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Michael Darragh Macauley on the league semi-final, the Samsung Night Run and scoring goals karate-kick style

JOE caught up with Dublin midfielder and reigning Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh Macauley for a chat about the upcoming clash with Cork, the Samsung Night Run, Sky Sports’ deal with the GAA and scoring goals karate kick style.

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Michael Darragh Macauley on the league semi-final, the Samsung Night Run and scoring goals karate-kick style

JOE caught up with Dublin midfielder and reigning Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh Macauley for a chat about the upcoming clash with Cork, the Samsung Night Run, Sky Sports’ deal with the GAA and scoring goals karate kick style.

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Kildare legend and all-round sound man Johnny Doyle has announced his retirement from GAA and we at JOE will truly miss him.

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JOE talks to Michael Murphy about the league, the black card and the fastest opponent he’s faced

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JOE’s Top Five Gaelic Football games of the year 2013

It wasn’t a vintage year for Gaelic Football but there were still plenty of good games and one which will be held up as one of the best there’s ever been.

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JOE’s Top five hurling games of 2013

Number one is pretty obvious, but there were any amount of contenders for the other spots after probably the best hurling championship of recent times.

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JOE’s Top Five Hurling Goals of the Year

In what was one of the best Hurling Championships in years, it was fitting that it featured a handful of goals that would win goal of the season in any other year. This was a tough one to narrow down…

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JOE’s Top Five Gaelic Football Goals of the Year

With so many contenders it was tough to whittle it down to five, but here goes…

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JOE talks to Clare’s Shane O’Donnell about science, winning the All-Ireland and his very busy life since

The 19-year old still has his feet on the ground, even after the weirdest month of his life…

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Burning Issue: Should we care more about the International Rules series?

The latest International Rules series gets underway next weekend but you’d barely know given the

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Tomas O’Se – some iconic moments as praise is heaped on the Kerry legend

After a career that has spanned fifteen years in the most competitive football county of them all, Tomas O’Se is rightly receiving praise up and down the country for his contributions in a green and gold jersey.

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JOE’s 2013 Hurling All Stars

The season just past served up one of the most entertaining year’s hurling action we have seen in quite a while and here’s our pick of the cream of the crop.

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JOE’s 2013 Football All Stars

It’s all over for another year, and here’s our top 15, and Footballer of the Year, from the championship just gone.

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Burning Issue: Take Two – Cork or Clare for the All-Ireland title?

Cork and Clare couldn’t be separated after an epic finish to the first All-Ireland hurling final three weeks ago, but which side is best placed to take the replay? Two JOEs argue the toss.

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Mayo v Dublin – 3 things to watch

Thirty three teams started out the 2013 championship and 60 games later, few would argue that the best two are the ones left standing.

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Mayo v Dublin: 10 Questions with… Rob Hennelly

Solid between the sticks for the green and red this summer, Rob Hennelly doesn’t let much pass him by, making him the perfect man to give out all the inside secrets on the Mayo panel.

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Burning Issue: Who’s gonna win Sam, Mayo or Dublin?

Will the Boys in Blue make it two All-Irelands in three years or are Mayo going to end the most celebrated famine in GAA history? Two JOEs make the case for either side.

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Mayo v Dublin: Some of the very best David Brady quotes

There are a lot of good GAA pundits out there, but none have a way with the English language that Elverys sports blog columnist David Brady does. Here are some of the gems the Mayo midfielder has come out with over the years.

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Mayo v Dublin: 10 Questions with… Aidan O’Shea

Footballer of the Year contender and owner of the most famous fringe in the GAA Aidan O’Shea chatted to Elverys about his sporting hero, cinema dates and copying Ciaran McDonald’s style.

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Mayo v Dublin: Top five Mayo players since 1989

Yesterday we brought you our top five Dublin players since 1995 and today, with a bigger timeframe to consider, it’s Mayo’s turn.

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Mayo v Dublin: 10 Questions with… Chris Barrett

Before facing a tough examination against Dublin on Sunday, Chris Barrett sat down with the lads at Elverys to give an insider’s guide to the Mayo panel.

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Dublin v Mayo: Top five Dublin footballers since 1995

There were dozens of contenders but ahead of the All-Ireland Final this weekend, JOE decided to don our tin hat and select our top five Dublin players since their second most recent All-Ireland success in 1995.

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Mayo v Dublin: 10 Questions with… Alan Dillon

As close as this Mayo team gets to a veteran, Alan Dillon will be the wise old head of the Connacht champions attack on Sunday, but he answered some tough questions first.

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All-Ireland Football Final: Dublin v Mayo in numbers

There are only nine days to go until the 127th All-Ireland Football Final which will be attended by over 82,000 people. Here are some more facts and figures for fans to digest ahead of the big day.

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Mayo v Dublin: 10 Questions with… Ger Cafferkey

Ger Cafferkey will face a tough examination from the Dublin attack next weekend but it’ll be nowhere near as tough as the ten questions he faced from the lads at Elverys recently.

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Mayo v Dublin – Top five clashes from the past

This year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo and Dublin don’t meet in the Championship that often, but when they do, they tend to be memorable affairs.

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Gallery: All-Ireland Final fever gripping the Banner

We know they are getting a little excited in the Banner with the All-Ireland Final looming and here are some pictures to prove the point.

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Puc Fado: Cork v Clare, Munster hurling semi-final 1995

In the year that would end up with Anthony Daly famously climbing the steps in Croke Park to claim Liam McCarthy, it was victory over Cork that set the wheels in motion.

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