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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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Rian O’Neill On Legendary Links And Growing Up Football-Mad

Rian O'Neill

Armagh’s latest eye-catching attacker Rian O’Neill is deservedly receiving a lot of plaudits given his recent performances and so it comes as little surprise when you learn that stardom is in his blood.  The Crossmaglen Rangers man has registered 0-17 so far in this year’s Allianz League campaign and has been a key asset in Armagh’s push for promotion to …

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In An Era Where Sensationalism Sells – Be More Like Oisin

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There was a lot of love in the air for Oisin McConville following his appearance on RTÉ’s Allianz League Sunday highlights show. The Armagh legend has always been straight-talking and insightful, however, his time on-air with RTÉ has been limited over the last number of years despite the fact that he’s a regular fixture during BBC NI’s Ulster Championship coverage. …

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Concern For Burns After Armagh Star Reportedly Left Game In Ambulance

Jarlath Óg Burns

Armagh star Jarlath Óg Burns was hospitalised following Sunday’s loss to Cavan in Clones, according to a report in today’s Irish Sun. The paper is reporting that the youngster was still suffering from the effects of a concussion that was picked up during last weekend’s draw. However, during the week the county denied that Burns was concussed. Speaking to The …

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Oisín McConville Opens Up On “Moral Dilemma” Playing With Gambling Sponsorship On Jersey

AIB GAA Football All Ireland Senior Club Championship 17/3/2011 Crossmaglen Rangers Oisin McConville celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Last weekend, the GAA Congress voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning sponsorship from gambling companies. This was well received, after several high profile players in recent years opened up about their gambling addictions, including Oisín McConville. The former Armagh star has candidly talked about his struggles on numerous occasions, and today was giving his thoughts to Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 about the news from …

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GAA Congress Votes Overwhelmingly To Ban Gambling Sponsorship


In recent years, there have been some high profile examples of top GAA players struggling with gambling problems. The likes of Cathal McCarron and Oisín McConville have been quite vocal on their issues. Today, the GAA have made a major statement on the issue at Congress by voting overwhelmingly to ban sponsorship by gambling companies. The motion was brought forward by Mick …

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We’re Only Seeing The Very Tip Of Ireland’s Gambling Iceberg

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 20: The Sun falls behind the stand during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at Croke Park on March 20, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It seems that every week now a new GAA player is coming out with a story of his problem gambling. Oisín McConville set the ball rolling and the stories have been coming thick and fast since. A disease that is virtually undetectable until it is too late, the gambling bug is rife in Ireland in general. Watch any sports event on TV and …

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GAA’s Biggest Underachievers: Armagh

In the first of a series of articles examining the major underachievers of the GAA world, Killian Healy takes a look back at the Armagh teams between 2000-2008.   Armagh achievements from 2000-2008 – Won All-Ireland at U21 level in 2004 – Won the NFL in 2005 – Won 2 Ulster U21 Championships, 2004 & 2007 – Won 6 Ulster titles …

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Gambling – Modern Society’s Cancer?

When it comes to racing in Ireland, the odds are that someone, somewhere, is losing money they don’t have, for reasons they probably don’t even understand. Racing isn’t alone in this respect, and is certainly not the root of the problem. It is the impunity with which gambling companies act, preying on the vulnerable through the creation of false ideals …

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