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Teams must find their way around Stephen Cluxton

1. Stephen Cluxton is Dublin’s most important player

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Fitting end for league best forgotten

The league has left as many questions as answers for the protagonists as Dublin’s convincing display leaves Cork soul-searching once again.

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Roscommon’s rise and Shine

Today a Division Two title, tomorrow the world. Or, in Roscommon’s case, an All-Ireland.

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Armagh’s summer warning

Armagh 0-16 Fermanagh 0-11: It may ‘only’ have been the Division Three Allianz league final, but Armagh showed enough in Croke Park on Saturday night to suggest they have the tools to become a team worth fearing again.

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Eamonn Ryan’s Cork team hold firm as three in a row still on

Cork will contest their 11th Division 1 National League title in 12 years having denied Kerry in Dromcollogher yesterday.

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Dr Crokes, Austin Stacks march on

Dr Crokes and Austin Stacks join Rathmore in the Kerry Senior Club Championship semi-finals after wins over Killarney Legion and Ardfert respectively.

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Mayfield masters in entertaining derby

Mayfield 2-9 Glanmire 2-5: Mayfield began their Cork County IFC odyssey this season with a four-point first-round victory in a local derby against Glanmire at Watergrasshill on Saturday night.

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Kilkenny’s long layoff no issue for cool Brian Cody

CORK 4-18 KILKENNY  3-21: Brian Cody does not believe Kilkenny’s championship efforts will be hindered by the 11-week layoff leading into their Leinster opener.

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Offaly can now dare to dream

OFFALY 4-16 LONGFORD 1-12: A little context first. 

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Jim McCorry mystified by Brendan McCardle’s red card

Jim McCorry, couldn’t work it out.

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Robbie Kelleher

Robbie Kelleher: ‘If I was a club player now, I think I’d go off and play rugby’

Robbie Kelleher brings a double perspective to bear on Dublin and the GAA.

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Brian Cuthbert

The big interview: Brian Cuthbert stirring a new Cork cocktail

Only two players who played in the All-Ireland final five years ago will start for Cork in tomorrow’s Allianz League final against Dublin. 

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BLUE THUNDER: John Small dives to block John O'Rourke's shot in the league battle in February. Cork won this game by two points. Can Cork repeat the feat tomorrow?

Dubs offer a real measure

Allianz FL Division 1 final
Dublin v Cork
Tomorrow: Croke Park, 4pm 
Referee: P Hughes, Armagh 
TV: TG4

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Jack McCaffrey

Dublin star Jack McCaffrey has renewed spring in his step

Most will tell you Jack McCaffrey had a bad 2014. Inflicted with that blasted second season syndrome, where teams after a year of study had learned to stall him in his starter’s blocks. 

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John Evans, Roscommon Manager

Mind games pay dividends

Allianz FL Division 2 final
Down v Roscommon
Tomorrow: Croke Park, 2pm
Referee: M Deegan, Laois
TV: TG4 

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Bríd Stack

Bríd Stack: Kerry are bridging gap to Cork

Born just two miles from the Kerry border, Cork’s Bríd Stack knows all about rivalry and bragging rights.

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Football critics ‘trying to belittle’ game

Allianz FL Division 3 final
Armagh v Fermanagh 
Tonight: Croke Park, 7.15pm
Referee: D O’Mahoney, Tipperary
TV: TG4

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Jamie’s red badge of courage

Cork play Kilkenny this evening in a senior hurling challenge in Páirc Uí Rinn (7pm), but the dominant narrative isn’t Cork’s preparations for the league final, or Brian Cody’s integration of new faces into the Cats’ set-up.

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Larry Tompkins lambasts state of football

Cork legend Larry Tompkins has offered a damning assessment of the modern game, labelling it “cotton wool football” and calling for an urgent overhaul.

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Don’t tamper with U-21 grade, says Tipperary manager

Tipperary U21 football manager Tommy Toomey believes the GPA’s proposal to lower the U21 grade to U20 is counter-productive.

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Jamie O’Sullivan for Brian O’Driscoll the sole Cork change for Dublin showdown

The selection of Jamie O’Sullivan for the injured Brian O’Driscoll is the only change in the Cork senior football side for Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 final against Dublin in Croke Park (4pm).

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Battling Rathmore rally to claim Munster title

SPSL, Rathmore 2-6 Abbey CBS, Tipperary 0-8: They did it the hard way. Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore were six points to one behind after 20 minutes and they also kicked 15 wides over the hour.

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Tomas Brady ready to deliver for Dublin

He can take heart from Bernard Brogan’s delayed emergence as a Dublin football star but time is ticking by all the same for Tomas Brady.

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Conor Dorman’s defending on the front foot

ACROSS the table is the face of modern gaelic football. The face and the physique.

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