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Gaelic Football Power Rankings: The Race For Sam

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Although it’s still early days we at Pundit Arena have ranked every team challenging for the coveted Sam Maguire Cup in September. As we’ve done in the hurling already, we’ve positioned each team in order of quality. This is based, mainly, on league and championship (if any) form in 2015 and is sure to change as the championship progresses. 1. Dublin Undisputed …

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TBT: Galway’s First Year In Leinster

This week’s Pundit Arena GAA ‘Throwback Thursday’ looks back to one of the bigger moves in recent GAA history. Galway and Antrim joined the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship back in 2009 in a move that certainly excited hurling followers. Galway opened their first Leinster campaign with a comprehensive win over Laois. This led to a semi-final meeting with Kilkenny in …

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How Can Weaker Counties Compete In The Championship & What Is The Solution?

Last weekend was not the greatest of weekends for Gaelic football. Dublin’s demolition of Longford by 4-25 to 0-10 was a game that effectively ended as a contest inside the opening five minutes when Diarmuid Connolly broke through to score the opening goal of the game for Dublin. Colm O’Rourke deemed the Leinster Championship an “absolute joke” at present, so when …

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Guess What RTÉ’s New GAA Radio Show Is Called?

RTÉ have today announced that there will be a new, weekly GAA show each Sunday from 6-7p.m. on RTÉ Radio 1. And guess what it’s called? ‘The Marty Squad’…Joe Brolly will be delighted. As you can guess, it is to be presented by RTÉ’s popular GAA man Marty Morrisey. The show will feature a host of regular guests, including former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane …

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Hurling Power Rankings: The Race For Liam

The hurling championship is in full swing. The matches are coming thick and fast. Although, it’s early days, we here at Pundit Arena have ranked all the teams vying for the coveted Liam McCarthy Cup. 1. Tipperary Last season’s All-Ireland runners-up are in pole position to avenge last year’s hurt and disappointment of losing to Kilkenny after a replay. Eamon …

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Plenty To Look Forward To In Dublin vs Galway Replay

Yes, Dublin versus Galway should have been played second in yesterday’s double-bill at Croke Park. Yes, both sides were reluctant to play an open game. And yes, the atmosphere was a bit dead at HQ. Ok, it has been said, so can we put the negativity to one side now please? A decade ago, the Leinster Championship had lost all …

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VIDEO: The Majesty Of Croke Park As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Those accustomed to making their way down Jones’s Road will know the spine-tingling effect Croke Park can have on us all on championship day but this birds-eye view of Croke Park gives Ireland’s grandest stadium a different sense of presence altogether.  Created by Dave Berry, this fantastic footage captures glorious views of all four stands, in angles you may have never witnessed before …

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Can Galway Return To Winning Ways In The Championship?

This weekend sees the beginning of Galway’s 2015 championship campaign, with the Tribesmen taking on Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Galway haven’t beaten Dublin in Leinster since the Tribesmen began competing in the Leinster Championship in 2009, and Anthony Cunningham’s side will be eager to end that losing streak on Sunday. A disappointing 0-26 to 2-14 loss to Dublin on …

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GAA President And Ryle Nugent Weigh In On Brolly’s Marty Morrisey Insult

After outspoken GAA commentator Joe Brolly made a rather unfortunate comparison over the weekend, some of the biggest figures in the sport have spoken on the incident.  “It’s as ugly as Marty Morrissey, their football.” That was Brolly’s comment on Cavan’s level of play over the weekend. Head of Sport Ryle Nugent has scolded the commentator for his poorly chosen …

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