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Your Guide To The Allianz Football League Weekend

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We have reached the final round of group games in the Allianz Football League and there is still so much to play for across the divisions.  Dublin will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Tyrone last weekend when they visit Breffni Park on Sunday. Their hosts, Cavan, look all but set to go straight back down to …

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GAA Stock Watch: Kenny Goes One Way While Sheedy Goes The Other

What a hectic weekend of Allianz League action it was.  In the Allianz Hurling League, our four semi-finalists have been confirmed. All-Ireland champions Limerick put a beating on Laois to set-up a tie with a high-flying Dublin side who shocked everybody by taking out Tipperary last weekend in Semple Stadium. The other semi-final pits 2017 All-Ireland champions, Galway against a …

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Fennelly-Inspired Ballyhale Blaze Past St Thomas’ For 7th Title

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Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 St Thomas’ 2-11 Report by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are All Ireland club champions for the seventh time after a comprehensive victory over St Thomas’ of Galway this afternoon. The Galway side were dealt a blow before throw-in when Éanna Burke was taken ill and was replaced by Damien McGlynn, but Burke’s absence made little …

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“When I First Came Into Crokes, Gooch Gave Me So Much Advice”

Gavin White Colm Cooper Crokes

The best way to measure a team’s depth is to look towards their substitutions bench and gauge what talent they can introduce. By that measuring, Dr Crokes stand above all else.  Among a host of other eye-catching names, stands Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper. The sight of him on the sidelines with 20 minutes remaining in a game must strike fear into Crokes’ …

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Allianz Hurling Round-Up: Galway & Waterford Book Semi-Final Spots

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The lineup for the 2019 Allianz Hurling League semi-finals has been completed with Dublin, Waterford and Wexford all progressing. Wexford and Waterford both recorded comprehensive victories over there respective oppositions while Dublin caused a shock in Semple Stadium, beating Tipperary by one-point to set up a semi-final date with Limerick. Meanwhile, Cork prevailed in the relegation play-off, beating Kilkenny in Nowlan …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Football League Action

We have reached the penultimate round of the Allianz Football League group stages with a number of eye-catching fixtures in store this weekend.  In Division 1, Monaghan take on Cavan in Clones in what is essentially a relegation battle between the two bottom teams. Malachy O’Rourke’s side began the campaign with such promise in that victory against Dublin but have …

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Your Guide To The Weekend’s Allianz Hurling League Fixtures

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The group stages of the Allianz Hurling League are finally wrapped up with attention turning to the remaining quarter-final fixtures. We may be a week behind due to the fixture chaos two weeks ago but the lineup for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals will be finalised following this weekend’s games. Wexford are flying high on the back of their win …

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Hurling Quarter-Finals To Be Decided By Penalties After Extra-Time

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The GAA have confirmed that the Allianz Hurling League quarter-finals will be decided by a penalty shoot-out should the teams be level after two periods of extra-time.  The new ‘Result on the Day’ regulation was approved by Ard Chomhairle on January 19 this year. In accordance with the new regulation, a period of extra-time with 10 minutes a half will be …

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Joey Holden Following Unconventional Path To Success

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Should Ballyhale Shamrocks prevail over St Thomas’ on Sunday, it would result in a third club All Ireland medal for Joey Holden, to add to his two All Ireland titles with Kilkenny.  Given that he only made his senior debut for the Cats in 2014, that’s not a bad return. The former captain has cemented his place in the Kilkenny …

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Conor Cooney: Keep The Club Finals On St Patrick’s Day

Conor Cooney

St Thomas’ captain, Conor Cooney, believes that the AIB All Ireland senior club finals should continue to be played on St Patrick’s Day.  Given that the GAA calendar is so tightly packed this time of year, there were calls to move the finals back in order to give them more prominence. Last month, Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald suggested that the club …

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Conclusions Following Thrilling Weekend In Allianz Hurling League

It was a hectic weekend in the Allianz Hurling League as the group stages were finally wrapped up while a number of finals took place across the divisions. In Division 1A, Tipperary and Wexford secured their places in the Allianz League quarter-finals while condemning Cork and Kilkenny to the relegation play-off. Meanwhile, Carlow secured their Division 1 status for the …

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Rochford: Corofin And Crokes Has Potential To Be Best Final In Years

Former Mayo boss, Stephen Rochford, believes Sunday’s AIB All Ireland senior club football final between Dr Crokes and Corofin will be one of the highest quality finals in years. With the exception of the 2017 final between Dr Crokes and Slaughtneil, the club finals over the past number of year’s have been one-sided affairs. Corofin defeated Nemo Rangers by 15 points …

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Allianz Deep Dive: Why Forde At Full Forward Is Perfect For Tipperary

Jason Forde Tipperary Allianz League

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues.   “If you’re in full-forward every day, you become predictable”. Those were the words of Tipperary captain, Seamus Callanan, following today’s 1-29 to 1-16 win over Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.  Liam Sheedy’s charges were far from predictable today, especially in the forward line with their …

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