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Opinion: Wexford Have Two All-Ireland Finals In The Coming Weeks

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

For the past number of years, Wexford hurling has been in a stagnant state. During competitive matches, their players often showed glimpses of greatness, before being knocked straight back into reality. Their 2014 All-Ireland campaign embodied this. The Model County overcame reigning All-Ireland champions, Clare in their first round qualifier, which were two thrilling encounters in front of large crowds …

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Ger Loughnane Warns Against Writing Off Cork In 2017

Cork

2016 was a year to forget for Cork hurling. The league campaign heralded five losses from five games, before they avoided disaster with a Houdini-like escape from relegation with a win over Galway. Things took a turn for the worse in the Championship, as a hammering at the hands of Tipperary set the tone for the rest of the summer. …

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How Far Do GAA Inter-County Players Run In A Match?

GAA GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny and Diarmuid Connolly with Bryan Sheehan of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Shane Mangan takes a look at the stats which prove that gaelic games are up there with the most tolling sports for players. A lot is said about work rate in sport. “This team is working harder than that team”, “Player X is very fit”, “Team Y are getting tired”. These are all observations we find ourselves making when we watch …

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Poll: Who Will Win The National Hurling League?

National Hurling League

The National Hurling League gets underway this weekend, and the long winter months of no competitive intercounty action are finally coming to a close. The action begins on Saturday evening as All-Ireland champions Tipperary face Dublin. Ger Cunningham and Co. will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their league opener last year against the same opposition. Holders Clare are up …

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Clare Star Gary Brennan Had A Truly Remarkable Weekend

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 6/11/2016 Ballyea vs Thurles Sarsfields Ballyea's Gary Brennan celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gary Brennan had a rather unusual weekend, but it was simply remarkable. The dual phenomenon helped Ballyea as they blitzed St Thomas’ of Galway to reach the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day. However, his business for the weekend was far from over after the full-time whistle in Thurles on Saturday night. He then travelled with the Clare footballers to …

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All The Results From The Opening Weekend Of The National Football League

National Football League

After months upon months of an excruciatingly painful wait, competitive football action was back this weekend as the curtain was raised on the National Football League. Defending champions Dublin opened their account with a win over Cavan, and looked impressive as they marched on imperiously. Meanwhile, Kerry had too much for Donegal, with a three-point win, and Tyrone comprehensively overcame …

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Ballyea Are Going To Croke Park On St Patrick’s Day, And They’ll Take Some Stopping

Ballyea

Ballyea continued their remarkable run this evening, with a narrow victory over St Thomas’ of Galway. The Clare outfit had far too much class for the 2013 All-Ireland champions for the majority of the game, and will now march on to Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. Niall Deasy was tormentor-in-chief as Tony Kelly impressed yet again for Ballyea. Deasy’s …

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Statistically, These Are The Gaelic Football’s County Rankings Going Into 2017

Gaelic Football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo The Sam Maguire trophy is held aloft Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Where does your county rank in the gaelic football pecking order? The National Football League gets underway this weekend. With a new season comes a renewed feeling of optimism for many counties. It’s easy to get lost in this sense of optimism however, from living inside the bubble of your own county. So how can you tell where your county stands? One way to …

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Let Battle Commence: All The Fixtures For The Opening Weekend Of The National Football League

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philip McMahon and Colm Cooper of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

After a long winter, competitive GAA action returns this weekend as the curtain raises on the Allianz Football League. While pre-league tournaments have raised the hopes for some and fears for others, the waiting is now over. The dominance of Dublin continues to be the big talking point. The pressure is on their fellow Division 1 teams to raise their …

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Five Teams To Keep An Eye On As The Football Leagues Begin

The National Football League begins this weekend. Here are out five teams to keep an eye out for over the next few months. Galway After winning the FBD League last weekend, Galway will be looking to keep their early-season momentum going into their Division 2 campaign. Missing a great chance to reach an All-Ireland semi-final last year, the Tribesmen will be …

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