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Jim Gavin Names The Toughest County Dublin Faced During His Tenure

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Former Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has named the toughest county which his side faced during his hugely successful tenure.  Gavin managed Dublin between 2012 and 2019 where he guided the Dubs to a historic five All-Ireland titles in a row before he stepped down from the job in October of last year. In total, throughout his time with Dublin, …

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Why Jack McCaffrey Is One Of The Great GAA Personalities

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It appears we may have seen that last of Jack McCaffrey in the sky blue of Dublin following Saturday’s shock announcement that he is stepping away from inter-county football. It is hard to fathom considering he has not yet turned 27 but various reports claim that McCaffrey has decided to take his five All-Irelands, four All-Stars and Footballer of the …

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Jack McCaffrey Has Reportedly Stepped Away From The Dublin Team

Former Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey has reportedly stepped away from the Dublin inter-county scene.  According to the Irish Independent, McCaffrey, who made his debut for Dublin in 2013, wishes to take a break from the inter-county scene and that his decision is not as a result of his work on the frontline as a doctor. Rather, McCaffrey reportedly …

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Eoin Murchan – The Unlikely Legend

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September 14, 2019 Following a pulsating opening 35 minutes, Dublin and Kerry, at 0-10 apiece, look poised to repeat the drama of their drawn All-Ireland final just two weeks earlier.  Kerry had finished the half strong while all 10 of Dublin’s points came from open play. The tension was palpable and there was a feeling that this was to go …

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Pundit Arena’s Ultimate Gaelic Football Team Of The Noughties

This particular one took a long time to choose.  The Gaelic football decade from 2000-2009 was ultimately dominated by four counties who took home All-Ireland titles, Tyrone, Kerry, Armagh and Galway. While Galway’s reign spanned the first few years of the decade, it was Tyrone and Kerry, with Armagh a constant presence, who consumed control in the latter half of …

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Narrative Reflects Poorly On Memorable Decade Of Football

Article originally published September 29, 2019. _____ The decade belongs to the Dubs. That much cannot be disputed. A team that was once viewed as a band of also-rans are now running away with it and show no signs of stopping after seven All-Ireland titles in ten seasons. We aren’t going to discuss the ins and outs of “financial doping” …

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Vinnie Murphy: How Kerry Renewed His Love Following Dublin Exile

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“Vinnie’s going to get you, Vinnie’s going to get you.” Vinnie Murphy recounts a tale of leaving a Kerry nightclub back in the early 2000s shortly after his second retirement from inter-county football. He travelled south to play in the famous Páidí Ó Sé tournament and after being hammered by hosts, An Ghaeltacht, they flocked to one of the many …

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Great Individual Comebacks That Ended In All-Ireland Success

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The GAA has been littered with some fascinating tales of comebacks down through the years. Earlier this week, we drew up a list of Gaelic football’s five best team comebacks of the 21st century but today our attention turns to individual comebacks. Each of these individuals were stars of their sport before their careers were seemingly cut short. However, each …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – The Final

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All week long you’ve been voting for the greatest All-Star midfielder in Gaelic football history.  We started with 25 candidates and have whittled them down to just five for this weekend’s final. The final sees a couple of Kerry legends go up against the two Brian’s from Dublin while there is an Ulster GAA icon thrown in to shake things …

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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: Name The 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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Dublin cemented their status as the team of the decade in 2017 with their fifth All-Ireland title of the decade having completed three-in-a-row in Croke Park.  Mayo proved to be their final victims once again losing the decider by a single point following a late rally from the Dubs in the final 10 minutes. However, the westerners deserve huge credit …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Two

In round two of our public vote to find out Gaelic football’s greatest midfielder, we’ve got an icon of the game, the son of a legend, a so-called weaker county midfielder and a Footballer of the Year who divides opinion.  As stated before, we’ve narrowed our selection down to 25 midfielders who won All-Star awards in the position dating back …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

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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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