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Pat Spillane Has Sided With Joe Brolly Over Colm Cooper In Testimonial Dinner Debate

RTE GAA Championship Coverage Launch 2013 12/5/2013 Pat Spillane Mandtory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

There has been much coverage over the past week on the testimonial dinner set to be held by Kerry legend Colm Cooper, who retired from inter-county football earlier this year.  Joe Brolly publicly stated his outrage at the principle that Cooper will benefit financially from the showpiece dinner, declaring it the anthesis of GAA culture and everything that is good …

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Brolly Refutes Cooper’s Claims He Apologised Over Testimonial Comments

Dublin , Ireland - 28 August 2016; A disappointed Colm Cooper of Kerry after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of the most outspoken GAA pundits in the country, Joe Brolly, has again been thrust into the spotlight after refuting claims made by Colm Cooper this week.  Speaking on the Late Late Show, Cooper claimed that Brolly had apologised to him over all the fuss created regarding the pundit’s views on the former Kerry footballer’s testimonial dinner, which is …

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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

Joe Brolly Davy Fitzgerald

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

Joe Brolly

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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