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Michael Duignan Hits Out At GAA Over Inter-County Training Row


Offaly GAA chairman Michael Duignan has strongly criticised the GAA and inter-county managers over the issue of players training with their counties during the club window.  While inter-county training is not permitted before September 14, GAA President John Horan stated last week that the Association have no intention of imposing penalties on teams should they resume training prior to that …

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Recalling The Infamous 2012 Semi-Final From Lar Corbett’s Perspective

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“It was hard to believe how poor Tipperary were. This was their biggest championship defeat since 1897, I don’t know what was going on, it was confusing and embarrassing.”  Those were some the thoughts of RTÉ commentator Michael Duignan on the Sunday Game on the evening of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Tipperary – All-Ireland champions in 2010 and finalists …

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Michael Duignan Reveals Why Kilkenny Won’t Win Another All-Ireland Under Cody

Former All-Ireland winner with Offaly turned RTÉ pundit Michael Duignan has claimed that Brian Cody will not be able to win another Liam MacCarthy Cup with Kilkenny. Duignan has also pinpointed where he feels the Cats have gone wrong in recent seasons – ear-marking a lack of stability in defence. Writing in his Irish Daily Mail on Sunday column (via Extra.ie), Duignan …

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The Top Five Controversies Of The 2017 GAA Championship

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s been one of the most controversial summers in the GAA’s history. We’ve seen a lot of high profile appeals and suspensions. 2017 has been highly entertaining; the entertainment has provided drama that has not always been positive. There have been a number of negative episodes and here we rank the top five so far. 5. Sliotar Thief Cork hurling’s revival …

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Duignan Hits Out At Davy’s ‘Sinister’ Comments About RTÉ Analysts

The latest manager v analyst spat in the GAA world took another twist on Wednesday as Michael Duignan took to Morning Ireland to hit back at Davy Fitzgerald’s latest comments – calling the Wexford manager’s statements ‘sinister’. In an emotional outburst in the wake to Wexford’s loss to Waterford, Davy took aim at Duignan and Henry Shefflin over their criticism …

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Five Potential Candidates For The Vacant Offaly Hurling Managerial Role

On Monday, the now-former Offaly Senior hurling manager Kevin Ryan resigned from his position after just eight months in charge.  Overall, 2017 has been a year to forget for the Faithful County as they were comprehensively beaten by Galway in the Leinster SHC semi-final on a scoreline of 0-33 to 1-11, before bowing out of the qualifiers after a 24-point defeat …

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GAA Hit Back At Michael Duignan Criticism Of Sky Deal

Following on from his criticism during The Sunday Game last week, the GAA have hit back at Michael Duignan. Croke Park stadium and commercial director, Peter McKenna has questioned the legitimacy of Duignan’s claims. The Offaly man took it upon himself to represent the free-to-air supporters following the Waterford and Kilkenny game. Many supporters were left angered by the fact that …

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Watch: Michael Duignan Lays Into Sky Deal On Sunday Game

The latest instalment of the controversial agreement between Sky Sports and the GAA saw an indignant Michael Duignan call it a ‘disgrace’. The deal itself began in 2014, and saw the British broadcasting behemoth secure rights to the sport for the very first time. The paid digital service receiving exclusive championship games caused much consternation as the days of a fee-to-air monopoly …

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Three Years Ago Today, The Anthony Nash Penalty Was Ended Forever

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final 8/9/2013 Cork vs Clare Clare goal keeper Patrick Kelly saves a penalty from Cork's Anthony Nash Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For the bones of a year between 2013 and 2014, one rule was discussed far more than others in the hurling world. On the June 8,  2014, the Anthony Nash penalty was ended forever. Anthony Nash scored his first ever senior inter-county hurling championship penalty in 2012. This particular fixture was a qualifier match in which Cork toppled Wexford. Cork …

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Michael Duignan Blasts The ‘Horrific’ Sharing Of WhatsApp Messages About The Tipperary Hurlers

Michael Duignan has ferociously condemned the circulation of rumours about the Tipperary hurling panel via WhatsApp messages which swept the country this week.  The messages that were shared spread unsavoury rumours about the personal lives and families of named players within the Tipperary camp. Speaking to Darren Frehill on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland this morning, the Offaly legend slammed …

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Video: Michael Duignan’s Son Has Some Serious Hurling Skills

Seán Duignan, son of former Offaly great Michael, has proved that the future of hurling for the Faithful is bright. The two-time All-Ireland winner sent us this video of his son showing off some serious freestyle skills, finishing with a composed strike against the crossbar. The Ballinamere/Durrow man showed that he is definitely one to watch for the future. Thanks to …

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