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Commercials Fully Respect Nemo Following Bank Holiday Wake-Up Call

Seamus Kennedy commercials

Four years ago, Clonmel Commercials recorded a dramatic win over Nemo Rangers in the Munster club football final but situations have changed for both sides since that meeting.  The Tipperary club have failed to reach the provincial decider since while Nemo claimed the title in 2017 and progressed to the All-Ireland final that season. The gulf between the sides was …

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First-Time Winners, Second Replays & Six Halves Of Hurling

county final

Nine county senior champions were crowned this weekend in yet another dramatic weekend of club action. There was a first-time winner in Leinster while up north, a second replay has been organised for the Ulster champions. Meanwhile, in the small ball, the All-Ireland champions were in action while across the water, one final needed six halves of hurling to decide …

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Plenty Of Draws & Dramatics As 20 County Finals Take Centre Stage

Draws and dramatic late winners. Just another weekend of county final action.  Twenty different county championships were up for grabs this weekend across both codes. The Derry football final saw a 41-year drought come to an end while one Dublin footballer got in on the act, yet again, in the hurling championship. In Cork, one of the GAA’s great clubs …

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Two-Tier Championship Proposal Passed At Special Congress

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The All-Ireland senior football championship will have two-tiers starting from 2020 after a motion was passed this afternoon at Special Congress in Cork. The new system will operate on a three-year trial basis effective immediately meaning there will be massive changes enforced ahead of the new season. The tiered system means that counties competing in Division 3 and 4 of …

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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

gaa club finals

What an epic weekend of county final action as 16 champions were confirmed across the country.  It started on Saturday afternoon when Cargin claimed back-to-back Antrim senior titles following an epic win over Lámh Dhearg. The action resumed on Sunday as 10 football finals and six hurling deciders went down tot he wire with one of the fairytale victories seeing …

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Only Three Counties Represented In Pundit Arena Team Of The Decade

team of the decade

In years to come when we look back on this decade, the narrative will no doubt centre on Dublin and their seven All-Ireland titles including a first-ever five-in-a-row. Dublin dominated the latter half of the decade, the first five years saw Cork and Donegal both end a 20-year famine as well as an unexpected final appearance for Down. When looking …

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Dublin Dominate Pundit Arena Gaelic Football Team Of The Year

Now that the dust has settled on the inter-county season, and Dublin have completed the five-in-a-row, it’s time to select who we felt were the top 15 players of 2019. Such was the quality of this year’s championship, it has become nigh on impossible to whittle the selection down. So, some of our readers are sure to be incensed by …

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Brolly Is A Loss To Punditry Despite Driving O’Rourke Mad

joe brolly

RTÉ analyst Colm O’Rourke has had his say on Joe Brolly’s apparent removal from his role as a pundit on The Sunday Game. The much-maligned Brolly was omitted from RTÉ’s panel for last Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay and replaced by current Donegal coach Stephen Rochford.  It is believed that the decision to remove the Derry man came as a result of …

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Tier Two Football Championship Proposal Confirmed For Special Congress

GAA championship Gaelic Football rule changes

A proposed new Tier 2 Football Championship will be discussed at next month’s Special Congress in Cork, the GAA have confirmed. Two proposed formats for a possible new Tier 2 Football Championship have been in circulation since late June. Following discussions, Ard Chomhairle chose to send forward one of these formats for debate and vote at the Special Congress, which …

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Eamon Dunphy Launches Attack On RTE Over Joe Brolly Replay Omission

Dunphy Brolly

Former RTE soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has strongly criticised the broadcaster for their decision to remove Joe Brolly from their All-Ireland final replay panel.  The Derry native will be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for Saturday’s clash between Kerry and Dublin following comments he made during their original encounter earlier this month. Brolly accused referee David Gough of …

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TG4’s Underdogs To Take On League Champions Mayo In Series Finale

Underdogs

The much loved TG4 series ‘Underdogs’ returns to our screens tonight as a brand new set of footballers, who have never played at a senior intercounty championship level before, test themselves against the best in the country. Ahead of the series premiere, TG4 have announced that the Underdogs team will face Allianz League champions and All-Ireland semi-finalists, Mayo, in the …

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Joe Brolly Reportedly Parts Ways With RTE After Replay Omission

Joe Brolly

Joe Brolly will no longer appear on RTE’s The Sunday Game after being left out of their panel for the All-Ireland final replay, according to a report in the Irish News.  The broadcaster announced earlier this week that the controversial pundit would be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for their coverage of the highly-anticipated replay between Kerry and …

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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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