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#In Defence

# in-defence - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'There have been captains in different sports who have been on that edge'

Johnny Sexton isn’t involved against Ulster tonight – but the Leinster captain still dominated yesterday’s pre-match press conference.

# in-defence - Sunday 21 May, 2017

O'Connor launches defence of Tadhg Kennelly's role in bringing GAA talent to Australia

‘It bothers me that a man can give young people a golden ticket in life only to be abused for it. That’s not right.’

# in-defence - Monday 18 July, 2016

Defiant Putin questions legitimacy of damning McLaren report

The Russian president is questioning the integrity of Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblowe whose evidence was a key part of the Wada-requested study.

# in-defence - Friday 3 June, 2016

Jamie Clarke: 'My decision not to play with Armagh has nothing to do with McGeeney'

The Crossmaglen attacker has weighed in on the debate that has dominated the GAA headlines this week.

# in-defence - Friday 15 April, 2016

Leo Cullen launches passionate defence of Pro12 as the season approaches thrilling climax

The Leinster head coach says the competition can rival Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership as his side prepare to take on Edinburgh this evening.

# in-defence - Monday 18 January, 2016

'January tournaments provide vital funding for GAA members going through tough times'

The Leinster chairman has responded to criticism of the Walsh, Kehoe and O’Byrne cups.

# in-defence - Friday 26 June, 2015

'They have to be the most maligned bunch in the country' - Fitzmaurice on Cork

The Kerry boss doesn’t agree with Tomás Ó Sé’s scathing assessment of the team.

# in-defence - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

FAI boss Delaney says that legal threat against media outlet was 'a misunderstanding'

The chief executive released a statement last night in relation to the controversy over a video which showed him singing a Republican ballad.

# in-defence - Monday 20 October, 2014

GPA hit back at Colm O'Rourke column - 'There were a couple of cheap shots in there'

O’Rourke’s column has provoked a huge reaction after he expressed his views on the GPA’s current approach.