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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

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Article originally published March 22, 2019. _____ Uncompromising, unforgiving, unrelenting… The great Meath team of the late 1980s is known by many as one of the toughest sides to ever play Gaelic football. With stars like O’Rourke, O’Malley, Flynn, Foley and O’Connell, none epitomised this great team as much as full-back and leader, Mick Lyons. That Meath team of the …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round Five

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Welcome to the final round in our selection of the greatest All-Star winning midfielder in Gaelic football.  Today’s final round involves a Dublin legend, a Royal County doctor as well as a midfielder known more for his managerial credentials to today’s younger audience. Here are our selections for the final round. _____ Brian Mullins [Dublin] When talk turns to the …

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The Story Of How Two Meath Managers Almost Came To Blows

Sean Boylan is an icon of Gaelic games and arguably the greatest Gael to hail from the Royal County of Meath. Known more for his exploits on the hurling field, the Meath county board surprised everyone back in 1983 when they took a gamble on the relatively unknown and untested Boylan, giving him the manager’s job during a period where …

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Games In Meath To Go Ahead As Club Confirms Case Of Covid-19

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A GAA club in Meath has confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling to Italy on holiday.  Simonstown Gaels GFC released a statement which explained that two members travelled to Italy and agreed to self-isolate on their return to Ireland. The second player has shown no symptoms but remains in isolation. The full statement …

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The Lost Identity Of Meath Football & How To Rediscover It

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Over the past two decades, Meath football has seen somewhat of a downturn in fortunes. There was an All-Ireland semi-final appearance in 2007 and 2009, as well as their Leinster Championship victory in 2010. But ultimately, since their All-Ireland final defeat to Galway in 2001, the glory days have long since left them. Before that, it’s important to remember that …

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Successful Season Making Meath All The More Hungrier

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After a number of years in relative wilderness, Meath stepped out of the shadows in 2019 to announce themselves as a force in Gaelic football once more.  The Royals won six of their seven Allianz Football League games en route to a Division 2 final appearance that resulted in promotion to Division 1 for the first time in 13 seasons. …

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The Division Of Dublin Needs To Be Seriously Examined

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Celebrations continue in Dublin’s fair city as fans and players alike come to terms with the county’s historic fifth successive All-Ireland win.  Having rounded off the decade with seven All-Ireland titles, rumours are circulating that a host of players may ride off into the sunset. However, according to Colm O’Rourke, it won’t matter if the elder statesmen walk away or not, …

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Inter-County Stars Discuss Super 8s & Tiered Championships

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The inter-county season has officially ended and as the long days stretch into the early evenings we can sit back, relax and look forward to a new decade of football in 2020. Dublin are champions for the fifth year in succession and the rest of Ireland will be gunning to stop their championship streak of 37 games without defeat. However, …

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Pundit Arena Roundtable: Inter-County Stars Predict All-Ireland Final

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All week long we’ve been speaking to some of the stars of the inter-county game to get their thoughts on tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final involving Dublin and Kerry. Dublin are attempting to achieve and unprecedented fifth successive title while Kerry look to stop Jim Gavin’s side and extend their place atop the roll of honour with 38 titles. We also …

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Mickey Burke Has His Say On The Future Of Football & Hurling

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All-Ireland final weekend is finally upon us. In two days, Dublin and Kerry go head-to-head in a Sam Maguire decider that means so much to both counties given what’s on the line. All week-long as part of of our Pundit Arena Roundtable we’ve been speaking to inter-county stars from each corner of the country and getting their thoughts this weekend’s …

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Moran Returns As Kerry Name Team For Final Super 8s Battle

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Kerry manager Peter Keane has named his team for Saturday’s Super 8s clash with Meath at Pairc Tailteann in Navan.  The Kerry team named to start shows just one change to the side which secured a draw with Donegal in Croke Park two weeks ago. The change sees David Moran returning to midfield alongside Adrian Spillane which means that Diarmuid …

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TV Details Announced For Final Round Of The Super 8s

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Come Sunday evening, we will know the four teams set to compete for Sam Maguire following the final round of the Super 8s. Group 2 is already set in stone with Tyrone and Dublin meeting in what is essentially a dead-rubber game while Cork and Roscommon fight it out to avoid the wooden spoon. Meanwhile, it’s fair to say most …

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Conclusions As Mayo Ride Their Luck To Pull Away From Meath

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Meath 0-14 Mayo 2-17 Reporting by Michael Corry in Croke Park Meath put up a great showing in Croke Park this afternoon but it was Mayo who pulled away in the closing stages to keep their All-Ireland semi-final hopes alive. Andy McEntee’s side were arguably the better team for most of the game but were left to rue a missed …

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