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Brian Corcoran

Brian Corcoran
23 year old student who, despite studying Financial Economics, still managed to write a thesis on a sporting topic! Interested in all sports and the rise of the Moneyball era.

How To Save Gaelic Football From Its Predicted Doom

As the All-Ireland final approaches again it is time to take a look at the state of Gaelic football in the year its imminent demise was forecast with a proposal which could reinvigorate a moribund and torpid championship. Anyone who has read either of the excellent “Inverting the Pyramid” by Johnathan Wilson or “The Managers: the Tactics and Thinkers that …

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Gaelic Football, Game Theory & Missed Opportunities

cluxton kick out goalkeepers

One of the most curious aspects of the modern game of Gaelic Football is the free-taking goalkeeper. Hardly a game goes by nowadays where a cannon-legged custodian doesn’t amble up field from his solitary post to attempt to land a long-range free. The most recognisable among the free-taking goalkeeper is Stephen Cluxton, who has attained cult status among fans and …

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