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Tiernan McCann ‘Slapped’ With Eight-Week Ban For THAT Dive

Tyrone’s Tiernan McCann will be handed an eight-week ban for his simulation during last weekend’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final, which ultimately led to the dismissal of Monaghan’s Darren Hughes. Hughes appeared to tousle McCann’s hair, and the forward dropped to the floor theatrically as though he had been struck in the head. As per Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, the GAA’s …

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Tyrone: Nobody Likes Them, & They Should Care

‘I have to say on behalf of Tiernan McCann… if he had the chance again he would have responded differently to what happened to him and we all accept that’.  At that point, Mickey Harte should have stopped talking. He didn’t. ‘I just want to say that he wasn’t entirely to blame for all of this. If the player who …

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What’s The Solution To Simulation In The GAA?

Diving and simulation have become an unwelcome addition to gaelic football over the past season or two but Saturday’s incident took it to a new low and the GAA must now find a solution to the problem. Tiernan McCann’s actions were shameful but he is a young player who made a mistake. However, McCann has not been the only one …

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Is Anyone Going Stop Relentless Kilkenny?

After yesterday’s hugely impressive win, Kilkenny march on to another All-Ireland final and the question remains, can anyone stop them? Yes, Kilkenny are obviously further down the line in terms of development compared to Waterford but their incredible work-rate and the insurmountable pressure demonstrated yesterday, means they are now firm favourites to win their seventh Liam McCarthy Cup in nine seasons. …

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Sunday Game Analysts Have The Craic On Twitter

Henry Shefflin today tweeted his thanks to a suit manufacturer for kitting him out for his appearance on yesterday’s Sunday Game. It was innocent enough, and King Henry was probably well looked after for it, and rightly so.   Great fun yesterday @TheSundayGame with @kenmcgrath78 &Dalo !!. Tks @paulskilkenny for the suit & tie. pic.twitter.com/87WEm1unap — Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) August …

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PICS: John 3:16 Signs Were On Tour This Weekend

There was a very noticeable absence in Croker this weekend, as Tyrone and Mayo advanced in the football, and Kilkenny had enough to get past Waterford in the hurling. Behind the goal at Hill 16, a common sight is the John 3:16 sign, and the sign features in the background of many the historic occasion at HQ. However, it was …

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Richie Hogan Goes Through A New Level Of The Pain Barrier To See Cats In To September Showdown

Richie Hogan Kilkenny

Richie Hogan starred for Kilkenny yesterday as his side overcame Waterford in the All-Ireland semi-final. Afterwards, the Danesfort man revealed that he couldn’t walk last Friday. Hogan’s presence in the Kilkenny attack was pivotal to their success but it was only confirmed on Friday evening, after Hogan came through training, that last year’s Hurler Of The Year would be fit …

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Did Lee Keegan Score One of The Goals of The Championship or Was it a Fluke?

Lee Keegan scored Mayo’s second goal yesterday as the westerners easily dispatched Donegal Following Mayo’s 4-17 to 1-10 victory over Donegal in 2013, there was much talk of revenge emanating from the Tir Conaill camp during the week. However, for the second time in three years, Mayo condemned Donegal to another heavy defeat in Croke Park. Although the margin of victory was …

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Cats To Progress But The Déise Won’t Fade

When the ball is thrown in on Sunday afternoon the battle between skill and will shall commence. Kilkenny’s masters will look to see off a young, enthusiastic and hard-working Waterford side – who don’t lack for skill either. Waterford are looking for their first championship win at Croke Park since 2008. In the three seasons that followed their ’08 All-Ireland …

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