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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

micheal o muircheartaigh

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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Greg Kennedy & Tipp v Wexford: The Top Five Hurling Moments Of 2019

It’s been another year of thrills, disappointments and shocks in the 2019 hurling championship as Tipperary were crowned champions for the third time this decade. While the final pairing of Kilkenny and Liam Sheedy’s men felt familiar and, perhaps, slightly underwhelming, there were plenty of twists and turns in the build-up to that deciding battle. Here we look back at …

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Bizarre Gaelic Football Moments That Will Live Long In The Memory

gaelic football

It started with the return of Down’s prodigal son and ended with another piece of history for Dublin’s favourite son. The 2010s will be looked back upon with mixed emotions when it comes to Gaelic football. Dublin’s dominance, as impressive as it is, has been shrouded in controversy due to claims of financial doping while Jim McGuinness was branded the …

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Chrissy McKaigue: “It’s A Very Dangerous Precedent To Be Setting”

chrissy mckaigue

When the topic of Derry football is broached, top tier names spring to mind such as Henry Downey, Paddy Bradley, Enda Muldoon and Chrissy McKaigue. Unfortunately, for the latter, despite his brilliance, the harsh reality is that he will be competing in a second-tier championship in 2020 when Gaelic football officially splits the inter-county competitions in two. The introduction of …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Of The Decade

Hurling

Can you name every All-Ireland winning hurling captain to lift the Liam MacCarthy during this decade?  Only five counties have won the All-Ireland Hurling Championship between 2010 and 2019 but no captain has lifted the cup two years in a row. We’re challenging you to correctly guess every captain who has climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand over the …

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GAA Players Struggle To Balance Studies With Playing Commitments

GAA players

Over 80 percent of GAA players have reported difficulty balancing the demands of studying and playing during their education course, a study has found.  The survey, conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found that Gaelic players are highly educated, with 61 per cent having at least a university degree compared to 35 per cent of the general …

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McClenaghan & Connolly Among Nominees For Young Sportsperson 2019

Rhys McClenaghan

World bronze medallist Rhys McClenaghan has once again been shortlisted for the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year award. McClenaghan collected the gong in 2018 having won gold on the pommel horse at the European Championships and 2019 brought more success for the Down man as he became the first Irish gymnast to medal at the World Championships, claiming a …

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