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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

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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

All-Ireland SFC: All Roads Lead To Croker

GAA-football-and-hurlAll-Ireland Senior Football Quarter Finals

Cork v Dublin

Dublin come into this game as reigning Leinster champions and are hot favourites to come through this game. All expectations seem to predict a Dublin victory, but Cork won’t lie down. Both sides have played the best football in the second half of their most recent games, so this game should mostly be decided by what should be done over the 70 minutes of play. This is a game were mistakes could prove crucial at the end of the game. Cork are coming into this game after a tough test from Galway. Dublin with forwards like Brogan and Kilkenny have excellent firepower but Cork still have enough potential to match them with players like Kerrigan and Goulding. This will be a very hard game to call come the final whistle.

Verdict: Draw Continue reading

Fancied Four Advance To All Ireland Quarter Finals

gaaAll-Ireland Qualifiers Round 4

Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16

Cork claimed victory from the jaws of defeat against the tribesmen at the weekend. Galway looked like they were going to win this game as they dominated the scoreline for majority of the game. Galway must take massive credit for their effort this year to reach the last 12 in the championship and need to build on this for next year. Cork had several chances on goal in the first half but failed to convert any of these. Galway led at half time 0-8 to 0-7 thanks to points mostly from Meehan and Armstrong. Galway were building a lot of momentum in the second half and went five points clear after the break before their lead was reduced by the rebels who refused to lie down in this game. A Cork goal by Aidan Walsh towards the end of the game raised their revival and they went on to win this game. Galway scored a late goal through Michael Meehan who struck his free past several Cork defenders on the goal line to give them one last lifeline in this game, but time was against them as Cork marched into the quarter finals. Continue reading

Race For Sam Maguire Heats Up As Qualifiers Enter Final Stage

samGalway v Cork

Galway will be hoping to improve on their victory over Armagh, with inspiration to come from players like Armstrong, Sice and Meehan. The tribesmen will face an uphill challenge and must improve on their last performance to come out on top in this round 4 qualifier. Cork will be hoping to erase the memory of their Munster final defeat to Kerry. Cork need players like Paul Kerrigan and other players to step up in this game to ensure that they progress. Cork have much more strength in-depth than Galway. The tribesmen have bounced back nicely and seem to be improving after a few of years of silence in the west however it may not be enough.

Verdict: Cork  Continue reading

GAA Round Up: Monaghan End 25 year Wait

Ulster Senior Football Final

Donegal 0-7 Monaghan 0-13

Monaghan have ended a a 25 year wait to recapture the Ulster Championship as they disposed of reigning All ireland champions Donegal at Clones.

Monaghan were really hungry for this victory and their fierceness in the tackles was immense. Donegal were somewhat shell-shocked at the pace and intensity their opponents brought to this game. Donegal’s first score only arrived five minutes before half time. Monaghan were so dominant in the first half yet they only led by 0-5 to 0-2 at the break. The Farney men pushed on in the second half and extended their lead to five points at one stage. Donegal were trying to revive their situation by attempting to break through the Monaghan cover. Monaghan went six points in front towards the end of the game when Tommy Freeman scored a simple point at the death. Monaghan march on to the All-Ireland Quarter final and can’t get too carried away with this victory. Donegal will now face Laois in the Qualifiers. Continue reading