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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The Weekend’s Football Qualifiers

This weekend sees the opening round of the All-Ireland football qualifiers with four games taking place on Saturday. For a quartet of counties, they will have the dubious honour of being among the first teams knocked out of the championship. While the eight counties involved this weekend are more than likely not going to see the later stages of the …

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Four GAA Bets To Consider This Weekend

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

It’s a huge weekend of GAA action with nine games being played over the course of Saturday and Sunday. If you fancy a flutter on the live action or are looking for something to top up your accumulator, then why not check out our selections for this weekend’s action. Using a 1-5 rating system, with one being a risky bet …

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National Football League: All The Final Day Permutations

Allianz Football League Division 1, Kingspan Breffni Park, Co. Cavan 26/3/2017 Cavan vs Kerry Kerry’s Barry John Keane celebrates scoring a late point Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The 2017 National Football League will go down as one of the best in years. As we look ahead to the final weekend of action only Division 4 is settled at this juncture. Furthermore, in the other three divisions, only four teams are sure as to what division they will be playing in next season. In order to save you the …

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National Football League Round Three Predictions

Connacht FBD Senior Football League, St Brigids GAA Club, Kiltoom, Co. Roscommon 22/1/2017 Roscommon vs Mayo Mayo Manager Stephen Rochford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary

After a two-week break, the National Football League is back again this weekend. For the last round of fixtures I decided to use a statistical method to predict the match results. It was a disaster, with only one team in seven winning! But that’s sport and the danger of making predictions. The statistical method does have 73 per cent accuracy …

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GAA Announce Plans For Casement Park Redevelopment

Casement Park

Antrim GAA are set for a new home, as it has been announced that the redevelopment of Casement Park is back on track after hitting several speed-bumps. The plans for the stadium have changed, and after a community consultation process, it has been decided that the capacity will now be 34,500, which includes 8,500 standing. Tom Daly, chairman of the …

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Twitter Reacts To The 2017 GAA Championship Draw

The draw for the 2017 GAA inter-county Championships took place live on RTÉ last night, to much fanfare. The draw gave us some sizzling prospects to look forward to in the early rounds of the Championship in both codes. As the draw unfolded, GAA fans took to Twitter to express their feelings about each draw. ______ Football The Dubs will …

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Can We Call This Dublin Team One Of The Greats Yet?

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

They say good teams win titles, but great teams win them twice. That is, however, a simplistic approach in determining what teams enter the conversation as all-time greats. Yes, Dublin retained their title and yes, their unbeaten run is mightily impressive, but are we ready to christen this set of Dublin players amongst the game’s all-time elite teams? Their Leinster record …

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It Is Time For A Restructure Of The U21 Hurling Championship

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Patrick Curran and Adam Farrell lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Waterford hammered Galway last night in Thurles to claim the U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship for the first time since 1992. The county is rising, and they will surely be there or thereabouts for a senior title in the coming years. The Déise were clearly the best team this year, but last night raises serious questions about the U21 championship as …

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Opinion: The U21 Hurling Championship Needs To Be Restructured

There’s no doubt that the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Championship is unique. The football and hurling championships have structures in place solely to benefit each provincial winner. It’s a knock-out type championship too, which makes it all the more entertaining and nail-biting for both sets of fans. However, even though this championship structure works for Gaelic football, sadly the same cannot be said for …

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Meath And Antrim Disagree Over Date Of Christy Ring Cup Final Replay

Meath lifted the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday in Croke Park, but will they have to play for it again?

The CCCC decided on Tuesday that the replay of the Christy Ring Cup final will be on Saturday evening in Newry. While the result of the original match was shrouded in controversy, perhaps the GAA felt this was the fairest settlement. However, Meath GAA are unhappy with this arrangement. With the players believing that they had secured promotion to the top …

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The CCCC Have Made A Decision On The Christy Ring Cup Final

Meath Antrim Christy Ring Cup hurling

The CCCC has made a decision that Antrim and Meath will replay the controversial Christy Ring Cup final, it has been confirmed this afternoon. Meath won the game by a point on Saturday evening in Croke Park, but it soon became clear in the aftermath that the score was incorrectly recorded, and the match was in fact level. Meath were …

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Opinion: The Controversial Christy Ring Final Result Must Stand

Christy Ring Cup Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/6/2016 Antrim vs Meath Sean Quigley of Meath celebrates scoring the winning point in injury time Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary

On Saturday evening at Croke Park, Meath completed a remarkable comeback to defeat Antrim in the final of the Christy Ring Cup to secure Liam McCarthy status for 2017. However, their narrow one-point win was shrouded in controversy, as it soon became clear that the scoreboard and referee had the score wrong. Now the score is wrong on scoreboard… Should be …

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Video: Antrim Player Scores Outrageously Slick Lob Against Queen’s

It is only January, and we didn’t think we would be saying this, but the McKenna Cup is making all the GAA headlines. Preseason tournaments are usually for offering fringe players a chance to impress, and to give teams an opportunity to gel before the league. But so far, the McKenna Cup is producing figurative drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. Last …

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