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QUIZ: Name The Teams From The 2017 Allianz Football League Final

Dublin and Kerry renew their rivalry this evening in the opening round of the 2020 Allianz Football League.  Stretching back to the 1940s, clashes between these two great footballing counties have been well documented. While Kerry have lifted eight more All-Irelands and seven extra Allianz League titles, Dublin are quickly catching up having lifted seven and five in each respectively …

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“It Was Disappointing Not To Win It, It Would Have Been A Nice Reward”

stephen o'brien

“Kerry’s star performer throughout 2019. O’Brien caused continual headaches for opposition teams in the championship and turned the screw when Kerry needed him in the final 15 minutes against Tyrone. Kerry looked like they were heading for the exit until O’Brien’s goal flipped the script. “Touch and go as to whether he will receive an All-Star, such is the competition …

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Paul Geaney Believes GAA Are Ignoring Most Obvious Rule Change

Since Paul Geaney first entered the Kerry senior set-up, he’s had to deal with a plethora of rule changes in the game. Between black cards, super 8s and advanced marks it’s been a tumultuous ten years for the sport of Gaelic football. The Dingle forward understands that there has been an appetite for change in recent years, however, he’s not …

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“We Still Haven’t Beaten Them In The Championship So That’s The Goal”

paul geaney

The Allianz Football League kicks into gear this Saturday evening with a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry in Croke Park. Gaelic football’s most storied rivalry penned another chapter in the history books last season with two epic encounters, the second of which saw Dublin claim a fifth successive All-Ireland title, something that hadn’t been achieved …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

deividas uosis

Lithuanian-born former Kerry minor Deividas Uosis caught the eye of scouts at the AFL Europe Combine held in UCD this past weekend.  The 19-year-old’s parents emigrated to Ireland when he was four in search of work. Since then he’s gone on to star in Gaelic football, basketball and soccer. The All-Ireland minor winner, a talented outfield player in his own …

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Two Clifford’s Better Than One As Paudie Gains Kerry Call-Up

paudie clifford

As East Kerry stormed their way to a first county title in two decades last month much of the talk centred on the magic of David Clifford whose scoring exploits drove on the divisional outfit.  While the name Clifford was uttered repeatedly throughout their march to glory, it’s fair to say that much of the praise was being lavished onto …

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Peter Keane Proud Of Panel & Supporters Following Final Defeat

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There’ll be a lot of sore heads this morning in the Kingdom following their heartbreaking All-Ireland final replay defeat to Dublin. The Kingdom went into the game full of confidence after rattling Dublin the last day out. Despite falling behind early on they rallied to go in level at half-time. However, Dublin turned the screw in the second half, scoring …

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Peter Keane Rejects Notion That Kerry Left It Behind Them

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Immediately following Kerry’s defeat to Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC final replay, Peter Keane addressed the media to dissect where it all went wrong for the Kingdom.  Kerry had Dublin rattled in their drawn encounter two week’s ago before the All-Ireland champions rallied in injury time to salvage a draw. Following that, many felt that Kerry had blown their best …

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Pundit Arena Player Ratings As Dublin Create History In Croke Park

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Dublin are All-Ireland champions for the fifth time in succession after a barnstorming second-half performance helped them defeat Kerry by six points in Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s side started the better before Kerry pegged them back as the two sides went in level at the break. However, Eoin Murchan’s goal 16 seconds after …

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The Drive For Five Is Complete, Give Cluxton What He Deserves

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Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. A statue, freedom of the city, even a golden cleric! Time to give Stephen Cluxton what he deserves. Let’s start with Footballer of the Year 2019. The ‘drive for five’ is complete, Dublin have etched their names into GAA folklore and the Parnells man has lifted Sam Maguire for …

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The Reluctant Goalkeeper Aiming To Stop The Drive For Five

shane ryan

“By all accounts, Jack (O’Connor) did promise him he’d give him a run out the field. So in Shane’s second year of minor he said to Jack: ‘Can I go out the field this year?’ “Jack’s famous quote to Shane was: ‘If I can get a better goalie than you, I’ll leave you out the field.’”  Kerry and Dublin pick …

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Weight Of Expectation May Have Stunted Kerry Hero’s Growth

killian spillane

Kerry were on the ropes last weekend as the minutes ticked down towards the end of the All-Ireland final. Five points down with 15 minutes remaining, it looked as though Dublin would cruise home in a predictable fashion. However, the game was soon flipped on its head. Shane Ryan batted away Paddy Small’s effort before Tommy Walsh flicked the ball …

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Corry’s Corner: From The Car To The Party Bus & Back Again

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August 8, 2008 Joe Kernan’s Armagh are Ulster Champions for the seventh time in ten seasons. However, with just one All-Ireland title to their name, there’s a feeling of last chance saloon as they rock up to Croke Park to take on Wexford in an All-Ireland quarter-final. The Orchard County are heavy favourites and the game seemed to be going …

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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: How Brian Howard Makes Dublin Tick

brian howard

The superlatives surrounding this current Dublin team seem neverending such is the guile and grace with which they play Gaelic football.  Stephen Cluxton is quite simply, the greatest goalkeeper Gaelic Games have ever seen while Jack McCaffrey’s style of play shares characteristics with a thoroughbred stallion racing home at Aintree for differing reasons. Michael Darragh MacAuley and Brian Fenton have …

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Peter Keane’s Glass Half Full Following Missed Opportunity

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It was a heroic performance by Kerry in yesterday’s All-Ireland final and while they live to fight another day, ultimately they came up short. They had Dublin on the ropes but could not strike the killer blow as Jim Gavin’s charges rescued a draw. They could have clinched the five-in-a-row had Dean Rock slotted over a difficult free with the …

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