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Farrell Expresses Curiosity & Concern Over GAA’s Advanced Mark

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Dessie Farrell dipped his toes into senior inter-county management for the first time yesterday when an experimental Dublin side fell to a 1-13 to 3-6 defeat to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final. With mass media attention circling the game, column inches got what they wanted as Farrell made 23 substitutions during the game while referee Alan Coyne needed an …

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Ballyboden’s All-Ireland Adventure Very Much A Community Affair

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The meeting of former All-Ireland champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s and Kilcoo of Down may just be the most intriguing fixture in the club calendar this weekend.  While it was just a few years ago that the Dublin champions picked up a maiden All-Ireland title, this is just their second foray into the final four of the All-Ireland club series. Kilcoo, …

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Jim Gavin Hails Successor Dessie Farrell As ‘Fantastic Choice’

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Jim Gavin has hailed the appointment of his successor Dessie Farrell as “a fantastic choice” to lead the All-Ireland champions forward. The Clondalkin man sensationally walked away two weeks ago after having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to leading the Dubs to six All-Ireland titles in seven seasons. Following his departure, Farrell was the firm-favourite to …

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Dessie Farrell Announced As New Dublin manager

Dessie Farrell has been appointed the new Dublin Senior Gaelic Football manager, replacing Jim Gavin, who stood down from the position at the end of November. Farrell will take over at the All-Ireland champions, where he will look to build on his work at underage level with the county. He was the manager when Dublin won the minor title in …

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Basquel & Boden Looking To Avoid Another Dublin Giant-Killing Act

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Ballyboden St. Enda’s are red-hot favourites heading into this weekend’s Leinster senior club football final but their name’s not on the trophy just yet. While the inter-county scene may be hopelessly one-sided in Leinster, the same cannot be said for the club game. In the past two seasons, the Dublin champions’ have succumbed to shock defeats against minnow counties. In …

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Jim Gavin Speaks Publicly For The First Time Since Dublin Departure

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Jim Gavin has spoken publicly for the first time since departing from his role as Dublin senior football manager.  Gavin stepped down after seven years in charge last weekend having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to six All-Ireland titles. Many expected him to return for 2020 as Dublin go in search of an unprecedented six-in-a-row. However, …

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“You’re Entitled To Your Own Opinions But Not Your Own Facts”

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Dublin GAA CEO John Costello has hit out at RTÉ’s decision to air a Prime Time investigation into the county’s funding just a few days after completing their historic five-in-a-row. Ahead of next week’s Dublin GAA convention, Costello has published his annual report which expresses strong views on the decision taken by the national broadcaster. Costello questioned both the standards …

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Provisional Date Set For Unveiling Of New Dublin Manager

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The process of finding Jim Gavin’s successor as Dublin senior football boss began last night in Parnell Park. Following the meeting, it was confirmed that the county board hope to have unveiled a new manager by December, 12. “There is no white smoke as such,” stated Dublin County Board chairman, Seán Shanley told the Irish Independent. “All we have done …

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County Finals: Seven Heaven For Corofin While The Famine Ends In Tipp

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Just three county titles were up for grabs this weekend but there was still plenty of stories emanating from these cracking contests. Ballyboden St. Endas took on a Thomas Davis side looking to end a near 30-year wait for a Dublin title while Borris-Ileagh looked to end a 33-year wait in the Tipperary hurling championship. Elsewhere, All-Ireland champions Corofin took …

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Cluxton Ready To Step Aside But Decision Won’t Be Made Until January

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Long-serving Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton has been named the PwC Footballer of the Year for 2019 following the sky blues successful bid for five-in-a-row. The Parnells club man was in top form for Jim Gavin’s side throughout the season, arguably his best campaign in a number of years, beating out teammates Con O’Callaghan and Jack McCaffrey to the gong. Having …

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Bernard Brogan Announces Retirement From Inter-County Football

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Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.  “After 15 amazing years on the road, now is the right time for me to hang up the boots and retire from Dublin inter-county football,” Brogan said in a statement on social media. “My GAA career has always been about the journey, not the destination. I have learnt more …

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Narrative Reflects Poorly On Memorable Decade Of Football

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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” in this column. Whether or not there …

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Dublin Dominate Pundit Arena Gaelic Football Team Of The Year

Now that the dust has settled on the inter-county season, and Dublin have completed the five-in-a-row, it’s time to select who we felt were the top 15 players of 2019. Such was the quality of this year’s championship, it has become nigh on impossible to whittle the selection down. So, some of our readers are sure to be incensed by …

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The Division Of Dublin Needs To Be Seriously Examined

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Celebrations continue in Dublin’s fair city as fans and players alike come to terms with the county’s historic fifth successive All-Ireland win.  Having rounded off the decade with seven All-Ireland titles, rumours are circulating that a host of players may ride off into the sunset. However, according to Colm O’Rourke, it won’t matter if the elder statesmen walk away or not, …

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