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Donaghy To Start For Kerry In Munster Final Showdown Against Cork

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Kerry's Kieran Donaghy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Kerry have announced their team for the Munster Football final this weekend against Cork. The Kingdom, who are very much the favourites going into the clash, take on the Rebels at 2pm in Killarney this Sunday. The one major change manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice has made for the final is to bring in Kieran Donaghy in full-forward following his omission from the starting …

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Watch: Paul Galvin Exudes Class In Brilliant Rebuttal Of Brolly’s Remarks About The Gooch

Colm Cooper’s retirement from inter-county football earlier this month had most in the GAA community acknowledging the positive aspects of one of the greats of the game. However, Joe Brolly, speaking on the Sunday Game two weeks ago, while mentioning how talented Cooper was did have some criticisms of the former Kerry forward. “My point about him as always been …

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Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper Calls Time On An Illustrious Career

Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper has announced his retirement from inter-county Gaelic football following a glittering career with Kerry. Widely regarded as one of greatest ever footballers to play the game, Cooper’s 15 year career in the green and yellow of Kerry saw him earn five All Ireland medals, nine Munster titles and eight All Stars. All that was missing from …

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Opinion: If In Doubt, Blame The Referee

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: A general view of an umpires whistle during the round one AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium on March 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Maurice Brosnan argues that players and management need to take responsibility for their own actions rather than blaming the referee.  Accountability is an integral human trait and one parents spend countless hours teaching their children about. Often it is a condition that ensures basic functionality. It can be redeeming, there is something powerfully enduring about someone’s ability to hold their hands …

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Colm Cooper Has His Say On The All-Ireland Final Referee Wearing A Mic

Kerry football legend Colm Cooper has had his say on All-Ireland final referee David Coldrick wearing a microphone during the game as part of a television documentary.  The documentary was subsequently broadcast on RTÉ, however it has irked some members of the GAA community as the footballers playing in Croke Park that day were not made aware that Coldrick was …

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Long Lost Friends: The Kerry vs Tyrone Tactical Preview

Shay Murrin gives you the comprehensive tactical run down as old friends (or foes) Kerry and Tyrone meet once more.  I always liked to get to my position before my opponent. Especially in Croke Park. I wanted to mark my territory. I’d carry myself with the weight of every victory Kerry ever had and every headline that was written about …

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The Damned Kingdom – An Alternate Universe

In preparation for Sunday’s rivalry between Tyrone and Kerry. We present the follow-up to The Damned United, starring Mickey Harte. Imagine an alternate universe where a very angry man and his internal monologue makes the move south.  You Think. Think it over. Think about the betrayal. The sense of outrage in even thinking about it. Thinking. Thinking of the possibility. Chance to fix …

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Kildare May Challenge but Kerry Will Reign & Here’s Why

Kerry, having come through their most arduous Munster campaign in recent years now face Kildare who have salvaged a season that looked doomed before they ever kicked a ball in the championship following relegation to Division three. The fact of the matter is Kerry have the better players, they have beaten better teams over the last few years and barring …

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Provincial Championship Still Matter…Even To Kerry

That rarest of things. A delighted reaction to a football championship match. Stranger still, a game that managed to relegate the hurling clash that followed to the shade. The  necessary components were all there. Atmosphere, meaning, skill, controversy, reaction. It may not go down as a bona fide classic, but it was certainly a very fine game. For twenty years, Killarney has not seen a …

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Cork, Kerry & The Game Of Tea Cups – Munster Final Analysis

Simon Hartley, the renowned UK based sports psychologist, feels that a team must not only have the objective of winning.  It should be even more specific.  They must score as much as possible and concede as little as possible.  In creating this atmosphere it helps the best teams fend against the dreaded complacency when the whole world and their mother …

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