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Joel Slattery

Joel Slattery
Sub-editor at Pundit Arena. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person. Mail: [email protected]

CCCC To Meet And Discuss Possible Diarmuid Connolly Suspension

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Central Competitions Control Committee of the GAA are to meet on Tuesday to discuss the fate of Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly. Connolly was involved in an altercation with linesman Ciaran Brannigan in Dublin’s win over Carlow on Saturday and could face a 12-week ban if found guilty.  The rule, while vague, says that a “minor physical infraction” with an official …

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Opinion: Kildare Best Placed To End Dublin Dominance In Leinster

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Semi-Final, St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge 22/1/2017 Kildare vs Dublin The Kildare team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

After securing promotion to Division 1 of the National Football League for next season, the Kildare footballers make their championship bow this weekend in Tullamore when they face Laois. Sunday’s clash sees the men relegated to Division 4 in the spring, up against one of the form teams in the country. Under the guidance of Cian O’Neill, the Lilywhites are …

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Five Standout Memories From Limerick-Clare Rivalry In Recent Times

All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifer-Final 29/7/2007 Clare vs Limerick Clare's Alan Markham with Ollie Moran of Limerick Mandatory Credit©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

After Cork and Tipperary gave us a classic Munster Championship clash in the Munster quarter-final, the stage is set for Limerick and Clare to keep the early momentum of Championship 2017 going. While neither side have great form coming out of the league, both teams will see this as a great opportunity to reach a Munster final. For the third year in …

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“It’s A Building Process” – Limerick’s Peter Casey Urges Patience From Supporters

Masita GAA All Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 28/3/2016 St. Kieran's College vs Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick St. Kieran's College's of Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Talented Limerick forward Peter Casey has asked for patience from the county’s supporters as the Shannonsiders head into the Munster SHC semi-final against Clare with a young squad. Casey, who was a part of John Kiely’s All-Ireland u-21 winning side, has also had success with his cub (Na Piarsaigh) and at schools level with Ardscoil Ris. Speaking to GAA.ie ahead …

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Ger Loughnane Blasts Rose-Tinted Nostalgia For Dublin’s Absent Stars


Ger Loughnane has launched a scathing attack on Dublin hurling in the wake of their heavy defeat to Galway in yesterday’s Leinster quarter-final in Tullamore.  Defending manager Ger Cunningham, the Clare-man used his Irish Daily Star newspaper column to criticise some of the older guard in the panel.  Dublin won the National League in 2011 and a Leinster Championship in 2013, …

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Tyrone Looking For More Than A Positive Result Against Derry

Allianz Football League Division 1, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 12/3/2017 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Tyrone become the latest big gun to open their championship campaign on Sunday when they face Derry for a spot in the Ulster semi-final against Donegal. With Monaghan, Mayo and Rory Gallagher’s men already having started 2017 with a win, it is the turn of Mickey Harte’s side to show what they can do, in this potentially tricky opener. While …

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