Éamonn Fitzmaurice

Éamonn Fitzmaurice: How to stamp out time-wasting via the feigning of ‘head injuries’

Éamonn Fitzmaurice: How to stamp out time-wasting via the feigning of ‘head injuries’

AS we know well now, the League model, with teams of equal standard facing off regularly, just works.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice: Gavin walks away with the ultimate mic drop and a record to die for

Éamonn Fitzmaurice: Gavin walks away with the ultimate mic drop and a record to die for

If Stephen Cluxton follows Jim Gavin into retirement, all bets are off for 2020, writes Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

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Taking stock of football's stars and gripes

Taking stock of football's stars and gripes

The only real issue I would have with the selection is different standards being applied to different players, writes Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

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The scary bit is that the champs are far from finished

The scary bit is that the champs are far from finished

A tale of two prophecies to begin with. The evening after Jim Gavin’s ratification as Dublin manager in October 2012, I went to Banna beach for a stroll with ...

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A to Z of match-winning moves and moments

A to Z of match-winning moves and moments

Former Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice takes a forensic look at the successes and failures of the drawn All-Ireland final — and the gambits and gambles which ...

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A missed opportunity for Kerry? I’m not so sure

A missed opportunity for Kerry? I’m not so sure

Wow. I mentioned after the semi-final weekend that there had to be a twist in the road for this Dublin team as they sought to create history.

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Kerry will need three goals — and a bit of madness to beat Dublin

Kerry will need three goals — and a bit of madness to beat Dublin

The 5/1 outsiders for Sam Maguire must challenge the five-in-a-row-chasing champions with imagination and intensity, says Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

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Delving into the Kerry playbook

Delving into the Kerry playbook

To be successful against this Dublin team, nearly everything has to work for nearly the entire game.

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Underdogs against the Dubs? That view won’t be shared by anyone in the Kerry camp

Underdogs against the Dubs? That view won’t be shared by anyone in the Kerry camp

Mission accomplished for Peter Keane and his men. They are where they want to be.

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Are Mayo primed to deliver the perfect performance?

Are Mayo primed to deliver the perfect performance?

The most combustible GAA rivalry of this decade gets one more run out this evening at Croke Park and it promises once again to be explosive.

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Keeping things fresh in tight turnaround decisive for final four

Keeping things fresh in tight turnaround decisive for final four

And with that, the Super 8 became the final four with the remaining quartet arguably the best in the country.

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Duels to salivate over in explosive Castlebar denouement

Duels to salivate over in explosive Castlebar denouement

The group-deciding Super 8 encounter this evening in Castlebar has the potential to be explosive, a real old-style knockout championship game. There is no love lost ...

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In one Super 8 group, semi-final spots hard-earned

In one Super 8 group, semi-final spots hard-earned

The climax to the second weekend of Super 8 football was needed to keep us interested. In truth, the other games disappointed in various ways.

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Kerry must have a plan for General Patton to halt Donegal’s march

Kerry must have a plan for General Patton to halt Donegal’s march

It is difficult to keep up with everything happening in the championship with so many big games coming so close together.

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From Kerry defensive perspective, a case of job done. And done well

From Kerry defensive perspective, a case of job done. And done well

When I was in charge of Kerry one of the our mantras at different stages was: “Earn the right to play, then play.”

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Lights, camera,action: Football’s big show begins in earnest

Lights, camera,action: Football’s big show begins in earnest

There is huge anticipation throughout the country this morning for the second coming of the Super 8s.

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A fit Comer can transform Galway — and their season

A fit Comer can transform Galway — and their season

For the second week in a row — and still a week out from the Super 8s — we face into an exciting and unpredictable weekend of football with plenty of ...

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James Horan’s men still comfortable and competent in game-winning minutes

James Horan’s men still comfortable and competent in game-winning minutes

So far the evidence would suggest Mayo are going down a similar route to 2017 for their qualifier odyssey.

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Mayo and me: From game smarts to gamesmanship, they’re on a different level

Mayo and me: From game smarts to gamesmanship, they’re on a different level

I have always had an affinity with, and somewhat of an understanding of Mayo.

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How game-management smarts helped Kerry dodge a bullet

How game-management smarts helped Kerry dodge a bullet

Life was breathed into the Munster championship on Saturday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Cork showed up and battled, stayed with Kerry for the game but ultimately ...

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice: Why Kerry will look to keep foot on Cork's throat

Éamonn Fitzmaurice: Why Kerry will look to keep foot on Cork's throat

Eamonn Fitzmaurice (new half length cut) The Munster football final is still important — if not as attractive — for a number of reasons.

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