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Ten-Minute Murnin Cameo A Masterstroke From McGeeney

There will be a few sore bodies in Down and Armagh today following Sunday’s gruelling 90-minute thriller in Páirc Esler. However, Andrew Murnin will be nursing aches and pains for a different reason following his match-winning 10-minute cameo that saw Armagh take the spoils on derby day and give Kieran McGeeney his first Ulster Championship win as a manager. The …

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Rian O’Neill Stars For Armagh On Derby Day Debut Win Over Down

Michael Corry reporting live from Páirc Esler Down 3-13 Armagh 2-17 Wow… and breathe… what a finale. Extra-time was needed to separate Down and Armagh in front of 15,112 fans at Páirc Esler this afternoon but in the end, it was the Orchard County who came out on top.  Kieran McGeeney was looking for his first Ulster Championship win since …

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Cavan Shock Monaghan In Huge Derby Day Upset At Breffni Park

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 Cavan caused a huge upset in Kingspan Breffni Park by dumping local rivals, Monaghan, out of the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Mickey Graham’s side dominated from start to finish in front of over 13,000 fans to send last season’s All-Ireland semi-finalists into the first round of the qualifiers. Conor Brady made his championship debut at midfield …

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Cavan To Peak At The Right Moment And Ambush Monaghan

Monaghan take on Cavan later this evening at Kingspan Breffni Park in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final. Malachy O’Rourke’s charges go into the game as strong favourites and have named an experienced starting XV, plenty of whom made a telling impact on their run to last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. As is so often the case, the Farney County will …

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Full Round-Up Of Teams Ahead Of Football Championship Action

There are a couple of tasty affairs up for grabs this weekend across the Connacht and Ulster Senior Football Championships. The action gets underway this evening when Monaghan travel to Kingspan Breffni Park to take on local rivals Cavan for a place in the Ulster semi-finals. Whoever comes out on top tonight will be watching on in anticipation tomorrow as …

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McGeeney Names Four Debutants For Armagh’s Clash With Down

Kieran McGeeney has named four debutants for Armagh’s Ulster Senior Football Championship clash with Down on Sunday. Jarly Og Burns will make his debut at midfield where he will be partnered by the experienced Charlie Vernon. While Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill gets the nod at full-forward. Burns father, Jarlath, was captain of the Armagh side that defeated Down in the 1999 …

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Rory Beggan On Ulster Buzz, Tasty Rivalries & Being A Fly-Keeper

Rory Beggan is looking forward to Monaghan’s Ulster Senior Football Championship bow this weekend when they take on Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park The two neighbouring counties lock horns on Saturday evening in their Ulster quarter-final with Beggan describing Cavan as their ‘tastiest’ rivals. “Yeah, it’s probably the tastiest rivalry we would have. A lot of people would work in …

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Declan Bonner Backs Donegal Youth To Excel Ahead Of Ulster Championship

Donegal under 21 manager, Declan Bonner spoke to Pundit Arena about the county’s prospects in the 2017 senior championship ahead of their opening Ulster SFC tie against Antrim this weekend.  Speculation around the shape Donegal are in ahead of this championship campaign is infested with word that the team is in a period of ‘transition’. That is the natural instinctive …

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Antrim Footballer Hit With Colossal 48-Week Ban

The GAA have slapped a massive 48-week ban on Antrim footballer, Matthew Fitzpatrick.  Fitzpatrick has been cited for “misleading the investigation” by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee (CHC), The Irish News have reported. Misleading an investigation carries a 48-week punishment, according to the CHC rule book. The situation has arisen from the ill-tempered Antrim versus Armagh national football league clash …

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The Donegal Juggernaut is Set to Keep on Rolling

Donegal aim to overcome Derry in this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Semi Final. The task facing Derry on Sunday is a daunting one. Not only will Derry have to defeat a side which has only lost one Ulster Championship fixture since 2011, but one that seem to have improved since Jimmy McGuinness departed. In the two Championship games under Rory Gallagher, Donegal …

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Is It Time For Mickey Harte to Step Down?

After six players reportedly left the Tyrone panel, we ask, is it time for Mickey Harte to step down? The link between Mickey Harte and the Tyrone senior football team is one forged by both success and tragedy. The three All Ireland’s won by Tyrone between 2003 and 2008 were overshadowed by the murder of Mickey’s daughter, Michaela in 2011. …

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