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10 things we loved in the GAA this week

All the best news, clips and pictures from the past week in the GAA.

Michael O’Brien

Michael of Late Late Toy Show fame met Davy Fitzgerald on the show that night, who promised him he’d get to visit the Wexford team during one of their league games this spring. Davy welcomed Michael into the backroom team for their victory over Tipperary in Wexford Park – a fantastic moment capturing a great that’s why we love the GAA moment. Fair play to all involved.

Barry Murphy

This hook, repossession and score from Barry Murphy was immaculate.

Harty Cup

Over 7,000 people rocked up to watch Midleton CBS and CBC Cork fight it out in an all-Cork Harty Cup final. It was the second highest attended match of the weekend, after Kilkenny and Limerick in Nowlan Park. It just goes to show the love for hurling no matter what level you’re shouting for.

Colm Galvin’s block

The Cratloe man putting it all on the line for Clare against Cork on Saturday night.

 

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Kevin Cassidy v David Brady

The Gweedore man’s response to David Brady’s snipe at the club for supposedly celebrating a bit too much after their Ulster victory was perfect.

This IT Tallaght goal

The kick-out, the take, the pass into the forward, the finish. Everything about this goal is perfect.

 

Daire Ó Baoill’s point for Gweedore

Some way to score the first point of the match. The result may not have gone Gweedore’s way, but this superb score from Ó Baoill was one of the highlights of the match – trekking 80 yards without a bounce and then slotting over. Terrific score.

This umpire falling over

 

The GAA Archives

This week, the GAA announced that they were making hundreds of games freely available online, including every hurling and football final since 1961. Go away and lock yourself in a quiet room for the next couple of weeks and savour the action, available here.

All-Star Mass Hero

Donal Reid, a former Donegal All-Star, leaped to the rescue of a fellow parishioner who’s coat caught fire during mass. It was a headline that ticked all the rural Ireland boxes – a GAA hero saving the day in mass. Fair play Donal!

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