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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: The Clutch Moments That Made Dublin Immortals

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What was once deemed impossible is now possible as Dublin are All-Ireland Champions for the fifth year in succession.  Jim Gavin’s men were put to the pin of their collars by Kerry over 150 of high-intensity Gaelic football but their heart, desire and steely determination shone through on both days. Kerry will reflect on what could have been having led …

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Pundit Arena Player Ratings As Dublin Create History In Croke Park

jim gavin

Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Dublin are All-Ireland champions for the fifth time in succession after a barnstorming second-half performance helped them defeat Kerry by six points in Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s side started the better before Kerry pegged them back as the two sides went in level at the break. However, Eoin Murchan’s goal 16 seconds after …

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The Drive For Five Is Complete, Give Cluxton What He Deserves

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Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. A statue, freedom of the city, even a golden cleric! Time to give Stephen Cluxton what he deserves. Let’s start with Footballer of the Year 2019. The ‘drive for five’ is complete, Dublin have etched their names into GAA folklore and the Parnells man has lifted Sam Maguire for …

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The Reluctant Goalkeeper Aiming To Stop The Drive For Five

shane ryan

“By all accounts, Jack (O’Connor) did promise him he’d give him a run out the field. So in Shane’s second year of minor he said to Jack: ‘Can I go out the field this year?’ “Jack’s famous quote to Shane was: ‘If I can get a better goalie than you, I’ll leave you out the field.’”  Kerry and Dublin pick …

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Sports Psychologist Helped Relieve Pressure For Gough Ahead Of Final

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All-Ireland finals are clearly stressful for players and managers but what about the referee? The man in the middle is so often overlooked when it comes to big games but that proved otherwise for last Sunday week’s drawn game when the pre-match build-up focused on David Gough’s affiliation to Dublin. Gough’s credibility was questioned in some quarters but in the …

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Weight Of Expectation May Have Stunted Kerry Hero’s Growth

killian spillane

Kerry were on the ropes last weekend as the minutes ticked down towards the end of the All-Ireland final. Five points down with 15 minutes remaining, it looked as though Dublin would cruise home in a predictable fashion. However, the game was soon flipped on its head. Shane Ryan batted away Paddy Small’s effort before Tommy Walsh flicked the ball …

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RTÉ Analysts Change Their Tune Following All-Ireland Final

joe brolly

Ciarán Wheland Joe Brolly have both retracted statements following Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. The match in Croke Park took on a life of its own as Gaelic football’s biggest rivalry penned yet another excellent chapter in their neverending saga. The big call on the day was referee David Gough’s decision to send off Jonny Cooper for …

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Player Ratings As Dublin Survive Kerry Onslaught

David Clifford with Michael Fitzsimons 1/9/2019

It finished 1-16 to 1-16 meaning Kerry and Dublin will have to do it all again in two week’s time in Croke Park.  In what was an excellent and enthralling game from start to finish both sides have excellent performers across the pitch. Here are our player ratings following an amazing All-Ireland final. Dublin Stephen Cluxton – 8 A couple …

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Tom O’Sullivan – The Big Game Player Set For The Biggest Of Stages

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When the voting committee sits down come the season’s end to select the All-Star awards for 2019, there are some controversial decisions to be made. There are the obvious shoo-ins as well, such as Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien and David Moran and Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Paul Mannion. However, there’s no bigger shoo-in for an All-Star in 2019 than Dingle’s own …

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Pundit Arena Roundtable: Inter-County Stars Predict All-Ireland Final

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All week long we’ve been speaking to some of the stars of the inter-county game to get their thoughts on tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final involving Dublin and Kerry. Dublin are attempting to achieve and unprecedented fifth successive title while Kerry look to stop Jim Gavin’s side and extend their place atop the roll of honour with 38 titles. We also …

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Tommy Walsh – A Career Come Full Circle

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“Wouldn’t it be unreal? Tommy Walsh, the Séamus Darby and his father and all playing (in 82). It makes to be a great headline but that’s the beauty about this final. I think there are so many plots and subplots. “You live in the hope that there will be another Séamus Darby on the day. That gives us hope below …

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Brian Fenton – On The Brink Of Untouchable

The midfielder is the most iconic position in all of Gaelic football but who is the best to ever play it? There are a tonne of legends out there – Darragh Ó’Sé, Anthony Tohill, Jack O’Shea and Brian Mullins to name just a few among the many. It’s an impossible question to answer and one that can hardly be measured …

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“Maybe Kerry Would Like To Inflict That On Somebody Else”

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They’ve tried their best to steer clear of any drive-for-five chat but Dublin will be hard-pressed to ignore the hype now that they are just one game away from etching their names into the annals of GAA history.  Only five teams, across both codes, have attempted to achieve the five-in-a-row. The first came in 1919 when the Wexford footballers attempted …

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