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Weight Of Expectation May Have Stunted Kerry Hero’s Growth

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Kerry were on the ropes last weekend as the minutes ticked down towards the end of the All-Ireland final. Five points down with 15 minutes remaining, it looked as though Dublin would cruise home in a predictable fashion. However, the game was soon flipped on its head. Shane Ryan batted away Paddy Small’s effort before Tommy Walsh flicked the ball …

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Fitzmaurice on Spillane: “He Reminds Me A Bit Of Donald Trump”

Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Éamonn Fitzmaurice sat down with the Irish Examiner for his first in-depth interview since 2014 and he didn’t hold back when discussing GAA punditry and Pat Spillane in particular.  During the interview, which can be found in today’s paper, the former Kerry senior football manager touched on many subjects including his successor Peter Keane and the county’s battles with Dublin. …

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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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Is 2017 The Year Mayo Football Will Overcome The Curse?

Despite an unconvincing campaign this season, is it finally Mayo’s chance to overcome the curse that has haunted them for 66 years? September 23, 1951 was the last time a Mayo captain had his hands on Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan stand, will Cillian O’Connor be there on the September 17, 2017 to claim that ever elusive …

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GAA: Ten Annoying Things In Today’s Media

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 11/7/2015 Dublin vs Limerick Sky Sports reported Damien Lawlor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

People had plenty to say about Tommy Carr on yesterday’s commentary. There is an abundance of good personalities in the GAA word, but here we point out ten things that annoy us in the current media.  1. References To League Divisions During Championship “This is a Division 1 team against a Division 3 team” and “this is the difference between …

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5 Moments That Defined The Kerry – Tyrone Rivalry

Kerry and Tyrone will lock horns once more tomorrow Although Kerry and Tyrone only met for the first time in the championship in 1986, the rivalry between the counties is intense. In a rivalry that has spanned the first fifteen years of the 21st century, Mickey Harte and Tyrone got under the skin of football’s aristocrats by deploying tactics that were both innovative …

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The Evolution of Pat Spillane

We look back on how Pat Spillane’s punditry has evolved As pundits go, Pat Spillane is one of the most outspoken. He seems to revel in controversy, using madcap metaphors to describe what he has just witnessed on the football field. In doing so Pat has brought new phrases, such as puke and shiite football, to the GAA lexicon. Pat’s incessant competition with Joe …

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Can The Sunday Game Be Saved?

Time and time again this summer The Sunday Game has caused more controversy than the games they’re showing. If it’s not Fermanagh player Tomas Corrigan bemoaning his county’s coverage, its people being more interested in the sartorial decisions of the panellists than what they are saying. How can these shows be taken seriously? Can they be really saved? Here’s a …

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VIDEO: The Sunday Game Panel At It Already

Brolly, Spillane and O’Rourke…. RTÉ brought out the big guns to start off this summer’s live coverage of the championship, and it’s fair to say they didn’t let us down. When Joe Brolly, slouched comfortbaly in his chair, brought up the topic of Michael Murphy, it’s fair to say the debate erupted. Although Colm O’Rourke started the disagreement, he looked up …

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