John Fogarty - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

JOHN FOGARTY: Obsession with Mayo is now a sickness

Slamming Mayo is now fashionable and the more outrageous the statement, the better, writes John Fogarty

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JOHN FOGARTY: This is Cork’s famine

That great Al Porter gag about the Irish’s love of euphemisms on The Late, Late Show last year?

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JOHN FOGARTY: The original hurling model still the best

Proposals for home and away championship matches could solve Galway’s difficult Leinster situation, says John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: What if New York win?

Picture the scene this Sunday. It’s 4.45pm New York time and David Gough’s whistle confirms the shock. New York have beaten Sligo to confound their 5/1 odds, which would have been much lower, you would imagine, had Jamie Clarke not returned from there to Armagh.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Can Galway handle the pressures of winning?

Celebrating league titles are all the rage these days. Kerry’s footballers lost themselves for a minute or two on the Croke Park pitch before there was a collective realisation that it was early April. 

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JOHN FOGARTY: Davy’s incursion puts Wexford on war-footing

Whatever the rest of the country thought of Davy Fitzgerald’s intervention on Sunday, the vast majority of the Wexford following are fully behind their new general. That much was evident by the reaction of their fans in Nowlan Park to the first-half incident.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Bernard Brogan can still make his doubters eat their words

The ambivalence of Joe Brolly towards Colm Cooper shouldn’t shock nor should it surprise, writes John Fogarty

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JOHN FOGARTY: Player silent treatment leaves fans in the dark

This is a great job. Never let it be known that being a GAA journalist isn’t, says John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: John Maughan: Time to forgive Cormac Reilly

John Maughan insists Mayo supporters are a forgiving type and won’t give Cormac Reilly a hard time of it when he takes charge of their crucial final round game against Donegal in Castlebar on Sunday.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Counties not spending their downtime wisely

Dublin need only a point on Sunday to seal a fifth straight Division 1 final appearance. 

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JOHN FOGARTY: Two heads better than one as game gets out of hand

It’s time to take the advice of the five men quoted below and double the guards, writes John Fogarty

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JOHN FOGARTY: Conventional way isn’t the only way to compete

If you hear what sounds like a klaxon, it’s because what follows is a mention of hurling and the movie “Gladiator” in the same breath.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Hurling merits special Congress

Claims that hurling has only woken up to the idea of change in the wake of football landing its ‘Super 8’ are mischievous as they are disingenuous from some quarters.

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JOHN FOGARTY: A wake-up call for GAA when September ends

 

So what can we expect from the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) now that the “Super 8” is on the way and All-Ireland finals are no longer September institutions?

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JOHN FOGARTY: So the GPA’s true colours are what, exactly?

Considering their flimsy challenge to the All-Ireland round-robin series, there will be questions asked about the GPA’s intentions, writes John Fogarty.

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