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Two-Tier Competitions, Sweepers Everywhere & A Great Chat With Declan O’Sullivan

This week we cover all matters Championship with Ronan Morrissey, and more. Oh much more, what’s the craic with Sweepers? Two-Tier competitions, the debate rages on. And a candid chat with Kerry legend, Declan O’Sullivan. Skip to 1:50 for all the weekend’s action Skip to 8:50 for Coach’s Corner with Ronan Morrissey Skip to 20:48 for THAT Davey Byrne issue and …

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Two Heartwarming Gestures Which Sum Up What The GAA Is All About

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It was a bumper weekend of Gaelic Games this past weekend, with grounds packed out all over the country. The GAA is renowned for the selfless efforts of amateur players to promote the game, and we have seen players signing autographs following a bitter defeat time and time again. It is a long way from professional sports, where players are …

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Last Weekend Proves GAA Players Are Still Getting A Raw Deal

Much has been said about the commitment every player makes in the pursuit of inter-county glory. Player welfare has become a phrase used weekly, yet the organisation still has fundamental flaws that let down the men on the field. Last week Davey Byrne received a battering on the pitch and there has been a disgraceful silence regarding the matter from …

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Cunningham Has Dublin Hurlers On Right Track

Five weeks ago, Dublin were in the doldrums, in the all too familiar position of inexplicably failing to perform in a big game. Galway had outclassed Ger Cunningham’s side in Tullamore, and they were left facing into the qualifiers, where the Boys in Blue have enjoyed little success in the past. In fact, since the introduction of the qualifier system …

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Why Tipperary Have Tools to Unlock ‘The System’

3 weeks ago, Tipperary dispatched of Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds in a clinical display. In the aftermath of the game, it was put down to the superior skill of the Tipp forwards, and in particular, Séamus Callanan and Bubbles O’Dwyer. The pair were in imperious form, and rightly drew plaudits. But having defeated the Premier the two previous seasons, …

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Clare Should Shade It But Could Defeat Themselves

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Clare, having finally gotten the ‘championship win monkey’ off their backs with the facile defeat of Offaly, will now be looking to take their season to the next level. Cork meanwhile looked impressive at times against Wexford, but will need to match Clare’s intensity if they want to prevail in Thurles this Saturday. You’d have to feel Clare can reach …

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Henry Shefflin To Attend First Munster Final

Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin will attend his first Munster Final tomorrow Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Henry Shefflin confessed that he ‘could count on one hand the number of games at this level I would have gone to watch that didn’t involve Kilkenny’. Ever the professional Shefflin revealed, ‘I existed in that bubble for the best part of 16 years, it suited me that way, …

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What’s The Impact Of A New GAA Championship Structure?

The true crisis of the GAA is a bit existential. I know, that’s deep. You’re probably thinking “Oh God, here we go again, another pseudo-intellectual hipster gobshite probably going on about how the GAA is the soul of the Irish or some such twaddle.” Nope. Sorry. The question the GAA is facing is very, very simple. All the talk about …

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