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Shane Long Explains How He Chose Soccer Over Hurling

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We all know by now that Shane Long used to play hurling. His exploits in the GAA’s small-ball code have been well documented since his meteoric rise from Cork City teenager to Premier League star. The Gortnahoe-Glengoole man played two years county minor with Tipperary before concentrating on his burgeoning soccer career. Tipperary hurling’s loss was Irish football’s gain as …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2019 Irish Sporting Calendar

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2019 will be an incredible year for sport and to ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. January 2019 26/27th: The Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues begin _____ February 2019 1st: Ireland v England – Women’s Six Nations 2nd: Ireland v England – Six Nations 8th: Scotland v …

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Gaelic Games Overtakes Soccer As Ireland’s Favourite Sport

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Gaelic Games has leap-frogged soccer into pole position as the favourite sport in Ireland, according to the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index (TSSI) 2018. The TSSI is a survey carried out between 1,000 people nationally to assess the attitude of Irish people towards various different sports. The results show that Gaelic Games is now the country’s favourite sport with 21% …

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RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Nominees Confirmed

2018 has been a tremendous year for Irish sport. While it hasn’t quite gone to plan for some more high-profile competitors such as Conor McGregor and the Irish football team, the depth of success for Ireland across many codes of sport is a testament to that. One of the significant recognitions of this glory comes at the RTÉ Sports Awards …

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Watch: Alex Ferguson Delivers Intense, Sweary Team Talk Before Arsenal Match

Arsene Wenger’s bombshell announcement of his impending departure from Arsenal has brought into focus his 22-year legacy at the club. While written about in more detail elsewhere, the first decade of his reign was defined by the Frenchman’s rivalry with then-Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, who’s Red Devils had a stranglehold on English football. Armed with his revolutionary views on …

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Carlow GAA Forced To Call Out Soccer Club Over Absurd Text Message


Carlow GAA are dead right here… It’s fair to say that modern Ireland is an extremely ecumenical community in a sporting sense. The GAA’s Rule 27, better know as ‘The Ban’, is well and truly dead, having been abolished in 1971. This outlawed members of the Association from taking part in ‘foreign games’, or indeed attending such matches. Since then …

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Large Attendances Show League Of Ireland Is Winning Fans Over

The League of Ireland returned with a bang last week, as Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers played out a cracker in front of a full house at Dalymount and a national audience live on RTÉ. The levels of enthusiasm surrounding the first round of games was always going to be difficult to maintain, but on Friday evening there were numbers to suggest …

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Tributes Pour In For Former Ireland Midfielder Liam Miller

Tributes have been pouring in for former Ireland international midfielder Liam Miller who died on Friday following a battle with cancer aged just 36 Miller’s former clubs, Manchester United, Celtic, Hibernian, Sunderland, Leeds United, and Cork City have extended condolences to the Cork native’s family in the last few hours, while a host of other clubs from the League of …

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