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Eamonn Fitzmaurice says pundits to blame for Kerry’s cynical stigma

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has blamed pundits for attempting to paint Kerry as a cynical team.

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Bomber Liston, Tomás Ó Sé and kicking sleeping dogs in the midday sun?

Last year, I was out of the country for the Munster final. 

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy hopes Cork can reignite challenge

Wexford in Wexford Park. A test that got the better of the 2013 All-Ireland hurling champions last year and even spurred the Model County’s footballers to a shock victory on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Cork ‘prepared for all eventualities’ in Killarney, says Don Davis

You hit Don Davis with an opening question about what he expects from Kerry on Sunday and he volleys it straight back. "Ye’re long enough writing it and I’m long enough playing football to know that Kerry can come with whatever they want to come with," says the Cork football selector.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice not doing things by half

It might take more than a history lesson to beat Kerry but Brian Cuthbert need only look back on the past four seasons to see where Cork have lost to them: first halves.

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David Collins an injury worry for Galway

Galway captain David Collins is a doubt for Sunday’s Leinster SHC final with Kilkenny. 

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Eager Conor McDonald hopes Wexford get summer extension

Along with the likes of Liam Ryan and Kevin Foley, Conor McDonald is facing what he hopes will be an avalanche of hurling in the coming two weeks.

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Ulster chiefs in traffic approach to PSNI

The Ulster Council are liaising with the PSNI to ensure supporters attending the three football qualifiers games in the province scheduled for the July 12 weekend don’t have any difficulty getting to and from the venues.

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Youth policy paying rich dividends for St Finbarr’s

For St Finbarr’s, hope comes through the bloom of youth.

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Westmeath hurlers look to use feelgood factor

Westmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan is hopeful that the feelgood factor created by the footballers’ historic win over Meath can lead to his men creating a big shock on Sunday.

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Cork board supports secondary competition for weaker counties

Cork County Board favours the possible introduction of “a second competition” for weaker counties in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship after their participation at provincial level has come to an end.

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Danny Culloty says Kerry have experience edge over Cork

Cork junior football selector Danny Culloty believes Kerry have a distinct experience advantage over them in this evening’s Munster final.

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Conor Cusack urges Paddy O’Rourke to call gardaí over ‘knife’ threat troll

Gaelic Players Association official Conor Cusack has advised Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke to consult the gardaí over a threat made on Twitter to ‘knife’ him.

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Michael Lyster set for return to TV screens

The Sunday Game host Michael Lyster hopes to be back on television screens next month.

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Changing mindset sees football grow in Kilkenny

There are some words that look out of place sharing the same sentence. Jose Mourinho and modest. Paul O’Connell and ordinary. Kilkenny and football.

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Waterford happy in ‘home of hurling’, says Dan Shanahan

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan has reiterated Waterford’s satisfaction with Thurles as a Munster hurling final venue, describing Semple Stadium as "the home of hurling".

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Westmeath hungry for success as doubts lifted, says Ger Egan

Earlier this year, Ger Egan conceded he’d almost questioned himself as a footballer after Westmeath’s horror 2014 campaign yielded 12 defeats in 12 games.

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Kieran McGeeney blasts ‘conspiracy theorists’

Kieran McGeeney has labelled the GAA chiefs who introduced the 26-man registered panels as “conspiracy theorists”.

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Departing Laois boss Tomas Ó Flathárta indicates he had player support

Tomas Ó Flathárta has hinted that he was forced to resign as Laois football manager and indicated that he retained the support of the players whose voice was ‘ignored’.

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Anthony Masterson enjoying return to senior fold

He may have just captained Wexford to a rare Leinster football title but former All Star nominee Anthony Masterson has been forced to shelve his All-Ireland junior title ambitions.

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Jim Gavin unfazed by Darragh Ó Sé remarks

Jim Gavin has played down Darragh Ó Sé’s remarks about Diarmuid Connolly after his forward turned in a man-of-the-match winning performance yesterday.

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Joe Brolly’s Paidi Ó Sé call

GAA pundit Joe Brolly has added to the clamour for a second tier football championship, and wants it to be named after an “inspirational” figure like Paidi Ó Sé.

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John Bannon: Ulster clash tough for referee

Of the three televised games this weekend, the most difficult match to officiate was the Donegal v Derry Ulster semi-final in Clones.

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Conor Neville: Celtic Tiger blamed for fall of Meath softies, naturally

Now that the unthinkable has happened and Meath have lost to Westmeath, is it time to revisit Martin McHugh’s much ridiculed explanation for the decline of Gaelic football in the county?

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Tom Cribbin: ‘Once we clicked there was no stopping us’

Tom Cribbin admitted it was a little ‘miracle’ to emerge from the depths of despair grasping a Leinster final place, but the man who actually conjured it, Kieran Martin, could only shrug.

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Louth make strides with Leitrim win

Louth 1-16 Leitrim 0-11: They may not be All-Ireland contenders any time soon but Louth continue to show an uncanny knack for churning out talented young forwards.

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Down overpower Derry with second-half blitz

Down 3-16 Derry 1-17:

Down defeated Derry by five points at Owenbeg yesterday to book their place in the Ulster senior hurling championship final.

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Conor Glass the class act as Derry knock out favourites

Derry 0-11 Donegal 0-10: All-Ireland favourites Donegal were sent crashing out of the Ulster minor football championship by Derry in Saturday’s semi-final in Clones.

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Austin Stacks have that bit extra in Féile decider

Austin Stacks became the first Kerry team since 1991, and only the second club from the county, to be crowned All- Ireland U14 Féile Peil na nÓg champions after a dramatic final yesterday.

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Kilkenny firepower blows Clare away

Kilkenny secured their second consecutive win in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship, showing no sympathy for understrength Clare when recording a 2-22 to 0-6 victory at the St Lachtain’s pitch in Freshford.

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Tomás Quinn: Westmeath evidently saw this one coming

Talk is cheap. It’s the actions that follow from teams that determine whether they really believe or whether they were trotting out a party line — and in some cases trying to convince themselves.

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Mick O’Dowd offers no excuses

Mick O’Dowd entered the press room with the glazed expression of a soldier who has just witnessed terrible things at war.

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Westmeath write history, and make it memorable too

Westmeath 3-19 Meath 2-18: To put all the madness in its proper context, consider where Westmeath were exactly a year ago to the day.

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The Dublin juggernaut rumbles on

Dublin 5-18 Kildare 0-14: With pins the size of swords, Dublin popped Westmeath’s party balloons less than an hour after they had been blown up yesterday.

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Sweet revenge as Kildare finally get edge on Dublin

Kildare 3-16 Dublin 3-13: A devastating scoring blitz before half-time paved the way for Kildare’s victory over Paddy Christie’s Dublin in yesterday’s Electric Ireland Leinster minor football semi-final at Croke Park.

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Boherlahan-Dualla drop down after 33 years at senior level

After 33 years in the senior grade, Boherlahan-Dualla are relegated to intermediate for next year, following their 3-20 to 1-12 defeat by Moyne-Templetuohy in the relegation play-off at Holycross.

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‘Disjointed’ Tyrone in search of their mojo

Tyrone 1-14 Limerick 0-8: Tyrone may well travel far through the Qualifiers, but they have a longer road to negotiate before they can be considered the force they were in the glorious noughties.

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Seamus Hickey to lead Cork challenge

The main prize is Sunday in Killarney, but the junior footballers of Cork and Kerry will be striving for their own bit of provincial glory on Wednesday night when the counties meet in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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Derry left ‘sick’ as Donegal book fifth final in a row

Donegal 1-9 Derry 0-10: If it was hardly intriguing, it was tight. Mercifully. Because in truth, Saturday’s Ulster SFC semi final in Clones had little else going for it as a spectacle.

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Michael Murphy: Donegal don’t do complacency

Michael Murphy mightn’t have been happy with the performance but he was at least content in the knowledge last Saturday has dispelled some of the perceptions that Donegal were going to stroll to another Ulster championship.

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Romp for Armagh despite misses

Armagh 2-17 Wicklow 2-7: Shooting practice will be taking centre stage at Armagh training sessions over the next two weeks, with Kieran McGeeney labelling some of their misses in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday as "criminal".

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Wexford Power to win

Wexford 2-16 Down 2-11: As the Wexford fans celebrated on the pitch, manager David Power took to the sanctuary of a spare dressing room to explain the emergence of his new look young charges while just down the corridor his Down counterpart Jim McCorry struggled with the bitter disappointment of defeat.

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Heat off for Milford after close call from Barryroe

Milford 2-16 Barryoe 1-17: For Milford the heat is off, for Barryroe it could be a long hot summer as they bid to survive in the tough environment of the Cork IHC. 

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Better balanced Bandon edge it

Bandon 1-13 Kilworth 0-11: Victory for Bandon in this Premier Cork IHC, Round three clash, the men from west Cork proving too smooth and accomplished for a game Kilworth outfit in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Majestic James Murphy the driver for Clyda Rovers

Clyda Rovers 0-12 Aghada 0-7: James Murphy gave an exhibition of point scoring for Clyda Rovers as they defeated Aghada in the third round of the Cork senior football championship at Watergrasshill on Saturday night.

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