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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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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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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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Previewing The 12 Midweek GAA Fixtures In Hurling And Football

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 1, Parnell Park, Dublin 8/1/2017 Dublin vs DCU Dublin's Michael Deegan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne GAA

There are a dozen games in the various GAA pre-season competitions this week with 11 games taking place tonight and one hurling tie in the Walsh Cup Thursday night. Here’s how we think the games will go. McGrath Cup: Limerick v Clare Clare made 10 changes from the side that beat Waterford including the return of Gary Brennan. For Limerick, …

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Club Players Association Launched With Calls For Big Changes

Club Players Association AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final 18/11/2012 Dr Crokes (Kerry) vs Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) A général view of a wet GAA pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy GAA

There is an air of change in gaelic games today, as the Club Players Association has been launched at Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club this Monday. The CPA has been founded with a mission statement of tackling some key issues, mainly the scheduling, or lack thereof, of club games. The statement which was used to drive sign-ups, entitled “I am …

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Fix the Fixtures: GAA Club Players Association Taking A Stand

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 3 17/7/2010 General view of a GAA ball Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie GAA Club Players Association

After years of worsening conditions, a groundswell of frustration among GAA club players has finally manifested itself as the Club Players Association. The organisation launches its campaign today at the Ballyboden St Enda’s club. Their aim is to improve the fixture conditions for players in over 2300 clubs across the county. The idea of a club player representative body has …

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Kilkenny Star TJ Reid Has Performed A Complete Turn-About On His Attitude To Gyms

TJ Reid celebrates after the match 6/9/2015

Current Kilkenny hurler and seven-time All-Ireland winner, TJ Reid, will be opening a own new gym in 2017.  The news came from TJ Reid’s LinkedIn account, where he expressed his delight in announcing that a new gym is currently in progress: “After a lot of work and sleepless nights wondering will my new business adventure succeed so today I’m delighted to announce …

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