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GAA Round-Up: Galway Out & Offaly Relegated In Crazy Day Of Hurling

Wow… What a crazy day of hurling. Offaly’s clash with Kerry in the Joe McDonagh Cup was being hailed as the most important game in the Faithful County’s history. Unfortunately, a two-point loss means they drop into hurling’s third tier next season. In other shock news from around the hurling world. Dublin’s win over Galway coupled with Wexford and Kilkenny’s …

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GAA Round-Up: Honours Even In Salthill & Tullamore

No shocks in the GAA Championship today but plenty of talking points following draws in both the Leinster Football and Hurling Championships.  In the weekends only Liam MacCarthy Cup fixture, Galway and Wexford played out to a draw in Salthill while Longford and Kildare were forced into extra-time in Tullamore before finishing level. Elsewhere, It was a case of third …

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All-Ireland Contenders Out In Force As Football Takes Centre Stage

Gaelic football takes centre stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions, Dublin, start their journey towards what they hope is an unprecedented five-in-a-row.  They take on a Louth side who will be buoyed by their goal-scoring exploits in 2019. The game in Portlaoise will act as the main event in a double-header with Carlow versus Meath. Another Leinster double-header goes down …

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Forgotten Friday: Westmeath Dethrone Laois To End Leinster Famine

Football takes centre stage this weekend in the GAA Championship as All-Ireland champions Dublin begin their journey towards a never before seen five-in-a-row.  With perennial All-Ireland contenders Mayo and Tyrone also in action it’s an opportunity for football fans to come out of the woodwork and revel in what is hopefully an entertaining weekend of action. While arguably three of …

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Allianz Hurling League Winners & Losers From The Weekend

allianz hurling league

Normal service resumed in the Allianz Hurling League after the last week’s fixtures were thrown into chaos following some typically horrible Irish weather. In what was a fantastic weekend for the ‘small ball’, fans were treated to some epic encounters as we learnt the fates of some teams battling it out for both relegation and promotion. In the marquee game …

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O’Connor & Dolan Call Upon GAA To Adopt Two-Tier Championship

As Dublin continue to dominate Gaelic football and only a few strongholds like Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone etc. looking capable of challenging them in the near future. Is it time we adopted a two-tier championship? Everybody has an opinion on where the future of Gaelic Games lies, but when it comes to whether we should adopt a two-tier championship, it’s probably …

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Great News For Westmeath Hurling Fans As Michael Ryan Is To Stay On

Westmeath , Ireland - 27 May 2017; Westmeath manager Michael Ryan before the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Westmeath and Offaly at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

There’s some great news emerging for Westmeath hurling fans, as Michael Ryan has committed to another year at the helm.    Midlands103 have confirmed that Ryan will take charge of the Westmeath hurlers once again in 2018, a side which have made clear progress under the Waterford native’s tenure. The Fourmilewater man has had an eventful career as a manager. He …

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Anthony Cunningham Could Be Set For A Return To Inter-County Management

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Galway manager Anthony Cunningham.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Anthony Cunningham is reportedly a front runner to become the new Westmeath football manager.  Cunningham is the early favourite to replace Tom Cribbin following the latter’s decision to walk away from the post having overseen the Lake County’s exit from the championship at the hands of Armagh last Saturday week, Hoganstand have reported. The former Galway hurling boss has a …

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Brave Westmeath Run All-Ireland Champions Tipperary Extremely Close

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 1, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/7/2017 Tipperary vs Westmeath Westmeath’s Shane Power is tackled by Tipperary’s Dan McCormack

So far, the 2017 hurling championship has seen it’s fair share of upsets. Westmeath were very close to blowing these upsets well and truly out of the water before the reigning All-Ireland champions eventually won by 2-18 to 0-15. When the draw was made last Monday morning, no tie seemed a more foregone conclusion than this. All-Ireland champions Tipperary were …

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Times And Venues Of Round 1 Hurling Qualifiers Announced

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Tipperary's Michael Breen celebrates scoring a goal

While the big boys were kept apart in this morning’s draw for the first round of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers, that is not to say that these games will not be keenly anticipated by hurling folk around the country.  To recap on what came out of the hat at GAA HQ this morning, the draw will see Dublin take on …

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Should The Laois Hurlers Feel Begrudged After Today’s Leinster Hurling Draw?

Westmeath Laois

On Sunday, the final games of the round-robin Leinster hurling championship were played which resulted in both Laois and Westmeath progressing into the Leinster quarter-final stages. The draw, which was held on Sunday meant that Laois will play Wexford at home while Westmeath will host Offaly in the Leinster quarter-finals. In the other quarter-final, Dublin will face Galway in a game …

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Previewing This Weekend’s National Football League Finals

Allianz Football League Division 1, Austin Stack Park, Kerry 18/3/2017 Kerry vs Dublin Kerry's Killian Young and Jonathan Lyne with Paddy Andrews of Dublin

There’s no doubt in saying that this year has been the most exciting league campaign in years. With most teams not knowing their fate going into the last weekend of league action, there was plenty to play for and a lot of surprises. There have also been some outstanding displays of individual brilliance and exciting new prospects emerging over the …

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Five Talking Points From Mayo v Westmeath

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Westmeath vs Mayo Westmeath's Darragh Daly and Donal Vaughan of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo beat Westmeath, as expected, yesterday but it was not the foregone conclusion that the bookmakers and most GAA followers expected. Here we discuss five talking points from the game. Westmeath Are Not That Bad On our podcast last week, we stated that Westmeath’s performance against Mayo would be reflective of the real state of Leinster football. Credit to Westmeath, …

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PA GAA Predictions – 29th Of July

Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Co. Kerry 3/7/2016 Kerry vs Tipperary Kerry's Paul Geaney is tackled by Alan Campbell of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It is GAA prediction time again. We had three out of four correct last week, but we did say that Tipperary were worth a punt at a big price and were worth backing on the handicap. So we did not do too bad. Four football games this week, here are our tips. Saturday Cork v Donegal Donegal are deserved favourites …

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Gaelic Football: Ten Of The Best Goalkeepers Since 2000

Year by year, the position of goalkeeper is becoming more and more influential in both Gaelic football and hurling. Here, we take a look at ten of the best goalkeepers to have lined out for their county since 2000. Such is the similarity between many of the goalkeepers, it was difficult to distinguish between a lot of them. There is …

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