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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Five

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Welcome to the final round in our selection of the greatest All-Star winning midfielder in Gaelic football.  Today’s final round involves a Dublin legend, a Royal County doctor as well as a midfielder known more for his managerial credentials to today’s younger audience. Here are our selections for the final round. _____ Brian Mullins [Dublin] When talk turns to the …

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Quiz: Name The 2018 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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Tyrone looked to have Dublin rattled in the 2018 All-Ireland football final as Mickey Harte’s side raced into a five-point lead inside the opening 17 minutes.  However, a perfectly placed kick-out from Stephen Cluxton to an on-running Jack McCaffrey helped Dublin back into the game with a goal through Niall Scully before Paul Mannion’s penalty made the game seem all …

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Quiz: Can You Name The 2016 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

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Nothing sums up Mayo’s disastrous luck in All-Ireland finals like the 2016 decider against Dublin.  Before then, an own-goal had never been scored in an All-Ireland final, however, come half-time in the 2016 drawn decider, Mayo had scored two! Of course, Cillian O’Connor salvaged a draw for the westerners with the last kick of the ball but they did go …

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Quiz: Can You Name The 2014 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

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Like much of the previous decade, 2014 is most memorable for an event involving the Dublin footballers.  Only, unlike most other memories, it does not involve them winning as 2014 was the last time that the current five-in-a-row champions lost in championship football. The Dubs fell to a shock defeat in the All-Ireland semi-final against a rampant Donegal side who …

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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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Draw For Next Year’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Confirmed

Ulster Championship Draw

The draw for next year’s Ulster senior football championship has been made.  Reigning champions Donegal will face an incredibly difficult opening match as they take on neighbours Tyrone in the quarter-finals. Last year’s beaten finalists Cavan, who made their first provincial decider in 18 years in 2019, will take on Monaghan in the preliminary quarter-final. The winner of that match …

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“A Lot Of People Didn’t Give Us A Chance” – Aidan O’Shea

Aidan O'Shea

Mayo’s 1-14 to 1-10 win over Donegal at McHale Park in Castlebar on Saturday evening secured their spot in the All Ireland semi-final next Saturday where either Dublin or Tyrone lies in wait.  In fact, such has been Mayo’s competitiveness over the last decade, this will be their eight All Ireland semi-final in nine seasons. The green and red were …

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Mayo Dump Donegal Out Of The Championship In Castlebar

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Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Mayo are back in an All-Ireland semi-final after defeating Donegal in their Super 8s shootout in Castlebar. Donegal started the brighter of the two sides in Castlebar and opened the scoring through Patrick McBrearty who collected a pass before jinking inside and firing over. Declan Bonner’s men made it two points from two shots moments later …

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TV Details Announced For Final Round Of The Super 8s

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Come Sunday evening, we will know the four teams set to compete for Sam Maguire following the final round of the Super 8s. Group 2 is already set in stone with Tyrone and Dublin meeting in what is essentially a dead-rubber game while Cork and Roscommon fight it out to avoid the wooden spoon. Meanwhile, it’s fair to say most …

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Declan Bonner: “It Is A Ridiculous Rule That Needs To Change”

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For those who weren’t glued to Shane Lowry’s incredible victory in the 148th Open Championship in Portrush, there was the small matter of a ding-dong shootout in Croke Park between Kerry and Donegal. In the end, it finished honours even as both sides now turn their attentions to Navan and Castlebar, respectively, in two weeks time. Following the game, Donegal …

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Honours Even For Kerry & Donegal Following Grandstand Finish

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Kerry 1-20 Donegal 1-20 Wow, what a finish. It looked like Kerry’s match, then it looked like Donegal’s. In the end, it finished a draw and it was probably a fair reflection on what was a highly entertaining finish at Croke Park. Michael Murphy and Paul Geaney proved the heroes on both sides …

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Eoghan Ban Gallagher Ruled Out For Season With Broken Ankle

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Donegal have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash against Kerry with the news that Eoghan Ban Gallagher is set to miss the remainder of the season.  The news was first reported by Highland Radio who claimed that Gallagher suffered a “serious leg injury” with the news filtering through since that the wing-back had suffered a …

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Super 8s Final Round Fixture Details Released For Bank Holiday Weekend

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The fixture details have been released ahead of the final phase of the All-Ireland Super 8s campaign which is set to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Depending on the results of this weekend’s Croke Park double-headers on Saturday and Sunday, the final phase of games could prove pivotal in determining who qualifies for this year’s All-Ireland SFC …

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McBrearty Hits 1-6 As Donegal Swat Aside Meath Challenge

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Donegal 2-19 Meath 1-13 Donegal got over the line against Meath in their Super 8s opener at Ballybofey but they were made to work for it every step of the way by Andy McEntee’s side. Declan Bonner’s men came into the game as overwhelming favourites having already beaten the Royals twice this year on top of cruising to a fifth …

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