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GAA Elects New President At Its Annual Congress

2016 GAA Annual Congress, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow 27/2/2016 A view of the stage ahead of today's Congress

The GAA has announced the election of a new president at its annual congress. Dublin native John Horan has won the vote, beating off competition from Sean Walsh, Frank Burke, Martin Skelly and Robert Frost for the right to replace Aogán Ó Fearghaíl from next year. In total Horan was elected the office with an overwhelming majority of 144 out of …

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Twitter Reacts As Carlow IT Reach First Ever Fitzgibbon Cup Final

Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final, Dangan, Galway 24/2/2017 IT Carlow vs UCC IT Carlow manager DJ Carey and selector Michael Dempsey celebrate winning

Carlow IT secured a first ever Fitzgibbon Cup final berth on Friday afternoon when they defeated UCC 2-20 to 1-20 in a dramatic extra-time win. The Leinster college, managed by Kilkenny legend DJ Carey, were the surprise package of the competition even before this weekend, beating UL, one of the tournament favourites in the quarter-final. Drama in Dangan! IT Carlow …

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Watch: Love/Hate Star Gives Cuala His Full Backing Ahead Of All-Ireland Semi-Final

Cuala

Cuala are the latest side intent on stopping the Slaughtneil juggernaut this weekend, as they travel to Armagh to face the Derry outfit in the All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. The Dalkey side became the first Dublin club since Crumlin in 1979 to win the Leinster Championship with a deserved victory over O’Loughlin Gaels. Cuala boast several hurlers who …

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Shocking Scenes As Tyrone GAA Club Is Ransacked

St Enda's Tyrone

On Monday night, St Enda’s GAA Club in Omagh Co.Tyrone suffered a horrible attack on their premises.  The Tyrone Consitution Newspaper reports that various thieves broke into the GAA club, where they stole vital club equipment and caused substantial damage to fixtures and fittings. The news follows on from a spate of break-ins and vandalism across the Omagh locality of late, …

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Hurling: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Clare's Aaron Shanagher celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The National Hurling League is well and truly underway. As hurling fanatics, we have seen some terrific personal displays, some shock victories and pure moments of magic. Through focussing on various League performances, we have named the stand-out team from the opening two rounds of games. ____ 1.Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) Although Kilkenny are on the back of two consecutive losses …

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CPA Blast GAA Ahead Of Congress Over Lack Of Input

Micheál Briody CPA

The GAA Congress is taking place this weekend, and there is a proposal to revamp the All-Ireland Football Championship. While everyone has their own ideas on how this should be done, the proposal put before congress is that of a “Super 8” style championship to replace the quarter-finals. The Club Players Association was set up to address fixture chaos within …

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Blow For Clare As Conor Ryan Set To Take A Year Out [Report]

Clare Conor Ryan

Clare management duo Donal Maloney and Gerry O’Connor have been dealt a blow, as Conor Ryan is set to take a year out due to medical reasons. The 2013 All-Star has had his health issues in recent years, but on his day is regarded as one of the most potent hurlers around. According to Club Clare, Ryan will not be …

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Twitter Reacts To Donegal Star Neil Gallagher’s Retirement News

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 1/8/2015.Donegal vs Galway.Donegal's Neil Gallagher.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

2012 All-Ireland winner and two-time All Star recipient Neil Gallagher has been forced to retire from inter-county football due to persistent injuries.  On Monday the news was confirmed by Donegal football manager Rory Gallagher before the official Donegal GAA Twitter account further communicated the message to the general public. Rory Gallagher has today confirmed that due to injury Neil Gallagher …

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Liam Sheedy: Hard To See How Kilkenny Are Going To Mount A Challenge

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is no point in beating around the bush this Monday afternoon. Kilkenny were hammered by Clare yesterday in Ennis. The Banner out-worked, out-fought and out-hurled the Cats all over the field, and were full value for their 13 point victory. Of course, clichés that “it’s only February” will fly around, but the fact of the matter is that last …

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