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Watch: Leitrim & Mayo Involved In Gaelic Football’s First Penalty Shootout

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James Horan’s return to the Mayo sideline proved a triumphant and historic one after they overcame Leitrim in the FBD League preliminary round game via a penalty shootout.  The game in Carrick-on-Shannon proved to be an entertaining affair, finishing on a scoreline of 2-13 apiece after 70 minutes. Rather than playing extra-time, the game went straight into the GAA’s first ever …

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All-Ireland Final A Realistic Target For The Galway Footballers

After winning the Connacht title for the first time since 2008, the Galway footballers can realistically target a spot in this September’s All-Ireland final. Situated on a tough route to the September showdown, Galway will face either Derry, Tipperary or Clare in their quarter-final tie, with those Round 4a qualifiers to be played tomorrow. Galway will fancy their chances in a clash …

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A Big Weekend For The Mayo Footballers

Allianz Football League Division 1, Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon 27/3/2016 Roscommon vs Mayo Mayo’s Evan Regan and Aidan O’Shea Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

This weekend sees Mayo footballers play their first qualifier game since 2010. Five Connacht titles have followed over the next five years, but none have made Mayo For Sam a reality. Now they must prepare for an alternative route. On our weekly podcast, it has widely been discussed that this qualifier route may be of benefit to Mayo. Why so? …

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Barry Moran Suffered A Vinnie Jones Type Squeeze Today

Clann na Gael got up close and personal with Barry Moran in the Connacht Club Championship today. Barry Moran and his Castlebar Mitchell’s teammates were pushed all the way by Clann na Gael in the semi final of the Connacht Club Championship. Although Castlebar scored two early goals, they were forced to hold on in the end, winning by four points. …

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Mayo Crisis Deepens As County Board Are Surprised By Players’ No Confidence Vote

Mayo Players voted 27-7 in favour of a no confidence resolution against management. Mayo will end the season in turmoil after the County Board Secretary has claimed that they were surprised by the actions of the players. Although the Irish Independent have this morning reported that the players no confidence vote took place on the weekend of the All Ireland Football Final, County …

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Fermanagh Star Criticises The Sunday Game

Fermanagh’s Tomas Corrigan has lashed out at The Sunday Game Tomas Corrigan has criticised The Sunday Game for only showing two minutes worth of highlights from Fermanagh’s clash with Roscommon. In what was one of the more exciting fixtures of last weekend, Fermanagh came back from five points down with six minutes to play, to beat the Rossies 1-14 to 0-16. Corrigan …

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Galway Propose Open Draw For Hurling Championship

Galway’s proposal for an open draw is amongst a number submitted to Central Council Last month the GAA asked individual county boards to make proposals on reforming the format of the All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships, as well as the structure of the National Hurling League. The Irish Independent today revealed that, amongst the proposals received by Central Council, is one from …

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Are Roscommon About To Break The Mould… And Becoming The Hipster’s Choice?

Roscommon’s clash with Sligo in Markievicz Park should indicate whether or not they can challenge Mayo. Depending on its context, the term ‘hipster’, can can be used to both complement and insult individuals. Hipster culture exists across the spectrum of Irish society. Everyday we hear people with beards, discuss food festivals, organic gardening, music and Scandinavian dramas. Why watch House of Cards …

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In The Words Of The Saw Doctors, “Will Galway Bate Mayo?”

Can the tribesmen undermine Mayo’s dominance of the Connacht Championship and register a Galway victory?  In The Saw Doctors 1992 classic song, ‘The Hay Wrap’, the protagonist asks ‘will Galway bate Mayo?’. A respondent replies negatively, ‘Not if they have Willie Joe [Padden], they haven’t a hope of beatin’ Mayo’. The negative outlook demonstrated in that number one hit, you did …

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Can Galway Return To Winning Ways In The Championship?

This weekend sees the beginning of Galway’s 2015 championship campaign, with the Tribesmen taking on Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Galway haven’t beaten Dublin in Leinster since the Tribesmen began competing in the Leinster Championship in 2009, and Anthony Cunningham’s side will be eager to end that losing streak on Sunday. A disappointing 0-26 to 2-14 loss to Dublin on …

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GAA Championship Countdown #2: Connacht Football Championship

The Connacht Football Championship is the first competition to get underway every year with the annual trip to New York. Galway got their campaign off to a winning start on the east coast of America, and the trip out of Ireland will continue with London completing the contingent of non-Irish-based teams competing for Sam Maguire. Following on from part 1 of our …

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