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Is there more glory in losing for Mayo?

Mayo by creed, a Liverpool and Chicago Cubs fan by deed, Billy Joe Padden may just be a glutton for punishment.

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About time Mayo found a way to win a big one

An old joke much beloved of science students from a past life of mine: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

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Ciaran Whelan Interview: Still the key man in the middle

You need a thick skin in this game. Analysing football, and playing it.

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The best of enemies: 10 moments that made the Dublin-Mayo rivalry sizzle

As Conor Mortimer said earlier this week, the needle between Dublin and Mayo started back in 2006 with Warm-up-gate.

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Diligent Colm Boyle the right man to ‘mind the house’

It’s the penultimate minute of first-half injury-time in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final replay in Limerick.Mayo lead by a point when Colm Boyle appears to make a genuine and fair challenge on Barry John Keane only for Cormac Reilly to think otherwise. Keane points the free to level it up and Kerry never look back.

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Michael Darragh Macauley on edge as penultimate hurdle looms again

In his glittering 31-game Championship career with Dublin, Michael Darragh Macauley has experienced defeat just four times, three of those coming in All-Ireland semi-finals.

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John Considine: ‘I feel literally blessed’

John Considine won an All-Ireland and an All-Star in 1990. He’d have been happy enough just to hurl once for Cork in the championship.

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Dublin and Armagh own up to challenge match actions

Dublin and Armagh have accepted the actions of their players in a challenge match in July merited punishment.

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A day to warm Cork hearts on the double

Matters to be resolved.

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Tommy Carr tops list as Tipperary begin search for new manager

Tipperary GAA Board has begun to search to find a new manager for the county’s senior football team.

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Ciarán Whelan on...

His approach as a pundit:

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Charlie McGeever summons another performance from Premier

There have been plenty of distractions for Charlie McGeever as the Tipperary manager plots and plans for tomorrow’s All-Ireland minor football semi-final against Kildare.

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Maria Quirke’s case for defence

In Kerry’s Maria Quirke, there’s a new breed of footballer.

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Kilmaley physio contradicts board’s ‘stretcher’ stance

The experienced physio at the centre of last weekend’s stretcher saga in Clare has rejected county board claims that a stretcher was available for fractured ankle victim Conor Cleary.

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Clare management wait on Kinnerk coaching decision

Clare GAA chiefs don’t yet know if the highly regarded Paul Kinnerk will return to his coaching role with the county’s senior hurlers.

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Everybody fair game as ‘controversialists’ get roaming role

I recently read an article in The Guardian in which the columnist was bemoaning the closure of the fabled Sports Illustrated library in New York. A sure sign of how the changing demands of readers is dictating how mainstream media now operates.

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Jason Ryan ends Kildare reign despite win over Cork

Jason Ryan last night stepped down as Kildare manager after two years in charge. Ryan had previously been coach and selector under Kieran McGeeney in 2013.

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Killeagh/St Ita’s now aiming to power on

Paudie Power’s hand rose highest when a manager was sought for the maiden Killeagh/St Ita’s amalgamated team. The year: 1998. The age-group: U14.

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Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke recovers to face Dublin

Goalkeeper David Clarke has been passed for it for Mayo’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final with Chris Barrett replacing the injured Tom Cunniffe in the Connacht champions’ only change.

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Cork star Conor Lehane facing injury layoff

Midleton’s hopes of regaining the Cork SHC title have received a blow with the news Cork star Conor Lehane is likely to miss the rest of the club’s campaign.

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John Hanbury and Conor Cooney in Galway fitness fight

Galway hurler John Hanbury is in a race to be fit for Sunday week’s All- Ireland final. The Galway full-back has been sidelined since the county’s semi-final win over Tipperary on Sunday week last owing to a calf strain.

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Gemma O’Connor braced for another challenge

Camogie isn’t what it used to be for Cork’s Gemma O’Connor, but, then again, neither is life. In two weeks’ time, the eight-time All-Star winner will line out in her 11th All-Ireland final, with Galway waiting in the wings.

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Jimmy Keaveney: Dublin should play own game

It’s the thought occupying most Dublin fans’ minds right now, though county great Jimmy Keaveney believes too much is being made of how the Dubs’ will cope with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea.

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