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Historic title win for Ballincollig began with a sit down

The night after Ballincollig surprised everyone by stepping over Nemo Rangers into a first Cork county football final, manager Michael O’Brien sat his management team, some players and members of the club’s executive down, writes Tony Leen. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Lordan hails Ballincollig ‘character’

"Lordan on... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Valiant Valleys stick to their guns

Valley Rovers 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-8 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Gleeson hero as The Nire’s courage gets just reward

The Nire 0-11 Stradbally 0-6

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Delight for ‘Sparrow’ as Kilmallock defy odds

Kilmallock 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 0-14

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Hogan brothers inspire Danesfort

Kilkenny SHC: Champions Clara and St Martin’s (Muckalee) won through to the Kilkenny senior hurling semi-finals, but the remaining two places are still wide open.

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Corofin cruise to 16th title

Corofin 5-12 St Michael’s 0-9

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St Mullins collect record 24th title

St Mullins 0-9 Naomh Eoin, Myshall 0-7

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Connolly inspires Vincent’s

By Rónán Mac Lochlainn

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Rampant Crokes show no mercy

Dr Crokes 4-13 Killarney Legion 1-9

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Griffin stars as Ardfert shock Spa

Ardfert 1-12 Spa 0-10 (after extra time)

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Dillon drives Ballintubber

Ballintubber2­9 Castlebar Mitchels 1­9

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Eight in-a-row for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 2-14 Arles-Killeen 0-9

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O’Sullivan points to ref’s impact

Carbery Rangers manager Micheál O’Sullivan said the performance of referee James Bermingham had a "telling" impact on yesterday’s Cork SFC final.

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Historic first for bold and brave Ballincollig

Ballincollig 1-13 Carbery Rangers 1-10 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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O’Brien insists ‘self-belief’ key to famous win

Self-belief, said Michael O’Brien. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Veteran keeper Quirke has three causes for celebration

It’s quite a celebratory time for Valley Rovers goalkeeper Alan Quirke.

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Lawton brothers seal final spot for Castlemartyr

Castlemartyr2-14 Cloughduv 0-15

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Last-gasp Bradley goal secures title for Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil 1-8 Ballinderry 0-9

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O’Brien delight as St Brigid’s complete ‘drive for five’

St Brigid’s 3-12 St Faithleach’s 0-7

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St. Anne’s denied victory as Shelmaliers strike late

St. Anne’s 1-10 Shelmaliers 0-13

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Loughmore-Castleiney squeeze home

Tipperary SHC: Champions Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-17 to 2-10 in a nail-biting finish to this quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday.

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Tyrrell rescues Moores

Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16

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McGuinness exit planned before final loss

Jim McGuinness has revealed that he always planned to step down as Donegal manager after the 2014 Championship, regardless of whether they won it or not.

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No-one in Galway gives St Michael’s a prayer but...

We have a lot of belief and we are going to give it our very best shot.

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Big time beckons for the Valleys

Strange having a 27-year-old being one of the elder statesmen of a club’s football team but such is the changing landscape of Valley Rovers, now just 60 minutes away from restoring their status as a senior football club in Cork.

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Within sight of Cork’s mountain top

They’ll share a pot of tea on Sunday night, eat dinner together most evenings and hop into the car every Tuesday and Friday to complete the 130km round spin to training. Rarely though, if ever, is football discussed.

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Kneesy does it for the elder statesman of Ballincollig

When he was putting in top-class performances on a regular basis for Aston Villa and Ireland, Paul McGrath’s inability to train tended to attract wide-eyed wonder.

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Na Piarsaigh believing in fairytale finale

Since the introduction of the third chance in the Cork county championships in 2010, twice have teams won a title after losing their first two games.

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Carrigaline not going out to make up the numbers

Cork U21A HC final: A less-than-charitable assessment heard regarding the recent Carrigaline-Shandrum U21AHC semi-final was the sides were battling for the right to be beaten in the final by Blackrock.

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Clon getting rewards

Cork U21B HC final: With nine Cork SFC titles, the most recent in 2009, Clonakilty are seen as a footballing powerhouse.

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Ballincollig defence can put shackles on Rangers

Until recently, it was easy enough to package these two teams in neatly-labelled boxes.

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Cody escapes ban for ‘criminal’ ref blast

Brian Cody has avoided suspension for comments about referee Barry Kelly in the wake of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland hurling final replay win over Tipperary last month.

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Walsh facing a Brick wall

Waterford SFC final: The best footballers in Waterford will be on show tomorrow when Stradbally and The Nire collide for the seventh time in 13 years at Fraher Field.

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Ballincollig in safe hands with ‘Scotty’

Should Ballincollig make history by winning a first Cork SFC title on Sunday afternoon, goalkeeper David Lordan will be the man with the honour of lifting the Andy Scannell Cup.

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Déise set for ‘fallow period’

Waterford hurling stalwarts Fergal Hartley and John Galvin believe the county is set for a "sustained fallow period" inside the whitewash, calling for patience from the Déise public to allow manager Derek McGrath rebuild the senior team.

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Shanahan seeking the perfect finish

A return to UCC to sit his Masters, succumbing to Billy Morgan’s persistent nature, collecting a Sigerson Cup winners medal against the odds and a two month stint in Boston kicking ball — all in all, it’s been a hectic 12 months for Brian Shanahan.

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Cregan: Kinnerk man to boost Treaty football

Paul Kinnerk’s vision for Limerick football will return the county to Munster’s top table, according to board chairman John Cregan.

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