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Shane Kingston Excited By The Prospect Of Knockout Championship

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Shane Kingston is excited at the prospect of a knockout championship taking place later this year but admits there are added pressures that come with a temporarily changed format. Last week the GAA published their roadmap for a return to action with president John Horan later claiming that the championship will go ahead but may run into 2021. Cork forward …

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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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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Great Individual Comebacks That Ended In All-Ireland Success

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The GAA has been littered with some fascinating tales of comebacks down through the years. Earlier this week, we drew up a list of Gaelic football’s five best team comebacks of the 21st century but today our attention turns to individual comebacks. Each of these individuals were stars of their sport before their careers were seemingly cut short. However, each …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Two

In round two of our public vote to find out Gaelic football’s greatest midfielder, we’ve got an icon of the game, the son of a legend, a so-called weaker county midfielder and a Footballer of the Year who divides opinion.  As stated before, we’ve narrowed our selection down to 25 midfielders who won All-Star awards in the position dating back …

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Kingston Takes Top Award As Fitzgibbon Team Of The Year Announced

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Shane Kingston has been named the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Star Hurling Player of the Year 2020. The UCC and Cork hurler was named in last year’s Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of the Year and continued his terrific form in the competition in 2020 as UCC achieved back-to-back titles. The Douglas club man was the standout …

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Quiz: Name The 2012 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The year 2012 can be summed up in three words; ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The arrival of Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager a year prior went on to cause shockwaves around the country due to a style of play that was criticised from pillar to post as a blight on the great game of Gaelic football. It did, however, help Donegal …

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Four Gaelic Football Greats Unlucky Not To Win An All-Ireland

Winning an All-Ireland senior football championship medal is seen as the pinnacle of one’s Gaelic football career. Year in, year out, players strive to get the best out of their careers living in the hope that one day they will be lucky enough to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand. However, for every Colm Cooper, there is a Ciaran …

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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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Cork Football Riding Crest Of A Wave Despite Division Three Woes

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Cork welcome Offaly to Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend with Ronan McCarthy’s Rebels looking to get their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start.  The Leesiders endured a horrendous Division 2 campaign in 2019 picking up just two victories over Tipperary and Armagh as they suffered relegation to Gaelic football’s third tier. Seeing a heavyweight such as Cork in …

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Mark Collins Hoping Cork Can Drag Themselves Out Of The Doldrums

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With changes to the football championship structures coming into effect in 2020 the Allianz Leagues have become more crucial than ever before. With only the top 16 teams guaranteed to compete for All-Ireland honours, more emphasis has been placed on Division two and three of the league as the final standings in both dictate who will be competing in the …

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Cian O’Neill Appointed As Coach For Cork Senior Football Team

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Cian O’Neill has been appointed as a coach for the Cork Senior Football team. The former Kildare manager will work alongside manager Ronan McCarthy for the 2020 season. He stepped down as manager of his native county back in July after four seasons in the role. Cork GAA made the announcement on Tuesday morning, releasing a statement which reads: “Cork …

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