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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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Sports Psychologist Helped Relieve Pressure For Gough Ahead Of Final

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All-Ireland finals are clearly stressful for players and managers but what about the referee? The man in the middle is so often overlooked when it comes to big games but that proved otherwise for last Sunday week’s drawn game when the pre-match build-up focused on David Gough’s affiliation to Dublin. Gough’s credibility was questioned in some quarters but in the …

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Eamon Dunphy Launches Attack On RTE Over Joe Brolly Replay Omission

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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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Joe Brolly Reportedly Parts Ways With RTE After Replay Omission

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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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Joe Brolly Replaced By RTÉ For All-Ireland Final Replay

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RTÉ will replace Joe Brolly for this Saturday’s All-Ireland football final replay with Stephen Rochford set to take his place on the panel alongside Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane.  As first reported by the Irish Examiner, Rochford, who previously managed Mayo and is currently part of the Donegal management team, impressed while on punditry duty during last month’s All-Ireland semi-final …

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RTÉ Analysts Change Their Tune Following All-Ireland Final

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Ciarán Wheland Joe Brolly have both retracted statements following Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. The match in Croke Park took on a life of its own as Gaelic football’s biggest rivalry penned yet another excellent chapter in their neverending saga. The big call on the day was referee David Gough’s decision to send off Jonny Cooper for …

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Is 2017 The Year Mayo Football Will Overcome The Curse?

Despite an unconvincing campaign this season, is it finally Mayo’s chance to overcome the curse that has haunted them for 66 years? September 23, 1951 was the last time a Mayo captain had his hands on Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan stand, will Cillian O’Connor be there on the September 17, 2017 to claim that ever elusive …

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Joe Brolly: No-One Craves The Spotlight More Than Davy Fitzgerald

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As we look forward to a cracking weekend of gaelic football action, and back upon the week that was, the fall-out of Davy Fitzgerald’s comments after Wexford’s loss to Waterford are still being discussed. The outspoken manager hit out at RTÉ pundits Henry Shefflin and Michael Duignan for their comments surrounding the sweeper system. The issue received airtime on RTÉ …

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Junior B Footballer Received A Mammoth 48-Week Ban For A Bizzare Reason

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In a summer of lengthy bans across the GAA landscape this year, namely Davy Fitz (eight weeks), Kieran McGeeney (twelve weeks) and most recently, Diarmuid Connolly (twelve weeks), the overriding talking point of championship 2017  so far has been suspensions.  In addition, Matthew Fitzpatrick of the Antrim footballers was hit with a 48-week ban last month for “misleading an investigation” …

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Joe Brolly Utterly Blasts 48-Week Ban As Matthew Fitzpatrick Decision Overturned

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Antrim senior footballer Matthew Fitzpatrick received a 48-week ban earlier this week, which caused huge controversy in GAA circles. Fitzpatrick was alleged to have given false evidence and to have deliberately misleading an investigation. Not only the length of the ban was called into question, but also the nature. The situation had arisen from the ill-tempered Antrim versus Armagh national football league …

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