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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Drops Fionn Fitzgerald

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dropped Fionn Fitzgerald for Saturdays clash with Cork It seems that Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, has shown his ruthless streak once more, by dropping Fionn Fitzgerald, scorer of Kerry’s equalising point in the drawn Munster Final. All Star centre half back, Peter Crowley, is also amongst the casualties. As Kerry aim to tighten up their defence, after conceding …

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Five Reasons Why Kerry Will Beat Cork

Kerry will have to reconsider their strategy if they are to beat Cork In the aftermath of the Munster Final, many Kerry fans would have admitted that their team were lucky to come away with a draw. Nonetheless Fionn Fitzgerald’s late point has granted Kerry another opportunity to beat their bitter rivals. Here are five reasons why Kerry will do just that. 1. Kerry …

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Should Kerry Drop Kieran Donaghy?

Are Kerry better off starting Kieran Donaghy from the bench against Cork? Last Sunday’s Munster Final can be divided into three phases. The first encompassed the period until Paul Kerrigan was given a black card on the twenty second minute, the second, from that point until half time, and the third lasted the entire second half. Cork dominated two of those …

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Has Eamonn Fitzmaurice Selected The Strongest Substitutes Bench In The History of Gaelic Football?

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has selected an unusually strong bench for Kerry’s clash with Cork When the Kerry manager decided to start Colm Cooper from the bench on Sunday, he raised the eyebrows of football fans across the country. While the strength of Dublin’s panel has been discussed at length, Kerry seem to have come in under the radar in this regard. Amongst the …

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Rebels With A Cause

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Cork are looking to beat Kerry in Killarney for the first time in 20 years. There is nothing like a Munster Final in Killarney. The short distance between Killarney and Cork’s football heartland in the west of the county ensures that a sizeable rebel contingent make the trip across the county bounds. The atmosphere created in the town is stimulated by …

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Five Teams To Watch In The 2015 National Football League

The GAA preseason takes a big leap forward this weekend with the football league ready to commence. It is not the be-all and end-all for counties but can often be the starting point of momentum for the season ahead. Media coverage, television and column inches will begin to be centred around GAA as new players and management begin to show …

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Kerry v Mayo – A Game For The Ages

“It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago…But tonight there is someone I can write of the way I used to write, without reservations of any kind. Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock n’ roll past flash before …

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Declan O’Sullivan: The Man Who Would Be King

*This article was originally published on July 10th, 2014, in the aftermath of Kerry’s annihilation of Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Declan O’Sullivan would go on to win his fifth All Ireland title that September.   In Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday Declan O’Sullivan gave an exhibition of the skills which have been evident throughout his time with the Kerry …

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Kerry GAA -Time Of Uncertainty In The Kingdom

For the first season in recent memory, Kerry opened their championship campaign well and truly positioned in the chasing pack. Not since the early nineties, when the county was in the midst of an eleven year drought, has there been less talk of The Kingdom as genuine All-Ireland contenders. Retirements of stalwarts, injuries and limited success at underage level over …

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Spotlight on the Munster Championship: Kerry

With the Allianz Football and Hurling leagues done and dusted for another year, the 2014 Championship is every county’s focus. John Ivory takes a look at the Munster teams and evaluates each county’s chances in both codes for the coming year in the Province. This week he looks at Kerry.   The Footballers Manager: Éamonn Fitzmaurice Kerry’s league campaign saw …

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