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Ireland’s Wars: The Anti-Treaty Offensive In Leinster

In the aftermath of the fall of Cork, the anti-Treaty IRA was left at a crossroads. There were certainly many voices within the faction that thought the war was no longer worth fighting, and it would be better to try … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rising In Leinster

Since the Easter Rising was such a Dublin-centric event, it would stand to reason that the province of Ireland with the most rebel activity outside of the capital would be the larger Leinster region. There were plenty of targets that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Dungan’s Hill

The height of summer, 1647, saw the Leinster Army under Thomas Preston, one of the key fighting forces of the Confederation of Kilkenny, poised awkwardly in County Carlow, prepared for a march on Dublin but critically delayed by political infighting … Continue reading

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All-Ireland Changes

So, another year of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship had come to an end. It’s time for some reflection. I really love hurling and the senior county variety, but the whole set up has problems that are really starting to … Continue reading

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Why Louth Deserve A Replay (Even Though They Won’t Get One)

The events of last Sunday at Croke Park provide a very rare opportunity to the GAA. You see, in the vast majority of situations like this, you can find wiggle room. You can’t really prove that things would have been vastly … Continue reading

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