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Preview: Mouthwatering Weekend Of Ladies Football Action

AND then there were six. The race for All-Ireland club glory in the senior, intermediate and junior grades has reached the semi-final stage. All six ties are down for decision over the weekend, beginning on Saturday with the clash of Emmet Óg (Monaghan) and Edinburgh-based visitors Dunedin Connollys in the Intermediate last-four tie. That game will have a 1pm start …

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Five Talking Points From Dublin’s Comprehensive Victory Over Tyrone

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara and Tiernan McCann of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Many words could be used to describe Dublin’s latest championship win. Flashbacks to 2005 and 2008 had the general GAA public hoping that a great day in Croke Park would accompany the clashes that Kerry and Mayo provided in the other semi-final pairing. But it was not to be, Dublin hammered Tyrone. The victory was comprehensive, emphatic and powerful and …

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Have We Seen Sean Cavanagh Play For The Last Time In Croke Park?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh replaced during the second half Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was not Tyrone’s day in Croke Park today. Despite being a young side, the departure of Sean Cavanagh halfway through the second half led to a raft of people questioning as to whether this was the last time we have seen one of the greatest footballers of the modern era showcase his talents on the biggest stage. The 34-year old has …

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Five Talking Points From Mayo’s Victory Over Kerry In Croke Park

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 26/8/2017 Mayo vs Kerry Mayo's Andy Moran celebrates after scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

‘Mayo For Sam’, is still a realistic prospect for 2017. The Green and Red have qualified for back-to-back All-Ireland finals and this will now be their fourth All-Ireland final in six seasons. It is well documented that Mayo have not lifted Sam Maguire since 1951, and 2017 will present yet another chance for the heartbreak to end. Here are the five main …

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Peter Harte Puts Emphasis On Tyrone’s Attacking Play

Peter Harte is regarded as Tyrone’s main man to many GAA followers. Despite wearing number seven, Harte is seen as the fulcrum of the Red Hand attack. They are a side that has often been criticised for their defensive mindset but their attacking play has most definitely moved on another level in 2017. So far this season, Tyrone have amassed …

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Another Kerry Half-Forward Emerges As An Injury Doubt Ahead Of Saturday

Donnchadh Walsh was rated as being “up against the clock” in order to be fit for tomorrow’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay against Mayo. And now it has emerged that another half-forward, Mikey Geaney is struggling to be available for selection. The Irish Independent are reporting that the Dingle man looks almost certain to miss out on the game due to …

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Colm Cavanagh Is Ready For Anything That Dublin May Throw At Tyrone

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 5/8/2017 Tyrone vs Armagh Tyrone's Colm Cavanagh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

While often living in the limelight of his brother Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone’s other Cavanagh, Colm, has been the unsung hero of this side so far in 2017. Cavanagh is often the player who makes the vital turnovers or does the unseen defensive work that allows the likes of Tiernan McCann and Padraig Hampsey to attack. Speaking to The Irish Times ahead …

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Defends His Full-Back Line After Drawing With Mayo

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Kerry football manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice was in relatively good spirits following their draw with Mayo in Croke Park yesterday. History repeated itself as the sides must meet again as they did back in 2014. An enthralling encounter was the order of the day yet again and the Kerry manager was quick to point to this in his post match press conference. “It …

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Kerry Are At Their Best When They Hit Croke Park

Since the turn of the millennium, Kerry have made it to Croke Park in every season. Eighteen consecutive seasons have seen the Kingdom head to Jones’s Road and in only three of these have they failed to register a win at Headquarters; 2001, 2010 and 2012. In the last seventeen seasons, Kerry have won six All-Ireland titles, lost five All-Ireland …

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Why Waterford’s Confidence Is Now At An All Time High

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates with Maurice Shanahan at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One would go a long way to find a group of people more passionate about anything, then the people of Waterford are about their hurling team. John Mullane’s interview after the epic 2004 Munster hurling final with Cork encaptured the connection between the team and their supporters. “The people of Waterford are my life, I love my county”. “AND WE LOVE …

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