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All about accuracy as Rebels make most of chances

After two thrill-a-minute league semi-finals, Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Derek McGrath will take comfort in stats as well as victories.

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Colm O'Driscoll

Hard work pays off as Colm O’Driscoll making most of Cork opportunity

If Colm O’Driscoll is sore he didn’t make the top grade quicker than last year, he doesn’t show it. When Conor Counihan was in charge of Cork, it wasn’t that his face didn’t fit: it was his body.

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Rob O’Shea snatches victory for UCC

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UCC 3-16 Cork IT 3-15
There was a dramatic finish to the first round of the Cork SHC (Divs/Colleges) at Páirc Uí Rinn last evening as substitute Rob O’Shea struck two late points to snatch victory for UCC.

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Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran says Déise are thinking big

Waterford captain Kevin Moran said Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final win over Tipperary was the “big statement” victory that the Déise hurlers needed.

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Patrick Horga

Patrick Horgan: If Dubs had 20 men, they wouldn’t have stopped us

In the most emphatic terms, Pa Horgan has talked up Cork’s scoring prowess after their stunning 13-point turnaround victory over Dublin.

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Alan Brogan

Dubs could call up Alan Brogan for final, says James McCarthy

James McCarthy believes Alan Brogan’s impressive display against Galway on Sunday could see him in the reckoning to face Cork on Sunday.

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Seamus Callanan

Seamus Callanan anomaly forces rules rethink

GAA officials have confirmed to the Irish Examiner that a rule change passed at this year’s Congress will have to be revisited as a result of Tipperary forward Seamus Callanan’s late clearance to play in Sunday’s NHL semi-final against Waterford.

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Mattie Lennon says Tyrone shouldn't have to play a promotion play-off.

Thurles to host Cork clash with Waterford

Thurles will host two Cork-Waterford clashes in the space of five weeks after it was yesterday confirmed Semple Stadium will stage Sunday week’s Division 1 final.

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New rules frustrate Ger Cunningham

Ger Cunningham took aim at the new advantage rule following his side’s defeat to Cork. Yesterday was the measure’s big debut and the Dublin manager found fault with the administering of it.

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Seamus Harnedy puts gloss on stunning Cork revival

Cork 1-27 Dublin 2-23: It wasn’t exactly instant karma.

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Ger Oakley is the man Offaly’s Shane Dooley would turn to in a zombie invasion

Shane Dooley talks Liverpool, Marty Morrissey and his reservations about Fair City

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Waterford’s resilience earns reward

The fans in Nowlan Park yesterday were treated to wonderful entertainment.

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Another Tipperary tide is rising...

Not for the first time this decade, Tipperary are setting themselves up to be the feelgood story of the football season.

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Eamon O’Shea: Flat Tipperary never found their rhythm

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea wasn’t blaming Waterford’s tactics for his side’s defeat yesterday.

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Derek McGrath taking Cork game in his stride

Waterford manager Derek McGrath doesn’t believe it’s significant that Cork and Waterford will meet in the Munster championship a few weeks after the NHL final.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy: Cork are definitely making progress

It would have been remiss of Jimmy Barry-Murphy not to have acknowledged Cork’s fortune yesterday, but he was readily humble about this last-gasp victory.

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Youthful Cork seal deal

Cork 1-12 Limerick 0-10: Cork, aided by key substitutions, regrouped sufficiently in the closing stages to qualify for the National Camogie Division 1 league final against Galway, after seeing off a persistent Limerick at Charleville yesterday.

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‘Under-rated’ Tyrone dig deep to book Premier date

Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12: TYRONE showed pace, power and panache when overcoming last year’s beaten finalists, Roscommon, in Saturday’s EirGrid All-Ireland U-21 semi-final at Sligo’s Markievicz Park.

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Mahony delivers as Déise get timing just right

Waterford 1-19 Tipperary 2-15: We weren’t aware the clár an lae issued to the teams yesterday included a template for similar plots.

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Aoife Lane: ’I love the GAA and there’s a bit of a feminist in me’

YOU might remember her from the winter. When the camogie and ladies footballers launched their players union, Aoife Lane was to the front: founder, leader, chairperson.

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Waterford hurler Stephen O’Keeffe happy in spotlight

Anthony Nash may have precipitated the new penalty rule but it wasn’t until Stephen O’Keeffe rushed towards him to stop his shot with his thigh last June that the GAA said enough was enough.

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Frankie Dolan says Roscommon must crack Tyrone system

We’re at the halfway point in three of the most important weekends concerning Roscommon football in 2015.

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Laura Treacy enjoying Cork camogie

Laura Treacy may be inexperienced when it comes to top-flight camogie but the 20-year-old has a wise head on those young shoulders.

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UP FOR IT: Cork's Conor Lehane at the Allianz Hurling League Media Day at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. The Midleton man will be pivotal in the Rebels'quest to beat Dublin tomorrow. Picture: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

Cork hurlers looking forward to Dublin NHL clash

The sun out, the ground hardening and an enticing double-header of NHL semi-finals on offer tomorrow.

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Tommy Toomey: Let Tipperary’s good days continue

The mini-truck carrying close to 30 Tipperary U21 footballers edged through the town of Templemore close to midnight.

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Will Tipperary hurlers crack Waterford code?

Those of you who’ve been keeping a close eye on Waterford of late will know what to expect tomorrow. Those of who you haven’t merely need to study the photograph above.

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