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Noel O’Leary: Retirements shouldn’t be on agenda for Cork

Former Cork footballer Noel O’Leary doesn’t expect a raft of retirements following Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC defeat to Kildare. 

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Brian Cody still hoping Jackie Tyrrell will be fit

Brian Cody is refusing to rule ultra experienced defender Jackie Tyrrell out of his plans for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Waterford.

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It’s tough at the top, says Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Eamonn Fitzmaurice last night offered words of consolation to his Cork football counterpart, Brian Cuthbert, in the wake of the Rebels’ shock exit from the Championship.

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Who can stop Kilkenny-Tipperary renewal?

Not a spectacular Sunday, in keeping with the hurling championship to date, but an interesting one. 

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Derek McGrath has given us belief, says Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan says belief will not be an issue for their All-Ireland semi-final date against Kilkenny.

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Conor McCarthy: Cork review process won’t be easy but worth it in the long run

When things go badly wrong, as they sometimes will, a review is inevitably required. 

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Karl Lacey out for Donegal date with Galway

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All-Ireland qualifier with Galway on Saturday due to a knee injury. 

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Ger Cunningham: I’m staying with Dubs

Ger Cunningham confirmed he will continue as Dublin hurling manager into 2016.

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Seamus O’Shea set to return for Mayo quarter-final clash

Mayo have received a boost ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday week with the versatile Seamie O’Shea expected to be available.

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Puck-outs soar as Galway shoot on sight

The stats from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Galway will offer few crumbs of comfort for Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his management team. 

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Alan Smith: Kildare will be fearless facing Kerry

Alan Smith believes Kildare have nothing to fear against Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting at Croke Park, now that they have finally claimed the scalp of one of football’s traditional heavyweights.

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Wexford wait to learn opponents as coin-toss furore drags on

Wexford are just five days out from a Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie quarter-final against an opponent still unknown, as the Dublin-Clare coin-toss controversy drags on.

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Five hurling talking points as Galway and Waterford progress

Galway prosper without Joe show and four other talking points...

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Still waiting for summer to fire

Does the hunt for a cracking championship game in hurling go on?

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Galway wonderful, wasteful, Cork woeful

Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22: A second championship double-digit exit for Cork’s hurlers should prompt the most exhaustive of autopsies.

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Downbeat Jimmy Barry-Murphy ‘can’t wait for next year’

“I can’t wait for next year.” Jimmy Barry-Murphy might have said the words but there was little enthusiasm or defiance in his tone when he made the vow.

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Tomás Quinn: Cork facing a winter of hard questions

Thurles on a Saturday evening for knock-out championship with two teams still searching for their true identity.

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John Bannon: Display may yield All-Ireland final for James Owens

James Owens improved his chances of refereeing his first senior All-Ireland hurling final with an impressive handling of the Galway-Cork All-Ireland quarter-final yesterday.

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Conor Neville: The maligned ‘system’ due a break for one week

The traditional lethargy of the losing provincial finalist was on full display on Saturday evening.

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‘Period of reflection’ to precede Brian Cuthbert move

No immediate decision will be taken by Cork GAA officials on the future of football manager Brian Cuthbert.

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Kildare drive too much for listless Cork

Kildare 1-21 Cork 1-13: Fionn Fitzgerald has a lot to answer for.

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Gardaí confiscate Confederate flag

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a young Cork supporter following yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway in Thurles.

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Waterford fervour and fire blows Dublin away

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19: An unstinting work-rate complimented by the occasional passage of sweeping brilliance.

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Focused Dripsey shake off Grenagh

Dripsey 1-15 Grenagh 1-12: Just 12 months after they endured a 14-point loss to Grenagh and subsequent relegation play-off with St Catherine’s, Dripsey will be contesting the quarter-finals of the Cork IHC, against Kildorrery or Éire Óg.

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Kerry perform great late escape

Kerry 3-13 Wexford 2-9: The full-time score gave a somewhat misleading representation as Kerry performed a late escape act in Dungarvan on Saturday afternoon to remain on course for a 16th All-Ireland junior title.

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Sound of silence from Cork management

Brian Cuthbert’s body language as he exited the Kildare dressing-room after delivering his congratulatory speech late on Saturday wasn’t suggestive of a man who was keen to shoot the breeze, but the question had to be asked.

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Pete McGrath: Fermanagh are no sitting ducks for Dublin

Fermanagh 1-13 Westmeath 0-7: Fermanagh displayed new levels of maturity and confidence to overcome Westmeath in Breffni Park on Saturday and book their place in the last eight of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

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Paudie Hughes raises Fermanagh’s ire with penalty call

After taking some heat for the penalty decision which changed the course of the Munster final in Killarney a few weeks ago, Padraig Hughes erred on the side of caution in Cavan on Saturday night.

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Waterford train ‘back on the tracks’, says Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath believes Waterford’s progression to the All-Ireland semi-final has proven their league form was no flash in the pan.

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Camogie ‘coin toss’ deferred

Camogie chiefs have deferred the draw for deciding the All-Ireland senior championship quarter-finals, following appeals by both Clare and Dublin.

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Gutsy Templederry hold off neighbours to reach first final

Templederry had to survive a late Silvermines surge before claiming a place in the club’s first ever North senior hurling final courtesy of a 0-25 to 3-13 win in Nenagh.

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Evan Niland stars as slick Galway see off Limerick

Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13: Galway boss Jeffrey Lynskey is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final on August 16.

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Dublin Minors on a mission, declares Johnny McGuirk

Dublin 2-22 Antrim 2-11: Manager Johnny McGuirk says Dublin are driven to redeem themselves as they progress to an All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final against Tipperary.

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Christy Walsh laments slow start as Mayo outfox Kilkenny

Mayo 1-12 Kilkenny 0-8: Kilkenny’s decision to line out with two sweepers in Saturday’s All Ireland Junior Championship semi-final had backfired spectacularly within 20 minutes, as Mayo opened up a 1-5 to no score lead at O’Connor Park.

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Joe Canning ‘sick’ of recalling 2012 near miss

Joe Canning says he is “sick” of people talking about Galway’s near miss in 2012.

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Waterford and Cork: GAA’s marmite and custard

The product’s name has entered British English as a simile for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinion.

— From the Wikipedia entry on Marmite

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The Big Interview: Light at the end of the tunnel exists for David Collins

It doesn’t take long to realise David Collins is not your typical county player or young man.

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Dan Shanahan stresses the positives

On a sunny afternoon in Dungarvan, Dan Shanahan is his usual self. Positive. Optimistic. 

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WATCH: Will Galway still be at the races after quarter-final?

Whatever about their role as hurling’s enigmatic force, Galway’s results at the quarter-final juncture cannot be called into question.

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Shanballymore joy as brave Bantry fall just short

Shanballymore 1-15 Bantry Blues 1-13: They were pushed all the way, but Cork JBHC honours went to Shanballymore as they withstood a dogged Bantry Blues fightback at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Kilmeen hit gold on third attempt

Kilmeen 5-14 Grange 0-5: It was third time lucky for Kilmeen as they put on a superb display to claim the Cork JBFC title at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Impressive Galway secure 25th title with ease

Galway 4-12 Sligo 1-8: Galway earned their 25th Connacht MFC title with a dominant victory over Sligo in the replay at Tuam Stadium last night.

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Barry Mulrone hoping to make happy memories with Fermanagh

With no hard and fast payments to show for all their years of work and commitment, then inter-county players are entitled to expect a medal or two by way of compensation.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: When will Cork achieve their potential?

One of the many pleasing aspects for Kerry supporters ahead of the replay against Cork last Saturday was that, win or lose, it offered their team another chance to iron out the kinks in their game against top quality opposition.

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Bryan Murphy bleeds Cork blood but now firmly Kildare at heart

There is no procrastination on Bryan Murphy’s part. But indulge us in some dawdling before we reveal the whereabouts of his loyalties this evening.

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Knockers don’t bother Damien Cahalane

Damien Cahalane on hurling tactics and dealing with the online critics...

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Wheel turns for Paddy McConigley

When Paddy McConigley was growing up kicking football for his local Fanad Gaels club at Triaghalough in north-west Donegal, little did he know where the wind on the gusty peninsula would take him.

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The Hurling Championship so far: Sweepers, Surprises and Predictions

Our writers reflect on what has, so far, been an underwhelming hurling championship...

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