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Report: Dublin GAA Seal Deal To Pave Way For 25,000-Seater Stadium

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 3, Enniscorthy, Wexford 15/1/2017 Wexford vs Dublin Dublin's Gavin Ivory claim's 'a mark' Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Despite initially losing out on the opening bid, Dublin GAA have completed the purchase of a site at the Spawell which paves the way for the construction of a 25,000 seat stadium on the city’s southside. Currently, the county’s home venue is Parnell Park in Donnycarney, which boasts a capacity of approximately 13,000. However, with the footballers playing their home …

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Watch: Wicklow School’s Goalkeeper Silences The Crowd With Free-Kick Taking

Wicklow Goalkeeper

Yesterday, the Leinster A Senior Football Schools semi-final took place in Enniscorthy, county Wexford.  The ferocious game was played between St.Peter’s College of Wexford and the combined Wicklow Schools team. Undoubtedly, it was a thrilling encounter and it was a match that certainly did not lack physicality, skill or beautiful point-scoring. The main talking points, however, were the crowd and the …

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Previewing The Midweek GAA Action

GAA Dr. McKenna Cup Round 1, Breffni Park, Cavan 8/1/2017 Cavan vs Tyrone Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

The pre-season GAA action continues at a strangely fast pace this week, as the various provinces seem to be in a rush to get these competitions out of the way. While it seems only the die-hards attend these games, they are important for any young players trying to break into their county’s panels for the National Leagues. With time running out …

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Michael Fennelly Doubtful Whether He Will Return For Kilkenny this Season

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly picks up an injury during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kilkenny were dominated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland final last September. While the Premier enjoyed almost total domination all over the field, the loss of Michael Fennelly was telling. The 2011 Hurler of the Year suffered a ruptured Achilles injury in the semi-final replay win over Waterford, and missed out on the decider as a result. The 31-year-old is yet …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Action

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 2, GAA National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 15/1/2017 Kilkenny vs Antrim Kilkenny's Richie Leahy with Simon McCrory of Antrim Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

The GAA pre-season competitions are in full swing with a number of games up for decision all over the country this past weekend. Bearing in mind that all action at this time if year must be taken with a pinch of salt, here are some of the headlines as teams prepare for the National Leagues, which are only a short …

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Wales Rugby Legend Shane Williams Make GAA Debut In Harsh Conditions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 18: Wing Shane Williams looks on during a Wales IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session at Mt Smart Stadium on October 18, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Wales international winger Shane Williams received the full GAA treatment on his football debut on Thursday. The 39-year-old has been taking part in reality TV show The Toughest Trade this week which has seen him training and playing with Glenswilly in Donegal, with Donegal captain Michael Murphy travelling to France to train with Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. Williams …

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CPA Secretary Declan Brennan Outlines Goals Of The Association

Club Players Association CPA

The talk of the GAA world this week has been surrounding the launch of the Club Players Association, or the CPA. The association was set up to give a voice to club players, who are often an afterthought when it comes to fixtures scheduling. This week on Pundit Arena’s 16th Man podcast, CPA Secretary Declan Brennan spoke about the goals …

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