All Ireland Football Qualifier – Review

We now know all the teams who will feature in the All Ireland Quarter Finals. Monaghan and Armagh advance after stern examinations from defeated provincial finalists Down and Kildare respectively. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the action. Monaghan second half display key The eight point margin of victory for Monaghan at the end of this contest … More All Ireland Football Qualifier – Review

All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Final Preview

Sunday sees the first of the All Ireland Senior Football quarter finals. Kerry take on West Coast rivals Galway and Connacht football kingpins Roscommon take on a battle hardened Mayo outfit. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action. Can Galway stifle Kerry’s attacking play to upset the odds? Galway enters this contest wondering realistically where they are … More All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Final Preview

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers – Weekend Preview

It will be a busy weekend on the Gaelic Football front. Two qualifiers on Saturday to see who will face Dublin or Tyrone in the last eight of the All Ireland. Sunday sees Kerry take on West Coast rivals Galway and Mayo lock horns against Roscommon at Croke Park. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action on … More All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers – Weekend Preview

GAA Preview: Connacht Senior Football Championship

And so it begins. The odyssey to win Sam Maguire for some, the objective of being competitive for others while the rest are looking for the exit door pronto. The All Ireland Senior Football Championship is back and starts with a potential tricky opener for Sligo away to New York at Gaelic Park. Hawkeye Sidekick … More GAA Preview: Connacht Senior Football Championship

All Stars Award Review

The Opel All Stars Awards are upon us; this year has gone fast. A gala where the top intercounty footballers and hurlers gather to reflect on the year and earn further recognition. In these award ceremonies, there will be debate on some nominations. Hawkeye Sidekick ponders these questions. Gaelic Football Stephen Rochford’s thoughts this morning … More All Stars Award Review

All Ireland Senior Football Final Replay Reflections

Twenty-fours after the fact. Dublin have retained Sam Maguire. Mayo begin to yet again lip their wounds after a tenth successive All Ireland Senior Football final reversal. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on a replay which will be talked about for some time to come. Mayo Management Decisions Backfire Enormously The decision to drop David Clarke instead … More All Ireland Senior Football Final Replay Reflections

All Ireland SFC Semi-Final: Mayo 2-13 0-14 Tipperary

David did not slay Goliath today as Mayo secured their berth in the All Ireland SFC final with a five point victory over Tipperary at Croke Park this afternoon. Apart from a scintillating ten minute spell before the interval where the Connacht team hit 1-7 to 0-1, this was a performance which at times baffled … More All Ireland SFC Semi-Final: Mayo 2-13 0-14 Tipperary