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The Weekend in Sports

It’s been a long weekend and the our Sports schedule is starting to fill up with the Premier League returning this weekend while the Rugby world cup begins in October. We’ll start with the GAA for a change and with the Quarter Finals of the All Ireland Football Championships to …

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Dublin’s 35 Game Unbeaten Record

Dublin’s victory over Roscommon was their 35th unbeaten game in a row, breaking a record set by Kerry in 1933. A comfortable 2-29 to 0-14 showcased the Dubs at their irresistible best. The hard work and sheer talent on show demonstrated why this Dublin side deserves to be hailed as among …

The Reality Of The GAA Super 8 Is Not As Bad As It May Seem

The Senior Football Championship structure has been changed drastically over the weekend as the GAA Congress voted in a round-robin or ‘Super 8’ format to replace the current quarter finals while also voting in favour of pushing All Ireland finals back two weeks. The changes have created widespread panic among …

Allianz Football League Division One Preview

The sight of the Allianz Football League returning last weekend will have please GAA lovers across the country. The format of the competition is such that it, at least theoretically, pits teams of a similar standard against each other in a league based system before, ultimately, a final match against …

New GAA Reforms Will Prove Beneficial To The Game

The GAA has proposed a number of changes to the All-Ireland Football Championship which will be up for discussion at the Annual Congress this month. Although these changes have been heavily criticised by the club players association for not coming into effect until 2019, they will still prove beneficial for …

Kickhams Keeper Comerford Is A Dublin Star On The Rise

“He doesn’t really look like a goalkeeper”. This is something you would typically hear about Ballymun Kickhams and Dublin minor football goalkeeper Evan Comerford. At just under six-foot and of an admittedly slight build, Comerford isn’t the conventional goalkeeper. Having won a Leinster Minor Championship with Ballymun in 2015 and …

Opinion: Lee Chin Owed Wexford Youths Nothing

Lee Chin was hit with a lot of abuse last week after his decision to attend the GAA’s All-Star awards ceremony instead of togging out for Wexford Youth’s crucial tie against Drogheda United which cost the South East side its place in the top tier of Irish Football. Chin was …

How To Spot A ‘Jersey Puller’

1) Head To Coppers: You can guarantee that majority of these fine ladies looking to bag themselves a county star after a big GAA Match will head straight to the mothership; Coppers. These gals will 9 times out of 10 have a Coppers gold card or access to one. Coppers …