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Dublin Football – No One Can Stop The Blue Wave

As a passionate Dublin football fan, Gavin Quinn believes no team can stand in the Metropolitans’ way to another All Ireland crown. Nobody. No volunteer will emerge to face the blue wave. The wave is far from breaking, it’s only gathering pace and rising over every rock and boulder that is unfortunate enough to be placed in its path. Laois, Wexford …

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Top 5 Performers From The Weekend’s GAA Action

This weekend saw the two hurling quarter finals down for decision in Thurles, along with two football quarterfinals in Tullamore. With wins for Limerick, Tipperary, Galway and Cork, the drama, scoring, and quality of both Championships was in full flow. John Ivory ranks the Top 5 performers. 5. Shane Walsh – Galway Galway’s goal filled win over Tipperary was a …

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GAA – Is It Time For Two-Legged All Ireland Ties?

John Ivory puts forward the idea of two-legged ties in the All Ireland to avoid teams enduring weeks of training without competitive action. Author’s Comment: I’ll start by saying, I don’t take away anything from the teams who have won All-Irelands recently, or in bygone eras. It’s just that the way things can pan out, a team need only play …

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Dublin Hurlers – The Next Galway?

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With the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals taking place this weekend, we take a look at the Dublin hurlers ahead of their crucial clash with Tipperary. All games are big games at this stage of the season but this is a particularly big one for Dublin. They failed in the Leinster final and that is the simple reality. They completely underperformed and fell …

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Leinster Hurling Championship: How They Fared (Part Two)

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In part two of our review of the Leinster Hurling Championship, Amy Forde looks at how Laois, Offaly, Antrim and Galway have fared so far in the scope of Championship 2014. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 Laois Laois began their championship hurling in May as they were part of the Leinster Championship Round Robin grouping. They finished second in the …

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Top Performers from the Weekend’s GAA Action

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Football was the dominant sport on show with two (forgettable) provincial finals taking place in Leinster and Ulster, along with a couple of entertaining qualifiers. There was also the small matter of Wexford and Waterford clashing in the hurling qualifiers. Here, John Ivory ranks the top players from the weekend’s games. 5. Honourable Mentions The Clare football team put in …

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Top Performers From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

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Here is an in-depth look at some of the top performers from this weekend’s hurling action. Once again there was a jam packed schedule of GAA action as we head into the business end of the summer. The Munster hurling and Connaught football honours were up for grabs, as well as All-Ireland qualifying games in both codes. John Ivory ranks the …

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Five Questions from the Weekend’s Hurling Action

There’s plenty of fallout and lots to discuss following the first big weekend of the hurling season. Here are five questions that we will attempt to answer. 1. Where are all the natural full-backs gone? Full-back is most definitely a specialist position. Over the years there have been a number of outstanding full-backs to wear the number three but nowadays …

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Are Hurling Teams Suffering From Too Many Tactics?

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Sunday’s Leinster Hurling Final showed that Kilkenny may be back to their best. They out-hurled Dublin all over the pitch, and put out a statement to the rest of the teams around the country. But what was the secret to their success? Simplicity. Anthony Daly set up his team to stifle the Cats, and frankly, he got it wrong. In …

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The Club: St. Patrick’s Dromintee GAC

Nestling beneath the shadow of Slieve Gullion St. Patrick’s GAC sits proudly representing the parish of Dromintee and Jonesborough, County Armagh. Founded in 1887, the club holds the honourable title of Armagh’s first club to be affiliated with the GAA. I meet my club guide for the day, Conor Fearon, at the gates. We enter the clubhouse, which was officially …

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Tipperary v Galway – A Must Win Game For Both

The second round of All-Ireland hurling qualifiers gets underway this weekend. Clare face Wexford in an interesting encounter and the Leinster final between Dublin and Kilkenny also takes place, but there is no doubt that tie of the weekend is the clash between Tipperary and Galway. While the Leinster final is a big occasion for Kilkenny and Dublin, there is …

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The State Of Our Sport

Yet another major soccer tournament has kicked off without the Republic of Ireland taking part. We watch on as the best players from around the world battle for glory in Brazil. As this writer watched Costa Rica defeat Uruguay, he was surprised to hear Costa Rica’s population is little under 5 million. How could a country with such a small …

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What Will Galway Bring To The 2014 Hurling Championship?

Galway continue their hurling campaign  this weekend with a Leinster semi-final clash against Kilkenny. The questions over Galway are the same as ever and hurling fans will be watching this game closely. Inconsistency, underperformance, lack of cohesion, playing as individuals; the list of problems goes on. These are just four factors that have been constant stumbling blocks for Galway hurling …

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Hurling Stars to Take Part in Ken McGrath Benefit Match

Some of hurling’s biggest stars will be on show in Waterford’s Walsh Park on June 27th as part of an All Star game to benefit former Waterford hurler Ken McGrath who underwent open heart surgery at the end of April. The game will pit a Munster selection managed by Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald against a Leinster selection who will be …

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Special GAA Report: Is It Time To Change Our Amateur Organisation?

The GAA has had a big few months, to put it mildly. Firstly, the news that for the first time in the organisation’s 129 year history certain championship games would only be available on pay-per-view was announced. Then, a scandal involving an ex-Tyrone footballer and current London footballer broke involving pornographic films he was allegedly involved in broke. Finally, and …

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PA Hurling Team of the Week – 17th of June

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Sean Cremin is here to look back over the weekend’s hurling action. Here is this week’s PA Hurling ‘Team of the Week’. 1. Mark Fanning – Wexford The Wexford net minder had a very solid outing against Dublin. He kept a clean sheet and was very assured between the posts. His puck-outs were very good and it was a very …

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