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GAA Stock Watch: Neil McManus’ Punditry Debut A Breath Of Fresh Air

An intriguing weekend of GAA action across both codes. Munster Hurling again failed to ignite and was completely overshadowed by Galway and Kilkenny’s game for the ages in Leinster.  Cavan ended an 18-year barren run by reaching the Ulster final following a classic encounter with Armagh while Donegal flipped the script to down Tyrone and qualify alongside them. Meanwhile, Dublin …

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All-Ireland Contenders Out In Force As Football Takes Centre Stage

Gaelic football takes centre stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions, Dublin, start their journey towards what they hope is an unprecedented five-in-a-row.  They take on a Louth side who will be buoyed by their goal-scoring exploits in 2019. The game in Portlaoise will act as the main event in a double-header with Carlow versus Meath. Another Leinster double-header goes down …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Round-Up: Group H Off To A Flying Start

The 2019 Bank Of Ireland Celtic Challenge got underway this weekend, with three cracking games in Group H opening the proceedings as Derry, Down and Armagh all picked up hard-fought victories. Read our full round-up of the games below. _____ Derry Edge Out Tyrone In Cracking Owenbeg Opener Derry 3-15 – 3-12 Tyrone Derry edged this thrilling Group H opener …

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GAA Stock Watch: Gallagher On The Up While Geezer Takes A Tumble

Following another epic weekend of Allianz Football League action we now get a clearer picture of how the four divisions are shaping up ahead of the final two fixtures. There were plenty of talking points following the weekend’s action. Sligo are now a confirmed Division 4 team following an eight-point defeat to Westmeath. Leitrim and Derry are going in the …

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Anthony Daly On Board With Antrim Hurlers For 2019

anthony daly antrim

Anthony Daly has agreed to come on board the Antrim hurling set-up in an advisory capacity to new manager Neal Peden in 2019. Peden was appointed as the Saffron county’s new hurling manager after joint bosses Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley stepped down. Peden will step up into the leading role having been part of the former regime’s backroom team. …

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Sligo At Risk Of Being Thrown Out Of Football Championship

Sligo could be at risk of being thrown out of the football championship as a result of a substitution misjudgment. Although the Connacht county beat Antrim at the weekend, they could face sanction for using too many substitutes in the match. It is likely that the game will have to be either replayed or else Sligo could be facing a …

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The Antrim Under-21 Hurlers Are Still In Search Of A Manager

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 24/8/2013 Wexford vs Antrim Antrim's Conal Morgan, David Kearney and Paddy McNaughton celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

At yesterday’s launch of the Bord Gais Energy Under-21 Hurling Championship, the Antrim representative, Christy McNaughton, revealed that the county do not yet have a manager.  The Saffrons are set to kick off their Ulster Under-21 Championship campaign against Derry on July 19, and for McNaughton and his teammates it is a case of same old, same old. He spoke …

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Antrim Footballer Hit With Colossal 48-Week Ban

The GAA have slapped a massive 48-week ban on Antrim footballer, Matthew Fitzpatrick.  Fitzpatrick has been cited for “misleading the investigation” by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee (CHC), The Irish News have reported. Misleading an investigation carries a 48-week punishment, according to the CHC rule book. The situation has arisen from the ill-tempered Antrim versus Armagh national football league clash …

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GAA: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – 22nd Of August

Three of the four All-Ireland finalists have now been decided. The Mayo For Sam campaign has not yet ended for 2016 and Tipperary could hold their heads very high despite defeat. Like every other Monday it is time to look at the fallout from the GAA weekend.  Who’s Hot Tipperary It is rare that the losers of the semi-final receive …

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Power Rankings: The Five Hurling Best Goalkeepers Since 2000


Since 2000, there have been many great hurling goalkeepers who minded the nets of their beloved county. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we have shortlisted what we believe to be the top five goalkeepers since 2000. 5.PJ Ryan (Kilkenny) PJ Ryan makes the list ahead of former-team mate James McGarry, Ryan wasn’t around for long but when he was present between …

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Why Ulster Football Is The Only Surviving Provincial Championship

Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup 19/7/2015 INPHO

Things have come a long way for Ulster football. It was always seen as the worst provincial championship, but now things have gone full circle where Ulster is the only healthy provincial championship remaining. Here we look at why this is the case. The first media term given to Ulster football was ‘puke football’. This was how Pat Spillane described …

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Replays: Why Don’t The GAA Just Make Proper Rules?

GAA Laois Armagh

This week’s Wednesday Whinge relates to the issuing of a replay between Laois and Armagh after the O’Moore County had used surplus subs in their win over the Orchard men in a recent qualifier match. We questions why a replay is becoming too much of a cop-out for the GAA. Clare vs Offaly in 1998, Meath vs Antrim in 2016 and …

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The Date For The Christy Ring Cup Final Has Been Changed

Meath Antrim Christy Ring Cup hurling

The date for the final of the Christy Ring Cup has been changed. Although the CCCC had originally decided to to replay the Christy Ring Cup final next Saturday evening in Newry, Meath quickly objected to the scheduling of the replay so after last weekend’s embarrassing mix up. Citing player welfare and the lack of proper preparation time for the …

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