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Fitzmaurice to ‘tap into’ Walsh’s AFL experience

All-Ireland winning manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice says he will "definitely be tapping into" the invaluable experience brought to the table by returning Kerry footballer Tommy Walsh.

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Waterford set to appoint Horgan

Kerry’s Martin Horgan is expected to be ratified as the new Waterford football manager later this month.

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Kingston heroics put Rochestown in the clear

St Francis College, Rochestown 2-14 Charleville CBS 0-13
Two early second-half goals from Shane Kingston were the catalyst for St Francis College of Rochestown to pull away from Charleville CBS in their Dr Harty Cup Group 3 clash in Mallow yesterday.

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Cody: Success all about challenging yourself

The constant demand for improvement has been the cornerstone of Kilkenny’s remarkable title haul since the turn of the millennium, according to All-Ireland winning manager Brian Cody.

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Lynch shows way as holders Ardscoil Rís off to a flyer

Ardscoil Rís got their defence of the Dr Harty Cup off to an impressive start as they beat Blackwater CS of Lismore in their Group 1 clash at Cahir yesterday.

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Creedon to extend stay with Tipp

Peter Creedon is expected to extend his reign as Tipperary football manager into 2015.

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McStay and McHale’s coaching skills extolled by Curran

A new book endorses the coaching skills of Kevin McStay and Liam McHale, who were recently missed out in the appointment of a new Mayo football management team.

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Long leads rout as Thurles go to town

Thurles CBS 5-26 St Flannan’s College, Ennis 0-06
Thurles CBS got their Dr Harty Cup (Munster Post-Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Championship) campaign off to a winning start at Nenagh yesterday, with a facile victory over St Flannan’s College.

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Gavin urges review of training ban

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has called on the GAA to review its closed season ban after his side needed special dispensation in order to play a charity match in Belfast next month.

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Cody won’t revisit ref attack, but CCCC may take action

All-Ireland winning manager Brian Cody last night refused to comment on growing speculation he faces sanctioning over his scathing attack on referee Barry Kelly.

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Liam Sheedy: His committee hope to have proposals ready in November.

Change to penalty rule to head list of proposals made by Sheedy group

The Hurling 2020 Committee are not expected to call for wholesale changes to the playing rules of hurling.

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Galvin attacker set to face two-year ban

Kilmoyley vice-chairman Paddy O’Sullivan has been hit with a proposed two-year ban arising from his attack of Paul Galvin in Sunday’s Kerry hurling final.

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Duhallow's Conor Murphy battling for the ball with Shandrum's  Brian Morrissey  in last night's Cork Co U21AHC quarter-final in Mallow.

Shandrum leave door open to allow Duhallow snatch draw

Cork Co U21 AHC
Shandrum 2-17 Duhallow 3-14
A dramatic last five minutes in Mallow last night saw Duhallow grab a draw from the jaws of defeat in their Cork U21 A hurling clash with Shandrum.

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Gregory McGonigle: His side suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Cork in last Sunday's final.

Walsh looking to bring ‘great days’ back to Galway

New Galway football manager Kevin Walsh says he will search the county for new talent and that prospective players will not be ruled out because of age or the standard of club football they play.

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Brian Cody

GAA may ask Cody to explain scathing attack on ref Kelly

The GAA is expected to at least ask Brian Cody to explain his scathing remarks about Barry Kelly as the referee’s Westmeath County Board intend taking the matter further.

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Henry Shefflin on right

No need for second referee in hurling, cautions Shefflin

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin does not believe the game of hurling requires two referees inside the whitewash.

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Paul Galvin

Board set to review Galvin attack

Kerry GAA chiefs last night scrutinised referee John Sexton’s account of Sunday’s controversial county senior hurling championship final.

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Valerie Mulcahy

Mulcahy hails latest win as Cork’s best

"This is definitely the best," proclaimed Valerie Mulcahy in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland final win, Cork’s ninth in ten years.

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O’Reilly says half-time talk got Rebels focused

Shoulders stooped, heads gazed firmly on the floor. The Cork dressing room stood eerily quiet, a picture of despondency.

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Rebels set to confirm Flanagan role

Former Kerry strength and conditioning coach Pat Flanagan is to be confirmed as part of the Cork footballers’ backroom team in the coming days.

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Brian Cody and Jackie Tyrrell

Tyrrell commits to Cats for 2015

Jackie Tyrrell has already confirmed he hopes to fill a Kilkenny jersey for at least one more season.

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Carrigaline captain Eoin O'Connor lifts the cup after victory over St Finbarr's in the Premier MFC final in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Carrigaline dig deep to claim title with late points

Carrigaline 0-9 St Finbarr’s 0-7
It wasn’t a classic, but that mattered little to Carrigaline as they claimed a first-ever Rebel Óg Premier 1 MFC in defeating St Finbarr’s at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Michael Cussen has been out of action since suffering a fractured thumb in the fourth-round win over Carrigdhoun.

Cussen pinning his hopes on making a recovery

Michael Cussen is hoping to play some part in the Cork SHC final for his club Sarsfields after he had a pin removed from his thumb.

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Cody puts referee Kelly and former Kilkenny ‘greats’ in his crosshairs

The morning after the evening before and All-Ireland-winning Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is holding court with members of the written press in the bar of the CityWest Hotel.

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Rebels work final miracle

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12
Another chapter signed off in the most remarkable fashion, another All-Ireland crown.

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Ryan so proud of Rebel spirit levels

Eamonn Ryan’s philosophy is more straightforward than you’d imagine for a manager who has orchestrated nine All-Ireland final victories in 10 years.

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Ferocious Cats call the shots yet again

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14
Another All-Ireland but another kind of brilliant by Kilkenny.

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Crowning moment for King Henry the great

His manager was uncharacteristically lyrical when discussing Henry Shefflin on Saturday night in Croke Park.

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Galvin struck in Kerry draw

Lixnaw 0-11 Kilmoyley 0-11
This Kerry senior hurling championship final was overshadowed by a shocking incident when a member of the public came onto the field and struck former county football star Paul Galvin.

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Inspired keeper Kelly ensures Wexford hold on

New York 1-10 Wexford 1-12
Marie Byrne’s first-half goal and a brilliant performance from goalkeeper Mary Rose Kelly were the key factors in Wexford’s victory over New York in yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies JFC final at Croke Park.

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A victory built on culture of winning

We thought they were gone.

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Down go on scoring rampage

Down 6-16 Fermanagh 1-10
Mark Copeland’s Down demolished Fermanagh by 21 points in yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC final at Croke Park.

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Corkery: I thought we were finished

As far as Briege Corkery was concerned, Cork were dead and buried.

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Aughawillan pull off shock victory

Aughawillan 1-13 St Mary’s 1-10
Appearing in their first Leitrim senior final in 20 years, a determined Aughawillan side surprised holders St Mary’s in an entertaining game in Carrick-on-Shannon.

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O’Connor helps St Pat’s over the line

St Patrick’s 1-10 Dreadnots 1-08
A hard-earned two-point win over Dreadnots in Drogheda gave St Patrick’s a third Louth SFC title in four years and a sixth since making the breakthrough in 2003.

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Massive Canning free fires Portumna to dramatic win

Joe Canning landed a free from 110 yards to complete a remarkable comeback by All-Ireland champions Portumna and send them into the semi-finals of the Galway SHC.

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Impressive Johnston gives Gaels real edge

Former Kildare player Seanie Johnston celebrated his first championship start this year with his native Cavan Gaels by inspiring them to a convincing 2-12 to 0-8 over outsiders Cuchulainns in a tepid Cavan SFC semi-final.

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Corofin crush meek Milltown

Holders Corofin, winners of a dozen Galway SFC titles in the past 23 years, remain on course to retain their crown after an emphatic 4-14 to 0-2 semi-final win over Milltown.

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Fairytale ending for never-say-die Rebels

Cork’s dominance of women’s football moved into the realm of fairytale yesterday as they overturned a 10-point second-half deficit to claim an incredible ninth All-Ireland title in 10 years at Croke Park.

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14-man Bishopstown show plenty courage

Bishopstown 1-09 Clyda Rovers 0-11
It was close in the end, but Bishopstown advanced to a second successive Cork SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Late O’Connor point keeps Douglas in hunt

Douglas 1-16 Glen Rovers 1-16
When games end in stalemate which team goes home the happier?

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O’Keeffe wins it for St Anne’s

Blonde attacker Diarmuid O’Keeffe kicked a stunning additional time point to hand St Anne’s the narrowest of victories, 2-12 to 2-11, over reigning champions St Martin’s in this Group A Wexford SFC game at Taghmon.

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Jude’s and Ballyboden advance

St Jude’s and Ballyboden St Enda’s progressed to the Dublin SHC semi-finals after overcoming Faughs and Cuala, respectively, at O’Toole Park yesterday.

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Cratloe march on to keep Clare double dream alive

Cratloe are poised to challenge for a senior hurling and football double in the Banner county.

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Rathdowney-Errill tops again

Rathdowney-Errill 1-20 Camross 0-10
Rathdowney-Errill claimed their fifth Laois SHC title in nine years with a 13 point win over Camross in O’Moore Park yesterday.

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Cosgrove ace for Garrycastle

Spurred on by a Conor Cosgrove goal in the opening minute, Garrycastle qualified for the final of the Westmeath SFC with a 1-14 to 0-6 win against Coralstown/Kinnegad at Cusack Park.

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Seasoned Sarsfields finish in fine style

Sarsfields 1-18 Na Piarsaigh 0-14
The final scoreline gives a more comfortable look than the reality, but, at the same time, Sarsfields never looked like being denied in this Cork SHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.

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St Brigid’s see off gallant Gaels to keep drive for five alive

St Brigids’ "drive for five" remains intact after a comfortable victory against last year’s beaten finalists, Western Gaels, in yesterday’s Roscommon SFC semi-final at Dr Hyde Park.

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Focused Kilcar dig out win over Glenswilly

The Donegal SFC began with a bang this weekend with Kilcar defeating the 2013 champions Glenswilly.

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O’Neill goal at death ends wait for Omagh

Omagh/St Enda’s 1-10 Carrickmore 0-12
Ronan O’Neill’s stoppage-time goal gave Omagh a stunning victory and a first Tyrone SFC title in 26 years at Healy Park yesterday.

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O’Connor brothers star as Ballintubber destroy Knockmore

The four O’Connor brothers stole the show as Ballintubber went on a goalscoring spree in yesterday’s Mayo SFC semi-final, hitting the net nine times to set up a mouthwatering county final against defending champions Castlebar Mitchels.

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Star Joyce caps year to remember

Saturday may only have been Kieran Joyce’s second All-Ireland medal but it capped a remarkable season for the man of the match.

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Hogan looks at bigger picture

Hurler of the Year favourite Richie Hogan didn’t disguise his disappointed with his own performance in the final.

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Stapleton: Tipp will kick on

They have answered the negative commentary of early summer but the questions they asked of themselves are still pending according to Tipperary’s Paddy Stapleton.

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One more golden afternoon for greats

In the end it was hard to avoid the feeling that there was something valedictory, something end-of-era, about it all.

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Larkin laughs off false wedding story following drawn decider

Eoin Larkin laughed off the false wedding story that followed Kilkenny’s draw with Tipperary earlier this month.

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O’Shea: Mental strength will finally get Tipp over the line

Eamon O’Shea is confident Tipperary will win the All-Ireland in the coming years, believing the team’s mental strength will help them recover from a fourth consecutive championship defeat to Kilkenny, a second All-Ireland final loss since 2011.

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Time to consider two refs for hurling

I enjoyed both All-Ireland final games even though they were two entirely different contests.

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