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GAA: Big Guns To Battle In Provincial Deciders


Ulster Senior Football Final

Monaghan v Donegal

Monaghan and Donegal are set again to meet in this year’s Ulster Final, a replay of last year’s provincial clash and this year’s division 2. Monaghan have been able to break Donegal’s stronghold in Ulster in the last two years and outside of Dublin and Mayo they have been the only side capable of stopping Jim McGuinness and his team. Monaghan will certainly needed to play with a fierce intensity as they did in last year’s Ulster final but it will be Donegal’s turn to be underdogs this time and this could suit them. Continue reading

GAA: Clare Crush Carlow As Armagh KO Tyrone


All Ireland Football Qualifiers Round 2B

Cavan 0-5 Roscommon 1-16

Roscommon cruised past Cavan this weekend at Kingspan Breffni Park for this round 2 qualifier.

Both of these sides played against each other in the division 3 final earlier this year with Roscommon coming out on top in that encounter and a similar pattern quickly emerged.

The first half of this game was poor, with neither side impressing. Roscommon edged a low scoring first half at the break by a score of 0-3 to 0-2. Both sides were wasteful in front of goal.

Roscommon were certainly not intent on repeating their first half exploits and knocked over eight unanswered points. Some good scores from Diarmuid Murtagh put them in the driving seat as Cavan failed to bring their shooting boots with them to this game. Roscommon ‘s blistering start to the second half killed all Cavan hope and they advance to the next round, where they will surely face a tougher challenge. Continue reading

GAA: Ulster Sides Advance With Qualifier Victories


All Ireland Football Qualifiers

Cavan 1-15 Westmeath 1-14

Westmeath will be disappointed that they let this game slip from their grasp but Cavan were unwilling to go out of the championship at this stage of the season.

Westmeath were slightly the happier side in the first half as they led courtesy of some good scores by Ger Egan but neither side looked like they were going to pull away in this game. This game never really going to get going until the second half with the pressure to win increasing and the prospect of being knocked out of the championship becoming more evident.

Westmeath seemed to be doing well in the second half and everything seemed to change when Niall McDermott finished off an excellent move to give the Cavan men a much needed boost. Cavan pressed ahead and opened out a big gap between the two sides to give them some breathing space. Westmeath came back at them and ran them very close especially when John Gilligan’s goal brought them right back into this game. Cavan held out in the closing stages of the game and were impressive at crucial points in the game. Cavan earned a hard win by the narrowest of margins. Continue reading

GAA: Ulster Sides Set To Progress In Qualifers


All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

Carlow v Waterford

The deise men will be the visitors to Dr. Cullen Park this weekend on the back of two tough games against Clare in the opening stages of the Championship. Carlow will be looking to move on from their previous outing, where they were humiliated by Meath, losing by a margin of 28 points. Continue reading

GAA: Mayo Snatch Victory Over Brave Rossies


Connacht Senior Football Championship

Roscommon 1-9 Mayo 0-13

Mayo advanced to the Connacht final with a slender one point lead over Roscommon.

The game started at a really slow pace and never really got going. Mayo showed a little more enterprise in the opening half and established the lead. Roscommon had a barren spell for most of the first half and were very over reliant on the hand passing and this seemed to halt their progress up the pitch to get valuable scores. Both sides were guilty of some awful missed opportunities especially as Mayo’s shots landed short and into the keeper hands. Roscommon improved a little in the closing stages of half but both sides must be wondering what happened in the opening thirty five minutes as they only managed seven points. Continue reading

GAA: All Ireland Champions Set To Be Unlaoised On Leinster


Ulster Senior Football Championship

Armagh v Cavan

Cavan are the visitors to the orchard county for their opening game of the championship and with their impressive hard working exploits last year this is a game that will undoubtedly appeal to most viewers. Armagh hasn’t really shone as bright in recent years but can still be a tricky assignment for any side travelling to their home patch. Cavan’s work rate and ability to take unlikely scores at times can prove to be an influential factor this weekend.

Verdict: Cavan

Connacht Senior Football Championship

Roscommon v Mayo

Mayo have been in this position before and are well aware of the task of over-coming Roscommon in Connacht. Roscommon have been living in the shadow of their western counterparts in the last few years but could well pull off a surprise victory. It would still be unlikely for Mayo to let their guard down so early in the Championship so all signs lead to a green and red victory. Continue reading

GAA: Roscommon And Tipperary Claim League Titles


Allianz National Football League Final Division 3

Roscommon 1-17 Cavan 0-18

Roscommon narrowly edged past Cavan to win the Allianz National League Third Division.

Cavan started the game brightly and were beginning to pull away from Roscommon, they however seemed slow to get into this game, as Cavan opened up a five point advantage at one stage. Cavan could have extended their lead only for Roscommon goalkeeper Darren O’Malley to deny them from the penalty spot. Roscommon gradually grew into the game as they approached half time and with a fortuitous goal scored by David Keenan they moved to within a point of the Breffni men. Continue reading

Irish International Rules Panel Announced

Michael Murphy named as Ireland Captain

Irish International Rules manager Paul Earley has confirmed his provisional panel for the upcoming International Rules series with Australia to be played in Cavan and Dublin on October 19 and 26 respectively.

Mayo have the largest single representation on the panel with four followed by Cork, Donegal, Laois and All-Ireland champions Dublin who all have three each.

In total, 15 counties are represented on a panel of 29 that is expected to be cut back next week ahead of the opening test at Kingspan Breffni Park. Continue reading

Cavan, Cork And Offaly Claim All Ireland Success


Ladies All-Ireland Senior Football Final

Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-9

This All Ireland final began with both teams exchanging points yet it would be Cork who would eventually come out on top in this encounter.

Cork were buoyed by the performance of Valerie Mulcahy who helped bring the coveted trophy back to Leeside. Mulcahy’s point taking ability was flawless while she also scored a brilliant individual goal to give Cork a healthy lead.

Her contribution was crucial , helping Cork establish a 1-6 to 0-6 lead at half time.

The Ulster side got into their stride with a brilliant second half. They were helped when Cork gifted them a penalty which Monaghan goalkeeper Linda Martin duly converted to put the Farney county in front.  Monaghan then dominated for a spell as Cork couldn’t hold onto the possession.

Cork eventually got back into this game to level matters with a few minutes to go before a late free from Mulcahy gave the rebels a single point victory to claim their 8th All Ireland title.

Ladies All-Ireland Intermediate Football Final

Cavan 1-14 Tipperary 1-12

Tipperary started this game brightly and raced into an early  three-point lead, but Cavan clawed their way back to level the game at three points a piece.  A goal by Mairead Morrissey gave Tipperary the lead once more, although Cavan reduced the Tipperary lead to a single point at half time (Tipperary 1-7 Cavan 0-9)

Both sides exchanged points in the second half but a late converted penalty by Bronagh Sheridan proved to be winning score for the Cavan , who claim their first All Ireland title.

Ladies All-Ireland Junior Football Final

Offaly 2-11 Wexford 0-12

A brace of goals from Mairead Daly gave the Offaly their first All Ireland Junior title on Sunday in Croke Park.

The sides were evenly matched in the opening stages of this game. Offaly led by 0-7 to 0-4 at the break, but Wexford came back strong to get within a single point of the midlanders. Daly’s first goal secured Offaly’s lead by 1-7 to 0-8 mid way through the second half.  Wexford for their credit kept battling but Daly made sure of victory when her second goal found the back of the Wexford net.

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All Ireland SFC: Dublin Progress As Mayo Annihilate Donegal

jmcAll-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals

Mayo 4-17 Donegal 1-10

Mayo annihilated reigning All-Ireland champions Donegal in Croke Park yesterday by a huge scoreline.

Early goals by O’Connor and Vaughan set the tone for this game as Mayo were hammering home their intention of beating the champions. Mayo never let up in this game and this game was over as a contest early on. Mayo led 2-10 to 0-4 at the break and Donegal had no real reply to Mayo’s ruthlessness in front of goal. The second half was beginning to turn into a nightmare for Donegal as O’Connor sealed his hat trick. Mayo got further goals in the second half to put an end to Donegal’s reign as all Ireland Champions and set up a semi final date with Tyrone. Continue reading