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Jim Gavin Names The Toughest County Dublin Faced During His Tenure

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Former Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has named the toughest county which his side faced during his hugely successful tenure.  Gavin managed Dublin between 2012 and 2019 where he guided the Dubs to a historic five All-Ireland titles in a row before he stepped down from the job in October of last year. In total, throughout his time with Dublin, …

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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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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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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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Quiz: Name The 2013 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The year 2013 will go down in history as the first of Jim Gavin’s six successful All-Ireland runs with the Dublin senior football team. There was plenty more history made in 2013, however, as Monaghan reigned in Ulster for the first time since 1988. Elsewhere, Kerry regained the Munster title with the first of what is currently seven consecutive provincial …

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Quiz: Name The 2012 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

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The year 2012 can be summed up in three words; ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The arrival of Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager a year prior went on to cause shockwaves around the country due to a style of play that was criticised from pillar to post as a blight on the great game of Gaelic football. It did, however, help Donegal …

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“You Will Never Be Able To Run Again, This Is Your Reality”

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Tom Parsons has opened up on being told he’d never be able to run again following a horrific knee injury in 2018.  Such was the extent of the damage that the Mayo midfielder suffered, many believed the Charlestown Sarsfields man would never play for the county again. Parsons eventually recovered, making a second half substitute appearance against Dublin in the …

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Mayo GAA Suspend Club Levy Payments For Two Months

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The Mayo county board have announced a two-month suspension on levy payments for all clubs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the GAA announced a suspension on all sporting-related activity for both clubs and counties until March 29, however, it is thought this may be extended well into April given the severity of the virus sweeping through the …

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Quiz: Name The Mayo Team That Lost The 2017 All-Ireland Final

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Dublin and Mayo face off once again this weekend when the pair clash in round two of the Allianz Football League in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar. Clashes between the two heavyweight counties have come to define the modern era of Gaelic football in many ways. Dublin have dominated the game since ending their 16-year long famine in 2011, however, much …

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Moran Believes McDonald Addition Is A Huge Boost For Elder Statesmen

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Andy Moran believes the addition of Ciaran McDonald to the Mayo backroom team will come as a huge boost to James Horan’s side. The recently-retired Moran feels that Mayo’s more experienced contingent will benefit most from McDonald’s presence in the squad. McDonald is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Mayo jersey and in his …

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“The Biggest Thing Is Free-Taking, Anyone Is A Free-Taker Now”

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Mayo have long been one of the most dominant forces in Gaelic football boasting some of the game’s brightest talents.  Littered with All-Stars such as Higgins, O’Shea, Keegan and Boyle, it was Diarmuid O’Connor who was handed the captaincy at the tender age of 24 last season. The two-time Young Footballer of the Year is a firm favourite with the …

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Diarmuid O’Connor Buoyed By Returning Mayo Legends

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Diarmuid O’Connor is looking forward to getting his sixth season with Mayo underway having recently returned from an extended break ahead of the Allianz Leagues.  Mayo have a tough start if they are to retain their Division One title with Donegal (away) and Dublin (home) proving to be formidable opposition in the opening two weeks. However, before all of that, …

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