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Dublin Suffer Major Blow In Bid To Defend All Ireland Title

James McCarthy Jim Gavin Dublin

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

Dublin Croke Park hurling

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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Why Is Dublin’s Style Of Play Not Being Imitated At Club Level?

In a recent Irish Times article Jim McGuinness explained the subtle but definitive changes to the Dublin system, writing about how they have abandoned their man-to-man defensive principles. But for club coaches there was a very interesting line. “Most teams take their lead from the top teams – and Dublin are the most frequently imitated.” This writer has yet to see any …

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Dublin Double On The Cards?

After last week’s assessment of Cork GAA and their chances of doing the double, we now take a look at how Dublin can fare.   In many people’s eyes, it is Dublin who are the one team that can claim All-Ireland honours in both codes come September. As things stand, they are in a very healthy position to do so. …

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3 Advantages Of Reforming The Football Championship

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“The whole Championship structure needs to change” Those were the words of Dublin football boss Jim Gavin who has called for a radical reform of the All-Ireland Football Championship. Gavin’s vision for the future of football involves scrapping the National League, a much earlier provincial championship, and a Champions League style All-Ireland series. If this plan was to be implemented, …

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Dublin Outside Of Croker? Not Up For Debate

Kilkenny gaelic football

Brian Barry argues that the prospect of Dublin playing a game outside of Croke Park is not up for discussion.   The old debate about whether the Dublin footballers should be made play outside of Croke Park raised its ugly head again this week. Calls that it gives the Dubs an unfair advantage fell on deaf ears, and now Jim …

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All Ireland Quarter Finals: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Gavin Quinn discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of this weekend’s All Ireland Quarter Final action. The weekend’s All Ireland Quarter Finals saw Donegal narrowly edge past Armagh while Dublin simply brushed Monaghan aside in Croke Park. Donegal will now face Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final while Mayo meet Kerry in the opposite fixture. The Good …

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