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Dublin's James McCarthy says GAA season ‘a mess’

Dublin footballer James McCarthy says the existing GAA season is "a mess" and has to be addressed by the powers-that-be.

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Walsh to return in McGrath Cup

Former All-Ireland-winning Kerry footballer Tommy Walsh makes his return to county football next month.

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Workaholic McGrath content to lay foundations for successor

It may just be that Derek McGrath’s successor benefits from the spade work he’s putting in at the moment.

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Maher and Murphy salute old comrades

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Paul Murphy sit together in Collins Barracks, Cork, and talk hurling.

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McEnaney seeks ‘two-referee’ trial in National League hurling campaign

Pat McEnaney would like to see the use of two referees in hurling experimented with in the National League.

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Kearney propels St Colman’s to easy victory over Millstreet

St Colman’s CC, Midleton 4-11 Millstreet CS 0-12
Shane Kearney contributed 2-3 to help St Colman’s to victory in the Cork PPS senior C hurling final at Ballincollig yesterday.

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Battling Rochestown finish in fine style to seal the deal

St Francis College, Rochestown 2-9 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 1-6
St Francis College, Rochestown finished with a flourish to claim their first O’Callaghan Cup (Cork PPS SAH final) at Cork IT Sports Complex last evening.

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O’Keeffe fears new proposals could end club interest by June

Waterford secretary Timmy O’Keeffe fears teams could be eliminated from county championships by June if national proposals to condense club competitions into a calendar year are successful.

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Ardscoil Rís to meet Hamilton in Harty quarter-final

A repeat of last year’s semi-final pairing is in store as Dr Harty Cup holders Ardscoil Rís were drawn with Hamilton High School in the quarter-final.

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Experimental Banner find top gear to power past McGrath’s Waterford

Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-17
A smooth Clare side, spurred on by goals from David Reidy and Darach Honan, outgunned Waterford by 2-14 to four points in the second half to run out convincing winners of last night’s senior hurling challenge at Fraher Field.

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Enda McNulty

McNulty: Armagh should have been kings

Enda McNulty has claimed the Kerry and Tyrone teams of the noughties were "weaker teams" than the Armagh side he played for and that it is a "disgrace" that the Orchard county won only one All-Ireland when they were "in a position to win nine".

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Power has no plans to join Kilkenny hurling exodus

Richie Power has no intention of joining some of his erstwhile Kilkenny teammates in self-imposed retirement, but the Carrickshock forward knows all too well the sacrifices needed to hang on to the inter-county merry-go-round.

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JBM: Winning Munster best path to All-Ireland series

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has dismissed suggestions that winning Munster can hamper All-Ireland title ambitions

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Andy Kettle

Dublin chairman Kettle, 68, dies after long illness

Widely-respected Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle died yesterday, aged 68 after a long illness.

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Alan Brogan

Brogan mulls over future with Dubs

Alan Brogan believes the recent trend of retirements by players in their early 30s and younger will continue, but the former Footballer of the Year has yet to decide if he will add to the exodus.

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Brogan mulls over future with Dubs

Alan Brogan believes the recent trend of retirements by players in their early 30s and younger will continue, but the former Footballer of the Year has yet to decide if he will add to the exodus.

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Pat McEnaney is disappointed by Frank Murphy's criticism of inter-county football referees.

Referee chief McEnaney: Frank Murphy should know better

Pat McEnaney says he feels let down by Cork secretary Frank Murphy’s criticism of inter-county football referees.

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Ulster Council fear Casement Park won’t be revamped

There are concerns Casement Park will never be revamped after yesterday’s High Court ruling against the £77m, (€97m) 38,000-capacity redevelopment.

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Waterford GAA delighted at €12,497 surplus

Waterford GAA secretary Timmy O’Keeffe has expressed his delight at an improvement in the county finances as the board recorded a surplus of €12,497 in their 2014 accounts.

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GAA referees come under strong criticism at Cork convention

The standard of refereeing at inter-county level came in for strong criticism at yesterday’s annual Cork County Board convention in Pairc Uí Chaoimh, with the allegation that there is now "a serious lack of application" of the rules.

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Outgoing Chairman Bob Ryan ‘disgusted’ by criticism of Cork footballers

The level of public criticism of the Cork senior footballers was condemned by outgoing chairman Bob Ryan in his final address to convention.

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Relentless Vincent’s march on

St Vincent’s (Dublin) 1-13 Rhode (Offaly) 0-06
Gung-ho from the get-go, St Vincent’s continued their relentless march through the club calendar with a second successive Leinster title in Navan yesterday.

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Ballincollig to face St Finbarr’s in Cork SFC opener

Cork football champions Ballincollig open the defence of their first title with a repeat of their opening fixture in this year’s competition.

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Kennedy looks to be an inspiration

Tracey Kennedy is keen to ensure that she doesn’t turn out to be the only woman to sit on the executive of the Cork County Board.

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Limerick chairman’s unity call

Limerick chairman Oliver Mann hopes ‘a sense of unity’ in the county will be the cornerstone for success in 2015.

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Duffy wants six-day final turnaround

GAA Director-General Páraic Duffy believes that any future All-Ireland senior final replays should be played the following Saturday.

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Walsh and Mullins get Gort over line

Gort 2-13 Portumna 1-10
Goals from Wayne Walsh and Albert Mullins in the final two minutes fired Gort over the finishing line in yesterday’s Galway SHC final.

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Loughmore meet Cahir in final

Champions Loughmore-Castleiney and Cahir will do battle in the Tipperary SFC final next weekend following their wins over Aherlow Gaels and Thomas MacDonaghs respectively in yesterday’s semi-finals.

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Sice finds range to steer Corofin into last four

Corofin (Galway) 0-09 Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-02
A second-half scoring burst from Gary Sice helped Corofin to a scrappy win over Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip.

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