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Seán Ó Murchú

Seán Ó Murchú
A lover of all sports, Seán has a particular interest in all things GAA.

Dublin v Kerry: Three Key Battles

Dublin will face Kerry in next weekend’s second All-Ireland semi-final with the winner facing Mayo in next month’s decider. Here, we outline the three key battles which must be won on Sunday. Question marks remain surrounding the Kerry team and their capabilities. Without being significantly tested this year, Kerry head in to this weekend’s semi-final as a very much unknown package. …

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GAA: Are The Young Footballer and Young Hurler Of The Year Awards A Foregone Conclusion?

Austin Gleeson Waterford

We ask, are the GAA’s top awards for young players a foregone conclusion this year due to the performances of two of the GAA’s newest superstars? Having guided Mayo to All-Ireland u21 glory earlier this year, last year’s Young Footballer Of The Year Diarmuid O’Connor is in line to do what his older brother Cillian did, and win the award for the …

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Hurling: Ranking The Top Five Iconic Championship Moments Of 2016

For a hurling season that has disappointed overall, there have still been some iconic moments which have typified what the GAA is all about. Here, we rank the top five. 5. Wexford’s Day Of Delight July the 9th. Semple Stadium, Thurles. Wexford’s day of delight. Not since 1956 had Wexford beaten Cork in the championship. Both teams went in to the …

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2011-2016: Seven Mayo Players Who Have Played In Eight All-Ireland Semi-Finals

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/8/2016 Mayo vs Tipperary The Mayo team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Much has been made of Mayo’s consistent ability to reach the latter stages of the All-Ireland championship, without actually getting over the line. Since 2011, Mayo have played in a staggering eight semi-finals (including two replays). Seven players have played their part in each of those eight games. Interestingly, mainstays and veterans Alan Dillon and Andy Moran have both missed …

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Gaelic Football: The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

Mayo defeated Tipperary to claim a place in this year’s All-Ireland final. Here, we take a look at the top five performers from this weekend’s Gaelic football action. Keith Higgins (Mayo) Higgins was deservedly voted RTÉ‘s man-of-the-match after yesterday’s game. Higgins has been a mainstay in the Mayo defence for years and the Ballyhaunis man once again illustrated his importance to …

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U-21 Hurling: The Top Five Performers From Saturday’s Clashes

Saturday’s BGE All-Ireland Hurling U-21 semi-finals saw Waterford and Galway run out winners. There were some fine displays on show from all teams. Here, we name five of the most prominent performers. Waterford’s victory over Antrim was marred by the facile nature of the win. Waterford were 2-05 to 0-00 up inside the first fifteen minutes, which put an end …

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Tipperary Vs Mayo: The Three Key Battles

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Mayo and Tipperary are set to do battle later today at Croke Park in what will be a novel All-Ireland semi-final clash. Outlined below are three key battles which will have a huge bearing on today’s outcome. Brian Fox vs Kevin McLoughlin Although Fox and McLoughlin won’t be in direct opposition, both players have been hugely influential in occupying sweeper …

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Exclusive: Michael Fennelly Talks Croker, Injuries, All-Irelands And More

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in last Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Waterford, Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly will miss next month’s All-Ireland final clash with Tipperary. Today, he spoke exclusively to Pundit Arena to chat all things hurling. Fennelly described the injury as “a tough one” but stated that there’s not much he could do. Having suffered numerous injuries throughout his …

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Gaelic Football: Top Ten Half-Backs In The Game

In what is arguably the most influential line in a Gaelic football match, we take a look at the Top 10 half-backs in the game. 1.Lee Keegan (Mayo) Keegan has been a mainstay in the Mayo jersey for a number of years now. The Westport man is true a leader on the field. His football brain, athletic ability and ability …

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