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Daniel Spillane

Daniel Spillane
University College Cork graduate, avid follower of all things football related, and contributor for thejournalist.ie. A Man United and Ireland fan, Daniel is also a player and coach of GAA, and a proud Cork man. He also has an interest in Rugby and Golf. All opinions expressed are Daniel's own and you can follow him on Twitter via @Spilly89.

Downfall of Tipperary and Kilkenny is a welcome boost to All Ireland Hurling Championship

Daniel Spillane charts the downfall of Tipperary and Kilkenny and argues that their troubles are good for the All Ireland Hurling Championship. When Kilkenny and Tipperary contested the league final in May, many people (including yours truly) would have been of the assumption that these 2 teams would be featuring in the latter stages of the All Ireland Hurling Championship. In …

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GAA: Galway Footballers; you reap what you sow?

Daniel Spillane looks at the underachieving nature of the Galway Senior Footballers in recent years. On Sunday past, The Dublin Senior Hurling team witnessed many years of investment and hard work culminate as their planted seeds finally blossomed by winning their first Leinster hurling title since 1961. This was very much a shining example of what investment and attention to detail …

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GAA: The Injustice behind London v Leitrim

Daniel Spillane looks at the decision not to let London GAA have Home advantage in the replay of the Connacht Senior Football Semi Final. In the GAA, it has been widely agreed than when counties should play each other in the provincial Championship or league, a home and away agreement would be made between both teams each year. When a respective team …

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Is it Feasible for Provinces to play in the Liam McCarthy Cup?

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Daniel Spillane looks at the proposal raised by Donal Óg Cusack regarding the possibility of Provinces entering the All Ireland Hurling Championship. If you tuned into last night’s edition of the Sunday game, you would have seen former Cork Goalkeeper Donal Óg Cusack reviewing the highlights of Saturday’s Lory Meagher, Nicky Rackard and Christy Ring Hurling Finals. During his review, …

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Who are the main contenders for the 2013 Confederations Cup?

Daniel Spillane previews the upcoming 2013 Confederations cup which begins in Brazil on June 15th. It now seems so long ago that Phillippe Lahm was hoisting the Champion’s cup in Wembley to signal the end of the European club season, and even longer since Sir Alex Ferguson said his last goodbyes on the final day of the Premiership. And once …

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Is it time to reinstate the Tommy Murphy cup?

Daniel Spillane looks at the gulf in class between Division 1 and the rest of the footballing country. Since the Championship has begun we have witnessed on more than one occasion a county playing outside of Division 1 football league being decimated by their Division 1 opponent. Limerick, despite being tipped to give a headache to their opponents Cork, were …

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All-Ireland Hurling Championship Preview

Daniel Spillane previews this year’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship. Now that the football championship has gotten into full swing and all potential champions have been witnessed, we can now turn our attention to the stick and ball. Here’s a look at the teams contending to get their hands on the Liam McCarthy cup for 20-13, the real question here is can …

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Are the Kingdom credible contenders to the throne?

Daniel Spillane questions whether Kerry, a.k.a. the Kingdom, can go all the way this year. As the final whistle blew at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday afternoon, one small target had been reached for new Kerry maestro Eamonn FitzMaurice. The Kingdom had emphatically laid a marker for the season with a credible performance against a Tipperary team who had given them a …

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