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Michael O'Neill

Unfortunate enough to be a long suffering Antrim GAA supporter though forever hope that the Saffron Army will one day rise again. Also have quite a fondness for Everton FC, and follow a wide range of other sports whilst supporting any Irishman or Irishwoman in their chosen field. GAA club is Cumann An Piarsaigh from North Belfast.

A Win On Sunday Would Be Mickey Harte’s Greatest Achievement

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 5/8/2017 Tyrone vs Armagh Tyrone manager Mickey Harte

When Mickey Harte became manager of the Tyrone minor football team in 1991, no-one could have anticipated the journey ahead. Twenty-six years later he is now into his 15th season in charge of the Red Hand county. And only another seventy minutes stand between his side and the fourth All-Ireland final appearance of his tenure. At each of his managerial …

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Are The Gaelic Football Super 8’s Doomed Before They Have Even Started?

On 25th February 2017, GAA congress voted in the most significant change to the structure of the football championship since the qualifiers were introduced in 2001. The traditional quarter-finals will be replaced by a round robin system. The round robin constitutes two groups of four, consisting of two provincial winners and two round four qualifiers, with the top two advancing …

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Tyrone Can Show Their All-Ireland Credentials Against Armagh

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Clones, Co. Monaghan 18/6/2017 Tyrone vs Donegal Tyrone's manager Mickey Harte speaks to his team

In 2016, Tyrone won their first Ulster title in six years with late points from Peter Harte and Kieran McGeary sealing the 0-13 to 0-11 victory over Donegal in the provincial final. A quarter-final against Mayo followed and a flat Red Hand performance saw the Connacht side advance to the All-Ireland semi-final. With captain, Sean Cavanagh, off the pitch after receiving …

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