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Here Are Five Other Successful GAA Retirement U-Turns

As the whole GAA world now knows, Paul Galvin is back. We all thought we had seen the end of one of the GAA’s most talked-about stars, but he’s back. Retirement u-turns have been seen to work with Kerry footballers before, so we decided to look at a number of players that have returned from retirement successfully.  ___________________________________________________________________ 1. Brian …

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Greatest Hurler Of All Time? No Contest

Who is the best of all time? This is a debate which has raged among hurling folk since Cú Culainn first laid his hands on an ash stick. Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jimmy Doyle. There has been many a pretender to the throne. However, in recent times, and the debate has been narrowed down to two. Henry Shefflin, winner of …

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Ten Motions To Look at Ahead of GAA Congress

The annual GAA congress takes places this weekend in Co. Cavan. There are a number of rules and motions up for change and vote. There are a number of big rules that could change games at all levels in the very near future. ______________________________________________________________ Here we look at ten interesting matters for debate. We also give our verdict as to …

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Would This GAA XI Succeed In The Premier League?

Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we’ve come up with a team of GAA stars, both hurlers and footballers, that we think would make it in the Premier League. During the 1980s Kevin Moran combined a career in soccer at Manchester United with his career as a Dublin footballer. Nowadays that is impossible, but we’ve created a team that we think …

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Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend – Semi-Final Previews

After a hugely controversial Fitzgibbon Cup 2015 campaign, we are now left with four teams, WIT, CIT, UL and LIT to do battle this weekend on Limerick IT’s campus. Both semi-finals are down for decided and here we give our preview on predictions as to who will face off in the final of the 2015 Fitzgibbon Cup. _____________________________________________________________________________ WIT v …

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Fitzgibbon Cup – Why All The Confusion?

The overriding theme from this year’s Third Level competitions has been expulsions and appeals off the pitch that has totally taken away from action on the field of play. So why is there so much hassle with these competitions? So let’s look at the current situation in the 2015 Fitzgibbon Cup. Cork Institute of Technology and University of Limerick have already …

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Five Talking Points From Week 2 Of The National Hurling League


There were stark contrasts between week one and week two of the National Hurling League. Cork bounced back, Kilkenny were beaten, Tipperary looked like a different team at home and Galway put up a strong fight in Thurles. 1. A new era for Dublin? Two wins from two with both being very impressive performances have sparked questions of a new era …

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Sky’s The Limit For The GAA

So it’s definitely too early to call Sky’s coverage of the GAA a failure. But it most definitely hasn’t been the best of starts.   There has been much debate throughout the country ever since the GAA agreed to sell rights to championship matches to Sky Sports last April. Almost a year on and it appears the deal hasn’t been …

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WATCH: Mickey ‘The Rattler’ Byrne Talks Hurling In His Day

We got lost in the depths of Youtube and uncovered this gem. Mickey Byrne talks Tom Semple, shemozzles (The man, not the stadium) and more.    Mickey Byrne had an illustrious Hurling career spanning fifteen years. The right corner-back claimed 4 All-Ireland’s, 4 Munstter titles and 7 National Hurling League titles. In an era where an Inter-county team may only clock up …

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