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GAA Could Be Set To Overhaul Super 8s Structures

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The GAA may be about to change the Super 8s structures following criticism of the round-robin stage over the past two seasons.  At the GAA’s Central Council meeting over the weekend steps were taken to overhaul the Super 8s system. Round 1 games will remain as is with the four provincial champions facing teams that have come through the qualifier …

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Pundit Arena Roundtable: Inter-County Stars Predict All-Ireland Final

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All week long we’ve been speaking to some of the stars of the inter-county game to get their thoughts on tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final involving Dublin and Kerry. Dublin are attempting to achieve and unprecedented fifth successive title while Kerry look to stop Jim Gavin’s side and extend their place atop the roll of honour with 38 titles. We also …

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“They’ve Been A Huge Hit” – Conor McManus Defends Super 8s

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Monaghan star Conor McManus believes dead rubbers are inevitable in any group setup as he defended the structure of the Super 8s.  Gaelic Football fans shared their frustration at the system on Sunday as Dublin and Tyrone both fielded weaker teams for their final clash in Omagh, with both having already secured their semi-final places. Many have called for the …

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Dublin Take Down Tyrone As Diarmuid Connolly Returns To Action

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Tyrone 0-13 Dublin 1-16 It may have been a dead rubber in Omagh this afternoon but there was no shortage of excitement in the build-up when news filtered through that Diarmuid Connolly was set to make his first Championship appearance for Dublin in 686 days. As the action got underway it was Tyrone who struck first blood through Conal McCann …

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GAA Announce All-Ireland Semi-Final Times and TV Schedules

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The GAA has confirmed details for next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals involving Kerry, Mayo, Dublin and Tyrone.  Kerry sealed their spot as Group 1 winners yesterday with a 2-18 to 1-13 over a gallant Meath side in Páirc Tailteann, Navan. The race to join Kerry came down to a straight shoot-out in Castlebar between Mayo and Donegal with the home side …

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Mayo Dump Donegal Out Of The Championship In Castlebar

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Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Mayo are back in an All-Ireland semi-final after defeating Donegal in their Super 8s shootout in Castlebar. Donegal started the brighter of the two sides in Castlebar and opened the scoring through Patrick McBrearty who collected a pass before jinking inside and firing over. Declan Bonner’s men made it two points from two shots moments later …

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Mayo Show Their Hand Ahead Of Donegal Clash

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James Horan has named his side ahead of tonight’s crunch clash against Donegal in the final round of the Super 8s.  Mayo need a win to qualify for the semi-final while Donegal need to avoid defeat which will be easier said than done considering the match is taking place in MacHale Park in Castlebar. Rob Hennelly will start in goals …

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Diarmuid Connolly Named On Dublin Bench For Tyrone Trip

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Diarmuid Connolly has been named among the substitutes for Dublin’s clash with Tyrone on Sunday. The St. Vincent’s man has not played for the All-Ireland champions since their Allianz League victory over Mayo in 2018 with his last Championship appearance coming in the 2017 All-Ireland final when he was sprung from the bench in the second half to play a …

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Moran Returns As Kerry Name Team For Final Super 8s Battle

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Kerry manager Peter Keane has named his team for Saturday’s Super 8s clash with Meath at Pairc Tailteann in Navan.  The Kerry team named to start shows just one change to the side which secured a draw with Donegal in Croke Park two weeks ago. The change sees David Moran returning to midfield alongside Adrian Spillane which means that Diarmuid …

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TV Details Announced For Final Round Of The Super 8s

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Come Sunday evening, we will know the four teams set to compete for Sam Maguire following the final round of the Super 8s. Group 2 is already set in stone with Tyrone and Dublin meeting in what is essentially a dead-rubber game while Cork and Roscommon fight it out to avoid the wooden spoon. Meanwhile, it’s fair to say most …

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Declan Bonner: “It Is A Ridiculous Rule That Needs To Change”

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For those who weren’t glued to Shane Lowry’s incredible victory in the 148th Open Championship in Portrush, there was the small matter of a ding-dong shootout in Croke Park between Kerry and Donegal. In the end, it finished honours even as both sides now turn their attentions to Navan and Castlebar, respectively, in two weeks time. Following the game, Donegal …

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Honours Even For Kerry & Donegal Following Grandstand Finish

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Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Kerry 1-20 Donegal 1-20 Wow, what a finish. It looked like Kerry’s match, then it looked like Donegal’s. In the end, it finished a draw and it was probably a fair reflection on what was a highly entertaining finish at Croke Park. Michael Murphy and Paul Geaney proved the heroes on both sides …

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Conclusions As Mayo Ride Their Luck To Pull Away From Meath

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Meath 0-14 Mayo 2-17 Reporting by Michael Corry in Croke Park Meath put up a great showing in Croke Park this afternoon but it was Mayo who pulled away in the closing stages to keep their All-Ireland semi-final hopes alive. Andy McEntee’s side were arguably the better team for most of the game but were left to rue a missed …

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Stack Returns For Rossies As Dublin Unchanged For Super 8s Clash

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Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham has made one change for his side’s trip to Croke Park to face All Ireland champions Dublin in the second round of the Super 8s.  Brian Stack takes the place of Hubert Darcy in the half-forward line following the Connacht champions’ 0-17 to 0-13 loss to Tyrone in Dr Hyde Park last weekend. Stack was introduced …

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