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Football Championship Q&A: From now to a glorious day in September

Q. Who or what has been the biggest disappointment of the football championship so far?

 

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: Once Kerry are cold and dispassionate about their business...

The notion Kildare have nothing to lose in tomorrow’s All- Ireland SFC quarter-final is one I’ve heard bandied about a few times this week.

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Aoife Lane: A valuable lesson learned from coin toss

Just a few days ago, July 20 marked six months since the launch of the Women’s Gaelic Player Association.

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Developing young talent has been Mikey Sheehy’s great legacy

Afew simple but evocative lines from Ogie Moran on Mikey Sheehy’s Laochra Gael in 2012 that chime loudest now when considering his old team-mate’s incarnation as a Kerry selector.

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Eamon McGee daring to dream again

Caitríona McBride went to school with Eamon McGee, where she had to defend her pencil case from the future Donegal defender. They met recently to bring his story up to date.

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Karl O’Dwyer: The Lily who left the big pond

Karl O’Dwyer still has the letter from Páidí Ó Sé congratulating him on his 1998 All- Star. 

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Erin’s Own do damage to Na Piarsaigh early

Erin’s Own 3-19 Na Piarsaigh 2-18: What might have appeared to be a stroll in the park for favourites Erin’s Own when they turned over at half-time with a 14 points advantage ultimately proved to be a struggle to gain their quarter-final place in the Cork SHC at Pairc Uí Rinn last evening.

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Niall Carew looking for redemption against Tyrone

Sligo will invoke the spirit of 2002 as they strive to redeem themselves against Tyrone at Croke Park today.

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Coming back from camogie’s low ebb

One of the best things to come out of this week’s ‘coin toss’ is everyone and their mother know Clare and Dublin are playing in Thurles this afternoon.

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Brian McEniff laments the one that got away

On A lonely bench at Belgrave Park in Rathmines he sat one night. All night long.

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Fermanagh up for it, says Richard O’Callaghan

He knows they are 80/1 outsiders for a reason, but Fermanagh midfielder Richard O’Callaghan has promised the team won’t let themselves or their supporters down in Croke Park tomorrow.

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Derek McGrath seeking the green light for squad number policy

Derek McGrath has acknowledged Waterford have been operating a squad number policy this summer and would like to see the idea given the official green light by the GAA.

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Every team needs back-up but is it as vital as we think?

Some mantras we accept blindly.

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"We always said we're planting the flag of Fermanagh on the 21-yard line in front of goals and no man gets that flag."

Complacency should be a major concern for Dublin on Sunday, warns former Fermanagh manager Charlie Mulgrew.

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The Ciotóg Side: Without desire, All-Ireland success will remain a dream

Are the best four teams in the All Ireland semi-finals? Every August, this question is the hurling query that counts.

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All-Ireland winning Clare manager Ger Loughnane who stated Banner chairmanMichael McDonagh's position was 'utterly untenable.'

Loughnane blast: Clare chairman’s position ‘utterly untenable’

Further divisions in Clare GAA emerged yesterday with All-Ireland winning manager Ger Loughnane labelling the position of Clare GAA chairman Michael McDonagh "utterly untenable".

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Kelly the Lilies’ pocket rocket

Sunday: Croke Park, 2pm Referee: D Coldrick TV: RTÉ Two Bet: Kerry 1/6, Kildare 9/2, Draw 12/1

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O’Brien gets nod over Buckley in Kerry half-forward line

Stephen O’Brien replaces Johnny Buckley in the only change to the Kerry side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final with Kildare in Croke Park (2pm).

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Dubs can’t afford to be complacent, warns former Erne boss Charlie Mulgrew

Complacency should be a major concern for Dublin on Sunday, warns former Fermanagh manager Charlie Mulgrew.

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Half-time switch worked wonders, says Kiely

Limerick manager John Kiely cited the half-time switch of Tom Morrissey and Ronan Lynch as the crucial move in their Munster U21 final triumph.

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Aaron Devlin death stuns GAA community

An outpouring of condolences followed the news yesterday of the death of Derry and Ballinderry footballer Aaron Devlin.

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Limerick revel in Munster glory

LIMERICK 0-22 CLARE 0-19:

Thus far, but no further was the stark message delivered by Limerick as they closed the door on Clare’s remarkable dominance at U21 level.

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The bright side of sport: Kildare deserve more praise after beating Cork

Three games were played at Thurles last weekend, two of those set the talking points for the week and one county led the discussion, writes Steve Neville.

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Paul Kerrigan: Cork defeat ‘embarrassing’

Cork footballer Paul Kerrigan admits he was embarrassed and disheartened by what he describes as an “horrific” championship exit to Kildare.

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Players defend departing Brian Cuthbert

Cork’s footballers have come out in force to defend Brian Cuthbert, who has stepped down as manager.

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Dubs and Clare to play off as coin-toss farce solved

Officials in Dublin and Clare last night expressed their willingness to take part in the championship play-off belatedly offered to them yesterday by the Camogie Association - one which finally brought the lengthy saga to an end.

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Injured Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power out of clash with Waterford, says Brian Cody

Kilkenny must plan without the experienced Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power for their All-Ireland semi-final date with Waterford on August 9, while Michael Fennelly is a major doubt.

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Lively Cian Lynch will be lurking for lucky breaks in U21 final

Dictaphones switched off, Cian Lynch stands up from the huddle of print journalists he’s spent the past nine minutes entertaining.

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Dublin boss must choose words carefully

So how does Jim Gavin get out of this bind?

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Paul Kerrigan: ‘One of the most prepared teams I ever was with’

Paul Kerrigan believes the Cork footballers “moved forward” in 2015.

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Board won’t rule out outside appointment for Cork hot-seat

Cork County Board chairman Ger Lane has neither ruled in nor out the prospect of the county appointing an outside senior football manager to succeed Brian Cuthbert.

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Matchwinners: Four to watch at Cusack Park tonight

Clare and Limerick’s battle for Munster U21 honours features some outstanding participants...

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Mike Quirke: Cork must banish crutches and excuses

Legendary American college football coach Nick Saban once said: “Championship teams have to be resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity”.

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James O’Donoghue accepts added responsibilities for Kerry

James O’Donoghue is learning to adjust. Truth be told, he’s been left with little option.

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Cork seek new leader as Brian Cuthbert to step down

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert will not seek re-appointment for a third year at the helm following last weekend’s championship exit at the hands of Kildare.

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Louth’s Darren Clarke ‘a lucky man’ after horror head injury

Former Louth star Darren Clarke believes he was fortunate to avoid serious brain injury following a horror blow in a club game.

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Waterford’s Stephen Daniels ‘bursting with joy’ after ending three-year championship wait

Waterford’s Steven Daniels was “bursting with joy” when he arrived home on Sunday evening, having made his first championship appearance for the Déise in three years.

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Laois targeting former Longford boss Jack Sheedy to succeed Ó Flatharta

Jack Sheedy is among the leading candidates to succeed Tomás Ó Flatharta as the next Laois senior football manager.

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Old scores don’t faze Bernard Brogan

Bernard Brogan could be forgiven for reminiscing wistfully about the old days.

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Clare skipper Conor Cleary breaks with tradition

Traditional Irish music and Gaelic football, the foundation stones of life out Miltown Malbay direction.

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Clare and Dubs to learn coin-toss fate via YouTube

The Clare and Dublin camogie teams will learn of their championship fate via a YouTube video this morning.

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Jack O’Connor: Kerry must watch white-hot Paul Cribbin

From second-level colleges glory to All-Ireland minor and senior titles with Kerry, Jack O’Connor has seen it, done it and written the book.

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Dublin don’t intimidate us, warns Pete McGrath

He can’t promise a victory, but Pete McGrath is promising that his young Fermanagh team won’t be intimidated by Dublin on Sunday.

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