The Struggle for Sam 2017

(photo credit: Independent.ie) With no disrespect to the New York footballers, this weekend truly marks the beginning of the GAA Football Championship when Mayo meet Sligo in Castlebar in a game which will be live on RTÉ2. As county teams train and constantly dream of holding aloft the Sam Maguire there are actually very few... Continue Reading →

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Armagh and Tyrone: A Rivalry Rekindled

Conor O’Shea GAA.ie looks back on one of the most intriguing rivalries in Gaelic Football alongside Armagh legend Steven McDonnell ahead of Saturday’s Quarter final clash between the two counties. It is often said that familiarity breeds contempt, but that is far from the case between the two great Ulster rivals, Armagh and Tyrone. Since... Continue Reading →

Neymar’s PSG transfer: Football gone mad

3rd August 2017. Some may refer to it as the doomsday of football or ‘The Beautiful Game’ as we well know it, others may simply say that football was already ruined by ever-increasing transfer fees and significant underhand payments being made to football agents who represent the players. But for many, this marks the end... Continue Reading →

4 Talking points from Dublin’s win over Westmeath

  Jim Gavin’s refusal to speak to broadcast media Following Dublin’s emphatic 31 point win over Westmeath, all again seemed rosy for the All-Ireland champions. Criticised in some quarters for failing to beat rivals Kerry in April’s National Football League Final and beating Carlow by 12 points after initially struggling to break down a resolute... Continue Reading →

Dublin vs Westmeath preview

As Sunday’s Leinster Football Semi-Final showdown approaches between Dublin and Westmeath there is a real air of familiarity in both counties as this will be the 3rd consecutive year in which they’ve met in the provincial championship. Westmeath’s footballers must be sick at the sight of the Dublin football team at this stage. The Lake... Continue Reading →

Cardiff clash between two footballing titans

Real Madrid and Juventus, two giants of European football, meet in tomorrow night’s Champions League Final showdown in Cardiff. Who will be crowned as kings of Europe for 2017 as The irresistible Force meets the Immovable Object?   Champion vs Champion, Spain vs Italy, Los Blancos vs the Bianconeri, a lethal attack vs a watertight... Continue Reading →

Dublin vs Carlow Match Preview

  The All-Ireland Football champions, Dublin, start  the defence of their title on Saturday evening in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, as rank outsiders Carlow prepare to spring a massive upset.   There are many metaphors that spring to mind when you see the two counties involved in this Leinster SFC Quarter Final but there is little... Continue Reading →

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