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GAA: Exiles Ready To Shake Things Up In Connacht

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Ulster Senior Football Championship

Down v Tyrone

This games sees these two formidable opponents off again in another titanic battle in the North-east with home advantage providing the Ulster champions with the best possible opportunity to overcome Ulster rivals Tyrone. The red hand county will look again to the inspirational Peter Harte and Sean Cavanagh to pull this game out of the hat and should be more consistent than the Mourne men. Down will be disappointed that they let the game slip away last time out, with poor discipline in the closing stages costing them victory. Down still have enough potential to turn the game in their favour but they haven’t been a very consistent team in the championship and that alone may cost them. 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