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Venues And Times Confirmed For Football and Hurling Qualifiers

The GAA have announced the details of the Round 4 qualifiers of the senior football championship as well as the preliminary quarter-final clashes in the hurling. Portlaoise will play host to a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon as Roscommon face Armagh at 3 pm before Cork and Tyrone go head-to-head at 5 pm. Sky Sports will have coverage of the second …

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Revealed: The Draw For Round 3B Of The Football Qualifiers

Conor McManus football qualifiers

The race for the Sam Maguire rumbles on after another weekend of championship action. While perhaps there are higher profile teams in the ‘A’ side of the qualifiers draw, we may yet see an All-Ireland Football Championship bolter emerge from the other half. This weekend, Monaghan had enough to see off Wexford, with Seamus McEnaney unable to overcome his native …

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We Now Know The Draw For Round 4A Of The Football Qualifiers

Mayo Qualifiers football

Roscommon shocked Galway in the Connacht football final today in Salthill, as the Tribesmen were downed at home in a game that everyone expected them to win. Kevin McStay’s side can now plan for Croke Park in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, but Galway must plot for the qualifiers. The men in maroon heading for the back door means that there is …

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Twitter Reacts To Waterford’s Historic Win Over Kilkenny

Waterford and Kilkenny gave us another game that will long in the memories of everyone who witnessed it. After an amazing 90 minutes of hurling, the Munster men won 4-23 to 2-22 Coming into this Thurles showdown, Waterford had not beaten Kilkenny since 1959. Last year proved that they are getting closer before today’s result was a watershed moment for …

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All The Results From Saturday’s Hurling And Football Qualifiers

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 1, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/7/2017 Tipperary vs Westmeath Tipperary’s Patrick Maher in action against Westmeath’s Paul Greville

Saturday saw a host of hurling and football qualifiers as eight teams saw their summers come to an end. In hurling, Waterford had too much for Offaly in a mismatch in Tullamore, breaking away in the first half to ease into the next round. Dublin emphatically saw off Laois in Parnell Park, Tipperary overcame Westmeath after a late rally and Kilkenny …

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Much Anticipated Draws For Hurling And Football Qualifiers Made


One of the most anticipated draws in the history of hurling qualifiers was made this morning on RTÉ Radio 1, with three of last year’s All-Ireland semi-finalists involved. The unlikely run of Cork to the Munster final has left Tipperary and Waterford dumped into the back door, while a Wexford renaissance ensured that Kilkenny must face the qualifier route for …

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Draw Made For Round 2A Of The Football Qualifiers

Mayo football qualifiers

There were some heavy hitters in this morning’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier draw, as the line-up for Round 2A was confirmed. Following losses in their  provincial semi-finals, Mayo and Donegal were the teams to avoid as they look to rebuild their seasons after losses to Galway and Tyrone respectively. However, for Laois, Longford, Sligo and Derry who came through …

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All The Results From Today’s Round 1A Football Qualifiers


It was very much a case of do-or-die for eight counties today in the first round of the All-Ireland Football Championship qualifiers. The ‘A’ side of the draw produced wins today for Derry, Longford, Laois and Sligo. Derry overcame a tricky test in Waterford to bounce back after a harrowing defeat to Tyrone. Like Cork three weeks ago, the Ulster side …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The Weekend’s Football Qualifiers

This weekend sees the opening round of the All-Ireland football qualifiers with four games taking place on Saturday. For a quartet of counties, they will have the dubious honour of being among the first teams knocked out of the championship. While the eight counties involved this weekend are more than likely not going to see the later stages of the …

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Opinion: Could Three At The Back Be The Perfect Fit For Ireland?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With another year drawing to a close, Martin O’Neill oversaw eighteen international games and deployed several different formations in 2016. However one personal favourite of the Derryman has yet to feature in his three years in charge. With three months until Ireland’s next game, he has plenty of time to mull over a potentially exciting system. The ‘three at the back’ …

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Why Tonight’s Game Against Oman Should Not Be About Robbie Keane

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland applauds supporters during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 18, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Tonight in the Aviva Stadium, our country bids farewell to the greatest goalscorer we have ever produced. Robbie Keane, with 67 goals (and counting!) to his name on the international stage will take to the hallowed Lansdowne Road turf for the final time. He will probably rattle the net a few more times for good measure and old times’ sake. …

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Ranking The Top Ten Clashes Between Kilkenny And Tipperary

Tipperary Kilkenny

Kilkenny and Tipperary face off on Sunday afternoon in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final. Two old foes clash once again, in a tie that many are already billing as a classic before the ball has been thrown in. And who can blame them? Recent games suggest that Sunday will be a humdinger. We look back at and rank the best ten …

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Venues Announced For The Next Round Of The All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

football hurling GAA DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: General View showing the exterior of Croke Park prior to the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and France at Croke Park on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The venues have been announced for the next round of All-Ireland Football Championship qualifiers, which were drawn this morning. Clare vs Roscommon. Cork vs Donegal. Mayo vs Westmeath. Derry vs Tipperary. Saturday July 23 Round 4A Qualifiers Clare v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 3.00pm (Sky Sports) Referee: TBC (ET if necessary) — Clare Gaa (@GaaClare) July 18, 2016 Confirmed Mayo play …

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