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Cork U21s facing tough task against Limerick

And they thought Waterford was a tough draw.

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Tommy Toomey: Tipperary football ‘undermined from within’

The man who guided Tipperary’s U21s footballers to last year’s All-Ireland final says the county does not truly value Gaelic football and those supporting the game are “being undermined from within”.

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Donegal to escape CCCC punishment

Donegal are set to escape punishment as a result of using one player too many in the closing stages of Saturday’s drawn Ulster semi-final.

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Jim Forbes: Revolutionary, leader, absolute GAA man

The passing yesterday of former Cork County Board chairman Jim Forbes, described as “a revolutionary” in the GAA, leaves a huge void in Leeside GAA circles. The Carrigaline club man also served as Munster Council PRO and was described by former GAA President Christy Cooney as “a great leader”.

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Pat Ryan: Cork U21s can alert senior selectors

Cork senior hurling selector Pat Ryan doesn’t envisage any of the Rebel U21s jumping into contention for a senior starting place against Dublin in the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers this weekend, but the senior management will still take the U21s’ form against Limerick tonight (Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.30pm) into consideration when picking the side to face Dublin.

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Páirc Uí Rinn to host qualifier clash

Limerick officials did not contest the home and away agreement which compels John Brudair’s side to travel to Páirc Uí Rinn for Saturday week’s round 2B football qualifier.

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It’s all about control for Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin has a buzz word that crops up in much of his dealings with the media these days. Control.

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Shanballymore claim All-Ireland title, Bride Rovers advance in championship

All-Ireland Junior B Hurling final: Shanballymore 0-17 Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry 1-12

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Tomas Quinn: Even in low gear, Dublin heed the universal principles

It’s a good time to be a sports fan in Ireland. It seems every week we have another sporting occasion to turn our attention to, from the Euros to international rugby — both senior and U20 — to the GAA championships that have picked up speed in the last few weeks with some shocks big enough to silence the debate on structures for the time being.

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Westmeath lay a 56-year bogey to rest

Westmeath 1-12 Kildare 1-11: Shot down in spring, but singing in summer. Such is the way of Westmeath under Tom Cribbin these last couple of seasons.

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Football’s beauty and beast in full view as Donegal draw with Monaghan

Donegal 1-11 Monaghan 0-14: To condone or to condemn? That truly is the question.

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Longford terminate Down's horror season

Down 3-17 Longford 2-24 (aet): Eamonn Burns will consider his future as Down manager after the county’s worst season on record came to a miserable end on Saturday.

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Martin Ennis overjoyed as Meath crowned champions after Christy Ring marathon

Meath 4-21 Antrim 5-17: Victorious Meath manager Martin Ennis finished up Saturday evening’s post-match media briefing with a wry smile. “I hope to God none of ye lot are ringing me tomorrow!”

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Fermanagh find their stride in second-half romp

Fermanagh 0-19 Wexford 1-11: Fermanagh boss Pete McGrath has called for a repeat of the second-half performance that condemned Wexford to a five-point qualifier defeat at Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday.

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Offaly advance despite lingering Mullingar hangover

Offaly 0-17 London 1-7: Offaly may have beaten London but it was evident that they still hadn’t left the one-point defeat by Westmeath in the Leinster Champions behind them, with manager Pat Flanagan admitting that the players were suffering from a hangover as a result of events in Mullingar a fortnight ago.

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Delighted John Brudair hails Limerick character

Antrim 0-9 Limerick 2-6: They came, they saw, they conquered — that was Limerick footballers who tasted victory, at Corrigan Park in Belfast on Saturday, for the first time since April 2015, when they carved out a league win over Louth, in Drogheda.

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Dominant Dublin still rule over Meath

Dublin 0-21 Meath 0-11: Paddy Cullen tells a story of a thunderous hit that put Colm O’Rourke to the turf in the last of the four-in-a-row games in 1991.

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Meath can’t wait forever for future gains

Mick O’Dowd says players and management in Meath will not fear Dublin, but admits they are playing the best team in the country...

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Will Dublin bring right mentality to Croke Park?

Trevor Giles tells an interesting story about taking on Dublin in the 2014 Leinster football final.

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Dublin’s presence means getting to the Leinster final will do for Westmeath

Trepidation has turned to anticipation in the Westmeath camp.

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Keith Cribbin itching for Kildare victory and a final return

Keith Cribbin hasn’t made it back in time to be involved for Kildare against Westmeath tomorrow but with his injury nightmare finally behind him, he is hoping his teammates do the business to give him a Leinster final to look forward to.

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Dara Ó Cinneide: Lamenting artists Michael Murphy and Conor McManus go artisan to survive

One of the most impressive passages of attacking play so far this year came in Round 3 of this year’s Allianz National Football League in Ballybofey in February.

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