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Anthony Daly Emerges As Frontrunner For Clare Job With High Profile Backroom Team

Clare Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay 29/6/2013 Kilkenny vs Dublin Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody and Dublin's manager Anthony Daly after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

After Davy Fitzgerland resigned as manager of the Clare senior hurling team, there has been much talk about potential successors. This morning, a report via RTÉ suggests that Anthony Daly will be returning for a second stint with the Banner. The former All-Ireland winning captain led Clare for three seasons last decade, reaching an All-Ireland quarter-final in his first year, before back-to-back …

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Aidan Walsh To Play With Cork Footballers In 2017

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Donegal vs Cork Cork's Aidan Walsh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Cork hurling has received a serious blow today ahead of the 2017 season, after Aidan Walsh has committed to the big ball. The 26 year-old won two All-Star awards with the footballers, picking up an All-Ireland medal in 2010, before joining the hurlers in 2014. With Walsh in the starting team, the Rebels won the 2014 Munster Hurling Championship. However, since then …

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Galway Turning Up Heat On Leinster Council For Hurling Equality

Galway Joe Canning

Galway joined the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship in 2009, and have remained competitive in the competition since, winning the Bob O’Keeffe Cup in 2012. However, the Leinster Council refused their application for the minor and u21 teams to be included in the province. Being inserted straight into the All-Ireland quarter/semi-finals at these grades has been a detriment to the Tribesmen at …

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Listen: The 16th Man GAA Podcast All-Ireland Final Preview

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 20/9/2015.Kerry vs Dublin.Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

With just 24 hours to go until the All-Ireland football final replay between Dublin and Mayo, excitement is peaking here in Pundit Arena HQ. Can the Dubs successfully defend the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time since 1977, or will Mayo end 65 years of hurt? Brian Barry and Sean Cremin sat down for Pundit Arena’s weekly GAA podcast, The 16th …

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Dessie Farrell Has Confirmed He Will Step Down As CEO Of The Gaelic Players Association

GAA and Gaelic Players Association New Agreement Announcement, Canal Cafe, Croke Park, Dublin 25/7/2016
GPA CEO Dessie Farrell
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dessie Farrell has announced he will step down as CEO of the Gaelic Players Association from the end of December. The news was confirmed in a statement from the Dublin footballer on the GPA website on Thursday morning. In an article entitled: Letter of thanks from Dessie Farrell, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association, Farrell revealed that he had informed the …

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Shane Lowry’s Tweet To Sam Allardyce Is Simply Fantastic

AALBORG, DENMARK - AUGUST 24: Shane Lowry of Ireland plays to the cameras after a fine second shot on the 18th hole during the Pro Am prior to the start of Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort on August 24, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce has this evening been sacked as England manager, after a sting operation last night revealed him talking ill of his predecessor Roy Hodgson, and advising businessmen on how to get around FA rules regarding player transfers. Irish golfer Shane Lowry, who hails from the Faithful County, is never one to be quiet on Twitter. Nor is he one …

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Galway County Board Extend Deals Of Hurling And Football Managers

Galway

The Galway County Board has this evening ratified Mícheál Donoghue and Kevin Walsh as managers of the senior hurling and football teams respectively, until 2019. This evening both Kevin Walsh and Micheal Donoghue were ratified by the Galway County Board for a three year term 2017-2019 #gaa #tribesmen — Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) September 26, 2016 Despite relegation to Division 1B …

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Betting Odds For Clare’s Next Manager Help Paint The Picture

Next Clare Manager?

Clare are on the market for a new hurling manager after Davy Fitzgerald resigned last week. The former goalkeeper led the Banner to an All-Ireland title in 2013, but failed to build on that success, beating just Laois, Offaly and Limerick in the Championship since. Following this year’s defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final, there were serious questions asked of …

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Opinion: Why Davy Fitzgerald Is The José Mourinho Of Hurling

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/5/2016
Clare vs Waterford
Clare Manager Davy Fitzgerald 
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

In a week where Davy Fitzgerald was effectively forced out of his Clare senior hurling manager’s job, it’s hard not to feel that his management career is starting to follow a trend. Fitzgerald is one of the most recognisable and divisive figures in the world of GAA. He has transitioned from goal-scoring goalkeeper in Ger Loughnane’s double All-Ireland winning team …

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