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Kieran McGeeney Believes The GAA Should Extend The National League

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Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has called upon the GAA to scrap pre-season competitions like the McKenna Cup in favour of extending the National League. Despite Armagh’s impressive early season form that has seen them win all three of their McKenna Cup group games, McGeeney feels that teams would benefit more from home and away league matches rather than the traditional …

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Darragh Canavan To Make First Tyrone Senior Start On Sunday

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Darragh Canavan, son of the legendary Tyrone player, Peter, will make his first senior start for the county against Ulster University in the McKenna Cup this weekend. Canavan was the star for the county’s U17 side in last year’s championship, scoring 1-03 against Roscommon alone in Croke Park. News emerged last month that he had joined the senior ranks for …

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The Workload That The Donegal Footballers Have To Undergo Is Insane

Donegal got the better of Armagh in Saturday’s Dr McKenna Cup semi-final on a scoreline of 0-20 to 1-10 to reach the competition final where they will play Tyrone. The weather has wreaked havoc in the pre-season tournament with Donegal having their group game with Monaghan postponed as well as this semi-final being pushed back 96 hours due to inclement …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Munster SHL Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 29/1/2017 Limerick vs Cork Cork manager Kieran Kingston after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The first piece of silverware for the 2017 season was handed out to Kerry when they beat Limerick to claim the McGrath Cup after extra-time two Sundays ago.  This weekend, it was the turn of the other provinces to hand out their pre-season trophies for football and hurling, while the Munster Senior Hurling League final was also decided upon. Here’s …

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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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Video: Antrim Player Scores Outrageously Slick Lob Against Queen’s

It is only January, and we didn’t think we would be saying this, but the McKenna Cup is making all the GAA headlines. Preseason tournaments are usually for offering fringe players a chance to impress, and to give teams an opportunity to gel before the league. But so far, the McKenna Cup is producing figurative drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. Last …

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GAA History To Be Made In Tonight’s McKenna Cup Clash

Maggie Farrelly is set to become the first female referee to take charge of a game in a senior men’s intercounty competition this evening, when Fermanagh take on St Mary’s at Garvaghey. Pre-season tournaments such as the McKenna Cup rarely garner huge interest other than offering an indication of how teams’ preparations for the league are coming along. However, Farrelly’s appointment ensures …

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