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Is 2017 The Year Mayo Football Will Overcome The Curse?

Despite an unconvincing campaign this season, is it finally Mayo’s chance to overcome the curse that has haunted them for 66 years? September 23, 1951 was the last time a Mayo captain had his hands on Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan stand, will Cillian O’Connor be there on the September 17, 2017 to claim that ever elusive …

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Joe Brolly: No-One Craves The Spotlight More Than Davy Fitzgerald

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As we look forward to a cracking weekend of gaelic football action, and back upon the week that was, the fall-out of Davy Fitzgerald’s comments after Wexford’s loss to Waterford are still being discussed. The outspoken manager hit out at RTÉ pundits Henry Shefflin and Michael Duignan for their comments surrounding the sweeper system. The issue received airtime on RTÉ …

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Junior B Footballer Received A Mammoth 48-Week Ban For A Bizzare Reason

Mayo All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 3 17/7/2010 General view of a GAA ball Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie GAA Club Players Association

In a summer of lengthy bans across the GAA landscape this year, namely Davy Fitz (eight weeks), Kieran McGeeney (twelve weeks) and most recently, Diarmuid Connolly (twelve weeks), the overriding talking point of championship 2017  so far has been suspensions.  In addition, Matthew Fitzpatrick of the Antrim footballers was hit with a 48-week ban last month for “misleading an investigation” …

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Joe Brolly Utterly Blasts 48-Week Ban As Matthew Fitzpatrick Decision Overturned

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Antrim senior footballer Matthew Fitzpatrick received a 48-week ban earlier this week, which caused huge controversy in GAA circles. Fitzpatrick was alleged to have given false evidence and to have deliberately misleading an investigation. Not only the length of the ban was called into question, but also the nature. The situation had arisen from the ill-tempered Antrim versus Armagh national football league …

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Joe Brolly Slams Just About Everything Got To Do With The Football Championship

Joe Brolly has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind.  Today, in his Irish Independent column, the Derryman let loose on the farce that is the structure of the Gaelic football championship. Brolly slated the provincial championships while hilariously mocking the prospect of Sky Sports pundits attempting to brainwash viewers into believing what they are watching is entertaining football, …

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Watch: Paul Galvin Exudes Class In Brilliant Rebuttal Of Brolly’s Remarks About The Gooch

Colm Cooper’s retirement from inter-county football earlier this month had most in the GAA community acknowledging the positive aspects of one of the greats of the game. However, Joe Brolly, speaking on the Sunday Game two weeks ago, while mentioning how talented Cooper was did have some criticisms of the former Kerry forward. “My point about him as always been …

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Colm Cooper: I Played For Kerry To Win Titles, Not To Satisfy Joe Brolly

Colm Cooper has responded to the criticism he received from Joe Brolly on RTÉ’s League Sunday programme following the announcement of his retirement.  The Gooch had praise heaped on him from near and afar in the sporting world following the announcement of his inter-county retirement. He was lauded for all he achieved and almost universally recognised as one of the …

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Watch: Heated Scenes On League Sunday As Joe Brolly Criticizes Colm Cooper

Joe Brolly was in typically controversial and confrontational humour on RTÉ’s League Sunday last night.  As the panel’s discussion veered from Kerry’s dramatic one point win over Dublin in the Allianz National Football League final in Croke Park yesterday to the big news that broke in the Kingdom earlier in the week, Colm Cooper’s retirement, debate was rife. Tomás O’ …

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It Has All Kicked Off Between Joe Brolly And Kieran Donaghy On Twitter

Joe Brolly and Kieran Donaghy have a history… Kieran Donaghy’s autobiography, What Do You Think Of That? is going to be released next week, and there is great anticipation. The Kerry star has several signings lined up, and he was approached on Twitter by a fan. @starryboy14 looking forward to reading your book. Any word on book signing in antrim #LoveASportsAutobiography …

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