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#Case for defence

# case-for-defence - Friday 23 November, 2018

'People shouldn’t attack the holiday or the game itself': Fennelly defends Wild Geese trip

The Ballyhale Shamrocks forward was part of the Kilkenny squad that faced Galway in Sydney.

# case-for-defence - Friday 31 August, 2018

'There was definitely self-doubt': Cooper on overcoming obstacles early in his Dublin career

The Na Fianna defender is chasing his fifth All-Ireland medal on Sunday.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Alderweireld 'all day' over Maguire, says Man Utd legend Ferdinand

The former Red Devils defender would favour a move for a Tottenham defender over Leicester’s England international.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Corofin forward cleared for football decider after red card but Na Piarsaigh duo banned for hurling final

Martin Farragher is free to play but Thomas Grimes and Conor Boylan are set to miss out.

# case-for-defence - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Wenger explains why Arsenal didn't spend big on defensive additions

The Gunners spent big on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but failed to land a new centre-half in January despite being linked with several options.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Evans not world class but the right addition for Arsenal - Keown

The West Brom defender is a man in demand with Manchester City also said to be keen, but the Gunners have been urged to get a January deal done.

# case-for-defence - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'Repetitive' and 'misinformed' - Dublin GAA chief hits out at criticism of All-Ireland winners

John Costello has pulled no punches in his annual report.

# case-for-defence - Monday 6 November, 2017

Man United target Dier was warned over Mourinho conversations

The England international was spotted chatting with the Red Devils boss last season.

# case-for-defence - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Lindelof is losing Mourinho's trust with mistakes, says Hargreaves

The Sweden international was at hand for both Huddersfield goals on Saturday as United fell to a shock first defeat of the season.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Surely there are better centre-backs?!' – Liverpool favourite Riise slams Lovren

Despite victory on Wednesday, the former Reds full-back was not happy with what he saw from one of the current crop at Anfield.

# case-for-defence - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Guardiola wants new centre-back but 'Man City can't afford it'

They’ve got enough full backs though.

# case-for-defence - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Two down, one to go: Man City add to their full-back collection with £26.5m Danilo signing

The 26-year-old right-back joins from Real Madrid and follows Kyle Walker to the club.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Cork likely to appeal Fitzgibbon red card before Munster final as Meade set for fitness test

Cork take on Limerick in next Wednesday night’s U21 decider.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'No option but to react' - Gavin stands by criticism of TV coverage of Connolly incident

The Dublin manager was speaking at a press event this morning.

# case-for-defence - Monday 5 June, 2017

Kerry football boss: 'I think that's a huge question - why and how and who leaked it?'

The Kerry manager has spoken for the first time about the Brendan O’Sullivan case.

'A comment was passed, I didn't like it, simple as - Declan doesn't dive'

The Limerick manager defended his player after yesterday’s Munster semi-final.

# case-for-defence - Friday 28 April, 2017

Tipperary appeal against 'severe injustice' of Forde ban to be heard next week

Forde was handed the proposed suspension after the clash with Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald.

# case-for-defence - Monday 24 April, 2017

'The seriousness of a two-match ban for any player, is horrendous to be honest'

Tipperary boss Michael Ryan is backing his player Jason Forde.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Uefa denies Dortmund and Monaco did not want to play after bomb attack on bus

Both teams had criticised the decision.

# case-for-defence - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

'Surprised', 'strange' and 'contradictory' - GAA response to club player group request

Director-General Páraic Duffy addresses the criticism by the club players body.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'We are ready to spend the money we have' - Wenger on Mustafi signing

The Gunners are actively looking to sign a central defender, according to the Frenchman, though he has refused to discuss details of any potential deals

# case-for-defence - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Cooper to miss out for Kerry as Fitzmaurice hits out at 'lack of respect' for Clare and Tipp

Johnny Buckley and Mikey Geaney also out for Kerry next Sunday.

# case-for-defence - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

# case-for-defence - Monday 9 May, 2016

Offaly boss slams 'cowards' for outburst of abuse in wake of Westmeath defeat

Eamonn Kelly made his feelings clear following his side’s three-point win against Carlow on Saturday.

# case-for-defence - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Conor O'Shea defends Joe Marler over kick

He’s just back after his ‘gypsy boy’ comment ban.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

'I thought it was weird what he said' - Kilkenny forward Fennelly on Loughnane's comments

There’s been plenty of reaction to Loughnane’s assertion that the current Kilkenny team should not be going for three-in-a-row.

# case-for-defence - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Limerick boss hits out at 'vultures' and critics with 'hidden agendas' against his squad

TJ Ryan stood up for his side in the wake of recent criticism.

# case-for-defence - Friday 22 January, 2016

'The amount of people who are aware of it now, it's just amazing' - LGFA defend Ladyball ad

LGFA President Marie Hickey defends the controversial campaign.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Van Gaal concerned by injury-hit Manchester United defence

Marcos Rojo, Paddy McNair and Luke Shaw are all currently sidelined and the Dutchman admits he will have to reshuffle his backline against Sunderland this weekend

# case-for-defence - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Headbutt? Feigning injury? Dubs star McMahon rejects claims from Mayo game

Philly McMahon hits back after those recent controversies.

# case-for-defence - Friday 21 August, 2015

'We’re fairly angry about it but it’s not about Galway' - Wexford explain reason for camogie appeal

It was announced yesterday that Wexford were set to appeal last Saturday’s loss.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

‘There was an active canvass then to remove John Evans’ – Ex Roscommon boss hits out

John Evans shines a light on the circumstances surrounding his departure.

# case-for-defence - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Top hurling referee Gavin to appeal proposed one-month ban after Offaly club game incident

Brian Gavin is set to take charge of Kilkenny against Waterford next Sunday.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

'We're not going to remodel the GAA to make everybody equal because then you kill it'

Páraic Duffy has launched a passionate defence of inter-county Gaelic football.

# case-for-defence - Monday 27 April, 2015

Door open for O'Sullivan Cork hurling return but 2015 ruled out for defender Egan

Cork are gearing up for next Sunday’s Allianz hurling league final against Waterford.

# case-for-defence - Monday 30 March, 2015

Hummels open to Manchester United move

The Borussia Dortmund defender, a long-term target for Louis van Gaal’s side, believes that a spell abroad would be good for him but has yet to decide if he will leave BVB.

# case-for-defence - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

'I'm a big fan of the GAA' - Stephen Hunt defends article that caused a bit of a storm

The Ipswich Town players took to the airwaves last night.

# case-for-defence - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

GAA defend Limerick venue choice - 'We are not talking about the days of Brian Boru'

President Liam O’Neill has defended the decision to fix next Saturday’s replay for the Gaelic Grounds.

# case-for-defence - Monday 14 April, 2014

O'Neill and Duffy to face Oireachtas Committee tomorrow over new GAA TV deal with Sky Sports

The GAA President and Director-General will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

# case-for-defence - Friday 18 October, 2013

Jimmy Magee: 'She was tested more often than Shergar'

The RTÉ commentator has launched another defence of Michelle Smith.

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