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Cillian O’Connor Excited By Emerging Talent Within Mayo

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Cillian O’Connor’s absence for the beginning on this year’s Allianz League gives James Horan the chance to try and blood some fresh faces into the Mayo squad ahead of a huge 2019 campaign. Brian Reape and Conor Diskin have been granted their first league start this weekend against Roscommon, whilst O’Connor recovers from knee surgery, but the Ballintubber man maintains …

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O’Connor: “It Is Exciting Now To See What Will Happen.”

As managers put the final preparations into their teams ahead of the Allianz Football League opening weekend in ten days time, a lot of talk surrounds James Horan’s return to the inter-county fold and whether he can reignite the spark that saw Mayo reach four All-Ireland finals in six years.</ Throughout his four-year hiatus, Horan was also part of a star-studded …

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Watch: This All-Ireland Song Will Have Mayo Fans Buzzing For Dublin Clash

The first All-Ireland final song has been released ahead of next week’s crucial meeting of Dublin and Mayo. The song ‘Bring Sam Home’ by Avril Rushe features some highlights of previous championship action as well as charting the struggles of the 66-year wait for the Connacht county in their pursuit of a fourth All-Ireland title. Mayo have been in a remarkable eight All-Ireland finals since …

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Report: Cillian O’Connor A Major Doubt For All-Ireland Final And Andrews Set To Start

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The Independent.ie’s Ger Kerville has reported that Mayo corner-forward Cillian O’Connor is in ‘major’ doubt to start Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay with Dublin, despite news reports on Friday suggesting that the Castlebar native had been given the all-clear by medical staff to start in the replay. O’Connor’s 77th minute equalising point in the first final ensured that Mayo would have another …

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Rating The Six Contenders For Footballer Of The Year

Ciarán Kilkenny Aidan O'Shea Dublin Mayo Footballer of the year

The Player of the Year accolade usually goes to a footballer from the All-Ireland winning team. We are not sticking our necks too far out by suggesting that the same will apply in 2016. Not since 2010 in football (Bernard Brogan) and 2007 in hurling (Dan Shanahan) has there been a player to win the prize who did not collect a celtic …

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Cillian O’Connor: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man

Dublin vs Mayo Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring the equalising point late in injury time Mandatory Credit ©

Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time and apart from his airnesses’ supreme athleticism and unrivaled competitiveness, what made Jordan the greatest was that when it mattered most, Jordan showed up. Time and time again, year after year, when the game was on the line #23 always delivered. The Chicago Bulls’ guard had an uncanny ability to step up and …

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Mayo In Turmoil As Players Revolt Against Management

Mayo’s players have lost confidence in joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. The Irish Independent have today reported that Mayo Captain, Keith Higgins, and Vice Captain, Cillian O’Connor, met with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly over the weekend to inform the duo that the players had lost confidence in them. Although Holmes and Connelly were controversially appointed to replace James Horan last season, …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Dublin V Mayo

Dublin beat Mayo 3-15 to 1-14 in Croke Park this evening. Dublin overcame Mayo this evening after a brilliant second half display saw them win convincingly in the end. For Mayo, this defeat represents yet more heart break in Croke Park, however for Dublin it sets them up for another All Ireland Final clash with Kerry. 5. Mayo’s persistence with …

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The Reason For Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal

The Disputes Resolution Authority released a statement following Diarmuid Connolly’s Successful Appeal. In the early hours of this morning news of Diarmuid Connolly’s successful appeal began to filter through. The timing of the announcement and the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) caught many by surprise. Indeed when Dublin GAA Tweeted an update at 5:02 am announcing, ‘Diarmuid Connolly appeal …

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Mayo Name Same Starting Fifteen For Replay

Mayo joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly have named the same starting fifteen that played in the drawn game with Dublin. Mayo have decided to stick with the same team that took to the field against Dublin last Sunday. Some expected changes in Mayo’s attack after they struggled to create scores in the first half of the drawn game. Indeed …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Dublin V Mayo

Dublin and Mayo drew in a physical game in Croke Park Despite both Dublin and Mayo feeling as if they should won today’s encounter, the sides will replay next Saturday. After Kevin McManamon scored Dublin’s second goal of the game in the 58th minute, it seemed as if there was only going to be one winner, however Mayo fought back and could have …

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PA Gaelic Football Power Rankings: No. 15 – 5

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Sean Cremin is back with part two of our countdown of the Top 25 Footballers in Ireland. Here we countdown numbers 15-5. CLICK HERE FOR PA GAELIC FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS 25-15   15. Michael Daragh MacAuley (Dublin) MDMA still remains a very effective footballer. He is the prime example of a manufactured player, i.e an incredible athlete turned into a footballer. …

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