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Pandemic Further Complicates The Issues Surrounding Inter-County GAA

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Following the news that Jack McCaffrey has stepped away from inter-county football, could we see more talent walk away ahead of this year’s unique knockout championship? Issues surrounding inter-county time commitments have been widely discussed over recent months with roughly 60 inter-county players from around the country deciding to opt-out ahead of the 2020 season. Remember, this was pre-pandemic. There …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Poll: Vote For Your Early Contender For Footballer Of The Year


This year’s Senior All Ireland championship has thrown up few shocks as Dublin prove to be the favourites to march on to their fifth title in a row.  Jim Gavin’s side conquered Leinster with ease, despite being pushed by Cork, Kerry triumphed in the Munster championship and Ulster was as competitive as ever though Donegal were crowned back-to-back champions. In …

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Conclusions As Clinical Donegal Swat Aside Tyrone Challenge

Tyrone 0-15 Donegal 1-16 Donegal are through to the 2019 Ulster SFC final following a convincing win over Tyrone at Breffni Park this evening.  In truth, four points flattered Tyrone who were second best from the get-go of this highly-anticipated encounter. Donegal, however, were brilliant throughout in particular their forward unit who ran Tyrone ragged all afternoon. Here are our …

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Corry’s Corner: Donegal Are Wasting Michael Murphy’s Talents

September 23, 2012 It’s All-Ireland final day in Croke Park and Gaelic football’s showpiece event has taken on an extra special meaning. There was no Kerry for just the second time in eight years. Dublin had faltered, while Cork and Tyrone had regressed. Donegal faced Mayo in a game that guaranteed history. Either Mayo were finally going to break the …

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Allianz League Final Preview: Murphy The Man To Manhandle Meath

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The Allianz Football League Division 2 Final throws up plenty of questions in what is possibly the most intriguing of all the finals taking place this weekend. Meath head into the game safe in the knowledge that top-tier status is secured for 2020 but they’ve gone six from seven en route to the final with their only loss coming against …

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Donegal To Be Without Three Key Players For First Half Of League

After 2017 ended with a bitterly disappointing 15-point defeat to Galway in round four of the qualifiers, a big twelve months await for the Tir Conaill men. Now under the management of Declan Bonnar for the 2018 season, the men from the north-west are in preparations for another year in Division 1 of the National Football League. With away trips …

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National Football League: Team Of The Season So Far

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With promotion and relegation settled after some great football, all that remains in question is to whom the silverware is awarded. The respective divisional finals will be played between, Dublin and Kerry, Kildare and Galway, Louth and Tipperary and Westmeath and Wexford. This spring saw all but the bottom division go right down to the wire in terms of promotion …

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Wales Rugby Legend Shane Williams Make GAA Debut In Harsh Conditions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 18: Wing Shane Williams looks on during a Wales IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session at Mt Smart Stadium on October 18, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Wales international winger Shane Williams received the full GAA treatment on his football debut on Thursday. The 39-year-old has been taking part in reality TV show The Toughest Trade this week which has seen him training and playing with Glenswilly in Donegal, with Donegal captain Michael Murphy travelling to France to train with Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. Williams …

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Five Key Men For This Weekend’s GAA Action

It is a big weekend of GAA action with two massive All-Ireland football quarter-finals on Saturday and the first of the hurling semi-finals on Sunday. Here we pick who we think will be five key men over the three games. Derek McGrath – Waterford Why pick a manager? Is it not all about the players on the pitch? Not in …

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Five Talking Points From Donegal v Cork

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Donegal vs Cork Donegal's Paddy McBrearty and Eoin Cadogan of Cork Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Donegal got back on track after losing the Ulster final. They now have the daunting task of beating Dublin having coming from behind to beat Cork in yesterday’s qualifier. Here are five talking points. Donegal Are Not Getting The Best Out Of Michael Murphy It was the Patrick McBreatry show in Croke Park yesterday. While Donegal fans will be delighted …

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Five Reasons Why The Ulster Football Final Was Such A Disappointment

Donegal's Colm McFadden dejected Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

‘The home of Sexy Football’ was how we described Ulster Football on our weekly podcasts over the last few weeks. We talked up yesterday’s Ulster final as ‘The Game Of The Summer So Far?’ and described our reasons for justified optimism. But that optimism soon changed to pessimism. Listening to Bernard Flynn on RTÉ radio after the game, one could …

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