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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

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Name Hurlers To Have Won All-Irelands In Three Different Decades

All-Irelands

With no live GAA action at the minute, we have trawled through the All-Ireland Championship history books and found a number of interesting statistics.  While an impressive and special achievement, winning multiple All-Irelands is no longer a rare occurrence, many on the 2019 Tipperary panel collected their third Celtic Cross of that decade alone. However, winning All-Irelands across a number …

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Quiz: Name The 2015 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all-stars 2015

The 2015 Gaelic football season will be remembered for being the beginning of a dynasty. Following their shock All-Ireland semi-final defeat the previous season, Dublin came back renewed and reinvented, never again to be caught out in such circumstances by an underdog team. At the time of writing, Dublin have not been beaten in Championship football since. The All-Ireland final …

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Name Every Top Scorer In Football Championship From Last Decade

top scorer football championship

Last week, we tested you on your knowledge of the hurling championship’s top scorers from 2010 to 2019, now it’s time to do the same with its Gaelic football counterpart. These are the players that notched up the highest tally in the football championship between 2010 and 2019. One footballer has registered an impressive amount of scores during this time. It …

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Whelan Praises Local Action Following Covid-19 Outbreak In Kinvara

Conor Whelan Kinvara

All-Ireland winner with Galway Conor Whelan has praised the actions of his local village Kinvara in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the area.  According to Whelan, a family in the south-west Galway parish was hit by the virus after a skiing holiday abroad but the community’s proactive response has seen Kinvara get “a good hold” on the spread of …

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Bumper Quiz: How Well Do You Know The History Of GAA?

GAA quiz

The Gaelic Athletic Association is something we hold dear to our hearts in Ireland but how well do you know the history of the GAA? From All-Ireland finalists to All-Star winners, hurling greats to football icons and everything else in between. Do you know the difference between Brian Fenton and Brian Mullins? What about the county home ground of little …

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Conor Whelan: Players Need Adequate Notice Ahead Of Championship

Conor Whelan Galway

Galway star Conor Whelan believes it would be unfair to give players just two weeks notice ahead of the start of championship action.  The GAA season and all training activities are currently suspended following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with the future of the 2020 championship season uncertain. The organisation have already postponed two Connacht SFC quarter-finals between Galway …

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Quiz: Name The Five Hurlers With Nine All-Ireland Medals

To win one All-Ireland medal is a rare and special honour.  To win multiple Celtic Crosses raises you to another level entirely. The sight of the Liam MacCarthy became a regular one for Kilkenny throughout the 2000s and 2010s but I doubt even some of their players could have ever dreamed of how successful they would eventually be. When you …

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“I Felt Sick And Insanely Tired” – Former Armagh Star Contracts Covid-19

Marian McGuinness

In an ideal world, former Armagh All-Ireland winner Marian McGuinness would have been jetting off on the 2020 TG4 All-Star tour yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Instead, she’s in self-isolation having received confirmation of a positive test for Covid-19 last Friday. McGuinness, who landed a TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate medal with the Orchard County in 2012, was invited on the All-Star tour, which …

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Quiz: Name The 2012 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all-stars 2012

The year 2012 can be summed up in three words; ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The arrival of Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager a year prior went on to cause shockwaves around the country due to a style of play that was criticised from pillar to post as a blight on the great game of Gaelic football. It did, however, help Donegal …

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Five Of The Best Hurlers From Outside Top Tier Traditional Counties

hurlers top tier

Last week, we chose the five best hurlers of the modern era never to have won an All-Ireland medal. Hurlers from proud, successful, top-tier hurling counties who have been denied a Celtic Cross medal due to factors outside of their control. Of course, there are plenty more hurlers who deserve just as much recognition but often find themselves overlooked because …

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Former Dublin Hurler Discharged After Recovering From Covid-19

Carton Dublin

Former Dublin hurler Michael Carton has been discharged from hospital after recovering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).  Earlier this month, the O’Tooles club man announced his diagnosis and shared his symptoms in an effort to warn people to remain indoors and to follow the HSE and government advice. “So I had been self-isolating for a few days with flu-like symptoms. Got …

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Quiz: Name The Classy 2017 All-Star Team Dominated By Galway

Galway All-Star 2017

Next up in our series of quizzes on All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2017 and the year Galway finally lifted the Liam MacCarthy for the first time since 1988. In what was a memorable year for the Tribesmen, they took home both the Leinster and All-Ireland crowns, beating Wexford in the provincial final. Meanwhile in Munster, Cork …

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Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2016

All-Star 2016

It’s time for another All-Star hurling team of the year quiz and this time we’re turning our focus to 2016 when Tipperary reclaimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup.  In what was a very successful season for the Premier County, they first collected the Munster Cup before overcoming Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on a scoreline of 2-29 to 2-20, winning their …

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Quiz: Name The Hurling XV Who Took Home All-Star Honours In 2015

All-Star 2015

Next up in our series of quizzes on the All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2015 and another successful year for the Cats. Brian Cody’s side recorded back-to-back All-Ireland titles after a battle with Galway in the decider in Croke Park. The side’s had met earlier that year in the Leinster final with Kilkenny prevailing by seven points …

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