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Mayo-Dublin Semi-Final Set For Sell-Out As Fans Struggle To Buy Tickets

Dublin Mayo tickets

A sell-out crowd is expected in Croke Park on Saturday evening as for the All Ireland semi-final showdown between Mayo and Dublin with fans scrambling for tickets.  Tickets went on general sale at 10am this morning with supporters queuing for hours outside Supervalu and Centra stores while many reported issues with the online ticketing service, tickets.ie, which reportedly crashed with …

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“They’ve Been A Huge Hit” – Conor McManus Defends Super 8s

Conor McManus super 8s

Monaghan star Conor McManus believes dead rubbers are inevitable in any group setup as he defended the structure of the Super 8s.  Gaelic Football fans shared their frustration at the system on Sunday as Dublin and Tyrone both fielded weaker teams for their final clash in Omagh, with both having already secured their semi-final places. Many have called for the …

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Paul Galvin: I Don’t See Myself As A Conventional GAA Manager

Paul Galvin

Kerry legend Paul Galvin believes he will slot comfortably into his first senior inter-county management role with Wexford. The four-time All Ireland winner was nominated by the Senior Football Management Selection Committee during the week and will be officially ratified in the position on a two-year term at a meeting of the Wexford County Board next month. In a statement, …

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Poll: Vote For Your Early Contender For Footballer Of The Year

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This year’s Senior All Ireland championship has thrown up few shocks as Dublin prove to be the favourites to march on to their fifth title in a row.  Jim Gavin’s side conquered Leinster with ease, despite being pushed by Cork, Kerry triumphed in the Munster championship and Ulster was as competitive as ever though Donegal were crowned back-to-back champions. In …

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Stack Returns For Rossies As Dublin Unchanged For Super 8s Clash

Stack

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham has made one change for his side’s trip to Croke Park to face All Ireland champions Dublin in the second round of the Super 8s.  Brian Stack takes the place of Hubert Darcy in the half-forward line following the Connacht champions’ 0-17 to 0-13 loss to Tyrone in Dr Hyde Park last weekend. Stack was introduced …

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Dublin Make One Change For Super 8s Opener Against Cork

James McCarthy Dublin

Jim Gavin has made one change to his Dublin side for their Super 8s opener against Cork in Croke Park on Saturday evening.  James McCarthy misses out after suffering a knee injury against Meath in the Leinster final last month. In his place comes Michael Darragh MacAuley who partners Brian Fenton in midfield. David Byrne continues in the full-back line …

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Mayo Make Four Changes For Crunch Clash With Armagh

Mayo

James Horan has made four changes to his Mayo side for their Round 3 qualifier clash with Armagh in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar on Saturday.  Mayo secured their place in the next round of the qualifiers with a  five-point win over Down in Newry last weekend, however, they were dealt a major blow during the week with the news that …

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Pundit Arena’s 2019 Provincial All-Star Awards

The provincial series has ended for another year and with that, it’s time to reflect on what was a strange provincial season overall. As expected, Kerry and Dublin picked up their seventh and ninth provincial crowns in a row. Dublin’s was as challenging (not very) as ever while Cork left us all with a huge smile on our faces Saturday …

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John Horan: Review Of GAA Funding Not On The Agenda

John Horan Dublin

GAA President John Horan has said that the association has no plans for a review into GAA funding, believing that the current model is progressive.  The GAA have been criticised for their allocation of funds in Leinster particularly, with Dublin receiving almost €18 million in development funds between 2007 and 2018. Cork were the next highest recipients with €1.4 million …

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Concern For Burns After Armagh Star Reportedly Left Game In Ambulance

Jarlath Óg Burns

Armagh star Jarlath Óg Burns was hospitalised following Sunday’s loss to Cavan in Clones, according to a report in today’s Irish Sun. The paper is reporting that the youngster was still suffering from the effects of a concussion that was picked up during last weekend’s draw. However, during the week the county denied that Burns was concussed. Speaking to The …

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Walsh Hits The Nail On The Head Surrounding The Great Debate

Kilkenny legend, Tommy Walsh, has hit the nail on the head with regards to the great debate over which is the superior sport, hurling or football. Football has seen an upturn in 2019 while hurling has failed to live up to the unrealistic heights of 2018 and this has given fans, media and pundits alike reason to goad one another on …

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GAA Round-Up: Thriller In Ulster While Kildare Put Longford To Bed

gaelic football round up Ulster semi-final

While hurling took centre stage across television coverage today, it was Gaelic football that provided the drama as Armagh and Cavan played out a thrilling draw in the Ulster semi-final. The sides will have to do it all again next Sunday in Clones to decide who will earn a place in the Ulster football final against Tyrone/Donegal. Meanwhile, Kildare overcame …

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Kerry & Clare Name Teams For Munster Football Semi-Final

Kerry Clare

Kerry and Clare have named their sides for the Munster Senior Football semi-final on Saturday evening in Cusack Park, Ennis.  Kerry manager has made two changes to his full-forward line from the league final defeat to Mayo with Paul Geaney and James O’Donoghue named alongside David Clifford. Diarmuid O’Connor is set for his championship debut at wing-forward with Sean O’Shea …

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Aidan O’Mahony: Conor Cox Would Not Make It Onto The Kerry Team

Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony believes Conor Cox will have a target on his back throughout the Football Championship following his impressive display for Roscommon against Mayo.  Cox completed a transfer from the Kingdom in December of last year and now plays his football with the Eire Óg club in Roscommon. The 26-year-old previously helped Kerry to All Ireland Junior titles …

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