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Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward
A writer with an interest in all sports including GAA, MMA, soccer and tiddly-winks.

Junior B Footballer Received A Mammoth 48-Week Ban For A Bizzare Reason

Mayo All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 3 17/7/2010 General view of a GAA ball Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie GAA Club Players Association

In a summer of lengthy bans across the GAA landscape this year, namely Davy Fitz (eight weeks), Kieran McGeeney (twelve weeks) and most recently, Diarmuid Connolly (twelve weeks), the overriding talking point of championship 2017  so far has been suspensions.  In addition, Matthew Fitzpatrick of the Antrim footballers was hit with a 48-week ban last month for “misleading an investigation” …

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Watch: Aidan O’Shea Shows No Signs Of Giving Up Fan Selfies

The Mayo footballers are preparing for their Connacht SFC semi-final against Galway this weekend with a vengeance, intent on regaining the provincial crown they surrendered to the Tribesmen last year.  Ahead of their match this weekend, in a new video promoting tourism in the county put out by Mayo.ie, star players Aidan O’Shea, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle feature. It is …

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Dublin Boss Jim Gavin’s Hand To Only Get Stronger

Dublin Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Jim Gavin’s selection headache is set to worsen ahead of Dublin’s next championship outing as the manager of the All Ireland champions has said Michael Darragh McAuley’s knee injury is not as bad as was widely feared.  McAuley has been out of action for several weeks with a knee complaint. With the injury still unclear, it was feared that the …

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Ger Loughnane Rips Into “Atrocious” Clare Performance

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Clare beat Limerick by four points in the Munster SHC semi-final on Sunday, securing their place in the provincial final for the first time since 2008.  It was a game that lacked the expected ferocity of a local derby in the Munster Championship. After an even opening 15 minutes, Shane O’Donnell bagged a brace of goals for the Banner that the …

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Michael Duignan Blasts The ‘Horrific’ Sharing Of WhatsApp Messages About The Tipperary Hurlers

Michael Duignan has ferociously condemned the circulation of rumours about the Tipperary hurling panel via WhatsApp messages which swept the country this week.  The messages that were shared spread unsavoury rumours about the personal lives and families of named players within the Tipperary camp. Speaking to Darren Frehill on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland this morning, the Offaly legend slammed …

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DJ Carey Voted Best Kilkenny Hurler Of All Time

All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny 14/9/2003 DJ Carey raises the Liam McCarthy Cup on Hill 16 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

In a vote carried out by The Kilkenny People, DJ Carey has been voted the the greatest hurler the county has ever produced.  The selection ranked the top 25 hurlers to ever play for the county and is sure to be a cause for debate within Kilkenny and further afield. The Hogan Stand have reported that Carey ranks above the …

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