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The high fielding powerful eight and nines may be replaced my mobile movers in the middle third. looks at the 10 best midfielders since the turn of the millennium: 10. BRIAN FENTON (Dublin) Only an under 21 in 2014, Fenton has established himself as probably the game’s current top midfielder. Was man of the match in the 2015 final and was a key member of the successful win[..]

10. ANDY COMERFORD (Kilkenny) Won a ‘B’ All-Ireland with London before turning his attention to the Cats. A member of the panel when Brian Cody took over, the powerhouse midfielder was a driving force in three All-Ireland wins including being the winning captain in 2002. Andy Comerford with spoils of victory after year as #Kilkenny captain in 2002 #gaa #nostalgia[..]

With the 2017 championships returning to the television, looks at 10 provincial matches we don’t want to miss: Sunday, 21st May – Munster Hurling Championship TIPPERARY vs CORK (4pm Semple Stadium) Tipperary begin their Munster title defence as they seek back-to-back All-Irelands. But Cork beat them in their last meeting. Sunday, 28th May – Ulster Football Cha[..]

With the leagues and the Connacht championship about to commence, looks at our top 15 footballers this season: 1. DAVID CLARKE (Mayo) - Mayo’s player of the league with a string of stunning saves. Still can’t believe he was dropped for the All-Ireland final replay. 2. PHILLY McMAHON (Dublin) - A consistent performer in a Dublin defence that went 36 games unbeate[..]

Decades have seen legendary GAA players known by their nicknames. looks at eight players featuring in 2017 and the alternative names their team mates, supporters and friends might reference them as. We’ll leave ye to work out the origins: 1. EAMONN ‘LEPER’ CALLAGHAN (Kildare) 2. STEFAN ‘SOUPY’ CAMPBELL (Armagh) 3. EAMONN ‘TROLLIER’ DILLON (Dublin) [..]

With the leagues and the Leinster championship just underway, looks at our top 15 hurlers this season: 1. EOIN MURPHY (Kilkenny) - Murphy has been Kilkenny’s top performer during the league and included another two stunning saves against Wexford. 2. AIDAN HARTE (Galway) - Galway’s ‘Mr Versatile’ has covered nearly any position in the defence and gives Micheal[..]

The RTE GAA podcast is always worth a listen and it's strange listening if you are a Tyrone football supporter as Joe Brolly cliams "Tyrone players find training depressing" “One of their better players, one of their really, really good players, and you should hear what he’s saying in private about how depressing the training is and how they’re playing, and you can see that now.

Top 10 greatest comebacks in GAA history

Posted by Keith Nulty in Craic | Mar 2017

SportsNewsIRELAND looks at the greatest comebacks witnessed in Gaelic Games history, we have video highlights of the matches. 10. Kildare football vs Dublin 2000 – Dublin looked in cruise control in the Leinster Football Final leading by seven points at half-time.  But two goals in two minutes for Kildare completely turned this tie on its head. 9. Waterford hurling vs Cork 2004 – Consider[..]

Kilkenny Football Overview

Posted by Keith Nulty in Craic | Mar 2017

After last year’s shocking 17-20 demolition against Wexford in the Leinster Minor Football Championship, the state of football in Kilkenny came under intense review.  The Noresiders are the only Irish county that don’t compete in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.  Indeed, they haven’t taken part since 1982. The attitude towards some in Kilkenny towards football has come into q[..]


Posted by Keith Nulty in Craic | Mar 2017

Every year they don’t win the All-Ireland, some pundits are too quick to announce Kilkenny’s demise.  Whether Brian Cody’s charges bounce back again like they did in 2006, 2011 and 2014, time will tell.  But such is the calibre of their star-studded teams, the current crop might struggle when compared.   SportsNewsIRELAND takes a stab of picking our best Kilkenny hurling team since 1999.[..]