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Eoin Kelly: Hierarchy In Croke Park Should Leave The Game Alone

Noel McGrath Tipperary Wexford

Tipperary great, Eoin Kelly, believes that the governing bodies within the GAA should stop pressurising referees to officiate hurling games more stringently.  Colm Lyons came under fire for his officiating of the Allianz League clash of Wexford and Tipperary with Liam Sheedy telling the media after the game that he felt his side were unfairly judged and deserved more frees …

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It’s Only February But Limerick Proving Ready For Summer Battle

“Only a journalist would think like that”, was John Kiely’s quick-witted response when asked if Limerick were hurling too well for so early in the year.  It must be difficult for Limerick supporters not to get carried away with the current hype surrounding their team. This time last year, no one would have considered them to be All Ireland contenders. Even …

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Lethal Limerick Tame The Cats In Nowlan Park

Limerick 2-18 Kilkenny 0-15 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Nowlan Park Limerick recorded their third win in a row with a stunning performance against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park this afternoon. While the game hung in the balance for large portions of the first-half, a blistering period just before the break in which Limerick scored 2-3 without reply, turned the game entirely in their …

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Allianz Hurling League Round-Up: Cork Get Off The Mark

Allianz Hurling League

It was a busy evening in the Allianz Hurling League with important results for Cork and Laois in Division 1A and 1B respectively.  The result in the top flight now means that five counties lie on two points though Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary have a game in hand. Division 1B has all but taken shape with Waterford maintaining their 100 …

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Five Potential Breakthrough Stars Set For A Big 2019

With the Allianz Football League taking a back seat this weekend, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we have seen so far. Whilst the league is a great chance for teams to blood in fresh talent ahead of the Championship, the nature of promotion and relegation means that teams are fighting tooth and nail for those vital …

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Mulligan Happy That Mullinalaghta Buzz Died Down Ahead Of Dr Crokes

How do you fix a problem like the GAA fixture schedule? The answer… you can’t, because for every Gael that would love to see the club championship series rattled off within a calendar year, another will tell you it’s sacrilege to move the All-Ireland senior club finals away from St. Patrick’s Day. Take the case of Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald who …

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Exclusive: 2018 Champions Mary I Ejected From Trench Cup

Trench Cup

Reigning Trench Cup champions, Mary Immaculate College, have been ejected from the competition without warning due to a fixtures debacle, according to their captain, James McNeive. Following a series of events, Mary I were unable to fulfil their quarter-final fixture with GMIT and were subsequently removed from the competition though they have not received official confirmation from the governing board, …

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Kevin Cassidy: “I Thought My Chance Was Gone”

Kevin Cassidy Gaoth Dobhair

At 37 years of age, Kevin Cassidy thought his chances of challenging for an All Ireland football medal were well behind him. The Gaoth Dobhair man was dropped from Jim McGuinness’ squad in 2011 after contributing to a book entitled ‘This Is Our Year’, and thus missed out on his county’s first All Ireland in 20 years back in 2012. Seven …

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Charleville Will Dust Themselves Down For Cork Senior Championship


Charleville manager, John Moloney, has insisted that his side will dust themselves down and “go again” as they prepare for the Cork senior hurling championship. The North Cork side coughed up a six-point half-time lead to lose the AIB All Ireland Intermediate final to Oranmore Maree in Croke Park yesterday. Despite a goal from Andrew Cagney and 10-points from the …

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1-11 For Burke As Oranmore Crowned Intermediate Champions

Charleville 1-15 Oranmore Maree 2-18 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Oranmore Maree are the AIB All Ireland intermediate hurling club champions as a stunning second half comeback saw them overcome Charleville in Croke Park. Niall Burke finished the game on a tally of 1-11 as the Galway side overturned a six-point deficit, aided by two Chareville red cards …

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Dunnamaggin Crowned Champions Following Thriller With Blayney

Castleblayney 1-13 Dunnamaggin 1-17 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Dunnamaggin are the AIB junior hurling club champions following a nervy four-point win over Castleblayney of Monaghan in Croke Park this afternoon. It was far from the expected easy win for the Kilkenny side as Castleblayney dominated the final stages of the opening half to lead by two points …

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McCarthy Hits 3-7 For Kilcummin As Naomh Éanna Dream Ends In Tears

Naomh Éanna (Antrim) 2-09 Kilcummin (Kerry) 5-13 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park What a crazy game of football… Naomh Éanna of Antrim and Kerry’s Kilcummin went toe-to-toe this evening in Croke Park in what was a game for the ages in the All-Ireland intermediate football final. Kilcummin’s Noel Duggan pointed from a free in the opening minute to …

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Sherry The Hero As St Thomas’ Book Patricks Day Date In Croke Park

St Thomas'

Ruairi Óg Cushendall 2-11 St Thomas’ 0-18 2013 champions, St Thomas’, survived a second-half comeback by Ruairi Óg Cushendal to book their place in the All Ireland hurling club final in Parnell Park this afternoon.  Despite a Neil McManus penalty in the fifth minute, Cushendall failed to make an impact in the first-half, falling to a seven-point lead at half time. However, the Antrim …

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Fitzgerald: Play The Club Final Under Lights Before Christmas

mulligan mullinalaghta

Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald has called for the All Ireland club competitions to be wrapped up before Christmas so to avoid club games clashing with college and inter-county competitions.  For the second year in a row, Corofin players, Kieran Malloy (NUIG) and Liam Silke (UCD) find themselves at the centre of a fixtures clash as their All Ireland semi-final against Gweedore …

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