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O’Connor worried referee could ruin decider

Kilkenny’s 1993 All-Ireland captain Eddie O’Connor fears Barry Kelly could spoil Sunday’s All-Ireland final as a spectacle.

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O’Neill happy to escape final hype

Paudie O’Neill is pretty good at insulating himself, in his own words.

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Corcoran: How Tipp recovered from lowest ebb

August 19, 2012. July 5, 2014. Seminal dates in Tipperary hurling.

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Ryan defends board’s priorities

Cork County Board chairman Bob Ryan was forced to launch a vigorous defence of the decision to redevelop Páirc Uí Chaoimh at last night’s county board meeting.

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Dubs set to name new boss quickly as star names in the frame

Dublin County Board have expressed their determination to crown Anthony Daly’s successor by the end of this month.

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Laois may scrap relegation play-off after rules oversight

Laois County Board have called an emergency meeting tonight following claims the county’s senior football championship does not adhere to GAA rules.

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Royals take up defence of Reilly

Meath GAA chiefs have jumped to the defence of referee Cormac Reilly following criticism of his handling of Saturday’s semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo.

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Cratloe boss Collins hails arrival of Limerick’s Galvin

Cratloe football boss Colm Collins has described the decision of Limerick veteran John Galvin to switch club allegiances across the border as a "fantastic lift" for the Clare outfit.

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‘Attitude — not age, the key determinant of career longevity’

Brian Hogan knew how it looked.

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Quinn eyes museum of the Cats

Kilkenny County Board chairman Ned Quinn has called for the building of a hurling museum in the city to mark the county’s illustrious GAA past.

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Rough diamond Callanan begins to provide Tipp sparkle

Raymie Ryan remembers first clapping eyes on the "impatient, talented young fella" that was Séamus Callanan when he took over as manager of Drom & Inch ahead of the 2007 campaign.

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Daly steps down as Dublin boss

Dublin today began the search for a new senior hurling manager after Anthony Daly stepped down as manager.

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Farewell James, but your Mayo marvels will finish the job

A member of Mayo's backroom team, Kieran Shannon, recalls the emotional moment when James Horan announced he was stepping down as Mayo manager.

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‘I’m not losing any sleep over it’

Eamon O’Shea reduces the challenge of preparing a team for an All-Ireland final to its basics.

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Cody enjoying another September

At times, it’s with a polite or roundabout rebuttal that Brian Cody answers a question.

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McStay and Holmes front-runners to replace Horan

Mayo will not look outside the county for James Horan’s successor — but favourite Kevin McStay faces strong opposition from Pat Holmes for the position.

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U-turn put Donegal back on right road

Picture the scene.

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Maher: We didn’t want to lose classic

Winning a Championship classic was mentioned as a motivation in the Kerry camp in the lead-up to Saturday’s epic extra-time win over Mayo, Anthony Maher has revealed.

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Forget Gooch for final, says O’Connor

Former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor has claimed that the notion of Colm Cooper featuring in the All-Ireland football final is more romantic than realistic.

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Tipp defender Cahill in final fitness race

Tipperary defender Michael Cahill is undergoing intensive treatment in a race to be fit for Sunday’s All-Ireland senior hurling final against Kilkenny.

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Experience will swing it for ‘no-nonsense Cats’

Players from two of the three teams both Kilkenny and Tipperary have beaten this summer expect the Cats to edge Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

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Hurling final TV audience to hit new heights

Thousands of passengers flying with Etihad Airways on Sunday will be able to tune in and watch the All-Ireland SHC final live.

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Clare style has not rubbed off on Kilkenny, says Cody

Brian Cody says he gleaned nothing from Clare in their All-Ireland-winning season last year.

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Shay keeping faith in McGuinness and Donegal

Shay Given was thrilled but, he insists, not at all surprised, that his native Donegal shocked Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.

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Impact subs living up to their name for Kingdom

Some of the hits on Saturday were breathtaking.

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Horan’s loss to Mayo football hard to convey

An admission first.

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Love bombing begins ahead of ‘dream final’

As football game plans go for underdogs, this was almost utopian.

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Dubs helpless as Donegal move in for kill

Dublin 3-14 Donegal 0-17
When Neil Lennon left Celtic in May, Jim McGuinness was 40/1 to move a few rungs up the ladder in Glasgow.

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Horan at end of road as Kerry drive on

Kerry 3-16 Mayo 3-13 (aet)
Where do you want to start?

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Rice: Shefflin good for a starting role

Injured Kilkenny star Michael Rice has echoed his manager’s assertion that Henry Shefflin is capable of starting the All-Ireland final and lasting the 70 minutes against Tipperary next Sunday.

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GAA chiefs to probe unsavoury scenes

GAA chiefs and Gardaí are likely to review footage of the unsavoury scenes which marred the end of the epic All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.

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O’Donoghue savours titanic tussle with Higgins

He’s had a long innings in the Kerry jersey, but Aidan O’Mahony still felt Saturday evening in Limerick was special.

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Reilly’s officiating lacked consistency

Every referee has his own style and interpretation but the first duty in the GAA’s Official Guide is to control the game in accordance with the playing rules.

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Duffy admits Dublin may not be alone in facing cuts

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has revealed Dublin will not be the only county hit with a reduction in central funding.

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Moran: You have to enjoy good days

Happiest man in Limerick on Saturday evening?

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No early return for Gooch

For the second time in the space of three weeks, Eamonn Fitzmaurice has denied Colm Cooper is a live contender for action this year.

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O’Shea refused blood-sub entry

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea was not permitted back onto the pitch at the start of Saturday’s second half as a blood substitute.

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One for the ages, one for all ages

In a restaurant on the outskirts of Limerick Saturday night, we happened upon a man who knows a thing or three about the unforgiving crucible that is the business end of the football championship.

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McGee: It was like Ali v Foreman

Jim McGuinness was worried, damn worried, midway through that first half when Dublin were motoring through Donegal and popping over points at will from distance.

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Lack of killer instinct back to haunt Dublin

It seemed almost ludicrous to question the killer instinct of a side that had amassed 9-88 in four games this summer, but the suspicion that Dublin lacked a killer instinct was only confirmed at Croke Park yesterday.

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Defensive frailties prove fatal for Dubs

"There’s no right or wrong way to play Gaelic football and that’s the beauty about the sport"
— Dublin manager Jim Gavin in the build up to his teams’ semi-final against Donegal.

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Dublin and the rest of the country underestimated us, says Reid

Donegal backroom member Donal Reid claimed Dublin underestimated them in their shock All-Ireland semi-final victory over the champions.

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Tenacious Douglas turn it around

Douglas 2-21 Midleton 2-16
Dublin, you know, weren’t the only champions to fall yesterday afternoon.

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Hurley’s ’Haven absence gets Carbery ‘out of jail’

Castlehaven 1-11 Carbery Rangers 1-11
The enforced absence of star full-forward Brian Hurley for a ten-minute period early in the second half proved costly for Castlehaven in a riveting Cork SFC fourth round clash at Clonakilty on Saturday.

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Champs Rathnew remain in hunt

Defending champions Rathnew have booked their place in Wicklow’s SFC semi-finals following a three points win (2-15 to 3-9) in a five goal shoot-out with Blessington at Aughrim on Saturday.

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Casey and Cantwell power De La Salle into quarter-finals

2013 intermediate champions De La Salle have reached the Waterford SFC quarter-finals after a tense 2-8 to 1-10 win over Ballinameela in Fraher Field last night.

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Carrickmore reach final

Carrickmore qualified for a second successive Tyrone SFC final with a 2-7 to 0-11 win over Ardboe at Pomeroy last night.

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Battle lines drawn in Banner

Clarecastle, Cratloe, Clonlara and Crusheen will be in the pot for thesemi-final draw after quarter-final victories at the weekend over Ballyea, Éire Óg, O’Callaghan’s Mills and Newmarket-on-Fergus respectively.

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Holders power past Rathnure

Reigning champions Oulart-the-Ballagh powered their way to a comfortable 4-15 to 2-14 victory over Rathnure in their Wexford SHC clash at St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy, on Saturday.

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McDermott the ace for Ballinagh

County star Niall McDermott showed his class in guiding holders Ballinagh to a gritty 0-19 to 2-11 victory in their Cavan SFC group stage clash with neighbours Denn at Kingspan Breffni Park.

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Summerhill in knockout stages

There are nine teams left in the race for the Meath SFC following the concluding round of group games over the weekend when holders Summerhill recovered from two defeats and a draw to advance to the knockout stages.

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Tommy draws short straw as Dubs deny Cats a double

Tommy Buggy is on the phone for much of the All-Ireland U16 hurling decider, his wife requiring an update on the state of play with every passing minute.

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Kilkenny show plenty of staying power

Kilkenny passed a test of stamina to take back their second Tony Forristal U14 title in three years at Walsh Park on Saturday evening.

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Egan keeps Brendan’s alive

St Brendan’s, Ardfert 0-9 Lixnaw 0-9
Even the introduction of former Kerry football star Paul Galvin, failed to ignite this drab SHC semi-final as holders St Brendan’s, Ardfert, were forced to come from behind in the final quarter to force a replay with Lixnaw.

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Belmont cut loose in second-half to book St Rynaghs clash

Belmont produced their best performance of the summer on Saturday, beating Drumcullen 3-26 to 2-12 to secure their place in the Offaly SHC quarter-finals.

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Wexford blown off feet by Cork’s second wind

Cork 1-15 Wexford 0-08
Cork remain on course for a first All-Ireland senior camogie title since 2009 as they swept Wexford aside with a stunning second-half display in Walsh Park, Waterford on Saturday.

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Next Croker gridiron chapter set for 2017

Barely an hour had passed since Sam Ficken kicked the game-winning field goal for Penn State against the University of Central Florida on Saturday, but Croke Park and everyone inside and around the stadium were already moving on.

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O’Donnell inspirational as indomitable Donegal see off Dublin to claim historic victory

Donegal 1-12 Dublin 1-11
Donegal manager Declan Bonner hailed history maker Ethan O’Donnell as the Ulster champions secured a first ever All-Ireland minor football final place in dramatic circumstances.

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Donaghy ’back to player-of-the-year form’: Fitzmaurice

KERRY 3-16 MAYO 3-13 (after extra-time)

Eamonn Fitzmaurice hailed Kieran Donaghy as back to his 2006 footballer-of-the-year form as he helped guide Kerry to a pulsating extra-time win over Mayo in Limerick.

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