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Damian Barton hails Kevin McStay’s decision to enter managerial bear-pit

Derry manager Damian Barton has praised Kevin McStay for moving away from the pundit’s desk and entering inter-county management.

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Davy Fitzgerald warns fans to expect another chess match in replay

More of the same — that’s Davy Fitzgerald’s warning to supporters expecting a more open encounter when Clare face Waterford again in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final Division 1 final replay.

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Ciarán Carey shielding players from Kerry hype

Kerry hurling manager Ciarán Carey admits “there’s a bit of a buzz” in the Kingdom about the county hurlers, but he’s trying to shield the players from it.

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Tipperary advance to semi-final as late goals end Clare’s brave resistance

Tipperary 2-15 Clare 0-12: A pair of late goals sent Tipperary into the semi-final of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship at Cusack Park, Ennis last evening.

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Paul Durcan unlikely to feature this season

Donegal selector Maxi Curran has not ruled out Paul Durcan playing for the county again, though the chances of him lining out this season are remote.

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Daniel Goulding runs the show for Éire Óg as Nemo fade badly in second half

Éire Óg 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-6: It was effectively the Daniel Goulding show at Páirc Uí Rinn last night, as the county player, who lined out at right-corner forward, kicked 10 points to help Éire Óg overcame Nemo Rangers in the opening round of the Cork Premier IFC.

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If Tommy Walsh left as Lomu, he returned as McCaw

Last week, Tommy Walsh picked up his phone and scrolled down through his phonebook looking for Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s number.

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Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald refuses to hit back at Gregory McGonigle

Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald has refused to be drawn into a war of words with Gregory McGonigle after the Dublin supremo accused the Rebels of cynicism and systematic fouling during the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-final between the counties.

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Ciarán Dalton double helps 14-man Nemo Rangers home against Duhallow

Nemo Rangers 3-14 Duhallow 1-10
Despite playing the majority of the game with 14 men, champions Nemo Rangers cruised past Duhallow in the opening round of the county SFC at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Clare chief Joe Cooney unhappy as replay prices left unaltered

Clare chairman Joe Cooney says the GAA’s decision not to reduce ticket prices for Sunday’s Division 1 final replay with Waterford is “disappointing”.

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‘Ridiculous’ reaction to Kerry’s league defeat bemuses Cian O’Neill

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “over-the-top” the negative reaction to Kerry’s defeat to Dublin in the Division 1 final.

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Brian Cody happy to accept ‘functional’ criticism as Kilkenny keep eyes on the prize

It seemed it wasn’t until late yesterday morning when Leinster chairman John Horan, standing a few yards away from him, mentioned the latest charge Ger Loughnane made against Kilkenny that Brian Cody heard about it.

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Eamonn Kelly: I know how much Offaly fans are hurting

Eamonn Kelly admits he doesn’t need to live in Offaly to appreciate the anger and annoyance of Faithful fans since Sunday’s heavy Leinster qualifier defeat to Westmeath.

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It’s do or die for Tipperary against Clare, admits John Sheedy

John Sheedy admits Tipperary are in the “last chance saloon” ahead of tonight’s Electric Ireland Munster MHC play-off against Clare (Cusack Park, Ennis, 7pm).

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Jim Gavin: Dublin strictly observing testing protocols

Jim Gavin maintains Dublin followed the GAA’s anti-doping protocols when their two tested players missed out on the Laochra event after last month’s Division 1 final.

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Clare’s concussion approach commended as ‘player comes first’

The Clare hurling management’s treatment of Paul Flanagan’s recent concussion has been commended by the GAA’s medical, scientific and welfare committee chairman Ger Ryan.

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Fergal O’Donnell: Roscommon let the jersey down in Empire State

Dusk descended early on a northern corner of the Bronx on Sunday night.

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Colin Ryan: Success comes before style

Clare’s Colin Ryan says the opinion of supporters about the team’s entertainment value doesn’t matter so long as the county keep winning games.

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Andy Moran inspired me to embrace GAA, says Mayo U21 star Shairoze Akram

One of Mayo’s victorious All-Ireland U21 winners, Shairoze Akram, has thanked his club mate Andy Moran for forcing him to take up the game at the age of 11.

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Mick Lillis expects Anthony Cunningham to bring ‘freshness’ to Laois

Laois football boss Mick Lillis believes that former Galway hurling boss Anthony Cunningham will bring a “freshness” to the O’Moore County set-up following his appointment as coach.

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New York prove a point with show of defiance

To the untrained eye, the victors’ dressing-room was the one with ‘Home’ written above it. 

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Gene O’Driscoll content as Carbery edge out ‘old school’ battle

Carbery 2-13 O’Donovan Rossa 1-14: Divisional side Carbery secured the bragging rights after a superb all West Cork contest in the opening round of the Cork senior football championship at Dunmanway yesterday.

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Dan Shanahan: League finalists should be ‘taken care of’

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan says the hurlers of Clare and Waterford “should be taken care of” after serving up a draw in last Sunday’s NHL final.

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Sean Hayes: Mistakes were made but that’s life

Conducting his interview outside a jubilant Mayo dressing room having just congratulated the new All-Ireland champions, Cork manager Sean Hayes cut a magnanimous and proud figure.

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Tactics order of the day as Clare and Waterford managers play chess

The last time this amount of attention was paid to tactics ahead of play Wellington and Napoleon were glowering at each other across a muddy field in Belgium.

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Maurice Shanahan heckled before firing crucial free, says Dan

Dan Shanahan has claimed his brother Maurice was jeered by the Clare bench as he took his last-gasp free to force a replay.

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Ciarán Carey says 40% more left in Kerry

Kerry 2-19 Carlow 0-17: It says a lot about where Kerry are at the moment, that they went in two points ahead at half-time having played against the wind, but were still not satisfied with their performance.

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Westmeath stun woeful Offaly

Westmeath 2-22 Offaly 1-11: Offaly manager Eamonn Kelly shouldered the blame for “one of the low points” of his time in hurling as Westmeath romped to a deserved 14-point Leinster championship win over his side at Cusack Park in Mullingar.

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Today’s Cork championship previews

Cork SFC first round, Carbery v O’Donovan Rossa, Dunmanway, 3pm

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Mayo’s two late goals leave Cork in ruins

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14: An hour and a half after Stephen Coen lifted the Clarke Cup, he and his team-mates were back on the field to mingle with friends and family.

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Christy Ring Cup: Antrim grind out win against Roscommon

Second-half goals from Conor Carson and Nigel Elliot secured a hard-earned 2-14 to 1-12 victory for Antrim over Roscommon in their Christy Ring Cup Round 2A encounter in Dunloy on Saturday.

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Kilkenny oust Galway to lift crown

Kilkenny 2-7 Galway 0-7: Kilkenny claimed their 12th National League Division 1 title with a powerful display against Galway in yesterday’s decider at Semple Stadium.

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Emotional Dymphna O’Brien fires Limerick to promotion

Limerick gained promotion from Division 4 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League on Saturday – but Waterford and Tipperary must replay for Division 3 honours following a thrilling draw in Clane.

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Limerick SFC: Jamie Lee drives champions Newcastle West to victory with six points

Champions Newcastle West beat Ballysteen 0-8 to 1-3 in the second round of Limerick senior football championship.

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Kanturk’s superior experience tells against youthful Carrigaline

Kanturk 1-15 Carrigaline 2-6: Kanturk were far too strong for a youthful Carrigaline in this Cork IFC first round tie in Mallow yesterday.

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Noel Creedon happy as Michael’s take charge

St Michael’s 1-8 St Vincent’s 0-5: This Cork Premier IFC first round tie at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday won’t live too long in the memory.

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Derek McGrath cool on missed chances

Once it was goals; now it is wides that are held against Waterford but Derek McGrath won’t be losing the run of himself after one bad day at the office.

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John Hayes penalty is extra special for Carbery Rangers

Carbery Rangers 1-17 Clyda Rovers 2-13 (aet): Having been denied victory in normal time, Carbery Rangers responded in extra-time to overcome Clyda Rovers at Carrigadrohid yesterday.

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Galway SHC: Joe Canning fires winner as Portumna squeeze home

Joe Canning, returning after missing his first game through injury since his debut for Portumna 12 years ago, hit the winner in their hard-fought 0-16 to 1-12 win over Liam Mellows in the Galway Senior A Championship Group 2 clash at Kenny Park.

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Slow start, but episode one sets up intriguing Munster trilogy

Clare 0-22 Waterford 0-22 (after extra-time): Say it was ugly. Say it was forgettable — at least for the opening 50 minutes or so — because it most certainly was. But don’t say it didn’t matter.

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Martin Crummey salutes ‘honest bunch’ as Avondhu run riot

Avondhu 4-16 Ilen Rovers 0-6: Everything went right for Avondhu as they recorded a 22-point Cork SFC first-round win over Ilen Rovers at Coachford last evening.

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Dominant Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh get off to a flyer

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 3-15 Newmarket 1-9: Béal Áthán Ghaorthaidh rattled off an impressive victory at the expense of Newmarket in the opening round of the Cork Premier IFC at Macroom yesterday.

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Eager Davy Fitzgerald ‘can’t wait’ for replay

Bullish Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald insists that he has no problems playing Waterford again next weekend — four weeks before the counties face off in the Munster SHC semi-final.

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