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McHugh: Paddy McBrearty Is “Flying” Since Return From Injury

Patrick McBrearty Donegal

Ryan McHugh has provided a positive update on the form of Paddy McBrearty since the return of the forward to the Donegal panel following a lengthy injury. The 25-year-old sustained a cruciate injury during last year’s Ulster Football Championship final against Fermanagh but returned to action for his club, Kilcar, last month, kicking four points against Glenswilly. McHugh maintains that …

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Tyrone’s Unique Pre-Match Ritual Has Seen Them Grow Closer As A Team

Tyrone have emerged as serious All-Ireland contenders after blazing a trail through Ulster on their way to retaining the Anglo-Celt Cup.  The Red Hand cast Derry, Donegal and Down aside handily as they successfully defended their provincial crown. The manner of their victories, coming out on top with dominating displays is what will have sent a warning message to the …

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Tyrone Looking For More Than A Positive Result Against Derry

Allianz Football League Division 1, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 12/3/2017 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Tyrone become the latest big gun to open their championship campaign on Sunday when they face Derry for a spot in the Ulster semi-final against Donegal. With Monaghan, Mayo and Rory Gallagher’s men already having started 2017 with a win, it is the turn of Mickey Harte’s side to show what they can do, in this potentially tricky opener. While …

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Why Ulster Football Is The Only Surviving Provincial Championship

Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup 19/7/2015 INPHO

Things have come a long way for Ulster football. It was always seen as the worst provincial championship, but now things have gone full circle where Ulster is the only healthy provincial championship remaining. Here we look at why this is the case. The first media term given to Ulster football was ‘puke football’. This was how Pat Spillane described …

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – GAA Weekend Review


After the first provincial titles of the year were handed out, we look back over the action and see who are the real winners and losers from the weekend. Who’s Hot Kilkenny They still hold that aura about them. One thing becoming a big trait of this Kilkenny side is being a ‘second half team’. It’s a clichéd term that …

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Harte’s Resurgent Tyrone Can Break Dublin’s Grip On The Sam Maguire

Having coming within touching distance of an All-Ireland Final in 2015 and after such a clinical and merciless victory over Derry last week, it baffles me how Tyrone aren’t being considered huge contenders for Sam Maguire this year. Derry put up a spirited fight in Celtic Park but their obvious lack of organisation, technical ability and quite obvious fear of Tyrone …

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Dublin To Face Laois Or Wicklow In 2016 Leinster Championship

The draw for the 2016 Provincial Football Championships has been made.  Dublin, aiming for their 26th All-Ireland title, will begin the defence of their Leinster crown in a quarter-final against either Laois or Wicklow. Meanwhile, the Munster Championship sees Kerry and Cork automatically through to the semi-final stage while Galway and Sligo will definitely be in the last four of …

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Provincial Championships Of No Relevance To Gaelic Football

The provincial championships are a huge part of GAA history. Everyone knows that. They provide us with some of the biggest days in the Irish sporting calendar. Think of Munster Football Final day in Killarney. Kerry and Cork. The colour, the noise, the tension, the passion, the buzz. But for all the attention attracted by the provincial championships, is there …

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Monaghan Release Promotional Video Ahead of Ulster Final

Monaghan will be appearing in their third consecutive Ulster Final for the first time in 92 years 1923 was the last year in which Monaghan played in three consecutive Ulster Finals. In fact it was the same year in which the the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign was erected in Los Angeles. It is fitting then, that Monaghan have embraced the movie …

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Are We Guilty of Over Hyping Donegal?

Donegal will face their toughest test yet against Monaghan on Sunday Much of the debate surrounding Donegal has centred on their style of play. Points have been made disputing the merits of Donegal’s tactical approach, as commentators either fawn over their system or are critical of it. However, as a means of gauging Donegal, little consideration has been given to objectively …

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GAA Championship Roundup: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

The GAA Championship season stepped up another level with the first weekend of live hurling and football action. It was a jam-packed weekend, where the season really seemed to take off. All championships are now underway and the summer looks to be gathering momentum. Here we look at who is making the headlines for the right and wrong reasons, as the …

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