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The Gooch’s Influence On The Game Summed Up By All-Embracing Reaction To His Retirement

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Kerry’s Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The inter-county retirement of Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper at the age of 33 might not have come as a shock to most, but the outpouring of support since has nonetheless been widespread.  The Gooch won nine Munster titles, five All-Irelands, four National Football Leagues, eight All Stars and is Kerry’s record scorer in championship competition having amassed a stunning 23-283 over a …

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Can We Call This Dublin Team One Of The Greats Yet?

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

They say good teams win titles, but great teams win them twice. That is, however, a simplistic approach in determining what teams enter the conversation as all-time greats. Yes, Dublin retained their title and yes, their unbeaten run is mightily impressive, but are we ready to christen this set of Dublin players amongst the game’s all-time elite teams? Their Leinster record …

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English Rugby’s All-Time Greatest XV

Paul Wassell picks English rugby’s all-time greatest XV. Imagine if H G Wells, Robert Zemeckis and Russell T Davies were colossal rugby fans and met up in a pub beyond the constraints of space and time to concoct a story involving time travel and a brave protagonist bringing together English rugby’s greatest ever players to form the ultimate red rose …

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A Tribute To Richie McCaw, One Of The All-Time Greats

James Neville pays tribute to the great Richie McCaw. _____ The statistics that summarise the career of Richie McCaw are quite staggering: 148 tests (starting 141), 131 wins, 110 as captain, 89% winning record (this dipped to 69% for the games he did not play in during that period) and two time World Cup winning captain. 14 years an All Black, never dropped. …

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