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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

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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

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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

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“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

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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 seems to be going …

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

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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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Tom O’Sullivan – The Big Game Player Set For The Biggest Of Stages

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When the voting committee sits down come the season’s end to select the All-Star awards for 2019, there are some controversial decisions to be made. There are the obvious shoo-ins as well, such as Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien and David Moran and Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Paul Mannion. However, there’s no bigger shoo-in for an All-Star in 2019 than Dingle’s own …

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Tommy Walsh – A Career Come Full Circle

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“Wouldn’t it be unreal? Tommy Walsh, the Séamus Darby and his father and all playing (in 82). It makes to be a great headline but that’s the beauty about this final. I think there are so many plots and subplots. “You live in the hope that there will be another Séamus Darby on the day. That gives us hope below …

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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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Brian Fenton – On The Brink Of Untouchable

The midfielder is the most iconic position in all of Gaelic football but who is the best to ever play it? There are a tonne of legends out there – Darragh Ó’Sé, Anthony Tohill, Jack O’Shea and Brian Mullins to name just a few among the many. It’s an impossible question to answer and one that can hardly be measured …

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Five Iconic Moments In Ten Years Of The Dublin/Kerry Rivalry

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Dublin and Kerry meet once again this weekend in what is sure to be a historic All-Ireland final. Either Dublin will become the first to complete the five-in-a-row or Kerry will pull off the game’s greatest win since Offaly denied the Kingdom in their own quest for five successive titles in 1982. It’s an age-old rivalry but it’s interesting to …

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