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Members of the 1977 UCG Fitzgibbon Cup team: Joe McDonagh, Cyril Farrell, Pat Fleury (captain), Jody Spooner, and Niall McInerney.

Joe Connolly’s unbreakable Fitzgibbon Cup bonds

By his own admission, Galway’s 1980 Liam MacCarthy-winning captain Joe Connolly only played one game of football in his life. 

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GPA vote to reject Super 8 plans

The Gaelic Players Association has revealed that its players will vote to reject Paraic Duffy’s ‘Super 8’ proposal at Congress, after a poll of members found 70% opposed the proposals, which would see the All-Ireland football quarter-finals replaced by a round robin format from next year.

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Liam Kearns unhappy at Tipperary board’s backing for ‘elitism’

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has expressed his disappointment with the county board’s decision to support the All-Ireland senior football championship revamp put forward by GAA director general Paraic Duffy.

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Bill Maher: Tipperary football must end year in Croke Park

Dual player Bill Maher believes anything less than another All-Ireland semi-final appearance for Tipperary footballers this season would be failure.

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Joe Quaid slates Congress transfer motion

Kildare boss Joe Quaid has hit out at the Congress motion which seeks to reduce the number of transfers to weaker hurling counties.

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Michael Bond: Time to repay Galway for filling Leinster's coffers

The last man to lead Offaly to an All-Ireland SHC title says Leinster have made significant financial gain off Galway’s backs and should allow their underage teams into their championships.

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Cork opposes Super 8 plan and backs CPA bid for recognition

Cork will oppose the All-Ireland SFC ‘Super 8’ proposal at this weekend’s GAA Annual Congress in Croke Park, but will back the Club Players’ Association’s request for official recognition.

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GAA president Aogán Farrell rejects CPA request to speak at Congress

The Club Players Association’s request to speak before their official recognition vote at Congress this Saturday has been turned down by GAA president Aogán Farrell.

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Alfie Devine says brother Donal would have wanted him to ref game two days after funeral

Westmeath referee Alfie Devine says taking charge of last Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 2B clash between Meath and Derry is what his late brother Donal would have wanted. Devine officiated the game in Navan, just two days after Donal was laid to rest.

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Kerry delegates back Paraic Duffy’s All-Ireland proposals

Kerry delegates have backed Paraic Duffy’s proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship.

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Niall McNamee supports GAA’s motion to penalise those who bet in games they're involved in

Niall McNamee has welcomed the GAA’s motion to penalise players, management and officials betting on games in which they are involved.

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Model reinvigorated by Davy Fitz, says Matthew O’Hanlon

Matthew O’Hanlon made his league debut for Wexford at Pearse Stadium six years ago this month.

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Galway unfazed at legal query

Galway secretary John Hynes insists the wording of their motion to Congress for full integration into the Leinster hurling championships is legally sound.

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Derek Kavanagh urges Páraic Duffy to shelve championship plans

Club Players Association (CPA) fixtures coordinator Derek Kavanagh believes the “Super 8” All-Ireland SFC proposal will be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for club fixtures.

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Padraic Maher: Tipperary must raise game this season

Tipperary captain Padraic Maher says he and his teammates will have to improve on their 2016 form if they’re to replicate last year’s All-Ireland victory.

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Podge Collins: Don’t read too much into early season form

Podge Collins has warned hurling supporters about placing too much store in results at this time of year.

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Eoin Larkin stands by cut off Cats

Eoin Larkin stands by his criticism of Kilkenny’s performance in going down to Clare in Sunday’s Division 1A game in Ennis.

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Mike Quirke: Time for GAA coaches to put the game back into training

You know the smell of cut grass isn’t far from the nostrils once coach education season kicks off in earnest — this is the time of year when GAA clubs up and down the country are cranking up preparations for the year ahead.

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GAA Podcast: Davy Fitz's grand plan, Tipp focus and Cody's worries after worst ever defeat

John Fogarty reviews the Allianz Hurling League weekend with Colm O'Connor on PaperTalk.

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Davy Fitz puts Wexford in driving seat for promotion push

Wexford 1-21 Galway 3-13: The Salthill Hotel sits at the back of Pearse Stadium. It’s a favourite haunt for Galway supporters on match-day. 

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Rampant Clare inflict Kilkenny’s largest margin of defeat in the Cody era

Clare 2-19 - Kilkenny 0-12: You know things aren’t going Kilkenny’s way when Richie Hogan makes way. The sight of the 2014 hurler of the year being called ashore in the 49th minute was a grimacing one for the player as much as the travelling support.

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A week is a long time in league hurling

Allianz HL Division 1A
Cork 1-14 Dulin 2-19
Maybe there’s too much made of this management lark.

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Weekend talking points: Defence still key Cork issue

 

Defence needs to be the best policy for Rebels
Overlooked in the glow of Cork’s victory over Clare two weekends ago was the fact the losers had engineered at least three worthy goal chances without claiming one. 

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Templemore turn on the power

Dr Harty Cup final
Our Lady’s (Templemore) 2-22 St Colman’s (Fermoy) 1-6
Just short of a year ago, Tom Byrnes stood on the MacDonagh Park pitch in Nenagh and spoke to the media after seeing Our Lady’s Secondary School come up just short in the Dr Harty Cup final. 

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First title for ‘remarkable’ Mary’s

Sigerson Cup Final 
St Mary’s University Belfast 0-13 University College Dublin 2-6

There are 850 students enrolled at St Mary’s University in Belfast. Less than 200 are male. 

 

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Gritty Glenbeigh-Glencar refuse to lose final battle

AIB All-Ireland Club JFC final
Glengeigh-Glencar (Kerry) 1-14 The Rock (Tyrone)  1-11
Darran O’Sullivan has won more important titles with Kerry at Croke Park, in front of much bigger crowds, but if he sees another afternoon as manic as this one it’ll be quite a surprise.

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Mayfield’s day of days

AIB All-Ireland Club JHC final
Mayfield (Cork) 2-16 Mooncoin (Kilkenny) 1-18
Mayfield’s marauders went for broke and wrote a momentous new chapter in the history of a club that has had its share of challenges in recent times.

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Finn the ace as Cork see off Dubs

Lidl Ladies National League
Cork 2-11 Dublin 1-8
Orla Finn’s 1-7 helped Cork secure their second win from three in the Lidl Ladies Division 1 National League in Mallow yesterday.

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Laser-sharp Tipp have turned page on 2016

Allianz HL Division 1A
Waterford 0-15 Tipperary 1-18
Sub-plots were much in evidence yesterday in Walsh Park.

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