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Five Outside Bets Worth Considering For Footballer Of The Year

Allianz Football League Division 1, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On Tuesday we covered some of the best outside bets for the Hurler of the Year accolade. Now our attention switches to the big ball as we look at five outside bets for the Footballer of the Year award worth considering. The football championship received a boost as Kerry proved Dublin are beatable in the National League final. Undoubtedly counties such as Mayo, Tyrone …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every Hurler Of The Year Since 2000?

Hurler of the Year

Come September we shall have a clear picture of who the front runners for Hurler of The Year are, despite there being a number of players staking a claim for the award early with their league performances this spring. The hot form of Galway’s David Burke throughout the league will not have gone unnoticed. John McGrath of Tipperary lit up …

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How The Hurling Championship Looks After Last Weekend’s Results

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 18/2/2017 Laois vs Offaly Laois' Patrick Purcell Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

For some, thoughts of the championship are a few weeks away still. However, for the majority of counties the May bank holiday weekend represented their second championship outing of 2017. In the Leinster Championship qualifier group, it’s nicely set up for a clincher final weekend of games. Laois maintained their winning ways over Meath to sit atop the group. Last …

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Eamon McGee Opens Up About Off-Field Issues In Brutally Honest Interview

Allianz Football League Division 1, Croke Park, Dublin 26/3/2016 Dublin v Donegal Dean Rock of Dublin with Eamon McGee of Donegal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Speaking on Alan O’Mara’s Real Talks podcast recently, former Donegal footballer Eamon McGee revealed his struggles with alcohol, anxiety and panic attacks. McGee retired after Donegal’s exit from the championship in 2016. Not one known to shy away from letting his views be known, McGee has been vocal on many issues throughout his career. In the past, the 33-year-old has publicly supported …

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The Back Door at 20: How A Radical Overhaul Saved Hurling

Back Door GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Clare vs Cork Shane O'Donnell holds the Liam McCarthy Cup while being lifted in front of Hill 16 by team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

At the 1996 meeting of the GAA annual congress, delegates considered a radical proposal. Since 1887, the hurling championship had been a straight knockout tournament. Provincial winners met in the All-Ireland semi-finals and the champions were the one team that never lost a single game. By the mid-1990’s however, the championship was in need of a shake up. By that …

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Five Outside Bets For Hurler Of The Year Worth Considering

Hurler Of The Year Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, Pearse Stadium, Galway 19/2/2017 Galway vs Wexford Galway's David Burke leads out his team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the National Hurling League brushed aside for another year, all roads now lead to the 2017 All-Ireland Championship. An eye will be kept on each hurler throughout the summer for the game’s top performers, one of which will receive the coveted Hurler of the Year accolade. Undoubtedly marquee names such as TJ Reid, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning will …

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Former All-Star Hurler To Line Out For New York Footballers

New York

The race for Sam Maguire kicks off this weekend with Sligo travelling across the Atlantic to take on New York in the Connacht SFC opener.  New York will be carrying a couple of surprise packages in their arsenal coming into the clash. Former Dublin hurling ace Danny Sutcliffe will line out for the stateside outfit on Sunday. The 2013 All-Star has …

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Brendan Cummins’ Frustrations Sum Up Flaws Of The Hurling Season

Brendan Cummins Hurling

The Leinster Hurling Championship has gone through two rounds of games, with two quarter-final berths up for grabs. Westmeath must beat neighbours Meath to avoid relegation to the Christy Ring Cup next season, while all four sides harbour aspirations of finishing in the top two. However, the stark reality is that for these counties, where hurling is undoubtedly making strides, the …

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