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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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RTÉ Release Powerful Video To Mark Return Of Sunday Game

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The sun is shining, the ground is hardening, summer is almost upon us. That should signal the return of the GAA Championship season, however, that unfortunately is not the case. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GAA season as we know it is canceled for 2020 though there still remains a slight chance that we will see some action in …

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“Normal People” Star Still Harbours Hopes Of Return To GAA

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Normal People star, Paul Mescal, remains hopeful that he will one day be able to return to GAA club duty, however, the former Kildare minor captain admits it is unlikely given the trajectory of his career thus far. The Maynooth actor made headlines around the nation following the premiere of the much-discussed Irish-based TV drama which aired on BBC and …

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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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Joe Brolly’s Intriguing Take On Live Punditry That Was Rejected By RTÉ

Interview originally published on January 17, 2020. _____ Joe Brolly addressed the media following his unveiling as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit and the former Sunday Game analyst was as riveting and engaging as expected.  The 1993 All-Ireland winner was controversially axed by RTÉ in the wake of last year’s drawn All-Ireland final. His relationship with the state broadcaster dated …

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Joe Brolly Doesn’t Mince His Words As He Discusses RTÉ Fallout

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Joe Brolly is back. Well, that didn’t take long. Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the straight-talking Derry man, he goes and shocks us all, returning under the one pretence he so valiantly protested against. A pay-per-view subscription service. Yes, Brolly has been announced as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit ahead of their coverage of the 2020 …

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Joe Brolly Announced As Eir Sport GAA Pundit

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Joe Brolly will make his return to TV screens over the coming months after it was announced that he’d be taking up a role with eir Sport for the Allianz Football League.  The broadcaster has confirmed that the 1993 All-Ireland winner will be part of their panel of pundits for the upcoming league campaign. The Derry man had been working …

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“You’re Entitled To Your Own Opinions But Not Your Own Facts”

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Dublin GAA CEO John Costello has hit out at RTÉ’s decision to air a Prime Time investigation into the county’s funding just a few days after completing their historic five-in-a-row. Ahead of next week’s Dublin GAA convention, Costello has published his annual report which expresses strong views on the decision taken by the national broadcaster. Costello questioned both the standards …

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“It’s Just A Terrible Performance Lads, Let’s Call It What It Is”

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Ireland recorded a 35-0 victory over Russia on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s team earned a bonus-point in the win, scoring five-tries against an aggressive but limited Russian side. Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all scored tries. However, it wasn’t entirely convincing. Ireland were solid, but lacked much spark, committing a …

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“Lads, If We Were On Japanese TV, We’d Have No Problem Pointing Out The Excellence Of Their Performance”

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Ireland fell to a bruising 19-12 defeat to Japan on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup. The hosts blitzed Joe Schmidt’s team in a relentless, breathless performance. At one stage of the match, Ireland were ahead 12-3. They scored two tries in the opening 22 minutes. However, at full-time, when it mattered, Japan had raced into a 19-12 lead. The …

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“I Thought He Was Really Poor” – Donal Lenihan Piles Pressure On Gardner

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Following World Rugby’s extraordinary statement about the standard of refereeing in the Rugby World Cup earlier this week, all eyes will be on Angus Gardner during today’s meeting of Ireland and Japan. The Australian referee was highly criticised following his performance during the opening round clash between France and Argentina as the Northern Hemisphere side were penalised 12 times, including …

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Eamon Dunphy Launches Attack On RTE Over Joe Brolly Replay Omission

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Former RTE soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has strongly criticised the broadcaster for their decision to remove Joe Brolly from their All-Ireland final replay panel.  The Derry native will be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for Saturday’s clash between Kerry and Dublin following comments he made during their original encounter earlier this month. Brolly accused referee David Gough of …

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Joe Brolly Reportedly Parts Ways With RTE After Replay Omission

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Joe Brolly will no longer appear on RTE’s The Sunday Game after being left out of their panel for the All-Ireland final replay, according to a report in the Irish News.  The broadcaster announced earlier this week that the controversial pundit would be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for their coverage of the highly-anticipated replay between Kerry and …

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Joe Brolly Replaced By RTÉ For All-Ireland Final Replay

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RTÉ will replace Joe Brolly for this Saturday’s All-Ireland football final replay with Stephen Rochford set to take his place on the panel alongside Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane.  As first reported by the Irish Examiner, Rochford, who previously managed Mayo and is currently part of the Donegal management team, impressed while on punditry duty during last month’s All-Ireland semi-final …

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