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First Class Management: Deegan Striving To Savour Sigerson Experience

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In association with  When Queens University Belfast appointed Conor Deegan ahead of this season’s Electric Ireland Higher Education campaign they knew they were bringing in somebody with a wealth of experience.   A double All-Ireland winner in his playings days with Down, Deegan has forged a successful reputation as a manager having overseen clubs such as Dublin heavyweights Kilmacud Crokes and …

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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Preview: Two Exciting Derbies In Store

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Following an intriguing opening round, the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup continues this weekend with plenty more action to enjoy. The second round begins on Friday evening when IT Carlow welcome GMIT to their grounds before the action continues all across the weekend. Read our preview of the games below. _____ Group A Maynooth University v DCU Dochas Eireann: Sunday, January …

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First Class Rivals: Fiercest Of Rivalries Put Aside For Common Goal

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In association with The GAA is built on the values of community and local bonds. Players and supporters are fiercely loyal to their clubs and counties and rivalries with surrounding areas naturally form. Very rarely is any middle ground formed between life-long rivals but that is exactly the unique premise that the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships are built on. …

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Electric Ireland To Livestream GMIT vs IT Carlow Fitzgibbon Cup Clash

Electric Ireland will livestream Friday night’s clash between the Institute of Technology Carlow and Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup. The game takes place at 7pm on Friday in IT Carlow and can be watched on Electric Ireland’s website as well as through GAA.ie. The home side will be looking to make it two wins …

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Major Merit: Fergal O’Donnell Chuffed With Special Merit Award Win

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In association with Electric Ireland When discussions arise surrounding the great bastions of Roscommon football, Fergal O’Donnell is one name repeatedly mentioned. His work with the county Minor set-up sets him apart from the rest despite both captaining and managing the seniors to provincial glory. O’Donnell was at the helm in 2006 when an underdog Rossies outfit went the whole …

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Major Stars: Minor Football XV Made Up Of Names To Remember

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In association with What a season it was in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championships. Cork finished as champions, but the campaign had a lot of twists and turns along the way. Kerry were seeking their sixth consecutive title only to be stopped in their tracks by Galway in the semi-final while Mayo and Dublin played out a quarter-final classic …

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Stars Of The Future Unite For Electric Ireland Hurling Team Of The Year

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In association with It was another thrilling year in the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship culminating in a special and memorable victory for Galway as they claimed their third title in-a-row.  Along the way, we were treated to enthralling encounters, fierce battles and above all else, superb talent. A number of players stood out as future stars and leaders for …

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Electric Ireland Announce 2019 Minor Hurling Team Of The Year

Electric Ireland have announced their 2019 Minor Hurling Team of the Year following the culmination of another exciting year of championship action. This year’s Electric Ireland Hurling Team of the Year features six players from three time All-Ireland champions Galway, three players from All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny, three players from Limerick, two players from Clare and one player from Wexford. The team was …

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Major History: How Heartbreak For Dublin Started A Blue Wave

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In association with For Galway and Cork, this must be the longest week of their lives as they gear up for this Sunday’s Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Final in Croke Park.  The two squads have trained all season long for their one shot at glory and a chance to write their names into the record books as All-Ireland champions. …

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Major Preparation: How DJ Carey Resurrected Kilkenny Football

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In association with April 16, 2016, will forever be remembered as one of the lowest points in Kilkenny GAA as their Minor footballers were subjected to a 70-point beating by Wexford in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship. The fallout from that defeat was major as the Kilkenny county board came in for huge criticism over the perceived lack …

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The Barbershop With Electric Ireland – Episode 3: Senior Influence

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In Episode 3 of ‘The Barbershop’, Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Derek McGrath, Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn discuss the influence that senior stars can have on minor players. Galway legend Kerins recalls how playing at minor level gave him the confidence that he would one day line out for the senior side. “It just gave you …

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Major Shootout: Win Two Tickets To The All-Ireland Football Final

In association with The life of a minor can oftentimes be all-go, all the time. It starts as soon as you wake up; the morning rush to eat a proper breakfast while feverishly packing the kit-bag for county training after school. Sitting in class, day-dreaming about kicking that winning point in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Football Final, or …

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Major Switches: Conor O’Malley On Preparing For Life Outside Sport

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In association with Before making the major switch across the water to apply his skills with Peterborough United, Conor O’Malley was better known in many parts of Ireland for his burgeoning GAA career that saw him rub shoulders with current Mayo captains, Diarmuid O’Connor and Patrick Durcan. O’Malley was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Mayo Minor squad in 2012. Overall …

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Major Preview: Derek McGrath Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

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In association with The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship draws to a close on Sunday when Galway and Kilkenny meet in Croke Park. The two teams know each other extremely well having met at the same stage of the competition last year while also locking horns earlier this season in the quarter-final round-robin series. Galway and Kilkenny have been dominant …

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Major Endurance: Turning Minor Heartbreak Into Major Triumph

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In association with Defeat is difficult to deal with under any circumstances but when you are a young hurler on the biggest stage of Croke Park, it can be particularly tough to process. That was the challenge facing the Galway minors in 2016 after they suffered a devastating five-goal loss at the hands of rivals, Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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