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Kildare May Challenge but Kerry Will Reign & Here’s Why

Kerry, having come through their most arduous Munster campaign in recent years now face Kildare who have salvaged a season that looked doomed before they ever kicked a ball in the championship following relegation to Division three. The fact of the matter is Kerry have the better players, they have beaten better teams over the last few years and barring …

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The August Bank Holiday Weekend Ain’t What It Used To Be For GAA Fans Anymore

Later today, the All-Ireland quarter-finals get underway under a blanket of unfamiliar indifference. For thirteen years, the August Bank Holiday weekend sat proudly as the best weekend on the GAA calendar. Four quarter-finals would take place over two days, virtually all of them at Croke Park, and for many it marked the real start of knockout championship action between the …

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Watch Kerry Take on Dublin in Wembley in 1976

Kerry took on Dublin in Wembley in 1976 Some rare gems have been mined since British Movietone started opening their archives and uploading footage online. Although much of their footage is associated with British political developments, on occasion items relating to Ireland can be viewed. However we were shocked to find this clip of Kerry and Dublin battling it out in …

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The Evolution of Pat Spillane

We look back on how Pat Spillane’s punditry has evolved As pundits go, Pat Spillane is one of the most outspoken. He seems to revel in controversy, using madcap metaphors to describe what he has just witnessed on the football field. In doing so Pat has brought new phrases, such as puke and shiite football, to the GAA lexicon. Pat’s incessant competition with Joe …

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Unity In Grief: The GAA’s Togetherness Is Admirable

Yesterday, the GAA community was rocked by the news that Derry inter-county player Aaron Devlin had died in hospital after contracting an aggressive form of meningitis just last week. The 23 year-old, Ballinderry Shamrocks clubman took ill after a club challenge match last Friday evening and was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital, where he was put on life support. However, after …

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Colm Cooper to Start From the Bench Against Kildare

Colm Cooper has been named amongst the substitutes for Kerry’s All Ireland Quarter Final against Kildare Despite delivering an influential performance against Cork, Colm Cooper will once again start from the bench against Kildare. Although the Gooch provided the spark that led to Kerry’s second half goal against the Rebels, Kerry have named an unchanged full forward line of Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue. Fitzmaurice …

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Houston Gaels Thriving In Texas

Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane took a back seat, as the Houston Gaels played Gaelic Football after a LA Galaxy match last Saturday. _____ Last Saturday night, Irish eyes around America were focused on LA Galaxy’s trip to Houston Dynamo. Steven Gerrard’s second game in the MLS garnered great attention, while promise of a Robbie Keane cartwheel kept all in high …

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TBT: That Time Dublin’s Jason Sherlock Kissed The Referee (VINE)

It was this day, 1995. It was the Leinster Football Championship final between the Dubs and Meath at Croke Park.  That day will mostly be remembered for Jason Sherlock’s contributions to Dublin’s 1-18 – 1-08 win over their Leinster rivals. However, one moment of hilarity will always be remembered from that day. After a high, lofted ball was booted up …

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