Category Archives: Gaelic Games

An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 13 – June 18 2009

Can Canning can the Cats? O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7pm Saturday. That is the time, date and place to be for those who are keen to find out first-hand how well-placed John McIntyre’s side are in their quest to upset the … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 12 – June 6 2009

Dublin’s overhaul makes the Meath tie even more intriguing Though there had been much speculation in the media in the days before its announcement, it still came as something of a surprise when Pat Gilroy revealed his starting fifteen for … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 11 – May 6 2009

Lily Whites or Dark Horses? For the past few years, the Dublin footballers have proven to be a real enigma in their quest to secure their 23rd All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Seemingly not good enough to wrestle back the Sam … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 10 – April 2 2009

The first live score from Croke Park on RTÉ There are scores in GAA and then there are scores – the goals and points that live on in the memory long after the last fan has trudged out of Croke … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 9 – February 16 2009

MJ Ryan – a legend in his time It was with great sadness that I was informed of the passing of former Kilkenny and Dublin hurler M.J. Ryan on Saturday (February 15th), at the tragically young age of 47. M.J. … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 8 – January 23 2009

Spirit of dual player not gone just yet There was once a time when a dual player was common in GAA circles. That has disappeared in recent times, although there has been some evidence in the last week or so … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 7 – January 6 2009

The ‘Captain’ Rule – more trouble than it’s worth There has been much talk in recent times about the value that a Captain has in sport. Graeme Souness recently commented about the recently disposed Arsenal Captain William Gallas and how … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 6 – December 3 2008

McIntyre wields the axe on familiar heads Following the recent appointment of John McIntyre as Galway hurling manager, Galway hurling board chairman Miko Ryan reserved a lot of praise for the players for not getting involved in the process of … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 5 – November 25 2008

Aussie Rules a problem.. but so are rugby and soccer Following on from Ireland’s victory over the Australians last month, there has been much discussion over the overall value of the hybrid game. Probably the major reason give as to … Continue reading

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An Fear Rua – The GAA Unplugged! – Article 4 – November 21 2008

O’Connor back in the Kerry fold After a couple of weeks of the ‘will he/won’t he’ conundrum, Jack O’ Connor finally decided last Monday week to step back into the role of Kerry manager, which he vacated in the aftermath … Continue reading

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