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Forgotten Friday: How Eoin Liston Changed The Course Of History

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There are many cult-heroes in GAA folklore, but perhaps none made such a telling impact and changed the course of history like Kerry’s, Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston. The big Beale man failed to make the Kerry minor panel and didn’t make his inter-county bow until he lined out for the U21’s in 1977 where they defeated Cork and Down en route …

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Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

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Article originally published March 22, 2019. _____ 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 …

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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 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

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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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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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Forgotten Friday: FC Porto’s Champions League Winning Team

In this week’s ‘Forgotten Friday’ we go back to the 2003-04 season in which FC Porto returned to the continental heights the famous Portuguese club hadn’t reached since the 1980s.  It was also the beginning of Jose Mourinho’s major successes, which have since greatly impacted on the landscape of world football. Having won the EUFA Cup, Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal …

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Forgotten Friday: The Kentucky Fried Chicken LOI

This week’s forgotten Friday will take a look back at a time when the League of Ireland was sponsored by KFC. There have been many unusual and strange names for stadiums, team sponsors etc. in the League of Ireland before, however we feel the Kentucky Fried Chicken League of Ireland has to be up there with the most memorable for unusual …

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