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Pundit Arena’s Ultimate Gaelic Football Team Of The Noughties

This particular one took a long time to choose.  The Gaelic football decade from 2000-2009 was ultimately dominated by four counties who took home All-Ireland titles, Tyrone, Kerry, Armagh and Galway. While Galway’s reign spanned the first few years of the decade, it was Tyrone and Kerry, with Armagh a constant presence, who consumed control in the latter half of …

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David Clifford Names Toughest Ever Opponent

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David Clifford is probably the most intriguing footballer in Ireland. Marked out from before he was old enough to drive as a star in the making, the Kingdom captain has done nothing to dampen those expectations following two highly successful debut seasons playing senior inter-county football. The Kerry forward is already recognised as one of the best players in the …

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Forgotten Friday: How Eoin Liston Changed The Course Of History

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There are many cult-heroes in GAA folklore, but perhaps none made such a telling impact and changed the course of history like Kerry’s, Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston. The big Beale man failed to make the Kerry minor panel and didn’t make his inter-county bow until he lined out for the U21’s in 1977 where they defeated Cork and Down en route …

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Vinnie Murphy: How Kerry Renewed His Love Following Dublin Exile

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“Vinnie’s going to get you, Vinnie’s going to get you.” Vinnie Murphy recounts a tale of leaving a Kerry nightclub back in the early 2000s shortly after his second retirement from inter-county football. He travelled south to play in the famous Páidí Ó Sé tournament and after being hammered by hosts, An Ghaeltacht, they flocked to one of the many …

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Former President Urges GAA “Not To Throw The Towel In”

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Sean Kelly has urged the GAA not to “throw the towel in” on the 2020 All-Ireland Championship campaign. The former president of the Association remains optimistic that the championship campaign will go ahead this year despite a statement from the government yesterday claiming that all mass gatherings are to be banned until autumn. The Fine Gael MEP feels that the …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – The Final

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All week long you’ve been voting for the greatest All-Star midfielder in Gaelic football history.  We started with 25 candidates and have whittled them down to just five for this weekend’s final. The final sees a couple of Kerry legends go up against the two Brian’s from Dublin while there is an Ulster GAA icon thrown in to shake things …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Five

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Welcome to the final round in our selection of the greatest All-Star winning midfielder in Gaelic football.  Today’s final round involves a Dublin legend, a Royal County doctor as well as a midfielder known more for his managerial credentials to today’s younger audience. Here are our selections for the final round. _____ Brian Mullins [Dublin] When talk turns to the …

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Quiz: Name The 2018 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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Tyrone looked to have Dublin rattled in the 2018 All-Ireland football final as Mickey Harte’s side raced into a five-point lead inside the opening 17 minutes.  However, a perfectly placed kick-out from Stephen Cluxton to an on-running Jack McCaffrey helped Dublin back into the game with a goal through Niall Scully before Paul Mannion’s penalty made the game seem all …

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Quiz: Name The 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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Dublin cemented their status as the team of the decade in 2017 with their fifth All-Ireland title of the decade having completed three-in-a-row in Croke Park.  Mayo proved to be their final victims once again losing the decider by a single point following a late rally from the Dubs in the final 10 minutes. However, the westerners deserve huge credit …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Two

In round two of our public vote to find out Gaelic football’s greatest midfielder, we’ve got an icon of the game, the son of a legend, a so-called weaker county midfielder and a Footballer of the Year who divides opinion.  As stated before, we’ve narrowed our selection down to 25 midfielders who won All-Star awards in the position dating back …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

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Quiz: Can You Name The 2016 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

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Nothing sums up Mayo’s disastrous luck in All-Ireland finals like the 2016 decider against Dublin.  Before then, an own-goal had never been scored in an All-Ireland final, however, come half-time in the 2016 drawn decider, Mayo had scored two! Of course, Cillian O’Connor salvaged a draw for the westerners with the last kick of the ball but they did go …

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Quiz: Name The 2015 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The 2015 Gaelic football season will be remembered for being the beginning of a dynasty. Following their shock All-Ireland semi-final defeat the previous season, Dublin came back renewed and reinvented, never again to be caught out in such circumstances by an underdog team. At the time of writing, Dublin have not been beaten in Championship football since. The All-Ireland final …

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Quiz: Can You Name The 2014 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

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Like much of the previous decade, 2014 is most memorable for an event involving the Dublin footballers.  Only, unlike most other memories, it does not involve them winning as 2014 was the last time that the current five-in-a-row champions lost in championship football. The Dubs fell to a shock defeat in the All-Ireland semi-final against a rampant Donegal side who …

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