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Mayo joint manager Noel Connelly hailed his players’ courage in fighting back from seven points down to force an All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay with the Dubs.

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No point looking back in anger now

About 10 minutes into the second half yesterday, an unmistakable salty air wafted into Croke Park. Tyrone couldn’t be collared for it. Not this time.

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John Bannon: Worrying week ahead for Philly McMahon

A lot of the talk among supporters coming out of Croke Park yesterday was about the referee.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy was always going to depart Cork hotseat on own terms

It was time for a change. 

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Another revealing book by a Donegal footballer set to hit the shelves

RORY KAVANAGH’S autobiography ‘Winning’ will be on sale from October.

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Cork hurling must carry on the JBM tradition

It was a strange 24 hours, or maybe 36 hours, for Cork GAA, writes Michael Moynihan.

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Tomás Quinn: Denis Bastick black card a key turning point

They say to really see a game properly, you need to be in the stand taking it all in, being in a position to see players’ movement, the real shape of a team or the off the ball tussles which TV cameras often don’t pick up.

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WATCH: Aidan O’Shea claims he was headbutted

Aidan O’Shea has claimed he was headbutted in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin to study Diarmuid Connolly decision

Jim Gavin accepts that players on both sides crossed the line at times in yesterday’s drawn encounter, but he kept his counsel on individual incidents and whether or not an appeal would be launched against Diarmuid Connolly’s red card.

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Ruthless Cork on a mission as Kerry blown away

Cork 4-14 Kerry 0-13: History now beckons for 14-time All-Ireland-winning dual stars Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery.

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Tipperary dreaming about All-Ireland doubles

Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9: A couple of minutes before full-time, the big screen panned out to the crowd and picked up a pensive-looking Jack O’Connor.

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Galway hurlers striving to bring consistency to the mix

Damian Curley didn’t take offence to PM O’Sullivan’s description of the Galway hurlers as ‘chokers’.

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Super sub Mark Buckley seals last-gasp win for Cork

Cork 3-7 Galway 3-4 (All-Ireland U14): The 34th edition of the Tony Forristal tournament opened at 10am on Saturday, and 10 hours later, Cork and Galway still didn’t want to go home.

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Youthful Mallow hold out in tension-filled finish

Mallow 0-18 Cloyne 2-9: Goal-hungry Cloyne came close but Mallow held on in a rousing finish to last night’s exciting Cork Premier IHC quarter final at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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Classy Castlehaven set up mouth-watering Ballincollig clash

Castlehaven 1-14 St Finbarr’s 1-10 (Cork SFC Round 4): Castlehaven returned to the scene of last year’s championship humiliation but, looking renewed and refocused, the west Cork men displayed their innate hunger for battle to overcome a gutsy St. Finbarr’s in an entertaining Cork SFC clash on Saturday.

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Erin’s Own surge clear as Carrigtwohill pay for sending off

Erin’s Own 0-16 Carrigtwohill 0-8 (Cork County SHC): There was more edge to Niall Kidney’s post-match reflection than the entire 60-minute effort churned out by his Carrigtwohill team.

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Sweet revenge for O’Donovan Rossa as Rob Long books semi spot

O’Donovan Rossa 2-15 Bishopstown 1-10 (Cork SFC quarter-final): O’Donovan Rossa’s opening round defeat to Bishopstown was “a blessing in disguise”, reflected manager Shane Crowley in the aftermath of Saturday’s successful revenge mission in Dunmanway.

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Valley Rovers dig deep to secure replay

Kanturk 2-10 Valley Rovers 1-13: Two late points from sub Richie Butler secured Valley Rovers a draw in their Cork Premier IHC quarter-final with Kanturk in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Nemo Rangers in charge as Douglas rue missed opportunities

Nemo Rangers 1-15 Douglas 0-11: A seven-point winning margin for Nemo Rangers in this Cork SFC fourth round replay doesn’t tell the whole story of a game which had three distinct parts.

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Newcestown make hard work of victory

Newcestown 1-13 Tracton 0-12 (Cork PIHC quarter-final): A repeat result of their first-round meeting returned the Newcestown hurlers to the premier intermediate semi-final juncture, but no statement of intent did they issue yesterday afternoon.

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Ciarán Carey joy at ‘Well earned victory

Patrickswell bring the only 100% record into the knockout stages of the Limerick senior hurling championship after a 1-18 to 0-19 win over Limerick and Munster club champions Kilmallock.

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The dream Mayo just won’t let die

Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-15: Seven electric minutes at the end couldn’t overshadow the caution and cynicism that preceded it, but Mayo may well have saved something of football’s soul — not to mention their season and sanity — by clawing back a seven-point deficit to claim a replay from this tempestuous All-Ireland semi-final.

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Issues of the head and heart for Mayo

Aidan O’Shea has confirmed that he was head-butted by Philly McMahon during the second-half of yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

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Mayo fightback hands GAA big windfall

Croke Park will host 165,000 supporters inside 24 hours next weekend, an unexpected development that’s worth an additional €3m to the GAA.

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Derek Lyng’s second coming

There’s not a grey hair to be seen on Derek Lyng’s head. Five years have passed since the 37-year-old retired from Kilkenny but looking as trim as he was as a player and wearing a county tracksuit it’s hardly surprising people walking past in Langton’s Hotel are trying to place him in the squad.

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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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