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Tag Archives: Gaelic Football

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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GAA Confirm Fixture Details For First Round Of Football Qualifiers


The GAA have confirmed the fixture details for the opening round of the football qualifiers which will take place on the weekend of June 8th/9th. The draw for the first round took place yesterday morning and threw up some interesting clashes including an all-Ulster meeting of Monaghan and Fermanagh while Carlow will face the losers of Kildare and Fermanagh who …

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No Room For Rory O’Carroll In Dublin Team For Leinster Opener

jim gavin Dublin

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named the returning Rory O’Carroll among the substitutes for their Leinster Senior Championship opener against Louth this evening. Gavin has stuck with 11 members of the team that started last year’s All Ireland final including Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny and Footballer of the Year, Brian Fenton. Cormac Costello and Michael Fitzsimons, who came off the …

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Pundit Arena Predicts The 2019 Football Championship

Football championship

Last week’s games in the Connacht Championship signalled the start of another summer of Gaelic Football action and given what’s at stake this year, it’s all set up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. Dublin have a chance to clinch that elusive five in a row but there are plenty of teams gunning to be their …

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Former GAA Official Suggests Introduction Of Two Referees

Rory Hickey Referees

Retired Gaelic Football referee, Rory Hickey, has suggested that the GAA should introduce two referees into the game.  The Clare native retired earlier this week when he failed to make the national panel for 2019 following a 20-year career during which he took charge of an All Ireland minor final and a club final. Speaking to RTE Sunday Sport, Hickey …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All Ireland Football Champions 2019?

Football championship

The Connacht Football Championship throws-in next weekend meaning it is time to start thinking about who will lift the Sam Maguire Cup later this year.  Obviously, Dublin are favourites to claim the coveted ‘five-in-a-row’ and we are yet to see much that will prove us otherwise. Granted, they had a relatively quiet Football League campaign by their standards but we …

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