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Young fans help Laois goalkeeper Eoin Reilly locate picture of grandad

Eoin Reilly was intent on not getting caught. He’d retrieve his picture from the O’Moore Park turf and slip away from the sprinkling of Laois fans gathered close to goal.

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Paul Kerrigan

How Cork can beat Kerry and vice versa

Kerry may have had the better of replays against Cork on two of the last three occasions, but Cork won the previous three (1987, 2002, 2006). What do each team have to do to finally get the better of one another the weekend after next?

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Cameras fail to clear up Limerick ‘goal’ controversy

RTÉ cameras did not conclusively prove Limerick should have had a goal disallowed against Westmeath, according to the GAA’s national games administration and national match officials manager Pat Doherty.

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Cork need to reap rewards of possession game

Over the coming days both the Cork and Kerry management teams will search for the improvements which could make all the difference in Saturday week’s Munster final replay in Killarney.

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Munster final draw leads to Cork and Kerry fixtures chaos

Club championship fixtures in Cork and Kerry have been thrown into chaos due to the drawn Munster SFC final.

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Munster GAA’s money-spinning bonanza as Cork and Kerry replay

Saturday week’s Munster SFC final replay in Killarney is likely to have a 7pm throw-in, as the Munster Council last night put the finishing touches to organising the game.

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Waterford boss Derek McGrath rates Tipperary hurlers as ‘some of the best ever’

Ahead of Sunday’s Munster final, Waterford manager Derek McGrath has described some of the current Tipperary hurlers as “some of the best players who’ve ever played the game”.

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Ger Egan says Westmeath will go all out to attack Dublin

It is becoming a feature of this year’s Leinster football championship that teams are being given all sorts of sound advice about defending stoutly against Dublin and promptly ignoring it.

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A round-up of all the weekend’s action in the GAA

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I am the ref: Kerry penalty cruel on Collins

No question about it, the biggest talking point across the weekend’s games was the penalty decision by Pádraig Hughes in Killarney.

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We just need to go again, says Cuthbert

Disappointment was the first word he used and it was as good as any to articulate the depth of frustration felt by Brian Cuthbert and his Cork players after yesterday’s 32-score Munster final in Killarney.

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A bit more bite and Cork will be in business

Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

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Kikenny stay on course for familiar destination

Galway 2-15 Kilkenny 1-25

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Did Fionn Fitzgerald mean it? Twitter is divided

It is the question that has perplexed the Gaelic football world.

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Cork’s Killarney record not as bad as portrayed

The most maligned team in Gaelic football only went and answered their critics yesterday — just as the baiting reached fever pitch with even ‘yerra’ merchants from Kerry breaking cover.

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Listless Limerick leave it late

Westmeath 1-12 Limerick 4-15

 

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Cunningham disappointed but wants fans to drive on players

Anthony Cunningham felt his Galway side were “very, very close” to Kilkenny in yesterday’s Leinster final, and was disappointed they couldn’t get over the line.

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Collins baffled as Banner crash to 14-man Longford

Longford 2-12 Clare 1-12

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Kerry South turn on style

Kerry South 3-9 Tipperary B 0-1

Jim Power U14 Football Tournament

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O’Connor wants improvement

Jack O’Connor was understandably content with the outcome of the Munster MFC final but suggested Kerry will need to improve significantly for the All-Ireland series.

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Reds win all-Cork decider

Cork Reds 1-14 Cork Whites 1-5

Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup

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Galway get test from Offaly

Camogie

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Proud Hoban hails bench as Cats finish with a flourish

Leinster MHC final: Kilkenny 1-17 Dublin 1-15

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Power-packed Kerry justify favourite tag

Kerry 3-12 Cork 1-5 Munster U16 Football

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Nobody will fear us, says McGrath

Fermanagh 1-21 Antrim 0-11

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Relieved Cody praises ‘team‘ effort

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody paid tribute to Joe Canning’s stunning goal for Galway yesterday, but he also saluted his own players after yet another Leinster title win.

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Added replay incentive as losers face swift turnaround

The losers of Saturday week’s Munster SFC final replay are likely to face the prospect of a seven-day turnaround to their fourth round qualifier on Saturday, July 25.

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Fitzgerald’s stadium as fiery Rebels reeled in

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

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Lehane: Goals gave us momentum

Cork’s star man on Saturday night, Conor Lehane, said the goals his side notched in a dominant first-half were crucial to their win over Wexford. Lehane himself grabbed the first and he created the second for full-forward Seamus Harnedy.

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Davy’s delight as Banner unfurled for summer journey

Clare 3-26 Offaly 0-15

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Cuthbert frustrated by penalty decision

Most of the 35,000-plus in Fitzgerald Stadium didn’t see Brian Cuthbert’s reaction at the final whistle, but he articulated it well enough in the aftermath to conjure up a revealing picture of despair.

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Flanagan bemoans agenda against minnows

Kildare 1-15 Offaly 1-13

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Rossies boss pleads for patience from critics

Cavan 1-16 Roscommon 3-17

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Dubs take first step on long road to redemption

Dublin 4-17 Laois 0-19

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Fitzmaurice admits Kerry ‘got out of jail’

It might go down as the worst Kerry championship performance in Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s tenure but the manager was quick to point back to his comments about Cork last week.

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Plunkett appeals for hurling backing in Laois

Official Championship records for 2015 will note another first round qualifier exit for Laois though manager Seamus Plunkett believes the season has the potential to be of historical significance, if they build on it.

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Argideen’s goal stunners

Argideen Rangers 6-15 Aghabullogue 2-22 (AET)

Cork IHC

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Galway blaze way past shell-shocked Mayo

Mayo 1-3 Galway 3-14

Connacht MFC semi-final

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Whelahan: Future out of my hands

After exiting the hurling championship with a 20-point reversal, Offaly manager Brian Whelahan insisted he wants to remain in charge for another year, but conceded it will be down to the Offaly County Board to make that call.

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Geaney turns on style for Kingdom

Kerry cruised to a third successive Electric Ireland Munster MFC title with Conor Geaney producing a masterclass against Tipperary at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday.

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Ó Laochda relieved as Youghal keep status

Youghal 2-6 Adrigole 0-6

Cork IFC

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Kilkenny face journey into the unknown against Galway once again

Right then. You’re from Cork or Clare or Limerick, meaning that you’ve got your own match to worry about, or in the case of Clare and Limerick, your own match to detain you — this weekend.

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Colm O’Neill: ‘You just have to think of the bigger days’

The Big Interview: Seven years on from making his debut for Cork, Colm O’Neill is set for another first start tomorrow when he lines out against Kerry in Killarney. After his much-documented hat-trick of cruciate injuries, no player has embodied the virtue of patience more than the Ballyclough clubman but as O’Neill explains, the demands of modern Gaelic football call for even more fortitude from an inside forward

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Stephen McDonnell: ‘We still feel the need to prove ourselves’

The usual opener doesn’t seem to work with Stephen McDonnell.

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VIDEO: Killarney provides chance for new Cork leaders to emerge

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, it marked the culmination of a $24 billion NASA space program. 

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Ken O’Halloran: Last year’s harsh lessons have been absorbed

It’s either the worst view of the field or the best.

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Paudie Palmer: ‘I’m more or less a Cork person now. I can admit it fully’

He’ll stay strictly professional, save maybe the odd colourful remark, but at least one Kerry voice in Killarney tomorrow will be shouting for Cork. And it’s a very familiar voice to Cork radio listeners. C103 match commentator and raconteur Paudie Palmer.

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Louis Mulqueen says Clare hunger is back

Back in late 2013 when the memory of Clare’s intoxicating All-Ireland breakthrough was all that existed in the close season vacuum, the mind throbbed with possibilities.

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Jack O’Connor warning as Tipperary football on the rise

He wouldn’t take kindly to be called an old dog, but Kerry minor coach Jack O’Connor has traversed enough hard roads around Munster to recognise the changing of the guard when he sees it.

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Roscommon’s mindset must change, says John Evans

Roscommon senior football manager John Evans believes the mindset must change within the county as they prepare to re-ignite their championship campaign in this afternoon’s All-Ireland qualifier trip to Cavan.

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Tom Ryan recalls Páidí Ó Sé effect on Westmeath

Like much of the GAA world, Tom Ryan tuned into RTÉ’s gripping ‘A Legacy’ documentary about the life and times of Páidí Ó Sé earlier this week.

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John Meyler: Wexford ‘hard to stop’

He’s spent the greater portion of his life in Cork, even winning an All-Ireland in the blood and bandage, but John Meyler knows they’ll never allow him to be a Rebel.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: Cork can’t be trusted when the flies come

It’s a measure of Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s standing in Kerry that the decision to relegate Colm Cooper to the bench today was met if not with indifference then with a rueful sense of acceptance.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice ‘consistency’ hailed

Former Kerry forward Sean O’Sullivan has commended Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s consistency after dropping Colm Cooper and Anthony Maher among five changes for tomorrow’s Munster final.

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Tipperary ready to spoil Kerry’s three-in-a-row chase

In 2013, Kerry defeated Tipperary in Fitzgerald Stadium to deny the Premier County footballers a minor three in a row.

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Johnny McGuirk says Kilkenny won’t intimidate Dublin

A relatively inexperienced Dublin face an onerous challenge against Kilkenny in their Electric Ireland Leinster MHC final in Croke Park tomorrow afternoon.

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Seán Silke: I think every year is going to be Galway’s year

"It will happen again for Galway — it’s just a matter of time."

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Tee-time for Cha Fitzpatrick as golf now focus for Kilkenny star

In the mind’s eye, he will always have a hurley in his hand.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: The hurling team - Band of brothers

Sean O’Gorman on the men that defied the odds and the critics to win the All-Ireland senior hurling final in 1990.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: ‘A mighty assignment but not an unattainable dream’

Long-serving county secretary Frank Murphy wasn’t gazing into a crystal ball when he sat down to prepare his annual report for the 1989 County Board Convention.

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Anne Kerins, wife of the late and great Cork goalkeeper John

CORK DOUBLE 1990: Remembering football stars John Kerins and Michael McCarthy 

Nothing or nobody lasts forever, but the premature taking of John Kerins and Michael McCarthy left a void their colleagues and family inevitably struggle with. But talking about them helps.

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Cork's centre-back Conor Counihan and Meath's Bernard Flynn take a tumble in the 1990 All-Ireland final.

CORK DOUBLE 1990: Conor Counihan and the generation game

The link is obvious. The man who anchored Cork’s defence in the 1990 All-Ireland was on the sideline counselling Daniel Goulding as he took the last kick in the 2010 decider.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: ’The Canon’ never lost his faith in Cork hurling

A PHOTGRAPH from the Irish Examiner archives is instructive. Sean O’Gorman, Ger Cunningham, Brendan O’Sullivan, Denis Walsh and Canon Michael O’Brien stand on the steps of the Hogan Stand amidst a sea of red and white, apart from Walsh who wears Galway maroon. 

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: Larry Tompkins and Tomás Mulcahy on Cork’s glorious summer

Over umpteen cups of coffee in Larry Tompkins’ pub last month, the proprietor and fellow 1990 All-Ireland winning captain Tomás Mulcahy sat down with John Fogarty to recall that special year. The questions were few but their answers were plentiful

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: Danny Culloty came home to Cork to achieve the great American dream

Growing up in San Francisco, all Danny Culloty wanted to do was wear the red of Cork

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: The football team - The ones you’d want in the dressing room with you...

Niall Cahalane looks around the Cork football dressing room and offers insights into what made them men of history

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