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Forgotten Friday: Reliving Armagh’s Breakthrough Win 20 Years On

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The beginning of the 21st century will be remembered as a golden period for Gaelic football in Armagh. The Orchard County were arguably the nation’s most successful side throughout the noughties. A plethora of Ulster titles through the century’s opening decade were wrapped nicely around All-Ireland titles in 2002 (senior), 2004 (U21) and 2009 (minor). While the 21st century ushered …

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Forgotten Friday: The Immovable Force That Was Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin

“Try that again and they’ll be having a by-election in Cork.” – Tony Reddin to then Cork TD, Jack Lynch, during the 1950 Munster final.  Since the retirement of Darren Gleeson in 2017, Tipperary have been having trouble nailing down their man between the sticks. This season, Liam Sheedy has juggled between Paul Maher and Brian Hogan of Lorrha. However, …

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Forgotten Friday: Ronan Clarke Arrived When Armagh Needed Him Most

ronan clarke

 “Armagh have the best forward in the country in Ronan Clarke” Ross Carr. The year 2002 saw breakout stars aplenty in the GAA with names likes Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Stephen Cluxton and Sean Cavanagh standing out.  However, there was one breakout star that stood tallest in ’02 defeating all three en route to an All-Ireland title and a Young Footballer …

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Forgotten Friday: The Magic Versatility Of Brian Whelahan

Brian Whelahan Offaly

Offaly hurling is in dire straits at the moment and in an effort to contextualise their downfall, many have referred back to the great team of the 1990s.  That era is littered with famed players like the Dooleys, Johnny Pilkington, John Troy and, of course, the Whelahans. Simon, Barry and Brian all represented Offaly with honour and Brian is the …

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Forgotten Friday: The Darling Of The Hill – Charlie Redmond

charlie redmond

Down through the years, Dublin have been blessed with excellent free-kick takers. Jimmy Keaveney, Dean Rock, Stephen Cluxton. However, were any as iconic as ‘The Darling of the Hill’, Charlie Redmond? He is our focus on this week’s ‘Forgotten Friday‘. Redmond is remembered by many for finally getting over the line in an All-Ireland final in 1995 following several near …

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Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

mick lyons

Uncompromising, unforgiving, unrelenting… The great Meath team of the late 1980s is known by many as one of the toughest sides to ever play Gaelic football. With stars like O’Rourke, O’Malley, Flynn, Foley and O’Connell, none epitomised this great team as much as full back and leader, Mick Lyons. That Meath team of the late eighties is beloved by most …

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Diarmuid Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day Masterclass

For the week that’s in it, we are going with a St. Patrick’s Day special in this week’s ‘Forgotten Friday’.  In 2014, Diarmuid Connolly literally ruled the roost. Dublin were coming off the back of a second All-Ireland crown in three seasons and the St. Vincents man had marked himself out as one of the country’s top forwards in the …

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Forgotten Friday – Dublin’s Ray Cosgrove

This week’s Forgotten Friday looks back on the career of a Dublin footballer. The likes of Bernard Brogan and Diarmuid Connolly are the current crowd favourites on Hill 16, but back in the early 2000’s, there was one man ahead of the rest. Charlie Redmond was the man back in the early 1990’s. He was soon overtaken by Jason Sherlock …

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Forgotten Friday – James ‘Cha’ Fitzpatrick

It’s back. From being a regular column a few years ago, Forgotten Friday has made its return, this time in a sole GAA context. Every Friday we will bring back names that those of you may not remember too well. Players who had injury plagued careers, those who retired early or those who have simply been forgotten over time. Our …

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Forgotten Friday: 5 GAA Scores We All Need To See Again

Over the weekend, majestic points were scored in both hurling and football by Austin Gleeson of Waterford and Colin O’Riordan of Tipperary. Both scores were out of the top drawer, which triggered us here at Pundit Arena to take a trip down memory lane. Here is a list of five GAA scores that we all need to see again. _____ …

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