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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Preview: Two Exciting Derbies In Store

Fitzgibbon Cup

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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Joe Brolly’s Intriguing Take On Live Punditry That Was Rejected By RTÉ

brolly punditry

Joe Brolly addressed the media on Wednesday following his unveiling as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit and the former Sunday Game analyst was as riveting and engaging as expected.  The 1993 All-Ireland winner was controversially axed by RTÉ in the wake of last year’s drawn All-Ireland final. His relationship with the state broadcaster dated back 20 years with Brolly addressing …

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

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

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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Paul Galvin Responds To Talk Of Backlash In Wexford Camp

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Paul Galvin has responded to reports that he was close to losing the Wexford dressing room following his decision to drop two senior players weeks after taking over as manager.   The four-time All-Ireland winner was appointed manager in August much to everybody’s surprise. While the senior hurlers’ fortunes have taken an upturn in recent seasons, the Wexford footballers have struggled …

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Five GAA Stars To Watch In The Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon

The Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships return this weekend highlighting some of the best young talent in the country through the Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cups. Over the years, the competitions have cultivated some of the top players in both hurling and football with a huge number of All-Ireland winners stemming from third-level tournaments. Following UCC’s success in 2019, this year’s …

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Sportsground & RDS To Receive €10m Grant From Government

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The first wave of government funding under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) was announced today with Connacht Rugby and Leinster Rugby set to receive €10m for stadium redevelopments.  In total, 25 different projects are to receive funding of various amounts with the total expenditure amounting to €77.4m. While the project funding has been announced, all grants are …

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First Class Rivals: From Opposing Captains To College Teammates

Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup

In association with    When we think of January football, the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup is the first thing that springs to mind. While most other players are being put through their preseason paces, the GAA’s top young footballers are preparing to battle it out for All-Ireland honours and the opportunity to place themselves into a unique club. The prestigious …

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Jack Grealish’s Father Details Influence Of GAA on Villa Captain’s Game

Jack Grealish’s father Kevin has outlined that he feels the Aston Villa captain’s experience playing Gaelic football helped with his development at a younger age. Grealish has been excellent this season since returning to the Premier League with Villa scoring six times and notching up five assists as Dean Smith’s side look to avoid the drop. The 24-year-old’s form has …

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Jack McCaffrey Admits “Complete Surprise” At Gavin’s Dublin Departure

Jack McCaffrey Jim Gavin Dublin

There was widespread shock late last November when on a seemingly quiet Saturday, Dublin GAA released a statement confirming Jim Gavin’s departure as senior football manager.  Just two months previously, the side completed a historic five-in-a-row and after the All-Ireland replay, all indications from Gavin himself suggested that he was ready to continue for another year. However, it wasn’t just …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Club Champion From Previous Decade

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After an entertaining weekend of GAA action, we now know the pairings for the 2020 All-Ireland Hurling and Football Club finals.  Corofin return to Croke Park on January 19 to face Kilcoo, who have reached their first-ever All-Ireland decider, while prior to that, Ballyhale Shamrocks and Borris-Ileigh go head-to-head for the hurling title. Ahead of the intriguing clashes, we are …

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Round-Up: Kilcoo Book Maiden Final While Corofin March Towards History

Corofin Kilcoo

Reigning champions Corofin will face Kilcoo in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final later this month after the two sides booked their spots with respective wins over Nemo Rangers and Ballyboden St Enda’s today. In the first of this afternoon’s clashes, Corofin recorded a comfortable victory over Cork side Nemo Rangers in Ennis before Down’s Kilcoo reached their first ever …

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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

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What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

2020 calendar

With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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2020 Holds More Promise For Brendan Maher Following Defining Year

Brendan Maher

By any measure, it’s been a successful and memorable year for Borrisoleigh and Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher.  In 2019 alone, the 30-year-old won his third All-Ireland senior medal, was named an All-Star for the third time and inspired his club Borrisoleigh to their first Tipperary and Munster club titles in 33 years, all while establishing his own gym business. However, …

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Kilkenny Dominate Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Decade

kilkenny tipperary

As the decade comes to a close, we reflect on what has been a defining era of hurling.  Over the past 10 years, five counties have lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup during a period of structure changes, transitioning squads and ever-increasing competition. We have seen outrageous levels of skill and talent across the board from established and emerging players. Here at …

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