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Former All-Ireland Club Winning Manager In Contention For Donegal Job

Donegal are currently on the lookout for a new manager after Rory Gallagher stepped away from the role following a disappointing summer. The 2012 All-Ireland champions suffered heavy defeats to Tyrone and Galway as their championship campaign ended prematurely. Jim McGuinness was always going to be a tough act to follow for Gallagher, as he now moves away from the …

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High Profile Outsiders In The Mix To Be New Donegal Manager


Last week, Donegal senior football manager Rory Gallagher stepped away from the post after three seasons at the helm. The Tír Chonaill men endured a disappointing 2017 summer, after a heavy loss to Tyrone in the Ulster semi-final, and a 4-17 to 0-14 qualifier defeat to Galway. Following an u-21 Ulster triumph and a promising league campaign earlier in the …

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Jim McGuinness Spots A Weakness In Dublin Tactics That Tyrone Could Exploit

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has had his say ahead of the highly-anticipated clash of Dublin and Tyrone on August 27. Writing for the Irish Times, McGuinness looked at how important it is that Tyrone give themselves the opportunity to compete while also outlining the necessary components when it comes to masterminding a victory over Dublin. McGuinness picked out what …

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Rory Gallagher Steps Down As Donegal Senior Football Manager

Rory Gallagher Donegal

Rory Gallagher has stepped down as Donegal senior football manager. The Tír Chonaill men endured a disappointing 2017 summer, after a heavy loss to Tyrone in the Ulster semi-final, and a 4-17 to 0-14 qualifier defeat to Galway. Following an u-21 Ulster triumph and a promising league campaign earlier in the year, hopes were high in the northwest ahead of …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of A Busy Weekend Of Football

There are four games this weekend as we get to the business end of the football championship. With eight of the twleve remaining teams in action in Croke Park in do-or-die knockout games over the next few days, there is sure to be fireworks at GAA HQ over the weekend. The final two qualifiers take place on Saturday evening while …

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GAA Betting Preview: Best Bets From The Weekend Action

Michael Murphy Donegal

It’s a big weekend of GAA action and we have previewed all the best bets from the hurling and football championship. Using a scale from 1-5, with one being a dodgy bet and five being a banker, we have picked out four bets that have caught our eye ahead of this weekend’s action. _____ Mayo vs Cork – Saturday 17:00 …

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Venues Announced For Football Championship Round 4A Qualifiers

The venues have been confirmed for round 4A of the football qualifiers by the CCCC this Monday afternoon. The footballers of Mayo and Cork are heading to Limerick for their SFC round 4A qualifier later this month. Cork, beaten in the Munster final by Kerry will be looking to bounce back when they take on last year’s All-Ireland finalists. Mayo were …

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We Now Know The Draw For Round 4A Of The Football Qualifiers

Mayo Qualifiers football

Roscommon shocked Galway in the Connacht football final today in Salthill, as the Tribesmen were downed at home in a game that everyone expected them to win. Kevin McStay’s side can now plan for Croke Park in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, but Galway must plot for the qualifiers. The men in maroon heading for the back door means that there is …

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Jim McGuinness To Take Up New Coaching Role In China

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014 Donegal vs Kerry Donegal's manager Jim McGuinness Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Former All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness is set to embark on a new chapter of his career, as it has emerged that he will take up a coaching role at Beijing Sinobo Guoan. The Irish Times have revealed that McGuinness will assume an assistant role under former Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt in the Chinese club. McGuinness has been at Celtic …

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Draw Made For Round 2A Of The Football Qualifiers

Mayo football qualifiers

There were some heavy hitters in this morning’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier draw, as the line-up for Round 2A was confirmed. Following losses in their  provincial semi-finals, Mayo and Donegal were the teams to avoid as they look to rebuild their seasons after losses to Galway and Tyrone respectively. However, for Laois, Longford, Sligo and Derry who came through …

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Everyone Was In Awe As Tyrone Send Message To Rest Of Country

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Clones, Co. Monaghan 18/6/2017 Tyrone vs Donegal Tyrone's manager Mickey Harte speaks to his team

Tyrone and Donegal clashed in the Ulster semi-final today, in a repeat of last year’s decider, with the reigning champions winning out on a scoreline of 1-21 to 1-12. Following promising League campaigns for both sides, Mickey Harte and Rory Gallagher were targeting the Anglo Celt Cup this summer as they aim to push on and make a statement in …

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Ulster Football Championship: Compelling Or Overrated?

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Clones, Monaghan 17/7/2016 Tyrone vs Donegal Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone lifts The Anglo Celt Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

At a time when GAA is rife with talk of change and restructure, the finger is often pointed to the Ulster Football Championship as a means of holding onto the current All-Ireland Senior Football Championship structure. The first two weeks of the championship have failed to raise any degree of excitement. Is the Ulster championship all that it is made …

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Tyrone Looking For More Than A Positive Result Against Derry

Allianz Football League Division 1, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 12/3/2017 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Tyrone become the latest big gun to open their championship campaign on Sunday when they face Derry for a spot in the Ulster semi-final against Donegal. With Monaghan, Mayo and Rory Gallagher’s men already having started 2017 with a win, it is the turn of Mickey Harte’s side to show what they can do, in this potentially tricky opener. While …

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Five Outside Bets Worth Considering For Footballer Of The Year

Allianz Football League Division 1, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On Tuesday we covered some of the best outside bets for the Hurler of the Year accolade. Now our attention switches to the big ball as we look at five outside bets for the Footballer of the Year award worth considering. The football championship received a boost as Kerry proved Dublin are beatable in the National League final. Undoubtedly counties such as Mayo, Tyrone …

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Eamon McGee Opens Up About Off-Field Issues In Brutally Honest Interview

Allianz Football League Division 1, Croke Park, Dublin 26/3/2016 Dublin v Donegal Dean Rock of Dublin with Eamon McGee of Donegal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Speaking on Alan O’Mara’s Real Talks podcast recently, former Donegal footballer Eamon McGee revealed his struggles with alcohol, anxiety and panic attacks. McGee retired after Donegal’s exit from the championship in 2016. Not one known to shy away from letting his views be known, McGee has been vocal on many issues throughout his career. In the past, the 33-year-old has publicly supported …

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