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Put the boot into defensive GAA play

Liam Sammon ventured into a well-known GAA pub in Killarney on Saturday evening to catch the Dublin-Derry league encounter.

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Clare’s Colm Galvin pursuing his American dream

Colm Galvin hasn’t ruled out the prospect of featuring for Clare in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

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Terry Hyland’s Cavan looking to following the Farney way

Cavan manager Terry Hyland believes neighbours Monaghan have set an ideal template for his team to follow as they chase back-to-back Allianz league promotions.

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Kilkenny legend DJ Carey warns of ‘play-acting’ creeping into hurling

Nine-time All-Star winner DJ Carey says he thinks a culture of “play-acting” is creeping into hurling and that GAA officials have destroyed the art of penalty taking.

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14-man Monaghan prove no match for dominant Donegal

Donegal qualified for their third successive Ulster U21 Football Championship final with a comfortable win over 14-man Monaghan in atrocious conditions at Healy Park last night.

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Liam Sammon: Take power out of hands of ‘counter-productive’ Congress

Power over playing rule changes should be removed from the remit of Congress and entrusted to a new committee of past and present players, according to Galway football stalwart Liam Sammon.

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GAA player’s life saved by defibrillator

Tragedy was averted at a Cork club game on Tuesday night when a defibrillator was used to revive a young gaelic footballer.

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Dublin to unleash danger man Cormac Costello Leinster U21 football clash

Dublin senior star Cormac Costello has made a timely return to first team duty for this evening’s Eirgrid Leinster U21 final clash with Kildare.

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Tyrone book their place in final as first-half blitz stuns Armagh in Ulster U21 football final

Two first-half goals against Armagh helped Tyrone into the Ulster U21 final for the first time in three years last night.

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Croke Park can’t compete with the Americans in April Fool stakes

It's the day when the sporting community digs deep into its neglected imaginations, with mixed results.

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Joe Kernan

Aidan Walsh hinders his Rules chances

New Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan believes Aidan Walsh’s chances of extending his International Rules career will be hindered by his decision to concentrate his efforts with Cork’s hurlers this year.

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Sporting school defers All-Ireland as opposing coaches on holiday

Coláiste Ghobnatán manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has praised the goodwill of Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin in postponing the Dr O’Sullivan Cup final.

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Brian McIver

Kerry masters of defensive tactics, claims Derry boss Brian McIver

Derry manager Brian McIver last night claimed Kerry have provided the greatest example to teams that the best way of countering defensive systems is to mirror them.

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Sky Sports steer clear of Munster fixtures

For the second year running, Sky Sports won’t be televising any senior Munster championship game.

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Jarlath Burns

Jarlath Burns: Time to revive football

New GAA playing rules chairman Jarlath Burns admits he now feels under pressure to come up with solutions after announcing the “death of Gaelic football” at the weekend.

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Patrick O'Sullivan

Austin Stack Park closes for 11 months

Austin Stack Park is to close for up to 11 months to allow the laying of a new sand-based surface.

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Sky and the GAA one year on - the good and the bad

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Sky Sports' announcement as the GAA's media right partners. John Fogarty takes the rough with the smooth.

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Davy Fitzgerald calls for end to ‘negativity’ after ‘trying month’

Davy Fitzgerald wants an end to "negativity" in Clare hurling following what he’s admitted has been a "trying month."

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Michael Quirke: New breed of middle man ruling the Kerry GAA roost

For some reason, I was never overly fond of the word ‘mobility’. 

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T.J Ryan: His side was well beaten by Dublin.

Oliver Mann slams abuse of Limerick hurling players

GAA chairman Oliver Mann has described the online abuse of Limerick’s hurlers in the wake of Saturday’s hammering to Dublin as unwarranted.

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Michael Fennelly: Henry Shefflin return too risky

Michael Fennelly easily accepted Henry Shefflin’s decision to retire from inter-county hurling as a return to the fold for a 17th season would have been "high risk".

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We won’t be ‘lying down’, Tipperary insist as they prepare Seamus Callanan appeal

Tipperary confirmed last night that they will appeal Seamus Callanan’s red card from Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League quarter-final victory against Offaly.

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Dick Clerkin: ‘Death of football’ comment wide of the mark

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin says recently-appointed playing rules committee chairman Jarlath Burns was wrong to describe Saturday’s Dublin-Derry game as “the death of Gaelic football”.

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Ken O’Halloran not getting carried away by Cork’s winning habit

Cork footballer’s late, late win on Sunday against Mayo was a good morale boost for the men in red and white, but goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran says the Rebels are realistic about their promising spring.

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Tuesday Tactics: Free-ridden gaelic football in the shade as hurling hits an all-time high

On a weekend when some were proclaiming the ‘death of gaelic football’ on social media, Kilkenny and Clare produced the type of fare which proves that hurling is in rude health.

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Tipperary play waiting game for Colin O’Riordan for Munster U21 football final

TIPPERARY boss Tommy Toomey will consult with Colin O’Riordan, the player’s parents and medical staff before making a call on the captain’s availability for the Munster U21 football final against Cork on April 9.

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Davy Fitzgerald

Davy Fitzgerald: We answered a lot of questions today

A defiant Davy Fitzgerald claimed Clare were too good to be relegated and were the better team in Nowlan Park yesterday.

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Rebels have flaws to sort before key games

 

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final
Cork 0-18 Wexford 0-14
Probably just as well Cork have three weeks to prepare for their league semi-final for this victory posed far more questions than it provided answers.

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O’Shea hits out at schedule and treatment of Callanan

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final
Offaly 0-13 Tipperary 1-16
Eamon O’Shea’s post-match interview in Tullamore lasted just 160 seconds but in that brief period the Tipperary manager made two strong attacks.

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Limerick win keeps dream of great escape alive

Allianz FL Division 3 
Limerick 2-10 Clare 1-5
A crucial two points for Limerick in round six of the Allianz NFL in Newcastle West yesterday. 

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Plunkett knew there would be ‘days like this’

Allianz HL Division 1B relegation play-off
Laois 2-18 Antrim 1-13
Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett drew on the catalogue of Belfast crooner, Van Morrison as his Laois men sucker-punched Antrim in Portlaoise on Saturday night.

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Rising Armagh ‘still maturing’

Allianz FL Division 3
Armagh 0-10 Louth 0-8
LIFE in Division Two next season beckons for Armagh but assistant manager Peter McDonnell pleads for patience as the level of expectancy surrounding his emerging team is heightened.

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Brian Cuthbert

Brian Cuthbert: There are things we need to rectify

Cork boss Brian Cuthbert was happy with his side’s late late victory over Mayo, but not with their performance.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy

JBM’s positive health check on ‘ridiculous’ Cork

Jimmy Barry-Murphy expects Pa Cronin, Mark Ellis and Alan Cadogan to be fit for selection ahead of Cork’s league semi-final against Dublin on April 19.

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Henry Shefflin

Brian Cody: Shefflin the best I’ve ever seen

With the matter of a relegation play-off negotiated successfully, Brian Cody last night hailed Henry Shefflin as the best hurler he has ever seen.

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Mickey Harte

‘Second best throughout’

When Mickey Harte was sympathetically asked whether heavy training was the reason for Tyrone’s 1-13 to 0-6 trouncing by Donegal, his reply was stark and simple: “I don’t even have that straw to clutch.”

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Dubs take time to break roadblock

 

Allianz FL Division 1 
Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 
Football purists watching this Croke Park arm wrestle could be forgiven for wishing the clocks had been pushed forward by an hour on Saturday evening, instead of yesterday morning.

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Hurley heroics get Cork over line

Allianz FL Division 1
Cork 2-7 Mayo 0-12
A game that was sometimes crude and always cranky produced a flash of inspiration with time almost up.

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Kerry left beaten and bothered

Allianz FL Division 1 
Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11
KERRY’S ambition to reach the knock-out stages of the 2015 Allianz Football League campaign was thwarted by an impressive Monaghan side that catapulted itself into the reckoning to possibly become Division One champions.

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Clare undone as Buckley’s blast keeps Cats up

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final relegation play-off
Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 1-17
Given their dominance these last 10 or so years, it’s not often the phrase “Cats by a whisker” could be attributed to a game, certainly not one of this import.

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Limerick's Cian Lynch loses possession of both ball and hurley as Dublin's Conal Keaney closes in during Saturday's clash at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran

Dublin sizzle as Treaty implode

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-finals
Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16
Dublin’s hurlers allayed any fears that they can’t perform in Croke Park with this emphatic quarter-final victory. 

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David Cashman: Top scorer with 1-7 in Blackrock's win.

Cashman helps Rockies roll Barr’s

Blackrock’s David Cashman lit up their RedFM SHL clash with St Finbarr’s on Saturday as the Rockies engineered a 16-point victory in Togher. 

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Kildare's Emmet Bolton celebrates scoring the winning goal late in their Division 2 game with Laois in Portlaoise. Picture: Sportsfile

Ryan wants fans to start backing Lilies

Allianz FL Division 2
Laois 1-9 Kildare 1-12

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