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Diarmuid Connolly will return to Croke Park this evening to make his case to play in Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo.

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Conor Hayes: Galway will never have better chance of winning final

The last Galway man to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup believes the Tribesmen “will never get a better chance” to end an All-Ireland senior hurling famine that stretches back to 1988.

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Four on the shortlist for Cork hot-seat

Cork GAA chiefs have drawn up a shortlist of four names to replace departed senior football manager, Brian Cuthbert.

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Hurlers need to be marketed, says expert

Hurling needs to be marketed more specifically with “stand-alone promotion”, says marketing expert Mick O’Keeffe of PSG Communications, who advocates squad numbers and names on the jersey to help identify players obscured by hurling helmets.

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John Commins: Time for a new era of Galway heroes to emerge

After the full Irish breakfast and early morning mass in their Dublin hotel, Cyril Farrell would insist on a quick trip out to the Phoenix Park to allow his Galway hurlers limber out.

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Recalling the Black and Amber’s spirit of ’75

In the closing days of August 1975, Paddy Downey, the revered Gaelic games correspondent of The Irish Times, made a little pilgrimage to Kilkenny and had a ball.

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Liam Cahill: Dual stars can grasp shot at double

Tipperary minor hurling manager Liam Cahill believes that this is his dual players’ last chance of competing in two All-Ireland finals in the same year.

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Dublin County Board accept €6,500 fine for Armagh brawl

Dublin Board chairman Sean Shanley confirmed there will be no further appeals following the reduction to €6,500 of their fine for July’s infamous challenge match brawl with Armagh.

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Mannion brothers inspiring the next generation of talented Tribesmen

Cathal Jordan was sitting in the stand at Tuam Stadium when he spotted Cathal Mannion from the corner of his eye.

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Kevin Fennelly: Brian Cody is devoted to Kilkenny

When a little more time has passed, it will inevitably become a question among hurling’s barstool brigade: name the man who spent a single year as Kilkenny manager immediately prior to Brian Cody?

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Mike Quirke: Dublin like an F1 car with no brakes

When I was involved with Kerry, ‘controlled aggression’ was always a mantra we tried to take onto the field. 

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Pat Mulcahy and Pat Ryan out of Cork manager race

Two of the men linked with the vacant Cork hurling manager’s post have ruled themselves out of contention to succeed Jimmy Barry-Murphy.

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Jamie Wall taking steps rose the roof at the Cork 1990 double celebration

The Cork underage dual star walked into the Rochestown Park hotel function with the aid of an Exo-skeleton.

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Tyrone board to hold talks with Mickey Harte to discuss future

Mickey Harte is to have talks with the Tyrone County Board over his future as manager of the Tyrone senior team.

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Jason Flynn upholding family honour

All-Ireland fever grips community as local hero Jason Flynn prepares for battle with Kilkenny

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Mayo pitch invader hunting All-Ireland tickets as ban ends

The Mayo pitch invader banned for 12 months after the county’s All-Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Kerry insists he has no regrets about his actions.

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Former stars failed Tipperary, says Liam Cahill

Tipperary minor manager Liam Cahill believes some former stars have “failed” their county by refusing to get involved in the coaching of underage teams.

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Walter Walsh aims to repeat 2012 heroics

If someone from Etihad Airways is reading, do Walter Walsh a favour and renew his RTÉ man-of-the-match voucher from the 2012 All-Ireland final. The man is too humble to ask himself.

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Tom Parsons: We must make late comeback pay off

Mayo’s dramatic late comeback against Dublin last Sunday will count for nothing if they fail to win Saturday’s replay.

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Tipperary clubs facing hectic schedule to avoid fixture pile-up

Several Tipperary clubs will play “more than once a week” to avoid a repeat of last year when the county were unable to compete in three Munster Club competitions.

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Galway players taking responsibility, says David Collins

It was Johnny Glynn’s dispossession of Pádraic Maher two minutes from the end of normal time that told David Collins he’d see Croke Park in September.

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Cork should go with succession plan, says former star Tom Kenny

Former Cork hurler Tom Kenny believes the county should implement a succession plan when appointing the man to replace Jimmy Barry-Murphy as manager.

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GAA disappointed with water banner

The GAA have expressed disappointment with the unfurling of a large “Right 2 Water” banner on Hill 16 on Sunday.

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Dublin set to appeal Diarmuid Connolly red card

Dublin chairman Sean Shanley said they will in all likelihood contest Diarmuid Connolly’s red card in an attempt to make him available for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

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Anthony Cunningham’s total faith in Galway's talent

Anthony Cunningham’s deep-rooted belief that there is an All-Ireland hurling title in this Galway team motivated his decision to seek a fourth year at the helm.

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Richie Hogan: Kilkenny’s ultimate game manager

Richie had to be moulded into a Cody player... Cody put manners on him, says Adrian Ronan.

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Daithí Burke can put shackles on Richie Hogan, reckons Cyril Farrell

The most decorated manager in Galway hurling history believes Daithí Burke is the defender to tie down Kilkenny talisman Richie Hogan.

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Brian Cody: We are the ones whose call is going to be tested

You wouldn’t dare say Brian Cody is getting softer now in his 17th year as Kilkenny manager but he would do well to argue he’s not more understanding.

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Kerry stars recovering after horror injuries

A Kerry club hurler was unable to talk or move following an accidental clash in a county senior hurling championship semi-final on Sunday night.

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Poor scoring return almost proved costly for Mayo

Mayo and Dublin have just six days to right their wrongs from Sunday’s bruising All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park.

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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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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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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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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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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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