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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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Scally relishing Blacks and Whites adventure in Kilkenny

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By Cian OConnell

Eddie Scally just laughs when realising how chaotic Saturday will be. In charge of the Blacks and Whites, who face Commercials in an AIB Leinster Club JHC semi-final at UPMC Nowlan Park, Scally has another event as general manager of Gowran Park Kilkenny GAAs race day fundraiser.

We are hosting the Kilkenny GAA fundraiser on Saturday, at the same time we have the hurling match at Nowlan Park with my club, Scally says.

So thankfully the directors and team I have at Gowran Park are working really hard to facilitate me to leave. I will have to go in to start the day with the races, work until 10 or a quarter past 12 before flying into Nowlan Park do the match and get back out then for the last of the race day.

It is a hectic schedule, but Scally wouldnt have it any other way. It is a decade since Scally moved from the midlands to Kilkenny.

I moved to Kilkenny 10 years ago now, you cannot, but get caught up in Kilkenny's life and culture, Scally states. Hurling is to the forefront of everything in Kilkenny, in every parish and every club. It was something I wasn't used to myself, everywhere kids go they bring their hurls with them.

It is brilliant. Even for me and my family it was such a great way to get involved in the community, locally for ourselves to get involved in the GAA club. The minute we did that then you are part of the family straightaway then. It is brilliant. Hurling in Kilkenny is right up there with eating, drinking, and breathing.

Racing and hurling connected too when Scally became manager of the Blacks and Whites in Skeoughvosteen. They actually had a race meeting in Gowran Park, a fundraiser at a time when I was involved with the Wexford camogie team, Scally recalls.

It was just by chance, they asked me would I be interested in coming to talk to them to look after their mens team for a while.

That is how the crossover happened, the connection was made through the horse racing at the track and obviously my involvement with Wexford camogie, I was lucky to be involved with them at the time. It just went from there, I have been with Blacks and Whites since.

There was significant potential in the club according to Scally. I felt it over the last couple of years - Mooncoin knocked us out of the championship last year, Scally says.




Blacks and Whites face Commercials in a AIB Leinster Club JHC semi-final at UPMC Nowlan Park on Saturday.

Blacks and Whites face Commercials in a AIB Leinster Club JHC semi-final at UPMC Nowlan Park on Saturday.

We ran them really close, they went on to win an All-Ireland. I thought that we were nearly there, but there was a bit of noise outside the camp, people questioning our methods, the way we were setting up, things like that. I knew myself with the lads we had and the younger players getting that bit more mature and more games under their belt, I knew there was something in the lads.

Scally wanted Blacks and Whites to capture the Kilkenny junior title. It would have killed me to walk away, he adds. As much as I would have loved them to win, I'd love to be there when they did it. That is why I said I'd do one more year, to give it everything. I brought a really good backroom team with me, John Byrne was with me and Pat Nolan.

I brought in the former Wexford camogie manager Matthew Flynn-O'Connor and I brought in Rory Treacy from Galway. It just gave us a bit of a list with the backroom being a bit different. From there the lads made a huge difference in kicking it on for us.

To win any piece of silverware in Kilkenny is a real mission according to Scally. We were only talking about it the last night at training, Scally replies. We are training nearly a whole year now, we started back in January this year. I've been involved with the team here for a long time, this is my fourth year. So a lot of years work has gone into it.

In Kilkenny it is just so competitive, at every grade in Kilkenny, every game in Kilkenny, they are all played like Championship matches. Winning the Junior for us was the biggest target we had all year, that was the dream to try to do it.

Once you win it, you automatically, because of the nature of the beast where you are coming out of, you are expected then to do well and represent Kilkenny very well in Leinster. So we have put pressure on ourselves to go as far as we can in this competition.

Hurling deep into November means different tasks must be embraced, but Scally is simply delighted to be still involved.

Genuinely, all the problems that come with hurling in November, trying to find pitches, floodlights, trying to find pitches that are playable - these are the best headaches ever, he says.

This is what you dream about because you know if you are still hurling in November competitively, it means you are getting closer to an All-Ireland series championship game.

It is the stuff of dreams, I really hope it doesn't end at the weekend, I hope we can kick on, to go that bit further.

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GAA Rise Again - The Allianz Leagues 2023

GAA Rise Again - The Allianz Leagues 2023

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Gavin White preparing for 2023 challenge

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By Cian O'Connell Gavin White is hoping to feature at some stage during the Allianz Football League for Kerry.The Dr Crokes clubman hasn't played since the 2022 All-Ireland SFC Final due to a knee injury, but has recently resumed light training."I got the operation three weeks after the final and
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Kilmacud captain Cunningham's dreams come through

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By John Harrington Shane Cunningham played a captains part in Kilmacud Crokes AIB All-Ireland SFC Final win over Glen on Sunday.The powerful attacker scored two points from play and also won the vital first-half penalty that Shane Walsh converted.After the game he admitted climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand
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Rennie relishing Fossa adventure

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By Cian OConnell Long before the pitch invasions, cups, and chaos those deeply involved in Fossa football made some important decisions.It was a time when promise and potential was evident so high calibre coaches were brought to the club. The Clifford brothers were beginning to emerge as serious performers, but
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Moate Prove Too Strong For St Peter’s

Moate Prove Too Strong For St Peter’s

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Home Moate Prove Too Strong For St Peters January 25th, 2023Leinster GAA Br Bosco Cup, Senior A Football Quarter-Final MOATE CS 1-13 ST. PETERS, WEXFORD 0-5 Kevin Egan at Killeshin GAA Club The semi-final line-up for this years Leinster Senior A schools football championship was completed
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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