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Donal Vaughan celebrates scoring a goal 4/8/2013

Andy Reid joins the ‘Mayo for Sam’ bandwagon and a holy inappropriate subs bench in Straffan

At least one Dub reckons this is Mayo’s year and some unusual pitch side furniture at a Kildare GAA club.

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Donal Vaughan celebrates scoring a goal 4/8/2013

Andy Reid joins the ‘Mayo for Sam’ bandwagon and a holy inappropriate subs bench in Straffan

At least one Dub reckons this is Mayo’s year and some unusual pitch side furniture at a Kildare GAA club.

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Time to make rugby tackles a part of the GAA and Brolly forced to eat a little humble pie

A prominent Kerry and Munster GAA man thinks it’s time rugby tackles became a legitimate part of the GAA, while Joe Brolly has had to eat a little bit of humble pie following his explosive rant at the weekend.

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‘El Crispico’ enters Wikipedia lore and Farney Army get Bowe confidence boost

Wikipedia has rightfully recognised one of the best names for a GAA match in years, while a famous Monaghan man who might have been in Croker tomorrow is predicting big things from the Farney Army.

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More trash talking pre-Mayo/Donegal and the most basic GAA headline you’ll ever see

The build-up to the meeting of Mayo and Donegal keeps getting spicier and a Limerick Leader headline that fails to inspire.

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GAA commentator wanted, Ger Cafferkey’s love affair with the Nestor Cup and Nudie Hughes news

A dream job, a better love story than Twilight and a Monaghan legend’s Wikipedia denial

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A 64-year-old hurler and pictorial proof of a Hadouken move in the Munster Junior Football final

Will they still need him when he’s 64? It seems the answer is yes while Street Fighter moves appear in the Munster Junior Football final.

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Wexford commentator loses his teeth with excitement and a third chance for Tipp?

How good was Wexford’s win last night? One local radio commentator misplaced his false teeth.

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More gridiron for Croker and another manager calls for Championship reform

More college football is headed our way and Niall Carew adds his voice to the Champions League idea bandwagon.

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ESPN’s Tommy Smyth talks GAA, the mystery of Tony Browne’s hurl and a hammy holiday

The most famous Louth man in America talks GAA, a legend’s hurley is missing and a chance to watch GAA anywhere in the world.

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Kaiser Cody playing tricks on us and Limerick need a new leader

In today’s Hospital Pass, Kaiser Cody could be up to his old tricks again, while

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A Kerry man who likes modern Gaelic football and Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin goes all Harry Potter

Pat Spillane will be squirming in his cosy pundit’s chair when he opens the Kerryman this week.

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Ireland to face all-indigenous Aussie team and Danny Dyer’s supporting the London footballers… sort of

Adam Goodes and Buddy Franklin should be two of the players on the all-indigenous Australian International Rules team coming to Ireland later this year and Danny Dyer is making plans for an away trip to Castlebar… sort of.

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Graciousness in defeat from Kilkenny, Glenn Ryan’s tirade and a Dublin ‘Jimmy’ winning matches

Graciousness in defeat from Kilkenny, Glenn Ryan’s tirade and a Dublin ‘Jimmy’ winning matches.

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Liam Rushe gets a fish pedicure while Adrian Flynn makes an interesting vow on Twitter

As GAA player videos go, this has to be one of the strangest one we’ve seen plus one Wexford footballer is very confident the Dubs will win Sam. Very confident indeed…

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Cooper leading the line in Kerry and drop in numbers for Dubs at Croker

The Gooch is hanging his dirty linen out in public while Kildare won’t be facing quite as many Dubs in Croker this time round.

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Nash and Horgan, partners in mime and dastardly injury puts Dick’s record in danger

Cork duo Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan have been threatening to emulate the musical exploits of Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson while Dick Clerkin’s amazing Championship record is under threat.

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Roscommon Junior teams debate Dr Hyde scheduling row and the photobombing dog’s on Twitter

Everyone has lots of sympathy for London but there are two other teams very put out by the GAA replay scheduling.

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Flynn blasts structural ‘madness’ and Seamus Harnedy has come a long way from this bawling young fella

Dublin’s Paul Flynn has a few things to get off his chest and Seamus Harnedy might not want to see this little embarrassing blast from the past anytime soon.

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Liam O’Neill spits the dummy, no Friday night pay off for players and a great GAA birthday cake

El Presidente takes aim at managerial skulduggery, Friday Night Lights debate rolls on and a very tasty looking GAA cake.

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Dara O’Se recalls one memorable team meeting and Leitrim star on move to the capital

Jimmy Barry-Murphy sympathises with media and supporters over dummy teams, Dara O’Se reveals one memorable team meeting and Emlyn Mulligan on his move to the capital.

Davy Fitzgerald celebrates his sides second goal 2/6/2013

Davy Fitz, TV superstar and catastrophic jersey clashes in Tyrone

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald is soon coming to a television screen near you and Man United’s famously garish grey kit was recalled in a match report on a reserve league encounter in Tyrone recently.

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Friday Night Leinster, Kerry men take Sam Down Under and a poor pre-match pen pic

We’ll have our first ever Friday night Championship game next week while Donegal’s most prized possession is now in the hands of a few Kerry ex-pats.

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Cork hurlers not able to count their medals, Kilkenny criticism and what’s in a GAA nickname

Seven years and waiting for Cork hurling medals, Kilkenny philosophical about criticism and GAA nicknames.

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Joe Brolly on what makes a good pundit and Meath’s answer to Usain Bolt

Joe Brolly thinks that his indifference to people’s opinions of him is what makes him

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A funny edit on Kieran Donaghy’s Wiki page and more players depart for the US

One GAA fan has no time for American Football and another player joins the US exodus.

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GAA splashing the cash on a new ranch in Blanch and a farewell to Casement Park

It’s a case of out with the old and in with the new as far as the GAA is concerned, with plans for a multi-million Euro facility in Dublin revealed on the same weekend as the last game in the old Casement Park.

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Antrim call upon the services of a 40 year-old keeper and Tommy Walsh suffers huge injury blow

Antrim have called up a 40 years young goalkeeper to their panel and the season is over for Tommy Walsh, the Swan not the Cat.

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Kerry confusion on the sidelines and HSE urge GAA not to ‘glamourise’ suicide

Confusion was still evident in the Kerry dugout yesterday while the HSE has urged the GAA not to ‘glamourise’ suicide by naming trophies after victims.

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word and one of the all-time classic GAA photos revisited

Kevin Walsh might feel wronged but he’s not going to get an apology anytime soon while seeing as it’s Friday, take the time to revisit one of the all-time classic GAA photographs.

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Axes, Axes and more player axes

With the Championship beginning to crank into gear you’d imagine that inter-county camps would be full of harmony and players gathering around singing kumbaya. Instead, it seems, it’s the opposite.

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