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Weight Of Expectation May Have Stunted Kerry Hero’s Growth

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Kerry were on the ropes last weekend as the minutes ticked down towards the end of the All-Ireland final. Five points down with 15 minutes remaining, it looked as though Dublin would cruise home in a predictable fashion. However, the game was soon flipped on its head. Shane Ryan batted away Paddy Small’s effort before Tommy Walsh flicked the ball …

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RTÉ Analysts Change Their Tune Following All-Ireland Final

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Ciarán Wheland Joe Brolly have both retracted statements following Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. The match in Croke Park took on a life of its own as Gaelic football’s biggest rivalry penned yet another excellent chapter in their neverending saga. The big call on the day was referee David Gough’s decision to send off Jonny Cooper for …

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Corry’s Corner: From The Car To The Party Bus & Back Again

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August 8, 2008 Joe Kernan’s Armagh are Ulster Champions for the seventh time in ten seasons. However, with just one All-Ireland title to their name, there’s a feeling of last chance saloon as they rock up to Croke Park to take on Wexford in an All-Ireland quarter-final. The Orchard County are heavy favourites and the game seems to be going …

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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: How Brian Howard Makes Dublin Tick

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The superlatives surrounding this current Dublin team seem neverending such is the guile and grace with which they play Gaelic football.  Stephen Cluxton is quite simply, the greatest goalkeeper Gaelic Games have ever seen while Jack McCaffrey’s style of play shares characteristics with a thoroughbred stallion racing home at Aintree for differing reasons. Michael Darragh MacAuley and Brian Fenton have …

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Peter Keane’s Glass Half Full Following Missed Opportunity

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It was a heroic performance by Kerry in yesterday’s All-Ireland final and while they live to fight another day, ultimately they came up short. They had Dublin on the ropes but could not strike the killer blow as Jim Gavin’s charges rescued a draw. They could have clinched the five-in-a-row had Dean Rock slotted over a difficult free with the …

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Player Ratings As Dublin Survive Kerry Onslaught

David Clifford with Michael Fitzsimons 1/9/2019

It finished 1-16 to 1-16 meaning Kerry and Dublin will have to do it all again in two week’s time in Croke Park.  In what was an excellent and enthralling game from start to finish both sides have excellent performers across the pitch. Here are our player ratings following an amazing All-Ireland final. Dublin Stephen Cluxton – 8 A couple …

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Tom O’Sullivan – The Big Game Player Set For The Biggest Of Stages

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When the voting committee sits down come the season’s end to select the All-Star awards for 2019, there are some controversial decisions to be made. There are the obvious shoo-ins as well, such as Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien and David Moran and Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Paul Mannion. However, there’s no bigger shoo-in for an All-Star in 2019 than Dingle’s own …

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Pundit Arena Roundtable: Inter-County Stars Predict All-Ireland Final

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All week long we’ve been speaking to some of the stars of the inter-county game to get their thoughts on tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final involving Dublin and Kerry. Dublin are attempting to achieve and unprecedented fifth successive title while Kerry look to stop Jim Gavin’s side and extend their place atop the roll of honour with 38 titles. We also …

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Dublin Name Starting XV That Will Go For Five-In-A-Row

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Dublin have named their side to face Kerry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland SFC final. Stephen Cluxton, as per usual, starts in goal where he will look to collect a sixth All-Ireland title as captain, a truly remarkable feat. David Byrne keeps his place at right corner-back with Jonny Cooper and Mick Fitzsimons alongside him. James McCarthy is named at centre-back where …

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Tommy Walsh – A Career Come Full Circle

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“Wouldn’t it be unreal? Tommy Walsh, the Séamus Darby and his father and all playing (in 82). It makes to be a great headline but that’s the beauty about this final. I think there are so many plots and subplots. “You live in the hope that there will be another Séamus Darby on the day. That gives us hope below …

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Brian Fenton – On The Brink Of Untouchable

The midfielder is the most iconic position in all of Gaelic football but who is the best to ever play it? There are a tonne of legends out there – Darragh Ó’Sé, Anthony Tohill, Jack O’Shea and Brian Mullins to name just a few among the many. It’s an impossible question to answer and one that can hardly be measured …

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Five Iconic Moments In Ten Years Of The Dublin/Kerry Rivalry

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Dublin and Kerry meet once again this weekend in what is sure to be a historic All-Ireland final. Either Dublin will become the first to complete the five-in-a-row or Kerry will pull off the game’s greatest win since Offaly denied the Kingdom in their own quest for five successive titles in 1982. It’s an age-old rivalry but it’s interesting to …

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“Maybe Kerry Would Like To Inflict That On Somebody Else”

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They’ve tried their best to steer clear of any drive-for-five chat but Dublin will be hard-pressed to ignore the hype now that they are just one game away from etching their names into the annals of GAA history.  Only five teams, across both codes, have attempted to achieve the five-in-a-row. The first came in 1919 when the Wexford footballers attempted …

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