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‘Surprised’ Stephen O’Brien says Paul Galvin won’t get special treatment

Kerry forward Stephen O’Brien doesn’t know what look the famously dapper Paul Galvin was sporting on his surprise comeback to the Kingdom senior football panel on Tuesday night, but he welcomed the veteran’s return as strengthening the All-Ireland champions squad.

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Stephen O’Brien’s guarded approach for Kerry

March. Cork-Kerry, yes. Paul Galvin helping to publicise the game, yes.

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Returning star Paul Galvin can lift Sam again, insists Jimmy Keaveney

Dublin legend Jimmy Keaveney says Paul Galvin can join him in the elite group of players to have won All-Ireland titles after emerging from retirement.

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Rochestown satisfied with venue change for final replay

The fixing of the Corn Uí Mhuirí final replay between Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and St Francis College, Rochestown, for Rathmore at 1.30pm on Sunday would appear to have drawn more favour with the Cork school.

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Mickey Harte denies stopping players conducting RTÉ interviews

Mickey Harte has told the Tyrone County Board that he is not stopping any of his players conducting interviews with RTÉ.

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Jack Hannigan’s heroics see Meath clear first hurdle

Meath u21s 1-10 Westmeath u21s 1-08: Meath had keeper Jack Hannigan to thank for a brilliant block to deny Dylan McDermott a match-winning goal in added time in this Leinster U-21 FC tie at Páirc Tailteann.

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Louth have little answer to Longford’s superior firepower

Longford u21s 1-17 Louth u21s 1-04: Longford advanced to the semi-finals of the Leinster U21 Championship for the third year in-a-row with 13 points to spare over Louth.

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Top hurlers could make it in baseball, says Brian Schneider

Star hurlers could make it in the big money world of baseball — that’s the opinion of one of the US sport’s top former players.

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Laois prove tough hurdle for Dublin

Laois u21s 2-10 Dublin u21s 2-21: When the dust settles on the 2015 season, Dessie Farrell and his Dublin U21 footballers might well look back on this one as the one that crowned them.

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Campaign to open up GAA grounds goes on

The man behind last weekend’s failed attempt to open up GAA grounds to other sports says the campaign is only just beginning.

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Paul Galvin

Sean O’Sullivan:What has Paul Galvin left to prove?

Paul Galvin’s former Kerry team-mate Sean O’Sullivan has questioned why the 35-year-old has surprisingly chosen to revive his inter-county career.

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March a curse for cruciate injuries

If the adage “beware the ides of March” can be applied to Gaelic games, it must surely reflect the susceptibility of damaging an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the month.

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Times have moved on for the Rebels

Nobody attending Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday will be expecting a revelation. Cork are a work in progress and will remain so regardless of the result.

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Michael Fennelly

Colin Fennelly fears for brother as injuries take their toll

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly has aired concerns about the injury woes older brother Michael has faced in recent years.

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Derek McGrath

Déise’s students face tough dilemma

Waterford manager Derek McGrath said the biggest challenge his Fitzgibbon Cup final players face is a mental one as they tackle a hectic fixture list this month. 

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Kieran Donaghy backs ref Eddie Kinsella after Dubs cry foul in Killarney

Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy defended the performance of referee Eddie Kinsella in the wake of Sunday’s fiery league encounter with Dublin, insisting the Laois official was justified in flashing 12 cards.

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Hurling mourns legend Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin, who died on Sunday aged 95, was a Galway native who established a reputation with Tipperary as a legendary hurling goalkeeper, whose brilliance was recognised in his selection in the GAA’s ‘Team of the Century’ and then in the ‘Team of the Millennium.’

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A change of style as Cork go ultra defensive

Sylvester Hennessy crunches the numbers from the weekend’s big Allianz League games in Ballyshannon and Killarney.

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Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan defends Fionn Fitzgerald

Kerry board chairman Patrick O’Sullivan has challenged Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s claim Fionn Fitzgerald exaggerated his fall which led to Mick Fitzsimons’ sending off on Sunday.

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Westmeath end Kildare’s ‘stigma’

There have been greater glory days for Westmeath GAA, that’s for sure. The Leinster SFC title on July 24, 2004, for one, would be hard beaten but last Sunday has secured itself a place in the annals.

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JJ Delaney predicts Paul Murphy will be next great full-back for Kilkenny

Recently retired Kilkenny defender JJ Delaney believes Paul Murphy is in a strong position to become the county’s next great full-back.

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Fitzgibbon Cup replay set for March 11

The Fitzgibbon Cup final replay between University of Limerick and Waterford IT will take place on Wednesday March 11.

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Brian McIver may face action after David Coldrick’s criticism

Referee David Coldrick could be at the centre of a second derogatory comments case after Brian McIver’s post-match interviews in Omagh on Saturday.

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Clonard disillusioned as hooter plan scrapped

The chairman of the Wexford club that successfully proposed the clock/hooter five years ago says the Congress decision to scrap the system will deter clubs from putting forward motions.

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Aogán Ó Fearghail wants cut in live televised games

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail is in favour of reducing the number of live televised games.

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Barry Kelly back for Kilkenny game

On Sunday, Barry Kelly takes charge of a Kilkenny game for the first time since Brian Cody’s "criminal" comments about him.

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Dublin boss Jim Gavin: "Opposing players seemed to put ref under pressure."

Jim Gavin: High card count ‘reactionary’

Jim Gavin described the eight cards shown to Dublin players – one red, five yellow and two black – as "reactionary", hinting that the Kerry footballers influenced referee Eddie Kinsella.

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Liam Sheedy content with one-v-five solution for 20m hurling frees

Hurling 2020 chairman Liam Sheedy believes a limit of five defenders on the goal-line for 20-metre frees is a fair compromise.

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Aidan O’Shea revels in new role as Mayo get back on track against Monaghan

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 0-11
Life as a supporter of the Mayo football team is rarely dull and this was another tale of the unexpected as a match that had been predicted to be tight, tense and tactical turned out to be anything but at a windswept MacHale Park yesterday.

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Derry's Niall Holly breaks away from Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly during the Division One League clash at Omagh. Picture: Oliver McVeigh

Brian McIver blasts ‘hometown’ decisions as Derry held by Tyrone

Tyrone 0-11 Derry 1-8
Derry boss Brian McIver fumed at "hometown" decisions as a first league win was snatched away from his side by Tyrone’s late surge on Saturday night.

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Tommy Durnin, Louth, Louth, celebrates scoring a goal during the second half. Pic: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE

Louth shake off 14-man Wexford

Louth 1-16 Wexford 1-10
Louth took both points at Drogheda, coming good after a shaky start to the second half, to add to Wexford’s league troubles.

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Carlow on the rise

Carlow 0-11 Waterford 0-9
Carlow finished rock bottom of Division 4 in 2014, but an unbeaten start to this year’s spring campaign signals an upturn in fortunes.

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GOALBOUND: Armagh's Aidan Forker shoots past Limerick goalkeeper Brian Scanlon as Robert Browne tackles. Picture: Liam Burke

Dynamic Armagh reap rewards against Limerick

Limerick 1-6 Armagh 2-16
"It’s a long drive home, but we’re happy," said one of the men climbing into a car with a yellow registration plate yesterday afternoon in Kilmallock.

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Dublin's Michael Fitzsimons clashes with Kerry's Fionn Fitzgerald. Fitzsimons was subsequently sent off. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Kerry’s kick-out homework pays off against Dublin

Kerry 0-15 Dublin 1-10
Strange how Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s first victory as Kerry manager over Dublin was achieved by snuffing out the one area where Jim Gavin’s charges have enjoyed near-total dominance in recent years.

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Red-hot Oulart-The-Ballagh ooze class against Mullagh

Oulart-The-Ballagh (Wexford) 3-13 Mullagh (Galway) 0-7
Oulart-The-Ballagh were in ruthless mood when crushing Mullagh in yesterday’s AIB All-Ireland Club senior camogie final at Croke Park.

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Gary Connaughton, Westmeath, makes a save during the match against Kildare in Newbridge. Picture: Sportsfile

Westmeath enjoy milestone victory against Kildare

Westmeath 0-15 Kildare 0-12
Westmeath recorded their first win of this year’s Division Two campaign in Newbridge yesterday, also registering a first ever league win over Kildare.

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Nothing lost bar two points, says Cork boss Brian Cuthbert

Brian Cuthbert wasn’t too despondent about Cork’s first dropped points of the campaign but rued their failure to use the wind in the first half.

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Donegal footballers survive late onslaught by Cork

Donegal 0-12 Cork 1-8
A pointless trip for Cork to Ballyshannon, but hardly fruitless as they almost eroded a seemingly unassailable Donegal second-half lead.

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Schools argue toss over replay venue

If exchanges on the pitch were fiercely contested, they were no less competitive when management got around to discussing the replay of the Corn Uí Mhuirí final next Sunday.

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Colm Bonnar seeks replay delay for exhausted WIT hurlers

Waterford IT manager Colm Bonnar has pleaded with Comhairle Ardoideachais chiefs to delay the Fitzgibbon Cup final replay until next week.

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UL's Daire Quinn retains possession despite the close attentions of WIT's Austin Gleeson. Pic: Lorraine O'Sullivan

WIT refuse to buckle against UL in Fitzgibbon Cup final

University of Limerick 3-12 Waterford IT 0-21 (AET)
The hurlers of Waterford IT simply refused to die. There wasn’t a single drop left in the deep reservoir from which they had been drawing from since last Tuesday evening and still they would not bend the knee.

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Regrets but no ribbons for Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne and Rochestown College

Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne (Kerry) 1-10 St Francis College, Rochestown (Cork) 1-10
Two of the best college football teams in the country saddled up for Saturday’s Corn Uí Mhuirí final in Killarney, but neither really got out of the starting gate. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mac Cárthaigh and Ó hUrdáil goals lift Col Ghobnatán in Munster Post Primary SCFC final

Coláiste Ghobnatán, Baile Bhúirne 2-14

Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare 0-14

Coláiste Ghobnatán have a special affinity with the Munster PPS U18½CFC title.

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Roscommon CBS set up final clash with Summerhill College

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht Colleges Senior A football final after both schools upset big names to reach the decider.

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St Kieran’s College take 53rd title in Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final

St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny)1-14
St Peter’s College (Wexford) 1-6
It took All-Ireland senior colleges champions St Kieran’s of Kilkenny almost 40 minutes to gain control of this Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final against St Peter’s of Wexford.

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