GAA facing ‘a pandemic’ of injuries, predicts Mike McGurn

GAA facing ‘a pandemic’ of injuries, predicts Mike McGurn

Fitness expert Mike McGurn has predicted “a pandemic” of injuries will emerge when GAA club players return to competitive action from next week.

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GAA's Management Committee to retain emergency powers

GAA's Management Committee to retain emergency powers

The GAA have confirmed that its Management Committee will retain emergency powers until August 27 at least.

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Dual dates drive Cork into potential problems

Dual dates drive Cork into potential problems

Cork can officially be confirmed as the county making the most of the GAA club window — but it may have knock-on effects for their senior county teams’ ...

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John Fogarty: Money the elephant in the room in club v county debate

John Fogarty: Money the elephant in the room in club v county debate

Irish Examiner columnist Oisín McConville didn’t need to call any whistleblower hotline to reveal a county had been training before Croke Park said ...

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Players in danger of falling between club and county, warns John Sugrue

Players in danger of falling between club and county, warns John Sugrue

Kerry U20 football manager John Sugrue is concerned players will suffer if they are not allowed to join county training once their clubs exit their championships.

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County managers want clarity on return date for training

County managers want clarity on return date for training

A number of county managers are seeking clarification from Croke Park via their boards about what they can do with players before September 14.

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Criminal case being built around online abuse of Clare GAA secretary

Criminal case being built around online abuse of Clare GAA secretary

A criminal case relating to alleged online abuse of Clare GAA secretary Pat Fitzgerald and other county officials is at an advanced stage.

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Uncertain days for AFL, but Mark O'Connor still stoked by Aussie lifestyle

Uncertain days for AFL, but Mark O'Connor still stoked by Aussie lifestyle

Soon after Saturday’s 89-52 win over Gold Coast Suns, Mark O’Connor was packing his bags and getting ready to say goodbye to Geelong.

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County chairs to be banned if counties break Covid-19 training date

County chairs to be banned if counties break Covid-19 training date

County chairpersons have been told they will be held responsible should their county teams be found to have trained before September 14.

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Dónal Óg Cusack: The county is as essential as the clubs themselves

Dónal Óg Cusack: The county is as essential as the clubs themselves

Dónal Óg Cusack has criticised elements of the GAA media who he believes are intent on making Gaelic games as “anonymous as the League of Ireland ...

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Clare GAA will go bust if costs are not cut, warns treasurer

Clare GAA will go bust if costs are not cut, warns treasurer

Delegates were told a €250,000 bank loan must be repaid to AIB by the end of the year.

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Counties could face expulsion from All-Ireland as GAA harden collective training stance

Counties could face expulsion from All-Ireland as GAA harden collective training stance

Counties who train collectively before September 14 could be dumped out of the Championship as the GAA have hardened their stance on breaches.

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Niall Corcoran: Lack of sanctions mean GAA has given go-ahead for early training

Niall Corcoran: Lack of sanctions mean GAA has given go-ahead for early training

All Laois want is fairness, Corcoran insists, but he says confirmation from the GAA that they won’t sanction counties who train before September 14 doesn’t ...

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Referees served reminder of Gaelic football's rule changes

Referees served reminder of Gaelic football's rule changes

The GAA’s national match officials coordinator Donal Smyth has reminded club football referees of the rule changes ahead of competitive action resuming later ...

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Shane Dowling on retirement: 'I haven’t slept well. I have struggled to eat. It just shows what it means to me'

Shane Dowling on retirement: 'I haven’t slept well. I have struggled to eat. It just shows what it means to me'

Last Friday evening, John Kiely visited Shane Dowling’s home for a cup of tea. News was to be imparted and digested as memories were to be shared.

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With 'deep regret and heartbreak' Limerick hurler Shane Dowling forced to retire at 27

With 'deep regret and heartbreak' Limerick hurler Shane Dowling forced to retire at 27

Limerick’s Shane Dowling has been forced to retire from inter-county hurling through injury at the age of 27.

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Denis Walsh: Cork at a disadvantage to Munster semi-final rivals

Denis Walsh: Cork at a disadvantage to Munster semi-final rivals

Cork’s senior teams will be at a distinct disadvantage in their Munster semi-finals because of the size of their club championships, according to former hurling ...

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Kilkenny club members self-isolating after GAA player tests positive for coronavirus

Kilkenny club members self-isolating after GAA player tests positive for coronavirus

A number of members of a Kilkenny GAA club are understood to be self-isolating as a result of one of them testing positive for coronavirus.

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Robbie Smyth and Barry McKeon back for Longford

Robbie Smyth and Barry McKeon back for Longford

Smyth is regarded as the best forward in the county and his presence will be a significant boost.

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To beat Wexford will be vital, says Galway boss Shane O'Neill

To beat Wexford will be vital, says Galway boss Shane O'Neill

Galway senior hurling manager Shane O’Neill has stressed the importance of beating Wexford in a Leinster semi-final at the end of October.

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Tipperary boss David Power ‘flabbergasted’ by GAA’s stance on inter-county training

Tipperary boss David Power ‘flabbergasted’ by GAA’s stance on inter-county training

Tipperary senior football manager David Power says he is “flabbergasted” by the GAA’s stance on county teams training before September 14.

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John Fogarty: It’s primitive to use GAA clubs as weapons to hit county

John Fogarty: It’s primitive to use GAA clubs as weapons to hit county

“Club good, county bad.” That about sums up the argument put forward by Captain Cavemen these last few weeks, writes John Fogarty.

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Calls for Galway GAA to scrap relegation ahead of championship draw

Calls for Galway GAA to scrap relegation ahead of championship draw

Galway intermediate football club Cárna/Caiseal have called on the county’s football board to remove relegation this year in the interest of rural clubs. ...

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Cork GAA confirms schedule for club championships

Cork GAA confirms schedule for club championships

Cork’s senior and intermediate club finals will take place on the weekend of October 3 and 4 after the county competitions control committee agreed on the ...

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Derek McGrath unhappy with 'propaganda' setting club against countyThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Derek McGrath unhappy with 'propaganda' setting club against county

Derek McGrath claims there is “populist propaganda” driving the club versus county debate.

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Jack McCaffrey and David Gough opt out of 2020 season; Pat Spillane wants 'golden score'

Jack McCaffrey and David Gough opt out of 2020 season; Pat Spillane wants 'golden score'

Dublin’s star footballer Jack McCaffrey is to sit out the inter-county championship later this year.

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Davy Fitzgerald takes aim at 'faceless cowards' in Clare

Davy Fitzgerald takes aim at 'faceless cowards' in Clare

Davy Fitzgerald has labelled posters on a Clare GAA fans web page as “cowards” for calling him a traitor in recent days.

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The Voice of Anfield George Sephton: 'Barcelona last year knocked everything else into a cocked hat'

The Voice of Anfield George Sephton: 'Barcelona last year knocked everything else into a cocked hat'

George Sephton has provided the sound-track to Liverpool home games since 1971. Eleven of their 18 league titles have been won during his time as stadium announcer. ...

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Reasons to cheer, and fear, for Liverpool

Reasons to cheer, and fear, for Liverpool

John Fogarty looks at the positives and negatives on the horizon as Liverpool look to the future.

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Croke Park capacity will be just over 30,000 at best

Croke Park capacity will be just over 30,000 at best

Croke Park’s capacity is expected to be reduced to just over 30,000 so long as social distancing is in place, GAA director general Tom Ryan has confirmed.

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GPA not giving up on amending training ban

GPA not giving up on amending training ban

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) aim to convince the GAA to allow players return to county training if their clubs exit their championships before September ...

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Cork to face Waterford for Munster hurling final spot

Cork to face Waterford for Munster hurling final spot

Defending Munster champions Limerick have been drawn against Clare with the winners facing 2019 All-Ireland winners Tipperary in a provincial semi-final this October. ...

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30 reasons why Jurgen Klopp is so loved by Liverpool supporters

30 reasons why Jurgen Klopp is so loved by Liverpool supporters

How has Jurgen Klopp changed Liverpool and why is he already a lock for a statue outside Anfield? John Fogarty examines 30 reasons the German is so loved and revered ...

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From Seanie O’Leary’s centenary poaching to Richie Bennis’ 65, 10 Munster final classics

From Seanie O’Leary’s centenary poaching to Richie Bennis’ 65, 10 Munster final classics

It will be almost five months before this year’s Munster SHC final takes place but at least there are plans to stage one. Not only did the pandemic threaten ...

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'Jurgen Klopp makes us better people': John Fogarty on Liverpool's title win

'Jurgen Klopp makes us better people': John Fogarty on Liverpool's title win

With the twins draped in red, John Fogarty goes all Jack Nicholson in confessing that Jurgen Klopp makes him want to be a better man. Is this as good as it gets?

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No plans for GAA to punish counties training before September 14

No plans for GAA to punish counties training before September 14

GAA president John Horan said Croke Park have no plans to punish counties who return to collective training before September 14. However, they would welcome information ...

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All-Ireland finals fixed for December as GAA fixture plan revealed

All-Ireland finals fixed for December as GAA fixture plan revealed

The All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals have been fixed for Sunday, December 13, and Saturday, December 19, respectively.

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Munster and Leinster draw latest step on hurling’s road to return

Munster and Leinster draw latest step on hurling’s road to return

It will be a case of going back to 2017 this evening when the Munster and Leinster senior hurling championship draws take place on RTÉ’s Six One News ...

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GAA referees will have to travel separately from umpires

GAA referees will have to travel separately from umpires

GAA referees will have to travel alone to officiate club championship games unless their umpires are family members, it has been confirmed.

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Revised provincial hurling championship draws to take place tomorrow

Revised provincial hurling championship draws to take place tomorrow

They will follow the release of the revised inter-county season by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee in Croke Park earlier in the day.

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Kerry club chairmen say pitches should have opened earlier

Kerry club chairmen say pitches should have opened earlier

Two Kerry club chairmen believe GAA pitches could have been opened earlier than yesterday.

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Kilkenny and Wexford to get Leinster semi byes

Kilkenny and Wexford to get Leinster semi byes

The Leinster Council are expected to hand semi-final byes to Kilkenny and Wexford for their senior hurling championship later this year. Prior to the introduction ...

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John Kiely would love to have turned back time in Galbally

John Kiely would love to have turned back time in Galbally

Limerick senior hurling manager John Kiely admits he could have done more to honour people after the All-Ireland victory two years ago.

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John Fogarty: As Croke Park plans, the county boards laugh

John Fogarty: As Croke Park plans, the county boards laugh

Well, nobody could say the GAA haven’t treaded softly. Too softly at times. The insistence on players and management filling out a questionnaire each time ...

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Tipperary chairman says revised GAA season is 'impractical'

Tipperary chairman says revised GAA season is 'impractical'

Tipperary chairman John Devane believes the proximity of the club and county windows to each other are “impractical” and county players could suffer ...

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GPA claim GAA scheduled later All-Ireland championships to ensure larger crowds

GPA claim GAA scheduled later All-Ireland championships to ensure larger crowds

The GPA have sought a minimum of four weeks between the completion of the club championship and the first inter-county game.

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Michael Duignan calls on county managers to put club players first

Michael Duignan calls on county managers to put club players first

County boards have been given two extra weeks to stage their championships but many are awaiting the confirmation of the inter-county season before finalising structures ...

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Irish AFL star Conor McKenna in hot water over quarantine breach

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna in hot water over quarantine breach

Conor McKenna’s future at AFL club Essendon has been thrown into question after he reportedly broke quarantine restrictions before testing positive for coronavirus. ...

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Tyrone's AFL star Conor McKenna tests positive for Covid-19

Tyrone's AFL star Conor McKenna tests positive for Covid-19

Tyrone’s Essendon AFL player Conor McKenna has tested positive for coronavirus and as a result the club’s game against Melbourne tomorrow has been postponed ...

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The 2010 strike: A season Limerick hurling prefers to forget

The 2010 strike: A season Limerick hurling prefers to forget

This date 10 years ago, Limerick’s lambs were mauled by Cork. Thirteen points was the difference in Páirc Uí Chaoimh as the visitors, so wet ...

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