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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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All-Ireland Contenders Out In Force As Football Takes Centre Stage

Gaelic football takes centre stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions, Dublin, start their journey towards what they hope is an unprecedented five-in-a-row.  They take on a Louth side who will be buoyed by their goal-scoring exploits in 2019. The game in Portlaoise will act as the main event in a double-header with Carlow versus Meath. Another Leinster double-header goes down …

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GAA Betting Preview Ahead Of Busy Weekend Of Action

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, County Offaly 28/5/2017 Galway vs Dublin Galway’s Joe Canning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

What a weekend of GAA awaits as the championship season races into the month of July. Who would have though that Tipp, Waterford, Kilkenny, Mayo and Donegal would all feature on the same weekend in qualifier action, good luck to you if you predicted that! We have looked at all available GAA betting markets and have a few nice looking …

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Football Qualifiers: Will Home Advantage Be Critical In Deciding Fine Margins Again?

Last weekend’s football qualifier action saw seven games played with home advantage impacting the result in the majority of the clashes. Here we preview this weekend’s qualifier action. Taking the Cork v Limerick clash out of the equation due to the fact that it was played at a neutral venue in Thurles, five out of the six home teams that played last weekend won, with Longford’s …

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GAA – Who’s Not Who’s Not; 11th July

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It was a busy weekend on the GAA front with teams exiting championships and silverware being handed out. Plenty of teams and individuals had good and bad weekends and we reflect here in the is weeks’ Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. Who’s Hot Hurling Traditionalists The sweeper system that so many hate to see and feel has destroyed GAA was emphatically …

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Twitter Reacts To Longford’s Victory Over Monaghan

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2B, St Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan 9/7/2016 Monaghan vs Longford Cian Farrelly and Brian Kavanagh of Longford celebrate at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

Longford caused the shock of the championship yesterday by beating Monaghan, 2-13 to 1-13. Everyone expected Monaghan to get back on track but Longford had not read the script. It was the shock that the championship needed and social media was full of praise for them. Here is the pick of the tweets; Some win for Longford! A county that …

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In Defence Of The Leinster Football Championship

The Leinster football championship kicks off in a week’s time but from the way people are talking, there seems little point in any games going ahead. Dublin are red-hot favourites again and justifiably so, but there’s more to the Leinster football championship than Dublin. Some of the most enjoyable games and best performances I have seen over the last number …

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Four Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Joel Slattery looks at the major talking points from the weekend’s GAA action, including the debate over pre-season competitions and Longford’s upset against Dublin.  _____ Longford Upset The Dubs Given Dublin’s dominance in Leinster, any win over the men from the capital in any competition is a bonus for teams. With that in mind, credit must go to Longford for …

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All-Ireland Football Championship: Here’s How We’d Fix The Problem

For some while, there has been talk of a complete overhaul in the way the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has been run. However, after Dublin’s hammering of Longford almost two weeks ago, most have come to the conclusion that now is the time to break from tradition. On Sunday 31st May , at a sunny Croke Park, Dublin displayed class and professionalism …

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Top Five Footballers From The Weekend’s GAA Action

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Football took centre stage this weekend with no less than eight games down for decision. Kerry took on Clare in Ennis, Cork faced Tipperary, Sligo entertained Galway, Donegal went to battle with Antrim, as well as four qualifiers. Here John Ivory gives us the top performers of the weekend. 5. Paul Barden – Longford If Longford were going to cause …

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