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“There Were Times When I Was Saying, ‘Why Am I Bothering?”

Austin Gleeson

It took a summer away from hurling to reinvigorate Austin Gleeson’s love for the sport when he had been previously questioning if it was all worth it.  It’s a surprise to hear that a 24-year-old who has been a central figure in his county’s senior side for years would question his commitment to hurling but that was the situation Gleeson …

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Brendan Maher & Borris-lleigh Lifting Spirits Following Tragic Year

Brendan Maher Borris-lleigh

The joy that burst through the Borris-lleigh following when the final whistle rang in the Tipperary county final wasn’t just as a result of winning their first title in 33 years. Rather, for this small, tight-knit community, it was a reason to celebrate following the numerous tragedies that have hit the small town in North Tipperary. “It’s nice to just …

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Goalkeeper Saves Four In First Provincial Final Decided On Penalties

History was made on Sunday as for the first time ever, a provincial final was decided via a penalty shootout.  It came in the Ulster club intermediate hurling final between Antrim’s Naomh Éanna and Tyrone’s Eoghan Ruadh. When the two sides couldn’t be separated after extra time, deadlocked at 2-20 to 2-20, the game was ultimately decided by penalties. In …

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St Mullins March On While Commercials Edge Out Miltown In Munster

Club championship

It was another busy day in the GAA club calendar with the finalists for the 2019 Munster football and Leinster hurling championships now known. After their memorable win over Cuala, Carlow’s St Mullins kept their dream campaign going with a dramatic injury-time winner over Rathdowney-Errill. They now progress to meet Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club hurling final. Meanwhile, Nemo …

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Forget The Bombs And The Bullets, Naomh Éanna Are Rewriting History

naomh eanna belfast

They say that lightning never strikes twice, but try telling that to Naomh Éanna, Glengormley, Ireland’s most attacked sports club. The thriving dual club located on the outskirts of Belfast made headlines around Ireland last year when their senior footballers embarked on a journey that saw them claim a maiden Ulster title followed by a trip to Croke Park for …

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Paul Murphy Preparing For Life As A Kilkenny Fan During Lebanon Tour

Paul Murphy

Brian Cody will have to plan for Kilkenny’s National League campaign in 2020 without Lieutenant Paul Murphy who is preparing for his second peacekeeping tour to Lebanon. The four-time All-Ireland winner will travel out later this month, alongside teammate Richie Ruth, and is expected to return to Ireland during the first week of May when Kilkenny are set to face …

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Squad Named For Hurling Shinty International Against Scotland

Shinty squad

Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash. The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm. Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking …

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Tipperary Lead The Way With Seven Players In All-Star Team 2019

Tipperary

All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary lead the way on the 2019 Hurling Roll of Honour with seven places on the PwC All-Stars team as Pádraic Maher equals a county record with his sixth award. The Thurles Sarsfields club-man equals the personal collections of Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who claimed six awards each, and he is joined by brother Ronan who …

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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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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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Emotional Cian Lynch Striving For More Following County Victory

Cian Lynch Patrickswell

Newly crowned Limerick champions Patrickswell are hungry for more success during this club season, according to their captain, Cian Lynch. On Sunday, Ciaran Carey’s side went top of the Limerick roll of honour with their 20th senior title following a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Na Piarsaigh. The Caherdavin side had been aiming for their third county title in a …

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Clare On The Hunt For New Manager As Donal Moloney Steps Away

Clare Moloney

Clare GAA have announced that manager Donal Moloney will not be seeking another term as the county’s hurling boss. Moloney has been in charge of the side for three seasons alongside joint-manager Gerry O’Connor who stepped away following Clare’s exit from the championship earlier this year. The duo led the Banner county to two Munster finals as well as an …

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Hurling Club Round-Up: Champions Crash Out In Wexford & Dublin

Dublin

It was another entertaining weekend in the hurling club calendar with plenty of surprise results across the country as the reigning champions were knocked out in both Dublin and Wexford. Dublin Reigning Dublin county champions Ballyboden St Enda’s were knocked out of the senior hurling championship following a 1-29 to 2-15 loss to St Vincent’s after extra time. Boden dominated …

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Con O’Callaghan Puts On Fantastic Hurling Display In Dublin Senior Championship

Con O’Callaghan made a scorching return to club hurling for Cuala in their Dublin senior hurling championship clash against Kilmacud Crokes today. Just over one week after his All-Ireland-winning efforts in Dublin football’s drive for five, the Cuala star re-entered the fray in his side’s clash with Kilmacud Crokes. Scoring two goals within ten minutes of taking to the pitch, …

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Sambo McNaughton: “I Don’t Lie In Bed At Night Thinking I’m A Failure”

sambo antrim

Thirty years on from Antrim’s last appearance in an All-Ireland final, Terrance ‘Sambo’ McNaughton was honoured as one of six inductees into the GAA Hall of Fame earlier this week. Having qualified for just two finals in their history, Antrim’s presence in the All-Ireland decider following a 46-year absence sent the county and indeed, the country, into a frenzy. However, …

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