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Dublin Name Side For All-Ireland Final Replay Against Mayo

enior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 26/6/2016 Dublin vs Meath Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named his Dublin side for the All-Ireland final replay against Mayo. The two sides played out an intriguing draw a fortnight ago, with Cillian O’Connor’s late late show meaning that they must do it all over again. The Dubs are looking for back-to-back titles for the first time since 1977, while Mayo have not captured …

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Pic: The Betting Odds For Footballer Of The Year 2016

With only one game left in the Championship, there is usually a stand-alone front-runner for Footballer of the Year. What about 2016? Dublin and Mayo lock horns in tomorrow’s decider, and in truth, there are several names in the mix. Mayo negotiated a path to the final after a Connacht loss to Galway. The Westerners beat Fermanagh, Kildare and Westmeath …

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Opinion: Mayo Need To Challenge Stephen Cluxton, Not Chastise Him

Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton at the end of the game 20/9/2015

As both the captain and talisman of Dublin football, Stephen Cluxton has been acknowledged by many as the best goalkeeper of the modern game. His efficiency in kick outs, precision in free taking and steely demeanour have all been central to Dublin lifting Sam Maguire three times in the last five years. However, given the animated reaction caused by two …

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Connolly May Have Been Targeted But Dublin Are Not Victims Of Modern Football

Another weekend, another buzz word for Gaelic football to add to an increasingly laden vocabulary. Targeting. Saturday evening’s All-Ireland football quarter-final double header at Croke Park has raised the issue of the targeting of high profile players by opposition players. Seán Cavanagh, Aidan O’ Shea and Diarmuid Connolly have all been discussed as players that received such treatment last weekend. While …

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GAA: Are Key Players Being Targeted?

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly is sent off by Referee Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The red cards acquired by Diarmuid Connolly and Sean Cavanagh last weekend added more fuel to this GAA fire. The cricket term ‘sledging’, along with more vocal and physical provocation is being highlighted more and more in GAA, so we have decided to discuss the issue further.  The first basic thing to raise is the issue of key players being targeted by …

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GAA; Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – 8th Of August

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford's Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The business end of the GAA season really kicked into full swing this weekend. It was by far the best weekend of action in 2016. The football was tense but quite high in quality on Saturday, while the hurling served up a cracker on Sunday. Here is some of the weekly Monday fallout. Who’s Hot Hurling Finally, a good game …

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Gaelic Football Power Rankings #7

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The final four of the football championship has been decided. It was a tense day in Croke Park on Saturday. Mayo upset the odds and beat Tyrone, Dublin marched on with a hard fought win over Donegal. Here are the updated Pundit Arena Gaelic Football Power Rankings. Dublin – no change They had to dig deep but they were the …

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Donegal Showed Dublin’s Ugly Side Despite Coming Up Short

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly is sent off by Referee Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the Donegal squad made their way to the team bus after defeat to All-Ireland champions Dublin, pure disappointment was painted on the Tir Chonnaill men’s faces. Another year done and dusted with nothing to show for it and it is back to the reality of club football next week. Going into the game, both teams were being questioned for different …

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Twitter Reacts As Dublin Qualify To Face Kerry

The Dubs are in their seventh straight semi-final. They stumbled over the line in a cagey game against Donegal and now face their arch rivals Kerry in an All-Ireland semi-final. Here is what fans online had to say. Anyone who has Dublin backed on the hcap is not feeling much love for Ciaran Kilkennys infuriating hand passes at the moment! …

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Top Five Performers From The Leinster Football Championship

We continue our championship reviews. All provincial championships have now concluded. It was the Dublin show more or less in Leinster yet again. Here we rank the Top 5 players from this year’s Leinster campaign. Picking individuals is tough as a result of Dublin’s team dominance. But we gave it a go nonetheless. Kevin McManamon – Dublin The St. Jude’s …

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Pundit Arena’s Gaelic Football All Star Selections For 2015

It wasn’t the most memorable final in memory, and Dublin’s victory over Kerry on Sunday heralded an end to what was perhaps an underwhelming 2015 championship. Nonetheless, it’s the time of year where we turn to the All-Star Awards. It is always likely to cause some debate, but here is our selection. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with your thoughts …

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Have Kerry Shown Their Hand Too Early?

Last night Eamonn Fitzmaurice named the Kerry team that will play in Sunday’s All Ireland Final. Over the past number of years we have become accustomed to the selection bombshells dropped by Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice. However last night Fitzmaurice surprised many by making three changes for this weekend’s All Ireland Final. After Paul Geaney’s performance against Tyrone in the …

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