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Mayo Manager James Horan

Tompkins questions Mayo’s ‘stomach’ for big occasion

Two-time All-Ireland winning Cork footballer Larry Tompkins has launched a withering attack on the Mayo players, claiming James Horan’s troops "need to grow up" if they are to bridge the county’s 63-year wait for Sam Maguire glory.

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Pat McEnaney

McEnaney admits refs missing obvious pull-downs

Referees chief Pat McEnaney admits inter-county football referees are missing obvious black card offences for deliberate pull-downs.

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Fanningunhappy as Tipp games go ahead

Former Tipperary defender Declan Fanning has accused county board officials of not realising what it takes to prepare for an All-Ireland final after calls for the postponement of the weekend’s scheduled club fixtures were rejected.

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Jack O'Connor

O’Connor reckons fear factor gives Kerry psychological edge over Mayo

Three-time All-Ireland winning Kerry football manager Jack O’Connor says the Kingdom hold no fear of semi-final opponents Mayo.

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Making sense of Cork’s collapse at Croke Park

Heuston Station, 6pm Sunday. "Don’t be too hard on us." "They never got going." This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy

Ex-skipper Mulcahy insists JBM still the right man to lead Cork into 2015

Former Cork captain Tomás Mulcahy believes that Jimmy Barry-Murphy should remain in charge of the county’s hurlers.

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James Barry, Tipperary, in action against Paudie O'Sullivan, Cork. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Terrific Tipp blow rattled Rebels off park

ALL-IRELAND SHC SEMI-FINAL:
Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11
Conventional wisdom went out the window yesterday. Along with Cork’s hopes of following up their provincial title with The Big One.

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Cork's Seamus Harnedy  crashes into Tipperary's Brendan Maher in yesterday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park. Picture: Inpho/James Crombie

Perfectionist O’Shea claims Tipp can improve

Just as his Tipperary team entertained their outnumbered supporters in Croke Park, so too did Eamon O’Shea with the gathered media after the game.

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FIRST CUT: Seamus Callanan scores Tipperary's opening goal despite the efforts of Cork's Mark Ellis. Picture: Cathal Noonan

Going direct the fastest route to final

A classic? No: yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final won’t shoulder its way into the annals of classic Cork-Tipperary encounters, but those in blue and gold will hardly worry.

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CRESTFALLEN: A dejected Aidan Walsh is substituted. Picture: Dáire Brennan<

Cork pay for allowing Tipp space to prosper

Tony Considine, holds his hands up. He predicted a Cork victory and a classic. On both counts he was way off the mark.

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Limerick midfielder  Robbie Hanley's hurley breaks as he tries to block down a shot by Galway's Brian Burke in yesterday's All-Ireland MHC semi-final in  Croke Park.Picture: Inpho

Treaty’s day of atonement

ELECTRIC IRELAND ALL-IRELAND MHC SEMI-FINAL:
Limerick 1-27 Galway 2-09
Redemption, glorious redemption at that.

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Kerry's James O'Donoghue rounds Galway's Donal O'Neill.  Picture: Cody Glenn

O’Donoghue a fast learner

ALL-IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL:
Mayo v Kerry
Under lock and eye, both Kerry and Mayo spent the weekend perfecting match tactics behind closed doors for Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park.

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Jim McGuinness: Says side were below par last time out.

McGuinness expects to have fully fit panel for Dublin semi-final

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness expects to have a fully fit panel for the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin later this month.

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Niall Carew

Déise board set to meet football panel

The Waterford county board have agreed to a request from the football panel to hold a meeting early next week and open talks between both parties following Niall Carew’s departure as senior boss.

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Cork's Deirdre Reilly and Ciara O'Sullivan try to dispossess Mayo's Cora Staunton in the All-Ireland  quarter-final at O'Connor Park, Tullamore.  Picture: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Rebels take time to hit top gear

TG4 ALL-IRELAND LADIES SFC QUARTER-FINAL:
Cork 1-15 Mayo 0-09
Cork defender Angela Walsh expressed her relief after the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football champions successfully negotiated a way past the challenge of Mayo in Saturday’s quarter-final at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

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Brian Cody had much to ponder as he watched Tipperary teach Cork a lesson in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final. Picture: Brendan Moran

Kilkenny stars in great shape

Kilkenny SHL
All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny wound up the last of their local SHL action before the big showdown with Tipperary in three weeks’ time and it was good news all the way for boss Brian Cody.

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Tubber's Francis McCormack  breaks his hurley in a clash with  Tulla's Mark Lynch in Saturday's Clare SHC game in  Clarecastle. Picture: Eamon Ward

Battling Ballyea earn quarter-final place

Clare SHC
The quarter-finalists are now known and Clonlara, Cratloe, Crusheen, Clarecastle, Ballyea and Newmarket-on-Fergus will be joined by Éire Óg, Ennis and O’Callaghan’s Mill from senior B ranks in tonight’s last-eight draw.

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Lismore goalkeeper Seanie Barry and defender Paul Fennessy combine to avert the danger posed by Abbeyside's Mark Ferncombe  in the Waterford  SHC   clash at Dungarvan. Picture: Des Barry.

Abbeyside get back on track

Waterford SHC, Round 4
Abbeyside moved a step nearer the quarter-finals as they shaded an end-to-end contest against Lismore at Fraher Field 3-13 to 1-15.

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Tony McAuliffe, treasure of the Duhallow Board, presents the U21 hurling trophy to Kanturk captain John Browne at Banteer grounds last night. Picture: Janusz Trzesicki

Slick Kanturk secure U21 crown

Duhallow U21 AHC final:
Kanturk 2-20 Robert Emmets 2-10
Kanturk fully justified their favourites tag when getting the measure of Robert Emmets in the Duhallow U21AHC final at Banteer on Saturday.

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Clyda Rovers forward Cian O'Sullivan gets a pass away to team-mate  Sean O'Connell in Saturday's Cork SFC clash against  Newcestown at Ballyanley. Picture:  Eddie O'Hare

Newcestown grateful for Desmond accuracy

Cork SFC
Newcestown 0-11 Clyda Rovers 1-8
There was a sense of inevitability throughout this contest at Ballyanley on Saturday that a draw was the most probable outcome.

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Carrigaline forward Brian  Coakley gets away from Macroom duo Sean Kiely and Ciarán Murphy  in Saturday's Cork Premier IFC clash in Bandon. Picture Denis Boyle

Classy Carrigaline break free in closing stages

Cork Premier IFC
Carrigaline 2-11 Macroom 0-7
Don’t be fooled by the final scoreline as Carrigaline only led by three points in the closing stages of a hard-fought Premier IFC clash with Macroom in Bandon last Saturday.

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Watergrasshill forward Shane O'Regan  gets his shot away despite the best efforts of Kilbrittain defender Cal McCarthy. Picture: Des Barry

O’Regan points way as ’Hill prove too hot for Kilbrittain

Cork PIHC relegation play-off
Watergrasshill 1-22 Kilbrittain 1-16
Watergrasshill survive, Kilbrittain drop down.

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