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Jarlath O'Loughlin

Jarlath O'Loughlin
Galway native living in Dublin. A follower of all sporting endeavours, especially GAA and Anerican sports, a love discovered during a fabled J1 to the states.

Monaghan Not Hoping For Another False Dawn

Monaghan, it could be argued, were once included in that clichéd GAA grouping of the “so-called weaker counties” as the nineties turned into the noughties and the new millennium dawned. 1988 was the last time the Anglo-Celt Cup spent it’s days in the Farney county, and as Ulster had dominated the All-Ireland roll of honour in the early 90’s, Monaghan …

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The GAA Needs to Replace Nostalgia With Pragmatism

Jarlath O’Loughlin argues that the GAA needs to act fast in restructuring the All-Ireland Football Championship. _____ Not all nostalgia, mind. There will always be a place for the flags/headbands sellers around various county grounds. There will always be a place for ham sandwiches and flasks of tea from car boots up and down the island. And there will almost …

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