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Steven McDonnell Defends Niall Morgan By Recalling The Time Stephen Cluxton Hit Jason McAteer

A lot has been made of Niall Morgan’s alleged goading of Down’s Darragh O’Hanlon after he missed a glorious opportunity for goal in last Sunday’s Ulster SFC final in Clones.  Tyrone successfully retained their provincial crown with a comfortable win over Down, but it wasn’t their powering football display that dominated the headlines in the aftermath of the game. When …

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Bookies’ Favourites For 2017 Gaelic Football All Stars

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philly McMahon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

If the GAA/GPA Gaelic football All Star awards were handed out at this point of the season, who would be picking up the awards? At the end of every season, players are rewarded for outstanding performances by being selected in the All Star XV. It is fair to say that we have yet to hit the fever pitch of intensity …

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Jim Gavin Unhappy With Croke Park Surface After Coldplay Concert

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin's Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine OÕSullivan

Dublin cruised to their seventh Leinster SFC crown in a row with a nine-point victory over Kildare on Sunday.  The Dubs remain on track for three All-Ireland titles in a row and nobody will begrudge them the favourite tag to retain their crown. 21-year-old full-forward, Con O’Callaghan highlighted the never ending conveyor belt of talent at the disposal of Jim …

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Jim Gavin Is Sticking By His Refusal To Do Interviews In Defence Of Diarmuid Connolly

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has no regrets over his refusal to take part in one-on-one post match interviews in defence of Diarmuid Connolly after Dublin’s hammering of Westmeath. He feels he acted appropriately for the sake of Connolly. Connolly was hit with a twelve-week ban for pushing a linesman in the All-Ireland champions’ win over Carlow at the Leinster SFC quarter-final …

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Ciarán Kilkenny Not Dwelling On Gavin-Spillane Controversy, Focusing On Kildare

Dublin footballer Ciarán Kilkenny is confident that the All-Ireland champions have the strength-in-depth to cope with the loss of the suspended Diarmuid Connolly. Speaking as Sure launched their second season as the GAA’s official stats partners, Kilkenny spoke about the intense competition for places in Jim Gavin’s side, who hammered Westmeath by a mammoth 31 points in last Sunday’s Leinster semi-final. …

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Times And Venues Of Round 1 Hurling Qualifiers Announced

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Tipperary's Michael Breen celebrates scoring a goal

While the big boys were kept apart in this morning’s draw for the first round of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers, that is not to say that these games will not be keenly anticipated by hurling folk around the country.  To recap on what came out of the hat at GAA HQ this morning, the draw will see Dublin take on …

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Diarmuid Connolly To Decide Himself Whether To Appeal His Ban Or Not

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

News broke yesterday that Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly has been hit with a twelve week ban following the charge of “minor physical interference” with an official by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC). Connolly laid his hand on the chest of the linesman in Saturday evening’s victory over Carlow in the Leinster SFC quarter-final and appeared to lightly push the …

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Dublin Boss Jim Gavin’s Hand To Only Get Stronger

Dublin Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Jim Gavin’s selection headache is set to worsen ahead of Dublin’s next championship outing as the manager of the All Ireland champions has said Michael Darragh McAuley’s knee injury is not as bad as was widely feared.  McAuley has been out of action for several weeks with a knee complaint. With the injury still unclear, it was feared that the …

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