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John Horan: Review Of GAA Funding Not On The Agenda

John Horan Dublin

GAA President John Horan has said that the association has no plans for a review into GAA funding, believing that the current model is progressive.  The GAA have been criticised for their allocation of funds in Leinster particularly, with Dublin receiving almost €18 million in development funds between 2007 and 2018. Cork were the next highest recipients with €1.4 million …

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Corry’s Corner: Examining The False Dawn Of Munster Football

munster football

July 31, 2016 The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has reached the quarter-final stages with the first of two double-headers set to go down in Croke Park. The majority of the teams involved in the last eight are as expected apart from two glaring exceptions, Clare and Tipperary. Three of the eight quarter-finalists are indeed Munster counties and it could well …

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Former Taoiseach Called In To Help Solve Offaly Hurling Crisis

It isn’t news that Offaly hurling is in a bad place at the moment, and unfortunately for the Faithful, 2017 didn’t improve matters. While they did beat Westmeath to ensure that they would avoid the minefield that is the Leinster qualifier group in 2018, they suffered two heavy defeats in their subsequent outings against Galway and Waterford in the qualifiers. …

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Eddie Brennan Discusses Brian Cody’s Future With Kilkenny

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2017 Waterford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Having tasted their first ever qualifier defeat, many have questioned if Brian Cody will wish to remain in charge for another season.   However, Kilkenny legend and current under-21 hurling manager Eddie Brennan believes that we will see Cody patrol the sidelines once again in 2018. Brian Cody’s legacy is set in stone. The James Stephens man has overseen the greatest …

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Huge Injury Blow For Wexford Hurlers Ahead Of Kilkenny Clash

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016 Waterford vs Wexford Wexford's Liam Og McGovern with Conor Gleeson of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Wexford hurlers have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of their clash with Kilkenny. Liam Óg McGovern is suspected to have torn his ACL once again. With expectations at an all-time high ahead of this weekend’s Leinster Championship semi-final, this news is sure to come as a blow to Davy Fitzgerald’s side. If Wexford are to pull off …

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Sheedy Has Harsh Words For Players Who’ve Walked Away From Dublin In Recent Years

National League winners Galway swept Dublin aside at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday in their Leinster Championship quarter-final clash on a resounding scoreline of 2-28 to 1-17. This result now casts doubt over the immediate future of Dublin hurling while Galway will look forward to a semi-final match-up on June 18 against Offaly with the expectations of reaching the latter stages …

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Should The Laois Hurlers Feel Begrudged After Today’s Leinster Hurling Draw?

Westmeath Laois

On Sunday, the final games of the round-robin Leinster hurling championship were played which resulted in both Laois and Westmeath progressing into the Leinster quarter-final stages. The draw, which was held on Sunday meant that Laois will play Wexford at home while Westmeath will host Offaly in the Leinster quarter-finals. In the other quarter-final, Dublin will face Galway in a game …

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Opinion: Provincial Draws Highlight The Need For A Two-Tier All-Ireland

The Sunday Game Championship Draw 2017, RTE Studios, Dublin 13/10/2016 Marty Morrissey, Munster GAA Chairman Jerry O'Sullivan and Tipperary Football manager Liam Kearns make The Sunday Game Championship Draw Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

During last week’s provincial football and hurling draws it was evident that perhaps a revamped structure would not only help the inter-county game, but also make it a lot easier to promote. Hurling already operates through a two-tier structure, but it’s the removal of the provincial segment I would suggest. Kerry and Galway hurlers are already competing in the Leinster …

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Mick Lillis’ Departure Leaves Laois In An All Too Familiar Position

Dublin vs Laois Dublin Manager Jim Gavin and Laois Manager Mick Lillis shake hands Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 4/6/2016

They just keep falling like bowling pins… Today, Mick Lillis announced he would be leaving his role as leader of the Laois football squad. Ergo, for the second successive summer, Laois county board will seek a new messiah to lead their charges. Lillis had been appointed in October of last year after an underwhelming run by former Galway and Westmeath manager Tomás Ó …

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GAA: Four Things We Learned Over The Weekend

So as the dust settles after an action packed weekend in both the Football and Hurling championships, let’s take a look back at four things we learned from the weekend as we ease into the ummer months. 1) Waterford Can’t be Underestimated Waterford booked a place in the Munster Final on Sunday with a comprehensive victory over rivals Clare in …

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Opinion: Paddy Andrews’ Injury Won’t Affect Dublin

For any other team in the country, the news that a player of Paddy Andrews’ caliber is to be ruled out of their upcoming Championship opener this Saturday would be worrying. Not for Dublin. The All-Ireland champions don’t have that crippling lack of depth, that dependence on a mere one star man or the insecurities that come with both of …

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Wednesday Whinge: Dublin V Laois in Nowlan Park

Our new weekly piece has arrived. It’s the middle of the week, everybody has gotten the start out of the way, but it’s not yet close enough the get excited about the weekend. We all love to complain in Ireland, so every Wednesday from now on, we will bring to you our Wednesday Whinge. This week it is based around …

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Five Players That Will Light Up The Leinster Hurling Championship

Conor McDonald Cian O'Callaghan Leinster Hurling

The Leinster Championship is in full swing, and as things hot up before next weekend when the quarter-finals start, we look at five stars who could have a big say in the destination of the Bob O’Keeffe Cup over the coming weeks. _____ Eamon Dillon (Dublin) ‘Trollier’ has been knocking about the Dublin team for a number of years now, but …

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