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Dublin Under 21 Squad Choose County Over Club In Bold Call

Players on the Dublin u21 football panel have made the decision not to line out for their clubs this weekend in the first round of the Dublin SFC.  Having beaten Donegal with an impressive display in last Saturday’s semi-final, the Dubs are set to face Galway in the EirGrid All Ireland u21 final on Saturday week, April 29th in Tullamore …

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Major Talking Points As Kerry Trump Dublin In League Final

Kerry pipped Dublin to the National Football League title on a scoreline of 0-20 to 1-16 at Croke Park today, in a game which drew plaudits from all quarters. The Kingdom brought a huge performance in the second half, and were full value for their win. Here are some talking points for the action: Dublin stopped At times during the …

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Opinion: The All-Ireland Hype Won’t Beat Mayo This Time Around, But Dublin Will

Ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final at Croke Park, it’s been hard for some to predict a winner between reigning champions Dublin and regular also-rans Mayo. Those who wear green and red have approached the final showpiece with their usual optimism despite facing into a tough task in trying to unseat Jim Gavin’s Leinster champions… _ Look at this car. …

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The Filtered Joy Of A Victorious Dub

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin supporters celebrate Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

“The Dubs are back, the Dubs are back, let the railway end go barmy ’cause Hill 16 has never seen the likes of Heffo’s Army.” Here’s a statistic you may not know, or at least you may not have considered – in the 42 championship campaigns since that catchy little ditty, “The Likes of Heffo’s Army”, was unleashed on the …

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Opinion: Irish Sport Needs More Role Models The Likes Of Philly McMahon

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philly McMahon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Philly McMahon is the GAA’s marmite, a player you either love or hate. For Dublin fans, he’s a battler, a warrior, a player that generally goes up against the opposition’s best forward and takes them out of the game. For fans from the other 31 counties in Ireland, he’s largely viewed as a pest, a nuisance, an annoyance, and a player that looks to …

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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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Not Dark Yet: Bob Dylan, Dublin Dominance And The Future Of Kerry Football

Kerry’s defeat on Sunday has highlighted for most that the balance of power has comprehensively shifted towards Dublin in football’s most fabled rivalry. However, it can be argued that the cultural and historical importance of football within the county may yet see a “Kerry revolution” come sooner rather than later.   Sunday morning did not begin with a promising omen. …

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Opinion: Dublin Won The All-Ireland Final In Beating Kerry On Sunday

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Take it as read. Dublin will be crowned All-Ireland Senior Football champions on September 18. I trotted up to Croke Park with former Mayo star Conor Mortimer on Sunday afternoon. Conor’s a guy who’s experienced final heartbreak with Mayo in 2004 and 2006, when they came into both finals against Kerry from different backgrounds. In 2004, Mayo flattered to deceive against …

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‘The Gooch’ Included For Kerry As Kingdom Gear Up For Croker Showdown

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Colm Cooper of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Under pressure to beat the reigning All-Ireland champions on their own patch, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has decided to throw Colm Cooper straight into the action at Croke Park on Sunday. The Dr Crokes’ man is included at centre forward for the clash of two traditional power houses of Gaelic Football, with Darran O’Sullivan the man to make way. The change is the …

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