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PA GAA Predictions – 23/24 July

Clare Galway Hurling

The number of games are lessening as we approach the business end of the GAA season. There are four games this weekend; two football on Saturday with two hurling on Sunday. We have not gotten all of our calls right so far, but some decent tips have come in. We do our best again for this weekend. Saturday Football Roscommon …

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GAA: Questionable Qualifier Venues Cause Anger And Disappointment

The GAA haven’t helped themselves here with yesterday’s announcement of the venues for this year’s Round 4 qualifiers. With both the hurling and the football championships disappointing the world of GAA to date, the CCCC’s announcement of venues for the final stage of the football qualifiers has been greeted with an air of disappointment and indeed anger in Tipperary. Tipperary are …

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Gaelic Football Power Rankings #4

There is movement again in this week’s Gaelic Football Power Rankings. We are now down to the last 12 of the championship so the Top 10 will now become a Top 12. Real championship football starts now as Croke Park is about to come calling. Dublin – no change Still no change. It’s now six Leinster titles on the bounce …

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Twitter Reacts To Derry’s Comeback Victory Over Cavan

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 3A, Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 16/6/2016 Cavan vs Derry Cavan's Gearoid McKiernan and Tomas Corr with Conor McAtamney of Derry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Derry surprised a few people in coming from behind to beat Cavan yesterday. Having beaten Meath last weekend, they are building momentum. They celebrated joyfully at the final whistle and will look forward to the next round with great anticipation. Here is some of the social media reaction. Some result for Derry. Can start dreaming of a first quarter final …

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Football Qualifiers: Will Home Advantage Be Critical In Deciding Fine Margins Again?

Last weekend’s football qualifier action saw seven games played with home advantage impacting the result in the majority of the clashes. Here we preview this weekend’s qualifier action. Taking the Cork v Limerick clash out of the equation due to the fact that it was played at a neutral venue in Thurles, five out of the six home teams that played last weekend won, with Longford’s …

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Why Ulster Football Is The Only Surviving Provincial Championship

Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup 19/7/2015 INPHO

Things have come a long way for Ulster football. It was always seen as the worst provincial championship, but now things have gone full circle where Ulster is the only healthy provincial championship remaining. Here we look at why this is the case. The first media term given to Ulster football was ‘puke football’. This was how Pat Spillane described …

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Joe Brolly To Challenge Michael D For Presidency?

Joe Brolly Armagh

Joe Brolly is considering running for President. A number of weeks ago we reported that the odds on Joe Brolly becoming the next President had been cut from 16 to 10/1, after a series of large bets were placed on the controversial pundit. While we did not really take the news too seriously, the Belfast Telegraph have this morning revealed …

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Odds slashed On Joe Brolly Succeeding Michael D As President

Joe Brolly Armagh

Have you ever imagined living in a world where Joe Brolly is President? Although many believe that Michael D Higgins is an ideal candidate to hold the office of President, with an election due to be held in 2018, some are beginning to look at alternatives. While names such as Dana Rosemary Scallon, Martin McGuinness and Pat Cox are said to be …

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Was Slaughtneil’s Treble A First In The GAA?

It was an historic day in Derry over the weekend as Robert Emmet’s of Slaughtneil completed the treble – Derry Senior Camogie, Football and Hurling championships, all in the same season. A few weeks back, their hurlers saw off Swatragh to complete their third successive title.  On Sunday in Celtic Park, the football team – back-boned by quite a number …

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The British Army Seeks To Establish GAA Club

The Irish Guards are looking to form a GAA Club in London. The Irish News have reported that the Irish Guards have applied to London GAA seeking to create a GAA Club. The regiment has recently moved its barracks from Aldershot to Hounslow in London, and is looking to compete in London’s Junior Championships next season. London County Board are expected to make a decision on …

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A Derryman On Their Club vs County Debate

A Derryman gives his take on how his thinking has evolved on the club vs county debate he sees in Derry right now. The big debate in the Oak Leaf county this week surrounds fixtures.  The club championship was put on hold with the county senior team’s run in the qualifiers.  The Intermediate competition is well underway and over the …

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Unity In Grief: The GAA’s Togetherness Is Admirable

Yesterday, the GAA community was rocked by the news that Derry inter-county player Aaron Devlin had died in hospital after contracting an aggressive form of meningitis just last week. The 23 year-old, Ballinderry Shamrocks clubman took ill after a club challenge match last Friday evening and was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital, where he was put on life support. However, after …

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Are We Guilty of Over Hyping Donegal?

Donegal will face their toughest test yet against Monaghan on Sunday Much of the debate surrounding Donegal has centred on their style of play. Points have been made disputing the merits of Donegal’s tactical approach, as commentators either fawn over their system or are critical of it. However, as a means of gauging Donegal, little consideration has been given to objectively …

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The Donegal Juggernaut is Set to Keep on Rolling

Donegal aim to overcome Derry in this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Semi Final. The task facing Derry on Sunday is a daunting one. Not only will Derry have to defeat a side which has only lost one Ulster Championship fixture since 2011, but one that seem to have improved since Jimmy McGuinness departed. In the two Championship games under Rory Gallagher, Donegal …

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GAA Championship Countdown #1: Ulster Football Championship

With the GAA Championship season just around the corner, Pundit Arena GAA will begin the countdown with a preview of each provincial championship in the run up to the summer. First up, we look at the championship that provides the first live game of the year; the Ulster Football Championship. _____ The Ulster Championship is one that divides the opinion of many. Many …

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