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Walter White was all of us when Matt Doherty's winner vs Portugal was disallowed 🤨🤬

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Behind the Scenes at the 2023 Men's Squad Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes at the 2023 Men's Squad Photoshoot

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The Super Mario Bros Movie TV Spot - Smash (2023)

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The Boogeyman Trailer #1 (2023)

The Boogeyman Trailer #1 (2023)

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Bray Emmets hope to add another twist to Leinster Club IHC

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By John Harrington

Theres a good case to be made that the AIB Leinster Intermediate Hurling Championship has been the most interesting provincial club championship thus far.

There have been shocks aplenty, with pre-competition favourites Danesfort and Oulart The Ballagh eliminated by Trim and Naomh Barrog respectively. Bray Emmets win over Abbeyleix also went somewhat against the grain.

It means this weekends semi-finals Bray Emmets v Naomh Barrog and Trim v Tullamore have a real buzz around them because every team will be allowing themselves to dream they can now go all the way and win some provincial silverware.

When you look at the last four, ourselves, Trim and Naomh Barrog are probably the surprise packages in the semi-finals, says Bray manager, Paul Carley. It's great for teams like that, that's what you try to do to promote hurling in these counties, and all you sometimes need is a bit of a breakthrough.

It's a confidence thing more than anything. I see it with the lads in Bray, it's about confidence and believing that they can play at this level.

You go play a challenge match against senior teams from other counties and you're competitive. It's when you get to the championship that sometimes they don't believe they're good enough.

Trim knocking out Danesfort and Naomh Barrog knocking out Oulart just completely opens up the whole Leinster championship for the four teams left. Any of the four can win it.

For Bray Emmets, their win over Abbeyleix was a redemptive one.

Theyve made a lot of progress as a team under Carley, winning four county titles in a row, but the manner in which they excited last year's Leinster championship at the hands of Wexford champions Oylegate-Glenbrien felt like a real step backwards at the time.




Bray Emmets manager, Paul Carley. 

Bray Emmets manager, Paul Carley.

They were beaten by 15 points, and walking away from Bellefield Park that day Carley hoped his players would have the opportunity to make amends this year.

To be honest, we were embarrassed in Wexford last year when we played Oylegate, he says.

There were a few issues regarding injuries and Covid outbreaks but we still didn't in any way do ourselves justice.

We conceded a couple of early goals and just completely fell apart. That's in the back of your mind all year and you're trying to get back to Leinster and redeem yourself in some way. Whether that's winning or not, you just want to go out and play as well as you can.

If we do everything right on Saturday, play as well as we can, and Naomh Barrog beat us, then best of luck to them. It's a case of whether you lose on Saturday or lose a Leinster or All-Ireland, the important thing is that you go out knowing you've done everything you can.

There's nothing as bad as that feeling of coming out of Wexford last year after just completely letting ourselves down and letting Wicklow hurling down.

We're going into Saturday well prepared and confident, but we know it's a massive challenge ahead of us in Naomh Barrog.

Former Wexford star Carley previously managed Ballyboden St. Endas so has an intimate knowledge of Dublin club hurling.

Hes been hugely impressed by the strides that a youthful Naomh Barrog team have made in the last couple of years.

I would have played against Barrog with Ballyboden for the three years I was up there. Looking at them now, it's a completely different team. They're all young lads. They're all probably 25 and under. They're on the cusp of a wave at the moment after winning Senior 3 in Dublin. They've beaten Oulart so they're coming in on a massive high.

What you find in GAA is that when you have a group of young lads they don't really over-think things, they don't get nervous, they don't get any way overawed by what's happening. I've looked at them a bit and they've a lot of good young lads. They've a very strong spine through the middle of their team from full-back to full-forward.

It's a case of we'll need to match them for their enthusiasm and get at a few of their key players and overpower them there. They're definitely coming full of confidence and won't fear us, there's no point saying anything different. Nobody does, and that's fair enough, because while we've won four Wicklow championships we haven't made any impact on Leinster.

They'll come down to Aughrim fully confident they're going to win and they have a right to be that way after probably beating the favourites. We're hoping we can get our own game right, target them in a few positions, and see how it goes.

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Galway Grab Big Win

Galway Grab Big Win

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Home Galway Grab Big Win January 14th, 2023Walsh Cup Galway 1-21 Dublin 0-15By Paul Keane at Parnell Park A worthwhile trip to the capital for Galway who overcame a slow start at Parnell Park to eventually streak past Dublin and through to the Walsh Cup final.Back to
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AIB All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club Finals to be broadcast live on TG4

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Eight teams from all across Ireland will travel to Croke Park this weekend to compete in the Junior and Intermediate AIB GAA All-Ireland Football and Hurling Club Championship Finals, with all four matches across Saturday and Sunday to be broadcast live on TG4.What promises to be an epic weekend of
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Rathmore crowned AIB Intermediate Club Football champions

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AIB All-Ireland intermediate club football final RATHMORE KERRY 1-11 GALBALLY PEARSES TYRONE 0-11By Paul Keane at Croke Park Rathmore of Kerry are AIB All-Ireland intermediateclub football champions and they have a couple of goalkeepers to thank for it.Shane Ryan, the reigning All-Star 'keeper who helped Kerry to All-Ireland success on
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Important connections forged out west

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By Cian O'Connell Pdraic Joyce acknowledges that a bond was forged between the Galway football team and supporters in 2022.Momentum was generated, victories accumulated, and a first All-Ireland SFC Final appearance since 2001 secured.That connection matters deeply according to Joyce. Yeah, most definitely," he says.A Connacht Championship triumph over Mayo
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Devlin still starring for Stewartstown Harps

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By Cian OConnell A couple of decades later Gareth Devlin is still delivering for Stewartstown Harps.Back in 2005 Devlin was the talented teenager as Stewartstown reached an AIB All-Ireland Club JFC Final only to be beaten by Finuge in Portlaoise.Finuge featured Paul Galvin and Eamonn Fitzmaurice, who is ironically involved
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Tooreen hurlers coming to Croke Park full of belief

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By John Harrington If you want to achieve, first you have to believe.That can be easier said than done, especially if youre a hurling club from a county with little tradition of the sport.For those unaware of the Tooreen Hurling Club story, the presence of a Mayo club in an
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2023 All-Ireland SFC format explained

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With a new All-Ireland SFC format being adopted in 2023 the upcoming Allianz Football League carries added significance.Ultimately the 16 counties that will compete in Round One the All-Ireland series are to be seeded in the following way:First seeds: The four provincial champions Second seeds: The four provincial runners-up Third
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Allianz FL D2: Second half goals help Meath defeat Cork

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Allianz Football League Division 2MEATH 3-14 CORK 0-19By Stephen Barry at Pirc U Chaoimh Colm ORourkes young Meath side got off to a winning start in the Allianz Football League, a two-goal burst midway through the second half enough to take the scalp of Cork.Cork scored 7-40 in three pre-season
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Dessie Farrell chats to DubsTV after Allianz League Round 1 win over Kildare

Dessie Farrell chats to DubsTV after Allianz League Round 1 win over Kildare

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Allianz FL D1: Armagh earn victory

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Allianz Football League Division One Armagh 1-14 Monaghan 1-12By Colm Shalvey at Castleblayney Armagh made a winning start to the Allianz NFL for the third time in a row since their return to Division One when they held off a late charge from Monaghan in a topsy-turvy derby in front
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Allianz FL D4: Draws in both opening round games

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ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR RESULTS Wexford 1-9 London 1-9Carlow 2-10 Wicklow 2-10Matthew Walsh was Londons hero as his goal in the 76th minute salvaged a draw for the Exiles in their league opener against Wexford at Chadwicks Wexford Park tonight.A good crowd of almost 3,500 people turned out for
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St Kieran’s Reach Corn Uí Dhúill Final

St Kieran’s Reach Corn Uí Dhúill Final

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Home St Kierans Reach Corn U Dhill Final January 28th, 2023Leinster GAA Corn U Dhill Semi-Final St Kierans College 3-18Coliste Eoin 2-10Robert Cribbin at Ardclough St Kierans College are into the Leinster PP Senior
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Round-up: Thursday's Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup action

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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Group C UCD 1-23 Maynooth University 0-22Group D UL 2-23 TUS Midwest 1-13Holders UL advanced to the quarter-final stage of the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup following a convincing 2-23 to 1-13 win over TUS Midwest.Tight early on, UL enjoyed a productive burst before half-time to earn
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Allianz FL D2: Late Clare surge stuns Louth

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Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 1CLARE 0-13 LOUTH 1-9By Eoin Brennan at Cusack Park An opening weekend feat of escapology from Clare who kicked four injury-time points to snatch victory at the death over Division 2 newcomers Louth in Cusack Park, Ennis.In a rare clash between two of the
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Allianz FL D2: Derry defeat Limerick

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Allianz Football League Division Two Derry 0-16 Limerick 0-4 By Steven Doherty at Owenbeg Derry led from gun to tape, defeating Limerick by 12 points at Owenbeg on Saturday afternoon.The reigning Ulster champions rarely got out of second gear, but were too good for a Limerick side that never threatened
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Allianz FL D3: Fermanagh and Down get off the mark

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ALLIANZ LEAGUE DIVISION THREE RESULTS Fermanagh 0-15 Longford 0-8Down 2-11 Tipperary 1-11Down and Fermanagh are the early leaders in Division Three of the Allianz Football league, after they picked up victories in contrasting styles against Tipperary and Longford respectively today.The first game of the 2023 Allianz Football League took place
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National School competition launches as part of ‘Learn Our Anthem’ awareness initiative

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A centenary initiative to raise awareness and get families learning and singing Amhrn na bhFiann launches today Monday, 30th January 2023 officially at Croke Park. This initiative by Abair Linn Publishing starts with a competition for school children, supported by the GAA and Schoolbooks.ie The competition invites all
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GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominees

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Roscommon's Niall Daly, Donegal's Caolan McColgan, and Meath's Shane Walsh are this weeks GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominees.The voting process is simple: like their image on the GAA's official Instagram page.Voting will close at 10am on Tuesday, January 31, and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie.Niall Daly
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