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August Didn’t Save Football, Let’s Hope September Can

BIC’s employees needn’t worry about the month ahead. Their children will be fed and watered, their standing orders will move cash to new bank accounts without a second’s delay, and they might even have enough notes left over for a celebratory pint or ten. ‘Thank God for Lixnaw’ they’ll say, ‘Mr. Fitzmaurice will head straight up when his day comes’. …

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Don’t Blame the Ref: Gaelic Football’s Refereeing Dilemma

Oh to be a referee. They’re the men and women who we as sports fans spend our days ridiculing and lambasting. The vitriolic chants, the contemptuous abuse, the abhorrent treatment; and that’s just from the supporters. Yet they’re participation in the sports we all love is crucial, perhaps more crucial than anyone else involved. Without referees we have no game. …

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In Defence Of Modern Football

We’ve all heard the constant complaints about modern Gaelic Football. The football is negative and cynical. It’s dominated by a few big teams. There are barely any shocks in the championship anymore. The provincials have lost all meaning. People would have you believe that the sport is in terminal decline. But is this really the case? Are these problems new …

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Tyrone: Nobody Likes Them, & They Should Care

‘I have to say on behalf of Tiernan McCann… if he had the chance again he would have responded differently to what happened to him and we all accept that’.  At that point, Mickey Harte should have stopped talking. He didn’t. ‘I just want to say that he wasn’t entirely to blame for all of this. If the player who …

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Mayo vs Donegal – Time To Hit the Beaches

If Clive Woodward was a GAA coach he would love this. Straight knock out. Winner takes all. We all love it. It is especially true when the elite sides meet. Mayo and Donegal are well versed in the routine of Croke Park and big games. Both sides would have planned to be peaking for this weekend. The way folk talked about …

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Ranking The Ten Remaining Teams In This Year’s Football Championship

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After a weekend which saw Cork surprisingly beaten by Kildare, here we rank the ten remaining teams in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.  _____ #10 Sligo The pinnacle of Sligo’s summer had to be when they shocked the country and knocked out Roscommon to set up a Connacht final against Mayo. It’s shocks like those that make the provincial championship …

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VIDEO: Highlights Of Aidan O’Shea’s Performance v Sligo

Aidan O’Shea produced one of the greatest ever performances seen in a Connacht Final last Sunday. 3-4 for a personal tally is simply phenomenal. That is more than the entire Donegal, Monaghan, or Cork teams could muster up in their respective provincial finals last weekend. This video captures O’Shea’s dominant display, with both scores and assists. Mayo’s emphatic victory over …

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Race To Reach Last 8 Hotting Up As Provincial Final Season Begins

With the provincial finals getting under way last Sunday, the thriller between Cork and Kerry signalled the beginning of the quest to claim a coveted place in the last 8. But are we any closer to finding out who will occupy the craved position of playing Championship football beyond July? The Football Championship is slowly creeping towards its most crucial …

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VIDEO: Outrageous Andy Moran Point v Galway

It was score of the weekend, and an early contender for point of the season. Over on the Pundit Arena GAA Facebook page, we have posted some outrageous scores, sent in by our readers, from the end-line with the outside of the boot. However, Mayo’s Andy Moran thought he wouldn’t bother with videoing it himself, so he did it in the …

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VIDEO: Aidan O’Shea Run Sees Galway Score Ridiculous Own Goal

This was more like watching the Irish international defence… Galway made a bit of an arse of themselves yesterday as, with a powerful Aidan O’Shea thundering towards goal, they seemed to get just a tad panicked. Mayo man O’Shea came through the defence like a train and looked to be on for a finish until he lost control of the …

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In The Words Of The Saw Doctors, “Will Galway Bate Mayo?”

Can the tribesmen undermine Mayo’s dominance of the Connacht Championship and register a Galway victory?  In The Saw Doctors 1992 classic song, ‘The Hay Wrap’, the protagonist asks ‘will Galway bate Mayo?’. A respondent replies negatively, ‘Not if they have Willie Joe [Padden], they haven’t a hope of beatin’ Mayo’. The negative outlook demonstrated in that number one hit, you did …

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Five Talking Points from the Opening Weekend of the National Football League

The 2015 National Football League kicked off this weekend without much of a fuss. There were no major incidents to grab the headlines but here are five talking points from the opening weekend of GAA action for 2015. ___________________________________________________________________________ Mayo For Sam 2015? We start off on a bit of sarcastic note as the annual ‘Mayo For Sam’ campaign gathered …

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