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My Sporting Heroes: Brendan Cummins On Peter Schmeichel

Schmeichel Cummins

“He was angry, everyone was afraid when taking a shot on him. When he came out with the ball, he spread himself. And of course, he was on a successful soccer team which was the one I supported and still do.” Brendan Cummins is one of the most famed goalkeepers in hurling and a two-time All-Ireland winner with Tipperary. He …

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Five Fringe Players To Watch Out For In 2020 GAA Championships

championships

Since the format of the 2020 All-Ireland Hurling and Gaelic Football Championships were confirmed, GAA fans have been eagerly awaiting the competitions.  A return to straight knockout in football with two rounds of ‘back-door’ games in hurling has added to the excitement while the short October to December window means that teams will have to take full advantage of their …

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Can You Name These GAA Championship Record Holders?

The GAA All-Ireland championships have been blessed with a plethora of talent dating back over 100 years.  Some of the finest hurlers and Gaelic footballers have wondered crowds with their amazing scoring skills while for others, it is their longevity that sets them apart. We have compiled a list of 20 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of GAA records. …

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John Egan Credits GAA Roots With First Premier League Goal

Egan goal

John Egan was the saviour for Sheffield United in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Burnley as his late goal earned a point for the Blades at Turf Moor Stadium. The 80th-minute strike was a first Premier League goal for the Cork man who has now scored in all four divisions. It came from a corner following which Ben Osbourn enticingly …

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Five Of The Biggest Gaelic Football Upsets Of The Last Decade

Football upsets

During the week, Kildare fans fondly reminisced about their stunning upset over Mayo in the All-Ireland Football Championship two years ago to send the previous year’s finalists crashing out of the competition. With the wait for inter-county action continuing, we’re taking a look back at some of the most memorable Gaelic Football Championship results of the last decade. 2011 All-Ireland …

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GAA Threaten Disqualification For Breaking Inter-County Training Ban

GAA training ban

The GAA will harden their stance on inter-county teams who break the training ban as they confirm that the September 14 resumption date will not be moved forward.  The association came under heavy fire this week after President John Horan stated that there would be no repercussions for inter-county teams who returned to training during the club window. Offaly chairperson …

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Can You Name Every County’s Current Hurling Manager?

hurling managers

Can you name the current hurling manager of every team competing in the All-Ireland hurling championship?  It may sound simple but there were plenty of managerial changes in the hurling world prior to the 2020 season. How well were you paying attention? For the purposes of this quiz, we have included the hurling managers of 16 counties, which are comprised …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge  – Day 50

gaa quiz

Welcome to day 50, the final day of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. A tough one today! Can you score over 15/20? 🤔https://t.co/VXFdSpohW0 — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) July 1, 2020 So, …

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Quiz: Name The Top 10 Most Successful GAA Clubs In Ireland

gaa club all-ireland

Winning an All-Ireland title is the peak for any GAA club side.  The structure of the club game allows players to dream of one day climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand and lifting an All-Ireland title, whether that be a senior, intermediate or junior. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, it would seem as though the GAA club championships …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 49

gaa trivia 49

Welcome to day 49 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Top marks are possible today if you get your thinking cap on! https://t.co/R6Aj1njeas — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) June 30, 2020 So, …

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Incoming President Issues Concerns Surrounding GAA’s Changing Culture

gaa president

Incoming GAA president Larry McCarthy has expressed concerns around the GAA’s obsession with elitism claiming the culture of the organisation is in danger of mirroring that of American sports.  McCarthy, who will take over from John Horan as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael next year, outlined that he sees red flags in the current direction being taken by the GAA citing …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 48

gaa trivia 48

Welcome to day 48 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Today's average is 54% can you score higher?https://t.co/tYLKZPex17 — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) June 29, 2020 So, for example, if the clue …

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Michael Duignan Hits Out At GAA Over Inter-County Training Row

Duignan

Offaly GAA chairman Michael Duignan has strongly criticised the GAA and inter-county managers over the issue of players training with their counties during the club window.  While inter-county training is not permitted before September 14, GAA President John Horan stated last week that the Association have no intention of imposing penalties on teams should they resume training prior to that …

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Pat Spillane Offers Unique Solution To Avoiding Championship Heartache

gaa penalties

Pat Spillane has urged GAA officials to reconsider how they settle drawn championship matches in 2020 while offering a unique and interesting solution to ensuring each game finishes on the day.  Penalty shootouts have become more and more common in Gaelic games with various club championship games up and down the country being decided via ‘spot-kicks’ in 2019. Last year …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day 47

gaa trivia 47

Welcome to day 47 of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 GAA trivia questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. So, for example, if the clue was, ‘The All-Ireland finals take place here’ the answer would be, ‘Croke Park’. What score …

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