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Eamonn Hickson

Eamonn Hickson
Eamonn Hickson is a Gaelic Football enthusiast. He has played for Kerry at every level in recent years, winning two All-Ireland medals in the process. He is currently undertaking a Creative Writing degree course in IT Tralee.

Friday’s Four: Predictions For The Punters

Eamonn Hickson is here to help the PA punters beat the bookies this weekend. Here are his four top bets of the weekend. Accumulator Builders Cork to beat Derry (8/15) While trying to find some value, one has to take the price on a home win for the Rebels. Yes, Derry are in second place in Division 1, and are …

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Colm O’ Neill Mark III

Cork footballer Colm O’ Neill made yet another comeback from injury in last Sunday’s defeat of Dublin in the National League, writes Eamonn Hickson. Despite being a Kerryman, it was great to see Cork’s Colm O’ Neill back in action over the weekend considering the Ballyclough man has suffered three cruciate injuries in recent years. His return helped the Rebels defeat …

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Friday’s Four: Magic GAA Moments (2010)

In the fourth instalment of the ‘Magic Moments’ series, Eamonn Hickson looks at the highlights from the world of GAA in 2010. Graham Canty If Bantry Blues’ clubman Graham Canty departed the inter-county scene without an All-Ireland medal, it would have been a travesty. Since his debut in 2000, Canty was the Rebel’s most consistent performer in the last decade. During his county …

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The GAA ‘s loss is the AFL ‘s gain.

As a result of Colm Cooper’s season-ending injury, the wave of mass panic in Kerry has caused the name of Tommy Walsh to resurface as a potential replacement. The conversation then, inevitably, turns to the subject of Irish players in the AFl, and just how much the GAA are losing out by having their best young players scouted. In late …

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Friday’s Four: Magic GAA Moments (2011)

Friday’s Four: Four Magic Moments (2011) In the third of the ‘Magic Moments’ series, we look at the highlights from the world of GAA in 2011. Stephen Cluxton While Bryan Cullen was the man to lift the Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan Stand, it was Cluxton who propelled Dublin to victory. His free-taking throughout 2011 was exemplary, …

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Get Well Soon Gooch Cooper

Since Saturday afternoon, the football-loving folk here in Kerry have been holding their breath. And, their gasps have now turned into more than a collective sigh, it’s something closer to a full-blown cry. The news has come through that Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper has ruptured his cruciate ligament as a result of a tackle in Saturday’s Club Championship semi-final against Castlebar …

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GAA: Friday’s Four Magic Moments (2012)

In the second of the ‘Magic Moments’ series, we look at the highlights from the world of GAA in 2012. Donegal Mark 2 While Jim McGuinness and his team were heavily criticised for their defensive approach in 2011, the revised version proved far more entertaining, and effective. Donegal had engineered their energetic and workmanlike approach to put scores of their …

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Three Ways We Can Improve Gaelic Football

Is Gaelic football becoming too predictable? Are the GAA doing enough to promote to help the club player? Eamonn Hickson gives us three ways we can improve our native sport. 1. Turn Provinces into Regions For a while now, we’ve been hearing about how the strongest teams in Connacht and Munster have an easy path to the All-Ireland quarter finals, …

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Friday’s Four: Magic GAA Moments from 2013

In the first of the ‘Magic Moments’ series, we look at the year gone by and the highlights from the world of GAA. – St. Brigids’ All-Ireland Club success 2013 was the year for the Roscommon men to finally land their first All-Ireland club title. They were no strangers to success up to that point however, as they had been …

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Paul Galvin’s Departure

So, all the debate on whether Paul Galvin would succeed at number six was all in vain. After Dublin defeated Kerry on Saturday night, the Finuge clubman announced his retirement and with it ended his inter-county career as one of the best wing forwards in recent years. Taking a look back at his stellar career, is Eamonn Hickson. Jack O …

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