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Pundit Arena’s Ultimate Gaelic Football Team Of The Noughties

This particular one took a long time to choose.  The Gaelic football decade from 2000-2009 was ultimately dominated by four counties who took home All-Ireland titles, Tyrone, Kerry, Armagh and Galway. While Galway’s reign spanned the first few years of the decade, it was Tyrone and Kerry, with Armagh a constant presence, who consumed control in the latter half of …

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Ronan Clarke Arrived On The Scene When Armagh Needed Him Most

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 “Armagh have the best forward in the country in Ronan Clarke,” Ross Carr. The year 2002 saw breakout stars aplenty in the GAA with names likes Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Stephen Cluxton and Sean Cavanagh all announcing their arrival on the inter-county scene.  However, the breakout star that stood tallest in 2002 defeating all three en route to an All-Ireland title …

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Benny Tierney On Why He Wouldn’t Survive The Modern Game

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If you’re a GAA fan sitting at home idle on this sunny Bank Holiday Monday under lockdown you could do worse than tune in to BBC Radio Ulster’s Sportsound Extra Time this evening.  The weekly show, hosted by Nikki Gregg, focuses on the big stories of the week as well as in-depth interviews with some of the biggest names in …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

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Five All-Ireland Winners Who Surprisingly Never Won An All-Star

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Winning an All-Star is the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon an inter-county footballer. Of course, every player has hopes and dreams of taking home the big prize in September but to win an All-Star award is in many ways the cherry on top following a hard year’s graft. Unfortunately, not all will have their All-Ireland achievements recognised …

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Quiz: Name This GAA All-Star Team Containing Just Three Counties

Earlier this week, we asked you to name the GAA Gaelic Football All-Star recipients for 2010.  The award winners from ten years ago are unique in that eight different counties were represented in the final 15, the highest proportion of representation in the 21st century. But what year was the lowest? Well, you only have to go back a further …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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Profiling The Five Candidates In The GAA Presidential Election Race

This coming weekend at Croke Park will see the 40th president elected to the Gaelic Athletic Association.  As John Horan prepares to make way after three years at the helm, five candidates have put themselves in the frame to lead the association from 2021-2024. Of the five men hoping to step into the role as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, each …

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Jarlath Burns To Be Proposed As Next GAA President

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The Armagh county board are set to nominate Jarlath Burns as the next GAA president. The next president will be elected at Congress 2020 in February of next year with the successful incumbent set to serve a three-year term running from 2021-2024. Should Burns, a former Armagh senior captain, be successful he will take over from Dublin native John Horan …

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Inter-County Stars Discuss Super 8s & Tiered Championships

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The inter-county season has officially ended and as the long days stretch into the early evenings we can sit back, relax and look forward to a new decade of football in 2020. Dublin are champions for the fifth year in succession and the rest of Ireland will be gunning to stop their championship streak of 37 games without defeat. However, …

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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 seemed to be going …

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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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Kieran McGeeney To Remain In Charge Of Armagh [Report]

Reports have emerged that Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney is likely to remain in charge of the Orchard County despite calls from certain quarters for him to step down.  Andy Watters of the Irish News reports that the All-Ireland winning captain will be offered the chance to add to his tenure in charge of his native county. It is understood that …

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