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Antrim Footballer Hit With Colossal 48-Week Ban

The GAA have slapped a massive 48-week ban on Antrim footballer, Matthew Fitzpatrick.  Fitzpatrick has been cited for “misleading the investigation” by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee (CHC), The Irish News have reported. Misleading an investigation carries a 48-week punishment, according to the CHC rule book. The situation has arisen from the ill-tempered Antrim versus Armagh national football league clash …

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Twitter Reacts To Donegal Star Neil Gallagher’s Retirement News

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 1/8/2015.Donegal vs Galway.Donegal's Neil Gallagher.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

2012 All-Ireland winner and two-time All Star recipient Neil Gallagher has been forced to retire from inter-county football due to persistent injuries.  On Monday the news was confirmed by Donegal football manager Rory Gallagher before the official Donegal GAA Twitter account further communicated the message to the general public. Rory Gallagher has today confirmed that due to injury Neil Gallagher …

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What’s The Better Provincial Championship: Ulster Football Or Munster Hurling?

Over the past number of years, these two provincial championships have stood out from the rest in terms of competiveness, intensity and rivalry. We discuss, what could arguably be the better provincial championship? Going on this year’s games, there is only one winner but since the turn of the century, which province has produced the greatest games? The Leinster championships …

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Why Ulster Football Is The Only Surviving Provincial Championship

Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup 19/7/2015 INPHO

Things have come a long way for Ulster football. It was always seen as the worst provincial championship, but now things have gone full circle where Ulster is the only healthy provincial championship remaining. Here we look at why this is the case. The first media term given to Ulster football was ‘puke football’. This was how Pat Spillane described …

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Laois vs Armagh: An Intriguing Afternoon Awaits

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Kingspan Breffni Park, Co. Cavan 29/5/2016 Cavan vs Armagh Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

In 2003, the pairing of Armagh and Laois in the All-Ireland series was an exciting prospect. Led by Kieran McGeeney, Armagh were the most complete team in the country while Laois, under Mick O’Dwyer’s stewardship, were finally beginning to build on the foundations laid by their all-conquering minor sides of the mid-1990s. Sadly, tomorrow’s game is a much less attractive …

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Breifne Boys Back in the Big Time

‘In each corner of Breifne, there’s sorrow and pain Such a true-hearted sportsman, we’ll ne’er see again New players may come and old players may go But we’ll ne’er have another like the gallant John Joe’ So goes the ode to Cavan’s most famous footballing son, John Joe O’Reilly. Twice an All-Ireland winner and a member of the GAA’s Team …

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A Derryman On Their Club vs County Debate

A Derryman gives his take on how his thinking has evolved on the club vs county debate he sees in Derry right now. The big debate in the Oak Leaf county this week surrounds fixtures.  The club championship was put on hold with the county senior team’s run in the qualifiers.  The Intermediate competition is well underway and over the …

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