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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember The 2017 Football Year?

Sam Maguire stayed in the capital as Mayo hearts were broken yet again – but how well do you remember the rest of the 2017 football year? This quiz will test how much attention you were paying during the National League, the provincial championships – with even a club question to boot. And, if you stopped paying attention when the …

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Pat Gilroy On Diarmuid Connolly’s Chances Of Joining The Dublin Hurlers

At the launch of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic, Dublin manager, Pat Gilroy

Former Dublin football boss Pat Gilroy’s recent appointment as senior hurling manager was a decision that raised a few eyebrows. However, having a boss with the winning mentality that Gilroy possesses from his time with the county’s footballers can only be a good thing for Dublin hurling. However, one issue that has long been associated with the hurling team from …

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Five Talking Points After A Mammoth GAA Weekend

After an action-packed weekend of county championship action, 17 clubs from all over Ireland are celebrating winning their local titles. There was heartbreak and ecstasy, joy, drama and no little action the county championships come to a conclusion – and the provincial championships commence. And while there is no occasion like an All-Ireland final in Croke Park, there is a lot to …

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Watch: Diarmuid Connolly Was Given The Special Attention He Is Used To With Dublin In Club Game

With all eyes on the Dublin Senior Football Championship semi-finals this evening thanks to Eir Sport’s live TV coverage from Parnell Park, there was talent aplenty on display.  Ballymun Kickhams overcame Kilmacud Crokes in the opening encounter of the tasty double header to book their place in the final. Whenever St. Vincent’s take the field there is one man who …

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Watch: Diarmuid Connolly’s Pass Tonight Was All Kinds Of Delicious

Diarmuid Connolly

What a ball from Diarmuid Connolly! Dublin football is coming back down to earth after completing a remarkable three-in-a-row. Life goes back to normal as the county quarter-finals take place between today and tomorrow in Parnell Park. First up, St Vincent’s take on St Sylvester’s in Donnycarney, as the 2014 All-Ireland champions look to push on and defend their title. …

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Opinion: Dublin’s Bench Holds The Key To Their Success

On Sunday, Jim Gavin will look to mastermind a third All-Ireland triumph on the bounce with this great Dublin team. However, it is more than just the starting XV that are key to the champions, it is the depth of their squad. In fact, it can be argued that the 15 who finish the game are as, if not more …

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Five Talking Points From Dublin’s Comprehensive Victory Over Tyrone

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara and Tiernan McCann of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Many words could be used to describe Dublin’s latest championship win. Flashbacks to 2005 and 2008 had the general GAA public hoping that a great day in Croke Park would accompany the clashes that Kerry and Mayo provided in the other semi-final pairing. But it was not to be, Dublin hammered Tyrone. The victory was comprehensive, emphatic and powerful and …

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Dublin Name Starting Team To Face Tyrone In Sunday’s All-Ireland Semi-Final

Allianz Football League Division 1, Clones, Co. Monaghan 2/4/2017 Monaghan vs Dublin Dublin Manager Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin has named his Dublin starting fifteen to face Tyrone in Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. The burning question all week was surrounding Diarmuid Connolly – the St. Vincents man is once again available for selection having served his suspension for pushing a linesman, but debate had been widespread as to whether Connolly should be placed straight …

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Charlie Redmond: Diarmuid Connolly Has To Start Against Tyrone

One of the big talking points ahead of the this Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final is what will Dublin do with Diarmuid Connolly? Do they start him, despite the fact that he hasn’t played in 12 weeks since being suspended for the now infamous incident against Carlow? Do they use him as an impact sub? With this contest set to go …

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Opinion: Should Diarmuid Connolly Start On Sunday?

The name that never goes away. Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is set to take the limelight yet again. Just when we thought he had gone away and had been basically written off for the 2017 season, Connolly’s name has returned to the fold. He is a figure that trouble has followed throughout his footballing career. His talent is indisputable, there are …

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Does The GAA Need To Introduce A Citing Commissioner?

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke park, Dublin 6/8/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Referee Barry Kelly with Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The suspensions and non-suspension of GAA players have reached a peak this summer with debacles involving Diarmuid Connolly, Tadgh de Búrca, Austin Gleeson and Adrian Tuohy. Now, a former inter-county hurling referee, Pat O’Connor has called for the GAA to follow in the footsteps of rugby by introducing a Citing Commissioner. The inconsistencies this season have asked major questions of the …

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The Top Five Controversies Of The 2017 GAA Championship

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s been one of the most controversial summers in the GAA’s history. We’ve seen a lot of high profile appeals and suspensions. 2017 has been highly entertaining; the entertainment has provided drama that has not always been positive. There have been a number of negative episodes and here we rank the top five so far. 5. Sliotar Thief Cork hurling’s revival …

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