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O’Baoill on Cassidy: “Without Him We Wouldn’t Be Where We Are”

Gaoth Dobhair are entering bonus territory as they prepare for their maiden Ulster final against Scotstown on Sunday, according to star player, Daire O’Baoill. It has been a bumper season for the Donegal champions after collecting their 15th county championship title earlier this year. Their seven-point dismantling of Ulster kingpins, Crossmaglen, in the semi-final came as a shock to many …

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Signs Point To Tommy Walsh Returning To Kerry Panel

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Former All Ireland winner, Tommy Walsh, has had recent involvement with the Kerry football according to his club manager, as speculation continues over where he will feature for the Kingdom in 2019. Speaking to Radio Kerry, Kerins O’Rahilly’s manager, Mícheál Quirke, believes the 30-year-old still has much to offer Peter Keane’s panel should his fitness be good enough. Walsh won an …

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Former Tipp Underage Boss Named As Cuala Manager

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All Ireland hurling club champions, Cuala, have appointed Tipperary’s Willie Maher as their new manager, succeeding Mattie Kenny. Ballingarry native, Maher, was a coach on the U21 side who were crowned All Ireland champions in 2010 before he guided the county’s minor side to All Ireland glory in 2012. He was one of the contenders to take over from Tipperary …

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Hurling And Camogie Given UNESCO Cultural Heritage Status

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Hurling and camogie have been added to the UNESCO list of protected cultural activities around the world. After a lengthy process, hurling was declared an example of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO who describe the sport as being, “an intrinsic part of Irish culture and plays a central role in promoting health and wellbeing, inclusiveness and team spirit.” “Hurling, or …

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Watch: First Footage Of New Football Rules In Action

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The new rules for Gaelic Football that were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA in Croke Park at the weekend had their first trial during a challenge game last night.  The proposed rules have been hit with a wave of opposition with the Gaelic Players Association labelling their sanctioning as “unacceptable”. The new rules include the introduction of a …

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Remembering The Time Joe Schmidt Played GAA For Mullingar

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Joe Schmidt will long be remembered when he packs his bags and leaves Ireland after next year’s Rugby World Cup, the New Zealander has brought an unprecedented level of success to the nation and raised the standard for all coaches across all sports. However, there is one little pocket of Ireland that Joe Schmidt holds very close to his heart; Mullingar. …

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Andy Moran Confirms Mayo Availability For 2019

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Some good news coming out of Mayo this morning as it has been confirmed that Andy Moran is to continue playing with the senior footballers in 2019. Moran’s decision to continue his inter-county career comes after James Horan extended an invitation to the former ‘Footballer of the Year’ who admits he ‘had no hesitation’ accepting Horan’s request. James Horan, who …

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Waterford Lose Home Venue For League Game As Training Punishment

The Waterford hurlers will play their opening league fixture against Offaly at a neutral venue after their appeal to have the game returned to Walsh Park was rejected, according to Eoghan Cormican of the Irish Examiner.  Waterford were one of four counties threatened with losing home advantage for one of their league fixtures as punishment for breaching the rules on …

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Horan To Meet With GPA But Expects No Change To New Rules

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GAA President, John Horan, has agreed to meet with the Gaelic Players Association to discuss their concerns over the experimental rules in Gaelic Football.  However, according to RTE Sport, Horan doesn’t envisage any changes to the proposed rules regardless of the meeting. Many of the proposed changes to the Gaelic Football rules were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA …

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