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The Antrim Under-21 Hurlers Are Still In Search Of A Manager

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 24/8/2013 Wexford vs Antrim Antrim's Conal Morgan, David Kearney and Paddy McNaughton celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

At yesterday’s launch of the Bord Gais Energy Under-21 Hurling Championship, the Antrim representative, Christy McNaughton, revealed that the county do not yet have a manager.  The Saffrons are set to kick off their Ulster Under-21 Championship campaign against Derry on July 19, and for McNaughton and his teammates it is a case of same old, same old. He spoke …

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Are Monaghan All-Ireland Title Contenders?

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round, Clones, Co. Monaghan 20/5/2017 Monaghan vs Fermanagh Monaghan team huddle

One of the impressive early performances in the football championship last weekend came from Monaghan. Admittedly, beating Fermanagh isn’t the best win they have ever recorded, but yet there was a certain confidence about their first round win. Leading by just a point mid-way through the second half, Monaghan put their foot on the gas and blitzed Fermanagh to secure …

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Opinion: Provincial Draws Highlight The Need For A Two-Tier All-Ireland

The Sunday Game Championship Draw 2017, RTE Studios, Dublin 13/10/2016 Marty Morrissey, Munster GAA Chairman Jerry O'Sullivan and Tipperary Football manager Liam Kearns make The Sunday Game Championship Draw Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

During last week’s provincial football and hurling draws it was evident that perhaps a revamped structure would not only help the inter-county game, but also make it a lot easier to promote. Hurling already operates through a two-tier structure, but it’s the removal of the provincial segment I would suggest. Kerry and Galway hurlers are already competing in the Leinster …

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Tyrone And Donegal: Similar Beasts, Different Animals

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, St Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan 3/7/2016 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

A sweeper covering touchline to touchline in front of a disciplined, dogged and durable back row. A high-energy, swarming defence, featuring a half-back line that break with pace, incision and ruthless precision. An inside forward line that blends power, pace and deft skill seamlessly. That was Donegal in 2012. This is Tyrone in 2016. It’s taken him five years, but …

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