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16/03/2016 - “The football I know or knew is not the football of today,”

Danny Hughes - Irish News Column 16 March, 2016 01:00 I RECENTLY met an ex-county footballer in a local gym who played during the 1970s and '80s. Still sporting the athletic figure of a man half his age, he proceeded to tell me that he trained most days, which included ...
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03/11/2015 - JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS

JUMPERS for goalposts. For men of a certain era, the above phrase can immediately transport them to a different time and a different place. In primary six and seven, we played a match every day. The ritual never changed. After the bell rang for lunch, the boys remained behi ...
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02/11/2015 - Big Spending GAA Clubs!

Big spending GAA clubs testing generosity of membership AN INCIDENT I witnessed at a GAA event a few months ago reminded me of a practice I had heard about but never witnessed. It was a fundraiser. Before the function got underway, an official stood at a lectern and read o ...
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01/11/2015 - Substance Over Style is what Matters!

ANYONE who has played Gaelic football for any length of time will be able to testify from bitter experience that there are a colossal amount of managers whose knowledge of the game is sketchy. Like all other forms of management, be it business, politics or sport, ignorance isn ...
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10/09/2014 - Keeping Social GAStyle

In the first of a series of articles, the newly formed Health and Well-Being Committee of Derry GAA discuss issues pertaining to the responsible usage of social media and technology platforms available to the GAA community. Everywhere you look recently, it’s the ice bucket cha ...
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11/11/2010 - SO TRUE

“Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch; sometimes they hold you up; sometimes they lean on you; sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by.” “If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as t ...
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29/05/2009 - Noah

Noah

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14/11/2008 - AMERICAN PIE

American Pie A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile and I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while but February made me shiver with every paper I delivered, bad news on the door ...
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14/11/2008 - GAA & GOD

GAA & God Pat Spillane, Colm O'Rourke, and Larry Tompkins are standing before God at the throne of Heaven. God looks at them and says; "Before granting you a place at my side, I must first ask you what you believe in." Addressing Colm O'Rourke first, he asks "What do you ...
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14/11/2008 - YOU KNOW WHEN .....

You Know Your a GAA/Rugby/Soccer Shaper When... You wear white boots You are the only guy with tanned legs on the team in April You put gel in your hair before the game You have bleached hair or a pony-tail You have to get a hair cut before every match You wear your colla ...
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