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GAA Round-Up: Honours Even In Salthill & Tullamore

No shocks in the GAA Championship today but plenty of talking points following draws in both the Leinster Football and Hurling Championships.  In the weekends only Liam MacCarthy Cup fixture, Galway and Wexford played out to a draw in Salthill while Longford and Kildare were forced into extra-time in Tullamore before finishing level. Elsewhere, It was a case of third …

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GAA Round-Up: Routine Wins For Dublin & Tyrone But Mayo Fall

The GAA Football Championship took centre stage on Saturday with plenty of All-Ireland contenders in action.  Dublin and Tyrone both recorded routine victories to book their spots in provincial semi-finals. However, Mayo fell to a one-point defeat against Roscommon in a cracking contest in Castlebar. Meath swatted aside the challenge of Carlow in the days’ other football game. Meanwhile, in …

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Louth Manager Wayne Kierans Is More Than Just A ‘Soccer Man’

The narrative surrounding Louth boss, Wayne Kierans, is one of optimism in the Wee County, however, much has been said about the fact that he is supposedly a ‘soccer man’. The soccer man, an old-school Gael’s worst nightmare. The ‘ground ball’ loving coach who’s coming in to change the way the game is played. Sure, he’ll probably be teaching the …

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Gaelic Football Round-Up: Treaty Men Shock Tipperary In Thurles

The Gaelic football championship continued this evening as Kildare, Limerick and Clare all advanced to the next round of their provincial championships.  The big story comes via the way of Thurles as Limerick recorded a huge upset victory over Tipperary while Kildare were made to sweat it out against Wicklow. Here is our round-up of Saturday evening’s games. ___ Leinster …

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Kildare Feeling Under Pressure Ahead Of Potential Banana Skin

Kildare know all too well the potential banana skin in front of them as they prepare for their Leinster Football Senior Championship showdown with Wicklow on Saturday evening.  The Lilywhites fell to a shock defeat at this stage last season when Carlow ambushed them at Netwatch Cullen Park, the same venue for their clash with Wicklow. Vice-captain, Kevin Feely, admits …

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Moorefield Win Leinster Club SFC In Most Dramatic Fashion Possible

Moorefield of Kildare overcame St. Loman’s of Westmeath to clinch the Leinster Club SFC in a truly enthralling encounter on a scoreline of 1-14 to 2-10. The champions completed a miraculous comeback to clinch the crown having been two goals down entering injury time at the end of the game. With five minutes remaining there was six-points separating the teams …

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Anthony Cunningham Could Be Set For A Return To Inter-County Management

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Galway manager Anthony Cunningham.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Anthony Cunningham is reportedly a front runner to become the new Westmeath football manager.  Cunningham is the early favourite to replace Tom Cribbin following the latter’s decision to walk away from the post having overseen the Lake County’s exit from the championship at the hands of Armagh last Saturday week, Hoganstand have reported. The former Galway hurling boss has a …

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Laois Footballers Accused Of Drinking At Fiery County Board Meeting

As the business end of the Gaelic football championship approaches, the number of teams falling by the wayside in pursuit of All-Ireland glory is increasing.  One such county is Laois. Laois’ season came to a disappointingly tame end when they were hammered at the hands of Clare in the second round of the qualifiers. In truth, that ten-point loss to …

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Jim Gavin Unhappy With Croke Park Surface After Coldplay Concert

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Dublin cruised to their seventh Leinster SFC crown in a row with a nine-point victory over Kildare on Sunday.  The Dubs remain on track for three All-Ireland titles in a row and nobody will begrudge them the favourite tag to retain their crown. 21-year-old full-forward, Con O’Callaghan highlighted the never ending conveyor belt of talent at the disposal of Jim …

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Jim Gavin Is Sticking By His Refusal To Do Interviews In Defence Of Diarmuid Connolly

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has no regrets over his refusal to take part in one-on-one post match interviews in defence of Diarmuid Connolly after Dublin’s hammering of Westmeath. He feels he acted appropriately for the sake of Connolly. Connolly was hit with a twelve-week ban for pushing a linesman in the All-Ireland champions’ win over Carlow at the Leinster SFC quarter-final …

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Diarmuid Connolly To Decide Himself Whether To Appeal His Ban Or Not

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

News broke yesterday that Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly has been hit with a twelve week ban following the charge of “minor physical interference” with an official by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC). Connolly laid his hand on the chest of the linesman in Saturday evening’s victory over Carlow in the Leinster SFC quarter-final and appeared to lightly push the …

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Dublin Boss Jim Gavin’s Hand To Only Get Stronger

Dublin Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Jim Gavin’s selection headache is set to worsen ahead of Dublin’s next championship outing as the manager of the All Ireland champions has said Michael Darragh McAuley’s knee injury is not as bad as was widely feared.  McAuley has been out of action for several weeks with a knee complaint. With the injury still unclear, it was feared that the …

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Star Hurler Mark Schutte Joins Dublin Senior Football Squad


Big news emerging from the capital this morning is that Mark Schutte has opted to join up with the Dublin senior football squad, having departed the hurling set-up earlier this year.  Schutte chose not to rejoin Ger Cunningham’s senior hurling outfit after claiming All Ireland club senior hurling honours with his club, Cuala, on St. Patrick’s Day in Croke Park. …

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Michael Darragh MacAuley’s Championship Season In Jeopardy Through Injury

Dublin are currently assessing midfielder Michael Darragh MacAuley’s injury, but it is being reported that he could miss the entire championship.  MacAuley has been attempting to overcome a foot problem since Dublin’s loss to Kerry in the National Football League final. However, he has since sustained a knee injury that has put his 2017 championship campaign at risk, The Irish Independent have …

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GAA: Fifteen Wishes For The 2017 Season

No sooner has the 2016 intercounty season concluded, attentions have already turned to 2017. The draw for next seasons championships take place on Thursday, twelve days after the intercounty season has ended. Looking forward, here are fifteen wishes for next year reflecting on what happened in 2016. 1. Progress From The Football Teams In Leinster The business end of the …

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Can Kildare Challenge Dublin This Weekend?

This Sunday, Kildare make the daunting trip to Croke Park to take on Dublin in the Leinster Senior Football Championship Semi Final. From a position in which they were controversially denied a place in the All Ireland final five years ago, Kildare now find themselves in division three of the National Football League and needing a replay to dispatch a …

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