitter Reacts As Dublin Qualify To Face Kerry

The Dubs are in their seventh straight semi-final. They stumbled over the line in a cagey game against Donegal and now face their arch rivals Kerry in an All-Ireland semi-final. Here is what fans online had to say. Anyone who has Dublin backed on the hcap is not feeling much love for Ciaran Kilkennys infuriating hand passes at the moment! …

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Twitter Reacts To Tipperary’s Shock Win Over Galway

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/7/2016 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary's Michael Quinlivan celebrates after scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Tipperary are in the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final. The Premier men have upset the odds in possibly the greatest day in Tipperary football history. They beat Galway with plenty to spare and now await the winners of Tyrone and Mayo in late August. Social media has been on fire all afternoon. Here is the best of the reaction. If Michael Ryan …

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DRA Member Argues That Diarmuid Connolly’s Overturned Suspension Was ‘Fundamentally Wrong’

The decision to overturn Diarmuid Connolly’s suspension could create an ‘unjustifiable precedent’ according to a DRA member. A member of the Disputes Resolutions Authority committee who heard Diarmuid’s Connolly’s final appeal has spoken out about the decision that was reached. Solicitor Brian Rennick, along with former Supreme Court Judge Hugh O’Flaherty and David Nohilly, overturned Connolly’s ban the morning before Dublin …

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Philly McMahon Denies Headbutting Aidan O’Shea And Diving Against Mayo

Philly McMahon has denied any incident of foul play against Mayo. The drawn game between Dublin and Mayo has proven to be the most controversial of this year’s football championship. However Philly McMahon’s altercations during the heated clash have been somewhat overshadowed by the issues surrounding Diarmuid Connolly’s red card. Nevertheless the corner back has defended himself against accusations of headbutting Aidan O’Shea …

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The Reason For Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal

The Disputes Resolution Authority released a statement following Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal. In the early hours of this morning news of Diarmuid Connolly’s successful appeal began to filter through. The timing of the announcement and the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) caught many by surprise. Indeed when Dublin GAA Tweeted an update at 5:02 am announcing, ‘Diarmuid Connolly appeal …

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