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Gavin And Dublin Ready To Etch Their Names Into The History Books

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Jim Gavin has been busy swatting away the inevitable ‘Heffo’ comparisons in recent times. The late, great Kevin Heffernan presided over three All-Ireland wins during two separate terms in charge of Dublin in 1974, 1976 and 1983. He surprisingly stepped aside before Dublin launched a successful defence of their title in 1977, presided over by player-manager Tony Hanahoe. But Heffo …

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Dublin Receive Good News And Bad News For 2017 Championship

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When Dublin recaptured the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title 12 months ago, it was in large parts thanks to Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey and All-Star full-back Rory O’Carroll. As 2016 dawned, they had to cope without the pair, but have performed admirably, going unbeaten in the League and Championship. However, there is a sense that if they were …

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After Another Gargantuan Tussle, Where Next For Football’s Greatest Rivalry?

In an effort to sum up the heated rivalry between the two-time NBA champion New York Knicks of the early 1970s and their hated Eastern Conference adversaries, the Baltimore Bullets, colourful American sports analyst Larry Merchant quipped: “Those games were so intense, it felt like, afterwards, the fans needed a shower…” And so it seemed on Sunday after the latest instalment of the GAA rivalry. After …

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Donegal Showed Dublin’s Ugly Side Despite Coming Up Short

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly is sent off by Referee Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the Donegal squad made their way to the team bus after defeat to All-Ireland champions Dublin, pure disappointment was painted on the Tir Chonnaill men’s faces. Another year done and dusted with nothing to show for it and it is back to the reality of club football next week. Going into the game, both teams were being questioned for different …

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One Notable Absentee As Dublin Team Named For Leinster Football Final

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Dublin face Westmeath tomorrow in the Leinster Senior Football Championship final in Croke Park. Jim Gavin has today named his team, and the big omission is James McCarthy. Team Announcement: Our DSF Team to face Westmeath in the LSFC Final tomorrow at 4pm in @CrokePark.#COYBIB #DUBvWM pic.twitter.com/NRZ57uZs6I — Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) July 16, 2016 Nonetheless it is a ridiculously strong side. …

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Jim Gavin Staunchly Defends James McCarthy Over Alleged Eye Gouge

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Dublin defeated Donegal last night at Croke Park, but the main talking point surrounded James McCarthy’s red card. While McCarthy was awarded a second yellow card rather than a straight red, he could find himself in deeper trouble after appearing to make contact with the eye of Martin McElhinney. Speaking on Newstalk last night, Dublin manager Jim Gavin staunchly defended the …

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Jack McCaffrey Set To Leave Dublin Panel

Dublin could be hit with with a second high profile withdrawal. The Evening Herald have this afternoon reported that Jim Gavin may have to do without Jack McCaffrey during the coming football championship, as the current Footballer of The Year is said to be considering working abroad this summer. The news will come as a blow to Dublin, particularly after All Star …

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Dublin Suffer Major Blow In Bid To Defend All Ireland Title

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Jim Gavin will have to find a new full back. Current All Star full back and winner of three All Ireland medals, Rory O’Carroll, will be unavailable to Dublin as he intends to spend 2016 in New Zealand. Dublin boss, Jim Gavin confirmed the news after Dublin’s O’Byrne Cup win over Wexford today in which O’Carroll played no part. Although it …

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Can Anyone Stop Dublin In 2016?

Manage the hype, manage the media, manage the crowd expectation, manage the players, and Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be crowned All Ireland champions for 2016. The only hurdle I can see is, who will manage Jim Gavin? Gavin comes across as a very measured, very level headed individual, who will not panic under pressure. The one problem for Gavin is …

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The Tactical Evolution Of Gaelic Football Should Fill Us With Hope For The Future

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Donal Cashin talks about the evolution of Gaelic Football, and how its tactical modernisation is a good thing for the future of our national game. -Marc O’Shea: All Stars x3 -Kieran Donaghy: All Stars x3, Footballer of the Year, former captain -Darren O’Sullivan: All Stars x1, former captain -Alan Brogan: All Stars 3, former captain -Bryan Sheehan: All Stars x1, former …

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Have Kerry Shown Their Hand Too Early?

Last night Eamonn Fitzmaurice named the Kerry team that will play in Sunday’s All Ireland Final. Over the past number of years we have become accustomed to the selection bombshells dropped by Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice. However last night Fitzmaurice surprised many by making three changes for this weekend’s All Ireland Final. After Paul Geaney’s performance against Tyrone in the …

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GAA Website Attempts To “Explain” Diarmuid Connolly’s Suspension U-Turn

The GAA world just went into shock… Diarmuid Connolly is now permitted to play for Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final replay. The GAA’s independent arbitration tribunal, the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA), chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Hugh O’Flaherty made the drastic decision, upholding Connolly’s appeal. No details of the determination have been released – it will be published in …

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