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Four Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Joel Slattery looks at the major talking points from the weekend’s GAA action, including the debate over pre-season competitions and Longford’s upset against Dublin.  _____ Longford Upset The Dubs Given Dublin’s dominance in Leinster, any win over the men from the capital in any competition is a bonus for teams. With that in mind, credit must go to Longford for …

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GAA – The Money Game

As a nation we pride ourselves on the amateur ethos of the GAA, the players, the volunteers, the supporters, all as one. However the budget now required to run inter county teams and the revenue required from sponsors etc., shows us that not only is there an ever increasing gap appearing on the field of play, but also off it, …

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Limerick Stalwart Retires From Intercounty Hurling

It has been announced that Donal O’Grady has retired from intercounty hurling. The Granagh-Ballingarry man was instrumental for the Treaty over a 12 year intercounty career. He was midfield in the side that reached the All-Ireland final in 2007, and captained the team to the 2013 Munster title. Limerick manager TJ Reid confirms 2013 Munster winning captain Donal O’Grady has …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Joel Slattery looks at all the major talking points from a weekend of GAA action which has shocked some while others were simply taught a lesson. _____ Clare Produce The Shock Of The Year (So Far) The first big shock of the season came in Killarney as Clare defeated an experimental Kerry side in what was the Banner’s first victory …

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Podge Collins Surprised Davy Fitzgerald Asked Him Back

Clare dual star Podge Collins has revealed that he was surprised when hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald invited him back into the squad. Collins, a 2013 hurling all-star, opted for the big ball in 2015. However, Fitzgerald has opened the path for the 23 year-old to return to the fold in 2016. Collins will be out of action until March with a …

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Could Leinster Hurling Counties Be Trying To Lose A Game This Summer?

Provincial Championships Dublin

The GAA may be in an embarrassing situation come May 22nd. The preliminary rounds of the Leinster Hurling Championship remain the most complicated in the All-Ireland series these days. However, things have cleared up in recent years, and most would be in agreement that it is a very efficient system. Four teams play in a round robin, for two places …

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Déise Hurlers Handed Major Boost As Meath Star Joins Waterford Club

hurling westmeath

Waterford hurling had an amazing year in 2015, as Derek McGrath’s side won the league title, and went on to compete in the Munster final and All-Ireland semi-final. Their championship run was all the more impressive, considering they had to make do without sharpshooter Pauric Mahony who broke his leg. The young age of the team paired with Ballygunner man’s …

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GAA: Five Things We Learned After The First Week Of 2016

Shane O'Donnell Clare

Joel Slattery looks at five things we’ve learned from the opening weekend of GAA action in 2016.  _____ 1. Ulster football still has the same intensity While football in the North is often criticised for negative tactics or a boring style of play, it was always physical and intense. Cavan’s three-point win over Armagh in the Dr. McKenna Cup proved …

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