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Oliver Callan goes for goal!

In part 2 of our Oliver Callan special, the talk turns to sports and politics and just what can be said, who can be impersonated and if a comedian can be a political commentator. We’ve discussed how sports and media

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Oliver Callan kicks points for Monaghan Part 1

From the Drumlins of Monaghan have come many talents, few better than Oliver Callan.  It is impossible to think of the doyens of GAA without hearing his version of them.   The 2018 GAA Cul Camps Ambassador is a journalist

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LGFA Journalist of the Year Ger McCarthy on the battle for hearts and minds

They’re coming back, we have the road map, but what challenges lie in store for Gaelic Games, especially for Ladies Football and Camogie with increased competition from other sports.Award-winning journalist and author, Ger McCarthy, gives a unique insight into covering sports

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Follow our lead – A European Road Map for GAA clubs around the World

As GAA clubs around Europe begin to tackle, without contact, the new reality, sports journalist Mark Gallagher drew on the experience and steps taken by GGE clubs.  The Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday and the42.ie writer studied a range of

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Gaelic Games growth in Galicia

Linked to Ireland for millennia, the Spanish region of Galicia has far more in common with the Emerald Isle than you’d imagine – Rain, sea, mountains and…..Gaelic Games. From one club less than a decade ago, now there are 10

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Gaelic Games flourishing in France

This Sunday’s Game is reminded that Europe is the fastest growing region for Gaelic Games in the GAA family.  1 of the regions within Gaelic Games Europe is flourishing is a natural home for Irish culture – France. France has

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Planting seeds and raising a love of sport, with Orlagh Farmer

Elite level athletes are often seen as sociopathic, self-obsessed and driven in pursuit of personal glory.  So what happens when an elite athlete works, studies and gives her time to keep children playing sport longer? 6-time All-Ireland winning Cork football star

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Bailieboro to Bernabeu, Cavan to Champions League – Cillian Sheridan on kicking 35 yard points

Very few Irish players have had the success Cillian Sheridan has had on the road.  Arriving late to full-time football, he was thrown on to face Manchester United in Old Trafford aged only 19.   From Glasgow Celtic he moved to

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Boidu Sayeh’s journey to Croke Park Glory and John Horan on Legacy

We know how it feels to be an outsider trying to break into a foreign community and how Gaelic Games helps ease the way, what is it like for a foreigner in Ireland to do the same?  And just why

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GAA Pride, from Valencia to Dublin

Just what makes the GAA such a special community?  We all have our own memories, views and opinions.  How difficult is it to get sponsors for an amateur multinational continental organisation?  There is huge competition from professional organisations with full-time staff hunting

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