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Liam Sheedy. Picture: SPORTSFILE

Sheedy won’t shy way from recommendations to raise hurling standards

Liam Sheedy wants to see more Dublins in hurling as he embarks on his chairmanship of the games’ new review committee.

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Eamon O'Shea: How we try to use the ball is the key to how this team performs. I'd be very strong on that.Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

Premier pulling in the same direction

Tipperary haven’t set the world alight in the league this year, but manager Eamon O’Shea has been there before and is confident they’ll turn it around

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Tommy Walsh: The ball is being kept away from his quarter. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

Waiting in the wings tiresome for Tommy

ALLIANZ HL DIV 1 SEMI-FINAL:
Kilkenny v Galway
After Kilkenny’s final round game against Waterford last month, their substitutes were put through their paces by coach Michael Dempsey.

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Waterford's Philip Mahony races onto the pitch ahead of the relegation play-off with Dublin at Walsh Park. Picture: Stephen McCarthy

Not everyone grasps realities of GAA life

Sometimes everything aligns nicely and offers you a way of seeing how the world works.

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John Conlon: If you'd said this time last year that we'd win an All-Ireland, I'd have taken your hand off.

No going back to dark days

“I honestly think Liverpool will win the league,” said Clare’s powerhouse half-forward John Conlon this week.

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MY BALL: Cork's Kevin Crowley and  Stephen Cronin battling for the ball with Tipperary's Colin O'Riordan in the Munster U21FC final. Picture: Inpho

All-Ireland was always Rebel target

CADBURY'S ALL-IRELAND U21FC SEMI-FINAL:
Cork v Roscommon
As inter-county managers go, Seán Hayes is a relative breath of fresh air. A relaxed, no airs or graces figure.

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Captain Conor Moynagh, (centre) with Fergal Reilly and Enda Flanagan after Cavan's Ulster U21FC final victory. Picture: Inpho

Cavan ‘blessed’ with the quality of players

CADBURY'S ALL-IRELAND U21FC SEMI-FINAL:
Cavan v Dublin
Four Ulster titles on the hop, Joe McCarthy doesn’t care.

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Browne retires satisfied he has given Waterford his all

Former Waterford hurler Paul Flynn hailed Tony Browne as a “special individual” following the 40-year-old’s retirement from inter-county hurling last night.

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Fennelly yearns for full-time hurling career

ALLIANZ HL DIV 1 SEMI-FINAL
Kilkenny v Galway
Whatever about what might happen in the GAA’s future regarding pay for play, especially in light of the recent Sky TV deal, Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly is in no doubt about what he would like to see as he prepares to face Galway in this Sunday’s league semi-final in Limerick.

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Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath. Picture: SPORTSFILE

Déise hurlers defy board training ban

The Waterford senior hurlers have trained in secret this week, defying the ban imposed by county board chiefs.

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At the launch of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Smart Futures three-year strategy are Clare's  Shane O'Donnell, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton and Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI.  Picture: Jason Clarke

Frustrated O’Donnell can’t wait to get back

Clare hurler Shane O’Donnell is disconsolate the hamstring injury he picked up last week has put him out of action.

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Déise halt training as board puts clubs first

The Waterford County Board have taken the extraordinary decision to cancel all of the senior hurlers’ training until after the May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Cork GAA clubs continue with traditional Good Friday layoff

Cork will be a GAA free zone tomorrow, Good Friday.

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Devenney blasts GAA for ‘abandoning’ club players and weaker counties

Former Donegal footballer Brendan Devenney has slammed the GAA for abandoning club players and weaker counties.

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High-flying Cadogans staying grounded

You can’t help thinking Eoin Cadogan is playing a blinder as the big brother when he perceives his younger sibling Alan and the rest of the Cork U21 footballers are being hyped up ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland U21FC semi-final.

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Kilkenny rues ‘March madness’ of cruciates

Ciarán Kilkenny has described as “March madness” the number of cruciate injuries that befell inter-county footballers last month.

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Cooper thankful for Crokes’ strength amid rural club decline

Colm Cooper counts himself fortunate to be from a town in Kerry as rural clubs in the county battle for survival.

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Scrap provincial championships, urges Devenney

Brendan Devenney believes scrapping the provincial championships will bring an end to the club fixtures controversy.

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Tyrrell ready to go with the flow

Looking at how Kilkenny are shaping up right now, it’s in defence where there is most uncertainty concerning championship team personnel.

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Deegan hails cut-throat competition

Just over three months ago the Clare senior hurling management team started the new season with one aim: to create problems for themselves.

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O’Shea: Pay for play and franchises will happen

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea believes the inter-county GAA landscape is destined for seismic changes with smaller and weaker counties amalgamating and franchises emerging where players are paid for their services.

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Duffy: Sky deal benefits emigrants

GAA director general Páraic Duffy says the world has changed completely since 2010 when the organisation told the government selling their media rights to a “foreign channel” was out of the question.

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Michael Walsh and Wayne Hutchinson

Hutchinson stance on depression supported by Déise’s Brick

Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has praised Waterford colleague Wayne Hutchinson for going public on his battle with depression.

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GPA: Missed tests purely logistical

The reasons behind last year’s seven missed drugs tests in inter-county Gaelic games should be considered nothing more than logistical, says GPA head of communications Sean Potts.

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Young Rebels determined to make an impact, says O’Sullivan

With summer fare not quite yet in view, Cork’s football interests once again centre on the county’s U21 outfit, Donal O’Sullivan’s minors a distant afterthought.

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Tipperary player row rumbles on

Tipperary ladies football board officials have backed John Leahy after the manager dropped five leading players from his county squad.

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O’Neill looks to future after fortnight of Sky soul-searching

GAA president Liam O’Neill is convinced people will have a deeper understanding of the Sky Sports media rights deal after yesterday’s Oireachtas committee on transport and communications debate.

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Bugler claims Tipperary are jealous of Banner’s achievements

Brendan Bugler believes the Tipperary players are “very, very jealous” of what Clare achieved in winning last year’s All-Ireland title.

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Canning back as Galway skipper

Joe Canning will lead Galway out for the first time in his career on Sunday when he captains the Tribesmen in their bid to topple Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League semi-final.

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Cork’s O’Sullivan sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

Cork defender Conor O’Sullivan is confident of being fit in time for the Munster SHC opener with Waterford on May 25.

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Kerry want end to Rules Series and Railway Cup

Kerry club delegates want to abandon the International Rules Series and the Railway Cup.

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Tracey Kennedy

Kennedy fears for Imokilly’s football future

The Imokilly board secretary has admitted the division will have to seriously consider withdrawing from the Cork senior football championship.

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