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Bernard Brogan Welcomes And Warns New Clubmate Paul Galvin

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final 18/9/2011 Dublin vs Kerry Bernard Brogan of Dublin with Paul Galvin of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Former Kerry star Paul Galvin togged out this morning for his new Dublin club, St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh. The 37 year-old picked up four All-Ireland titles throughout a glittered career with the Kingdom, and he will now represent a major addition to the Dublin giants. One of the club’s most famous sons was quick to both welcome and warn Galvin …

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Fact-Check: Does Money Influence Success In Gaelic Football?

Dublin Sam Maguire Gaelic Football

A lot has been said about the money involved in gaelic games over the last few months. With new TV deals, commercial partnerships and ever increasing ticket prices, it’s easy to see why it has become a topic of interest. Like it or not, intercounty gaelic football is becoming closer to a professional sport with each passing year and hurling …

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Watch: UCC Score Two Goals In The Space Of Ten Seconds In Sigerson Cup

Sigerson Cup

St Mary’s Belfast are through to the final of the Sigerson Cup, after a one-point victory over University College Cork this afternoon, on a scoreline of 2-7 to 2-6. The Corkonians’ dream of a Sigerson/Fitzgibbon double was dashed, but they put in an almighty effort nonetheless. The Skull and Crossbones got off to the perfect start, as they opened the …

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Allianz Football League: Using Statistics To Predict 7 Winners This Weekend

INPHO/Donall Farmer

Last week I introduced the Gaelic football team ratings. I explained that they are based on a mathematical formula. The formula takes into account previous results, opposition rating, score margin, home advantage and stage of competition. The way the formula works is that it makes a “predicted result” and then compares the actual result to the predicted result. The difference …

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Seó Spóirt Cancellation: Petition Created To Reverse Decision

TG4 All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Final 26/9/2010 Donegal vs Waterford General view of TG4 branding Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is due to be axed off our television screens by April of 2017, following this year’s league campaign. The decision to cancel the show was made by the recently-appointed TG4 chief executive, Alan Esslemont, according to The42.ie. Esslemont’s decision, however, has since been met with strong criticism. A petition has now been created by Barry Dunne to reverse the …

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How Far Do GAA Inter-County Players Run In A Match?

GAA GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny and Diarmuid Connolly with Bryan Sheehan of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Shane Mangan takes a look at the stats which prove that gaelic games are up there with the most tolling sports for players. A lot is said about work rate in sport. “This team is working harder than that team”, “Player X is very fit”, “Team Y are getting tired”. These are all observations we find ourselves making when we watch …

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Clare Star Gary Brennan Had A Truly Remarkable Weekend

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 6/11/2016 Ballyea vs Thurles Sarsfields Ballyea's Gary Brennan celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gary Brennan had a rather unusual weekend, but it was simply remarkable. The dual phenomenon helped Ballyea as they blitzed St Thomas’ of Galway to reach the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day. However, his business for the weekend was far from over after the full-time whistle in Thurles on Saturday night. He then travelled with the Clare footballers to …

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All The Results From The Opening Weekend Of The National Football League

National Football League

After months upon months of an excruciatingly painful wait, competitive football action was back this weekend as the curtain was raised on the National Football League. Defending champions Dublin opened their account with a win over Cavan, and looked impressive as they marched on imperiously. Meanwhile, Kerry had too much for Donegal, with a three-point win, and Tyrone comprehensively overcame …

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Statistically, These Are The Gaelic Football’s County Rankings Going Into 2017

Gaelic Football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo The Sam Maguire trophy is held aloft Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Where does your county rank in the gaelic football pecking order? The National Football League gets underway this weekend. With a new season comes a renewed feeling of optimism for many counties. It’s easy to get lost in this sense of optimism however, from living inside the bubble of your own county. So how can you tell where your county stands? One way to …

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