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The GAA Needs to Replace Nostalgia With Pragmatism

Jarlath O’Loughlin argues that the GAA needs to act fast in restructuring the All-Ireland Football Championship. _____ Not all nostalgia, mind. There will always be a place for the flags/headbands sellers around various county grounds. There will always be a place for ham sandwiches and flasks of tea from car boots up and down the island. And there will almost …

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Gaelic Football Power Rankings: The Race For Sam

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Although it’s still early days we at Pundit Arena have ranked every team challenging for the coveted Sam Maguire Cup in September. As we’ve done in the hurling already, we’ve positioned each team in order of quality. This is based, mainly, on league and championship (if any) form in 2015 and is sure to change as the championship progresses. 1. Dublin Undisputed …

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How Can Weaker Counties Compete In The Championship & What Is The Solution?

Last weekend was not the greatest of weekends for Gaelic football. Dublin’s demolition of Longford by 4-25 to 0-10 was a game that effectively ended as a contest inside the opening five minutes when Diarmuid Connolly broke through to score the opening goal of the game for Dublin. Colm O’Rourke deemed the Leinster Championship an “absolute joke” at present, so when …

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Guess What RTÉ’s New GAA Radio Show Is Called?

RTÉ have today announced that there will be a new, weekly GAA show each Sunday from 6-7p.m. on RTÉ Radio 1. And guess what it’s called? ‘The Marty Squad’…Joe Brolly will be delighted. As you can guess, it is to be presented by RTÉ’s popular GAA man Marty Morrisey. The show will feature a host of regular guests, including former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane …

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VIDEO: The Majesty Of Croke Park As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Those accustomed to making their way down Jones’s Road will know the spine-tingling effect Croke Park can have on us all on championship day but this birds-eye view of Croke Park gives Ireland’s grandest stadium a different sense of presence altogether.  Created by Dave Berry, this fantastic footage captures glorious views of all four stands, in angles you may have never witnessed before …

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GAA President And Ryle Nugent Weigh In On Brolly’s Marty Morrisey Insult

After outspoken GAA commentator Joe Brolly made a rather unfortunate comparison over the weekend, some of the biggest figures in the sport have spoken on the incident.  “It’s as ugly as Marty Morrissey, their football.” That was Brolly’s comment on Cavan’s level of play over the weekend. Head of Sport Ryle Nugent has scolded the commentator for his poorly chosen …

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Sports Doc Of The Week: Marooned (GAA)

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is Marooned, which chronicles Páidí Ó Sé’s first year as Westmeath football manager. The fly-on-the-wall documentary begins just weeks after Páidí left the Kerry manager role. It’s a fascinating insight in to the man and, of course, that famous 2004 Leinster title. With the Kerryman getting his own statue last week on the day …

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