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Time to Blow the Whistle on Referee Bashing

Who’d be a hurling referee eh? Imagine being Diarmuid Kirwan on Monday morning, reading the Irish Independent and possibly choking on his cornflakes, if he eats them, on John Mullane’s laceration of his performance in the League final replay. It was cutting, to the bone and borderline outrageous and here is why. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however if …

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Why The GAA National Leagues Are Key For Success

football hurling GAA DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: General View showing the exterior of Croke Park prior to the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and France at Croke Park on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As the GAA National hurling and football leagues come to their conclusion, it is very significant that the teams that are expected to be at the business end of the championships come August and September reached the finals. In football, Dublin the All-Ireland champions have just clinched their fourth league in a row, which is a phenomenal achievement these days …

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