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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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