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Dublin Edge Past Meath After Penalties In O’Byrne Semi-Final

For the second weekend in a row, a penalty shootout was required to decide the winner in the preseason competitions, as Dublin edged past Meath to reach the O’Byrne Cup final.  The game finished 1-12 apiece after normal time with the All Ireland champions prevailing 3-1 in the penalty competition, which was introduced instead of extra time. Ballyboden St Endas’ club man, …

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All The Results From The Opening Matches Of The New GAA Season

We’re back, baby! After an incredibly short off-season, 24 inter-county teams were laced up and out on the field today as the pre-season competitions kicked off. With a dozen matches on the cards, it was a busy day in Munster and Leinster as the 2018 season began before the New Year’s Eve celebrations did. In hurling, there was a good …

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Denis Bastick Set To Prolong Dublin Career

Denis Bastick Dublin

Denis Bastick looks set to commit to Dublin’s attempt for a third successive All-Ireland title after coach Paul Clarke suggested he won’t be dislodged from the panel. According to the Independent, stand-in boss Clarke who lifted the O’Byrne Cup on Sunday suggested Bastick is in line to prolong his Dublin career. Many had expected the Templeogue Synge Street clubman to call …

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Previewing The Midweek GAA Action

GAA Dr. McKenna Cup Round 1, Breffni Park, Cavan 8/1/2017 Cavan vs Tyrone Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

The pre-season GAA action continues at a strangely fast pace this week, as the various provinces seem to be in a rush to get these competitions out of the way. While it seems only the die-hards attend these games, they are important for any young players trying to break into their county’s panels for the National Leagues. With time running out …

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Previewing The 12 Midweek GAA Fixtures In Hurling And Football

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 1, Parnell Park, Dublin 8/1/2017 Dublin vs DCU Dublin's Michael Deegan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne GAA

There are a dozen games in the various GAA pre-season competitions this week with 11 games taking place tonight and one hurling tie in the Walsh Cup Thursday night. Here’s how we think the games will go. McGrath Cup: Limerick v Clare Clare made 10 changes from the side that beat Waterford including the return of Gary Brennan. For Limerick, …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From The Opening Week Of The Season

Dublin DCU GAA

The 2017 GAA season got underway last week as Dublin faced off with Carlow in the Walsh Cup. However, the weekend saw the first slate of games as a number of counties got their seasons underway. Here are our five talking points from the weekend’s action Davy’s Back Wexford enjoyed an easy win over UCD in Davy Fitzgerald’s first game …

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Another Year Of Mediocrity For Meath?

Mick O'Dowd - Meath football manager.

It was only six years ago when Meath hit Dublin for five in Croke Park, but the thought of that happening again is a fairytale for most Royals supporters – the question is, where has it all gone wrong? A traditional superpower, and genuine GAA royalty – but Meath haven’t looked like challenging for anything since they lay down and let …

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Lean And Mean Mickey Burke Shows Off New Meath Jersey

It’s that time of year again. This weekend sees the kick-off of the 2016 National Football League campaign, which gives us both an injection of competitiveness and interest following the nationwide pre-season tournaments. It also puts the game under the experimental microscope, where we see new players, new tactics and new kits. Only a few days ago came news of …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Joel Slattery looks at all the major talking points from a weekend of GAA action which has shocked some while others were simply taught a lesson. _____ Clare Produce The Shock Of The Year (So Far) The first big shock of the season came in Killarney as Clare defeated an experimental Kerry side in what was the Banner’s first victory …

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GAA: Is The O’Byrne Cup A Glorified Distraction?

With the month of January almost up, many inter-county football teams have already tasted cup competition. The final of the O’Byrne cup takes place this Sunday between Kildare and Dublin in Newbridge at 2.00 pm. With these competitions starting so early in the year, inter-county players are forced out in the harsh December and January cold. Considering the All-Ireland final was …

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